1626 forum posts
Seller claims it is well made - what do you think?
|Mick Henshall||04/10/2019 21:19:49|
|523 forum posts|
I would like to think I could make a tidier job but who knows it may be a good boiler
|Phil P||04/10/2019 21:34:54|
|529 forum posts|
Looks like it's one of those special stayless firebox types !!!!!!!!
|Jeff Dayman||04/10/2019 22:04:10|
|1656 forum posts|
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 Poole||04/10/2019 22:55:45|
2187 forum posts
I think I will keep my £190 in my pocket.
|Martin W||05/10/2019 01:50:22|
|795 forum posts|
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.
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 . Missed it there is a hole above the tubes on the "smoke box end".
Edited By Martin W on 05/10/2019 01:54:05
Edited By Martin W on 05/10/2019 01:56:54
|Speedy Builder5||05/10/2019 06:31:30|
|1842 forum posts|
Sifbronze brazed ??
16560 forum posts
Foundation ring looks like it may be sifbronze but you can see bits of unmelted silver solder rod on the front tube plate
|J Hancock||05/10/2019 08:30:51|
|320 forum posts|
I wonder if it was a ' boiler first' or 'chassis first ' builder ?
|pgk pgk||05/10/2019 08:37:35|
|1486 forum posts|
Ask nicely,,, he may have the chassis available for you too as a well-made pair
|David Standing 1||05/10/2019 08:57:48|
|1280 forum posts|
If Stevie Wonder did boilermaking.......
|Dave Halford||05/10/2019 10:19:22|
|491 forum posts|
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.
|269 forum posts|
What is the significance of his statement he volunteers at Hollycombe Steam Collection?
1626 forum posts
|Mike Poole||05/10/2019 11:31:01|
2187 forum posts
He might make the tea.
|3132 forum posts|
Suitable as a doorstop or for weighing in?
|49 forum posts|
Has seen it - still don't believe it.
Seem like a bridge salesman.
|796 forum posts|
|Howard Lewis||05/10/2019 16:45:06|
|2452 forum posts|
"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!
214 forum posts
Weight it in! Might get the price for fuel to get to scrappy! 🤔
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