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  • #91
    Thanks everyone, it's good to be back among the living. Hopefully I can finish the engine tonight.

    Roland

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    • #92
      Must thank Randy for bringing these pictures up front again, real good looking scenes !! Hope to see more..

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      • #93
        Hi. Well I finished the engine. The only concern I have is the instructions say it about 10 HP, and I wonder if that is enough to power a mill. I plan on using it anyway.



        Roland

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        • #94
          Sweet little thing! I love the weathering.
          Troels Kirk

          Näsum, Sweden

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          • #95
            Nice engine, Roland. The weathering shouldn't be too hard, though, on a working machine.

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            • #96
              You are right Frederic. It is a little less weathered in person than the photo shows.

              Roland

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              • #97
                Roland,

                I have read about a 12 HP hit and miss from an old sawmill so I think that is fine- I know that in regard to the size of your layout, your sawmill is not oversized, so I think this will work out.

                Arthur
                Arthur

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                • #98
                  That looks really good, Roland. If you need a place to set it while you finish your sawmill, I can think of a place...nice desert setting, hardly any rust...

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                  • #99
                    Great to see you back. The engine is looking fine as usual your talent is showing up again. The proper amount of weathering.

                    Jerry

                    Ps. I sent you a PM.
                    Jerry



                    "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                    • Thanks everyone.

                      Arthur, I bored out the cylinder and added an oversize piston. It is now at least 12hp.

                      Roland

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                      • Alot of the old engines had surprisingly small hp ratings-the Crown-Lead stamp mill in California used a 10hp motor on a 25 stamp mill, but usually a 10hp motor would be better suited for a smaller battery such as a 5-8stamp mill.

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                        • quote:


                          Originally posted by Hopeless


                          Thanks everyone.

                          Arthur, I bored out the cylinder and added an oversize piston. It is now at least 12hp.

                          Roland


                          With a blower and superheating, you could probably find another 4 horses...


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                          • There are clubs here in Idaho and Washington state that specialize in playing with these type of engines, I'm sure they are all over the U.S. Anyway they range from the smaller 1 or 2 HP engines on up to the 12-25 Hp range. Some with flywheels as large as % feet in diameter and used in the oil fields as pump engines, up to the fifties at least. A fun aspect of these engines is that they are displayed in running condition at fairs in the area and often have machinery attached which do things like grinding grain or flour, crushing cans,sawmills,small threshers etc. Lots of fun. Bill in Idaho

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                            • Finished the boiler this morning. Now off to the paint shop(basement)for a coat of flat black. After that, weathering and lots of rust.[:-basketball] I like the look of the one Serria West has on their website. I ordered most of the interior sawmill machinery from SW, now will have to wait until it gets here before I can go further.



                              Roland

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                              • Neat boiler Roland, see how you finish it, but I think it'll be a fine piece again..

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