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wgreeley

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I acquired this scotch boiler and am planning to use it to power a Stuart Sirius. It is 9" long and 5" in diameter. I contacted someone who had a simular boiler in a model I saw on a steam forum; he believed it was purchased from Coles' Power Products. I managed to locate a number of their catalogs (1939, 1950, 1963, and 1985), but none of them pictured this boiler. Does anyone know who built it? Also need to find a ceramic burmer for the 2" ID burner flue.

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Bill
 

akitene

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Good evening Bill,

Very nice boiler indeed.

It looks very much alike the "Trident Major", an internal flue marine boiler designed by Edgar T. Westbury.
 

wgreeley

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Thanks akitene.
I checked the plans for Edgar T Westbury's M-10 boiler and it appears to have a fully enclosed flue/chimney.
 

Tony Bird

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Hi Bill,

Also need to find a ceramic burmer for the 2" ID burner flue.

The boiler probably used a blow lamp burner using either parrafin or petrol but there is no reason that I can think of that a ceramic burner shouldn't work. I could do you a bit of a drawing for one if you wish they are fairly simple to make.

Regards Tony.
 

wgreeley

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Hi Tony,
A sketch for a ceramic burner would be very helpul. I've had trouble sourcing the ceramic. The only material I could find was an Alumina tile with holes that jewelers use for welding. This is Don Ciucci"s boat; he uses a blowtorch. It's powered by a Stuart D10; very impressive.


Your PollyWog came out very well.

Bill
 

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