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Joe Tochtrop Economy plans needed.
after sitting on an Economy casting kit for 25 years I’ve decided to build it.
much to my surprise the plans were missing.
anybody out there with a set?
of course I’d be happy to pay for copying charges and postage.
my sincere thanks in advance.
Mike
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Joe Tochtrop Economy plans needed.
after sitting on an Economy casting kit for 25 years I’ve decided to build it.
much to my surprise the plans were missing.
anybody out there with a set?
of course I’d be happy to pay for copying charges and postage.
my sincere thanks in advance.
Mike
relay4u@aol.com

JoJo
I have a set of plans by Joe Tochtrop that i believe are for a hit n miss. I will try to find them. We just moved and some things are still boxed up.
Mike
 

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Joe Tochtrop Economy plans needed.
after sitting on an Economy casting kit for 25 years I’ve decided to build it.
much to my surprise the plans were missing.
anybody out there with a set?
of course I’d be happy to pay for copying charges and postage.
my sincere thanks in advance.
Mike
relay4u@aol.com

JoJo
I have a set of plans by Joe Tochtrop that i believe are for a hit n miss. I will try to find them. We just moved and some things are still boxed up.
Mike
Thank you very much.
I was able to obtain a set.
I appreciate your kind response.
Take care during these tough times.
Mike(Jojo)
 

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I have all the patterns and some of the plans that were able to be salvaged. I do not have a catalog and I am not yet producing castings.
 

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I own the plans and the patterns for the Economy engine That Joe sold
Could you tell me how much a set of plans might be?
Also, do you need help with casting from the patterns? Which patterns are missing?
 

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I have all the patterns and some of the plans that were able to be salvaged. I do not have a catalog and I am not yet producing castings.
Salvaged? Was there a fire or something? Flood?
 

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I have both of the water pump patterns and the drawings. That is 12 inch and 18 inch pumps.
The story I was given is that after Joe died there was a person involved and he put some of the stuff in a yard sale and was going to pitch anything left in the dumpster. Another individual happened to contact at the right time and salvaged everything he could find, I then obtained them from him.
As for what is missing I do not know exactly what all Joe was producing. I do have more patterns than I have drawings, and some of the patterns have some damage and will have to be repaired.
If anyone is serious about the drawings for the economy engine I will have to come up with a price and best way to ship, most likely $25 plus shipping.
As far as making castings I do not currently have access to a foundry.
 

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I have a catalogue from Joe, dated 16 Jul 2007. This is a type written list with line drawings for each item. (Joe never used a computer!)
The items listed therein:

American Beauty (Economy) engine $149
No.4 Model Centrifugal Pump $21.75 DeLuxe kit $28.00
Water well pump (12" high) $46.00
Water well pump (18" high) Unknown
Speed reducer gearbox $22.00
Lathe chuck mounting plate $37.00
Atkinson Cycle engine $295
Model gas engine (no name) 1" x 3/4" B & S $175
The Leja 4 cycle engine $175

I've only listed the base prices, not the accessories.

Dave
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I have both of the water pump patterns and the drawings. That is 12 inch and 18 inch pumps.
The story I was given is that after Joe died there was a person involved and he put some of the stuff in a yard sale and was going to pitch anything left in the dumpster. Another individual happened to contact at the right time and salvaged everything he could find, I then obtained them from him.
As for what is missing I do not know exactly what all Joe was producing. I do have more patterns than I have drawings, and some of the patterns have some damage and will have to be repaired.
If anyone is serious about the drawings for the economy engine I will have to come up with a price and best way to ship, most likely $25 plus shipping.
As far as making castings I do not currently have access to a foundry.
Well, I can cast in aluminum, brass, and bronze in my own foundry, and I have contact with an iron foundry that can cast that material.
 

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I have a catalogue from Joe, dated 16 Jul 2007. This is a type written list with line drawings for each item. (Joe never used a computer!)
The items listed therein:

American Beauty (Economy) engine $149
No.4 Model Centrifugal Pump $21.75 DeLuxe kit $28.00
Water well pump (12" high) $46.00
Water well pump (18" high) Unknown
Speed reducer gearbox $22.00
Lathe chuck mounting plate $37.00
Atkinson Cycle engine $295
Model gas engine (no name) 1" x 3/4" B & S $175
The Leja 4 cycle engine $175

I've only listed the base prices, not the accessories.

Dave
The Emerald Isle
Thank you
 

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Hello Mr May:
I know of a couple foundries that cast cast Iron.
The one is in Pa. and the other is down south not
to far form New orleans. Do you know of one closer
to Lansing or Detroit Michigan that will do only a
few pieces at a time?
Thanks in advance:

Bill Thomas
 

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I have both of the water pump patterns and the drawings. That is 12 inch and 18 inch pumps.
The story I was given is that after Joe died there was a person involved and he put some of the stuff in a yard sale and was going to pitch anything left in the dumpster. Another individual happened to contact at the right time and salvaged everything he could find, I then obtained them from him.
As for what is missing I do not know exactly what all Joe was producing. I do have more patterns than I have drawings, and some of the patterns have some damage and will have to be repaired.
If anyone is serious about the drawings for the economy engine I will have to come up with a price and best way to ship, most likely $25 plus shipping.
As far as making castings I do not currently have access to a foundry.
If you are not interested in marketing these perhaps you could consider offering to sell the lot to someone here who would be interested in developing them for sale.
 

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Hello Mr May:
I know of a couple foundries that cast cast Iron.
The one is in Pa. and the other is down south not
to far form New orleans. Do you know of one closer
to Lansing or Detroit Michigan that will do only a
few pieces at a time?
Thanks in advance:

Bill Thomas
There was a foundry in Bad Axe Michigan by the name of Villiage foundry. They did small runs. Also try Berne Castings in Pigeon, MI.
 

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Hello Mr May:
I know of a couple foundries that cast cast Iron.
The one is in Pa. and the other is down south not
to far form New orleans. Do you know of one closer
to Lansing or Detroit Michigan that will do only a
few pieces at a time?
Thanks in advance:

Bill Thomas
I am aware of a foundry in Illinois. I am trying to contact them now for some locomotive castings. When I do, I will pass on their info, so you can give them a call.
 
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