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Tony Martyr29/04/2021 17:17:27
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I looked at the horizontal steam engine on ebay at: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324500791669?hash=item4b8dc12175:g:PT0AAOSwdg1gOnBF

I can't quite work out the auxillary steam/water system - there must be a lot of the original system missing ?

Tony

Steve Withnell29/04/2021 17:34:18
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I think its just the boiler and water tank that's missing.

Personally, I would not give it house room.

JasonB29/04/2021 18:46:46
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Yep water tank probably connected to the banjo fitting that is loose under the oil separator it can then flow through the pump and then off to the boiler or throw the valve the other way to act as a bypass. The 3-way valve may allow water to be sucked out the bottom of the separator too.

Mike Hurley29/04/2021 18:55:40
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Partially agree with Steve re just missing the boiler etc which obviously would have been a larger seperate unit - so perhaps it was just split up some time back?

I have looked closely at the photos and feel that it is well built and original - look at the close up photo of the cross head assembly and note the oil channels underneath - a nice quality touch. The description on the site seems pretty comprehensive and it is quite an unusual engine in the complexity for a large model of this type.

The price seems a little high, but saying that its a bit of a one-off, and as such will attract a premium.

I for one would gladly give it house room if I had the chance. Regards

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