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fizzy04/10/2019 21:04:42
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Seller claims it is well made - what do you think?


Mick Henshall04/10/2019 21:19:49
534 forum posts
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I would like to think I could make a tidier job but who knows it may be a good boiler

Mick 🇫🇴

Phil P04/10/2019 21:34:54
627 forum posts
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Looks like it's one of those special stayless firebox types !!!!!!!!


Jeff Dayman04/10/2019 22:04:10
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The lack of any visible stays, the big overhang of the flange at the backhead, no bushes to get water in or steam out, no steam dome provision, are all pretty big concerns. Soldering is not neat either. Who knows what the builder had in mind. It might be possible to operate some small toys with this thing at very low pressure ie under 10 psi, but I don't think it is suitable for a locomotive or traction engine at all. Some useful copper if you wanted to cut it apart to make such a loco or TE boiler......probably much further ahead to start fresh.

No end of ways on the electric yard sale to separate people from shekels.

Mike Poole04/10/2019 22:55:45
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I think I will keep my £190 in my pocket.


Martin W05/10/2019 01:50:22
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Well made, perhaps made in a well with no light; like the comment that water has been poured in and none leaked out. I can get the same result with a plastic tube and some duct tape. I do hope that some unsuspecting person doesn't decide buy it.

Martin W

Just had another look and I can't see a hole where water could have been 'poured' in. Perhaps I have missed it though it might have been down one of the boiler tubes cheeky. Missed it there is a hole above the tubes on the "smoke box end".blush

Edited By Martin W on 05/10/2019 01:54:05

Edited By Martin W on 05/10/2019 01:56:54

Speedy Builder505/10/2019 06:31:30
2006 forum posts
140 photos

Sifbronze brazed ??

JasonB05/10/2019 07:05:41
18103 forum posts
1994 photos
1 articles

Foundation ring looks like it may be sifbronze but you can see bits of unmelted silver solder rod on the front tube plate

J Hancock05/10/2019 08:30:51
406 forum posts

I wonder if it was a ' boiler first' or 'chassis first ' builder ?

pgk pgk05/10/2019 08:37:35
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Posted by J Hancock on 05/10/2019 08:30:51:

I wonder if it was a ' boiler first' or 'chassis first ' builder ?

Ask nicely,,, he may have the chassis available for you too as a well-made pairlaugh


David Standing 105/10/2019 08:57:48
1288 forum posts
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If Stevie Wonder did boilermaking.......wink

Dave Halford05/10/2019 10:19:22
743 forum posts
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That hacked fire hole looks familiar I think it's been on before without the shiny finish.

Can't beat this one though link on sale for at least a year, the wording gets angrier as time drags oh so slowly on.

Baz05/10/2019 11:01:52
374 forum posts

What is the significance of his statement he volunteers at Hollycombe Steam Collection?

fizzy05/10/2019 11:10:33
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Posted by Baz on 05/10/2019 11:01:52:

What is the significance of his statement he volunteers at Hollycombe Steam Collection?

This qualifies him as an expert in all things steamy

Mike Poole05/10/2019 11:31:01
2575 forum posts
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He might make the tea.


KWIL05/10/2019 12:58:24
3233 forum posts
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Suitable as a doorstop or for weighing in?

Vidar05/10/2019 13:02:43
56 forum posts

Has seen it - still don't believe it.

Seem like a bridge salesman.

Former Member05/10/2019 13:07:50

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Howard Lewis05/10/2019 16:45:06
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"Well made" has to be taken in context.

Muddy water is good: IF you have just crawled across a desert, without any, for three days!

The only accessory that I would want with it, not being a steam man, would be a long barge pole!


Johnboy2505/10/2019 17:08:40
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Weight it in! Might get the price for fuel to get to scrappy! 🤔

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