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  1. Gerald Pierce

    Boiler Feed Pump, part one, PM Research Kit

    I made the PM Research pump kit. I made three videos showing how I did the set up and machining of the parts. Not all of the work is shown. Plans include a copyright and are not shown. Gerald Pierce
  2. Gerald Pierce

    Cowells Lathe

    I will introduce my Cowells lathe as shown in my workshop tour. Made in UK, it is a quality small lathe. I purchased new about 20 years ago. I use it to make small parts and fittings for my G Scale trains. I also enjoy making improvements and accessories for the lathe. Gerald Pierce
  3. Gerald Pierce

    Maximat 7 Lathe

    I purchased my Maximat 7 new about 50 years ago. I only had to make two repairs. I replace one selector shift fork lever. I also had to replace the lead screw nut. The adjusting screw tab on the nut broke. Could not find a replacement. I made a replacement nut from bronze on the lathe. This is...
  4. Gerald Pierce

    Stuart Models 501 Boiler

    I purchased a Stuart Models 501 boiler many years ago. I recently purchased a ceramic burner. The burner cost 89.10 pounds, exchange rate $1.22635 which equals $109.26. Three weeks plus 2 days to receive from UK. A short video shows the boiler and burner testing. The burner works very good. I...
  5. Gerald Pierce

    Workshop Tour

    A video of my workshop.
  6. Gerald Pierce

    Compound Launch Steam Engine

    I built the Stuart Launch engine from castings. High pressure cylinder is 3/4 inch. Low pressure cylinder is 1 1/4 inch. A compound steam engine uses the exhaust steam from the high pressure cylinder to flow through an exchange pipe to the low pressure cylinder. Allows the engine to run longer...
  7. Gerald Pierce


    I am a new member from Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Asheville is in the mountains of western North Carolina. Previously, I lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. Elevation of my home in Asheville is 2,600 feet. In New Orleans it was minus 10 feet. I am now retired. I purchased my first lathe, a...
  8. Gerald Pierce

    Stuart No. 9 Steam Engine

    I built the Stuart No. 9 from castings. The Tubal Cain book "Building the Stuart No. 9 Engine" was helpful. I have a few film camera photos. I built the engine about 15 years ago. Wish I had a phone camera back then. I recently made a video running the engine by air. Gerald Pierce <iframe...