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PatJ01/05/2022 23:21:10
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I stumbled across this liquidation of a fairly large IC engine collection.

A most impressive group of work in my opinion, all done by a mailman no less (a very talented mailman).

I thought the good folks here would perhaps be interested in seeing this collection.

Perhaps I should go to work for the postal service so I can learn how to build engines like this.

 

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Steviegtr01/05/2022 23:36:30
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A very nice collection there. yes.

Steve.

Thor 🇳🇴02/05/2022 05:46:29
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Most certainly impressive work, a very talented mailman.

Thor

Jon Lawes02/05/2022 09:17:27
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Bravo.

Hopper02/05/2022 10:02:14
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The postman only rings once ... because he's too busy in his workshop.

Very nice work indeed. It;s hard to tell the scale so hard to decide if they are large models or small engines. Either way, beautiful.

AJW02/05/2022 11:37:18
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Excellent collection!

Alan

PatJ02/05/2022 17:59:46
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I must say, I greatly underestimated the weight of small IC engines.

The Owner lifted the Galloway out to the car, and I carried out the Briesch Olds.

The Olds was not too bad to carry, but definitely had some serious mass, and I had to really watch my grip.

When I got to the hotel that night, I picked up the Galloway, and holly molly is that thing heavy !!!!!!

The technique I had to use to carry them was to get 1/2 of them on the hip, and then lean back to support the weight on the hip, doing an awkward walk, but it worked.

The Olds is 1/2 scale with a flywheel in the 8 or 9 inch range.

The Galloway has a 10 inch flywheel, so perhaps a 1/3 scale?

The builder's son sent me a bio today, as follows:

William Zakocs born 6/12/26 in Bethlehem, Pa.. He served in the Navy at the tail end of WWII, upon returning home he worked as a sign painter and had a stint at the Bethlehem Steel, followed by a 32 year career as a letter carrier with the US Postal Service. Naturally gifted in all of the mechanical arts he began building hit and miss model engines as a hobby upon his retirement in 1985. He passed in April of 2020 at the age of 93.

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PatJ02/05/2022 18:03:06
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Looking at the Galloway after I got it home, every single part down the smallest piece is polished bright, as if it was chrome plated, including every piece of the cart.

Even the inside of the piston is polished bright and smooth.

The attention to detail is remarkable in my opinion.

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JasonB02/05/2022 18:22:40
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Yes that's the 1/3rd scale Galloway with the 10 " flywheels, same as mine.

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