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Aden Thie
Sep 8, 2017

Help

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Hello model engineers! Im over here in AUS and I am very interested in steam. I have inherited my great grandfather's steam engine which is a twin steam marine engine that he never completed as an engineer at a pumping station. It is a rather nicely machined engine although when he started it he had very little experience. He did not go on to make any other models nor did he ever complete this engine. As it is at the moment, it has two cylinders, a con rod connection to a nicely machined crankshaft. There are also steam chests either side of the cylinders and eccentric on the crankshaft although they do not make a connection to a valve in the steam chest. Nor do they line directly straight up with it. I would like to know whether there is a possibility I could ever see this engine through to completion. Thanks, Aden.

Gerald Gardiner
Sep 8, 2017

Can you post photos of it?

irving.1
Sep 12, 2017

Hi Aden, Like Gerald says, send photos, my email address is irving.1@bigpond.com and I'll reply direct.

Aden Thie
Nov 4, 2017

I am sorry I did not check this forum sooner! I have emailed through some photos!

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