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    Corliss Steam Engine (Coles Power Models)

    Machining done that nice and crisp makes it a work of art. Al
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    Oliver Evans The Columbian Steam Engine

    Interesting engine with an interesting design I am lost as to how the rotary gear works
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    Outlet for model engines

    I bought a small pack of tags with strings and also used stickers stuck on the bottom on my collection of live steam toys. I had usually put what I paid and what I guess the market value was. As time goes by I'll change market value if need be. Sometimes I put down best avenue to sell such...
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    Cfellows plans wanted

    Sorry to hear of his passing. One who was always ready to share his knowledge. I was lucky enough to have owned 2 of his unusual engines
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    Is this a Stuart 500?

    No expert but have collected many of Stuart accessories with a focus on their earliest products and at one time had a 501 boiler that was different then others I have seen. The cast model #501 was in a different spot and bushes on top were in a different order (don't remember in which way they...
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    My friends in Italy

    Outstanding! Thanks for posting a hobby that is bought up to an art form.
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    Carlisle+Finch "Model" engine first run

    A Carlisle Finch engine was the very first IC engine I bought when I first branched away from steam engines. I was looking for a model but felt very fortunate to has the chance to buy the smallest true hit and miss engine and not just a model. Mine only required a mixer and minor restoration...
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    Hello from Massachusetts!

    Welcome from Wilbraham Al
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    Model engineering show, Windsor Vermont

    I was there last year and plan on being there this weekend. As stated small but you'll see some great items
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    Stuart Victoria

    Very nice :bow: Could you please explain the valve system you've used. A treat to watch in action
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    Stuart Twin Victoria

    Happy to see someone thought enough of my video to post it on the forum. Should really make another and run it at a slower speed. Really wish I had the skill to have made it in the first place
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    Can anyone ID this Model?

    Yes, but he told me he bought it that way and knew nothing else about it, other than missing points, carb and exhaust system One good thing is he thought it needed points but they are there. So appears I need a carburetor and muffler.
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    Can anyone ID this Model?

    I recently won this on ebay from the UK. Scratch built but not completed. Does anyone know what it is and if plans are available? Quite small- flywheels 3 1/2".
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    Gaskets on Steam Engine Heads?

    I've used paper money. If the surfaces are quite small a dollar will go a long way.
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    40" Vintage Live Steam Roller Ebay FYI

    I was the underbider at the auction 2 weeks ago where this sold. At least there are more pics to examine the machine. The orginal auction had just the first one shown on the new listing. Regards