Details about EDGAR WESTBURY LIVE STEAM ENGINE FOR MODEL BOAT PADDLE STEAMERSee original listing
“Please refer to description.”
09 Oct, 2013 18:16:50 BST
[ 1 bid ]
Chaldon, Surrey, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Please refer to description.”|
|Product Type:||Steam/ Live Steam||Sub-Type:||PADDLE STEAMER ENGINE|
DIAGONAL PADDLE STEAMER ENGINE BASED ON EDGAR WESTBURY DESIGN WITH FEATHERED PADDLES.
This auction/sale is for a Diagonal Paddle Steamer Engine as shown in photo.
Approx. Dimensions - Length: 11" Height: 7.25" Width: 13"
Twin Cylinder with Reversing Gear. Bore: 0.75" Stroke 1.5"
Paddles: 6" dia. x 3" wide - Feathered.
This engine was described in Model Engineer Vol No. 113-114
Appears Very Good. Runs well on air but not tested with steam.
This engine comes from a modeller's collection and I have simply just cleaned it up.
Reversing is achieved very simply by manually operating the valve gear. A reversing handwheel can be fitted if required.
A feedpump can also be installed by fitting an eccentric where the main shaft is coupled together in the centre.
I understand that all the parts for this model, including handwheel and feedpump, are available from Reeves Model Engineers.
Photos show some nuts missing from valve covers. These will be replaced before dispatching. Only removed to facilitate cleaning.
The model is presently on a wooden display board and does not have any outer paddle pivots fitted. These are easily made if required. When fitted the feathering action of the paddle blades can be demonstrated.
Although this model runs well on air, i'm sure some further fine adjustment and improvements will be necessary.
This model can be seen running in both directions by going to the following YouTube link:
(Just copy and paste the following address into the YouTube Address Box. This is the upper box not the lower search box)
Please ascertain condition and completeness from photos or ask if you are not sure about something before bidding.
( Please note I am not a dealer, it's just my retirement hobby. I will give a full refund if item is found not to be as described.)
I can always be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01883 348472
Payment :- PayPal, Cash on Collection, Cheques or Postal Orders are all acceptable.
Postage will be by Courier.
(Overseas buyers please request exact shipping costs before bidding.)