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Werner Schleidt03/06/2020 13:57:09
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Hello ,

I had the honour to record a video of the transport for live steaming. Our street steamer colleage Jürgen had build a 4 inch Garret Traction Engine.

He is an experienced builder and this is his third traction engine he worked on. He had build a 2 inch and a 3 inch Fowler. At about three years ago he came up with the news that he build a 4 inch Garret.

As I was in his basement I thought this can not go out the door, but Jürgen made before all measurements to see the clearances. There were sometimes a bit small . He ordered an Autocrane to pull it out of the basement.

The crane had been adjusted a second time to have more clearance on the roof of the house.

It was a very interesting action. Now Jürgen have to make a driving seat and test the waterpump and make his first steam test. Hopefully we can see it this year in action.


please enjoy the video



Edited By Werner Schleidt on 03/06/2020 13:59:13

Jim Butler 103/06/2020 14:55:02
10 forum posts

Nice work by Jurgen, building the engine and planning the move.

Nice work by the crane driver.


Harry Wilkes03/06/2020 16:13:20
893 forum posts
61 photos

Moved a few traction engines but this take the biscuit


V8Eng03/06/2020 16:43:44
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Even just watching I had quite a few hold your breath moments!

Have to admire the skill levels of everybody involved, good looking engine too.

vic francis06/06/2020 09:33:41
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Wow! Fantastic, on the back of the crane driver it says over 35 years experience! And it shows... great work Werner👍Another observation ; let your garden return to nature = productive work on your engine!

Werner Schleidt06/06/2020 13:53:08
97 forum posts
146 photos

Hello Vic Francis

to clarify i was only the guy with the camera . Jürgen with the brown shirt is the owner and builder of the Garret.

I saw it live , i saw it on the video several times , during editing and the whole video, but it is always amazing each time.


Edited By Werner Schleidt on 06/06/2020 13:53:49

Werner Schleidt06/07/2020 09:56:42
97 forum posts
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Hi all,

we made another steam rally . This time we had seven engines . Jürgen show the 4 inch Garret unfortunatly the engine was not in steam, because he had some trouble with his engine. In forward direction the excenter was sticky at his trial run a day before.It seems that the tolerances are very narrow.

On one take he is standing behind the engines he had built. We had a lot of fun and look to the the special corona mask muffler at the Diesel engine.

I hope you can enjoy it.


Edited By Werner Schleidt on 06/07/2020 09:59:07

Baz06/07/2020 11:31:52
378 forum posts

Absolutely fantastic, lovely engine and a very skilled crane driver.

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