Steam engine on Ebay low price

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Steam engine on Ebay low price

Post by DetroiTug » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Looks like it may go for a low price??

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264000602073?ul_noapp=true
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Re: Steam engine on Ebay low price

Post by Mike Rometer » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:11 pm

Would I be wrong to suggest that as it seems to have no revrsing gear, it is more likely to be a workshop engine than a launch engine.
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Re: Steam engine on Ebay low price

Post by TahoeSteam » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:34 am

Mike Rometer wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Would I be wrong to suggest that as it seems to have no revrsing gear, it is more likely to be a workshop engine than a launch engine.
It appears that the inner, smaller diameter, flywheel is a handwheel for the slip-eccentric reversing gear.
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Re: Steam engine on Ebay low price

Post by Mike Rometer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:04 am

I did look closely at that and thought perhaps it wasn't, but then what else might it it be?

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Re: Steam engine on Ebay low price

Post by DetroiTug » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:05 pm

I can't believe the high bid was only 250 dollars, it's worth that as a doorstop. I would've bought it myself, but I have enough stuff to trip over in here now.

Pretty sure it had slip eccentric, if ya look at the one pic it shows the small wheel rotates a hub around inside the eccentric.

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