November 28, 2011
I'm looking for info on a sream engine I read about meany moons ago. it was 6 cylinder 12 piston triangleular shape the pistons came head to head , there were 3 crankshafts running on/with a bull gear. the bull gear was the power output and the injection valve.. am i nuts or did i realy read about it. thanks
February 16, 2011
I came here to tell you what I think it is, only to discover I've been beat to the punch.
Whatever you do, do NOT modify it in order to get it running. That would ruin whatever value it has. Bolt-on parts are okay, as long as you don't add any holes to the existing parts. Cleaning it up may destroy some value, but I personally would rather see an old timer like this one in running condition. It certainly is impressive in size.
I'd look into hit-n-miss engine flywheels (available on eBay sometimes) to make it look more authentic than something you'd find in a junkyard. If possible, try to copy parts like the crank & base from photos.
November 22, 2011
I recently came into possession of a vertical steam engine. I don't know much about it but it is very cool. As you can see by the picture it is missing the valve cover, it doesn't have a governor and doesn't need one. It is missing the flywheel, crank, and base. I would still like to get it running so I am going to buy a plate for the valve cover and find a flywheel from an auto wrecker, I will also have to get some round, and square bar for the crank.
Anyway I would really appreciate any help identifying this little engine, what it was used in and what the purpose was, and the years of production would be nice to know.
I don't know how to upload a picture so please visit this website for the pictures http://aboutsteam.com/index.php?cID=82
If you need me to upload more pictures just let me know, any help is appreciated.
The engine is 24" as it stands and is not broken, the base has threaded holes 3/8 NC.