This is a call out to anyone that purchased a Winson Lyn Engine kit.
I would like to communicate with anyone that has had experience with this particular engine and getting it to run. I have had the luck to contact a few live steamers in England in the past but sadly have lost my email contacts to them.
I understand the Winson Company went out of business many years ago, having only delivered half of the original 18 sub assembly kits. It was to be a bolt together project.
The Lyn was an English gauged Baldwin 2-4-2 built in the U.S.A. and shipped to England for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. I understand it was scrapped in 1935. I understand there is a reproduction in the works
I stumbled on a partial Winson kit sitting on a table in the rain a few years ago and it called to my like a sick puppy. This was at a live steam meet in Largo Florida, USA. It had been abandoned then years prior as the original purchaser was seriously disgruntled over paying $18,000.00 for something that only half was delivered. I picked up the parts for $200.00 and drug it home in the wife’s van. The smell never came out and she ended up with a new van. I had to factor that into the cost of the project.
Looking back, I realize there are days you should just walk away.
What I found and brought home that day.
Well here I sit years later and it runs on air. It has slowly morphing into a Baldwin 0-4-4 which is an American narrow gauge engine.