Monday, June 13, 2016

Beam engine for sale

Time to dispose of one of the projects I bought in a fit of enthusiasm years ago and now have to admit, I have neither the skills or time to complete. 

Spotted in a local auction house, this 1:12 scale model of a Stothert & Pitt beam engine looks pretty good. Whoever made it did a good job. Most of the remaining work seems to involve assembling the cylinder and some valve gear. Sadly, it's going to take machining and lathery and much as I'd like to aquire the skills, that dream is a long way off. 

I did enjoy laying out the parts for the photo though, so at least I got a bit of fun out of it.

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