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Old 07-25-2014, 04:27:12 PM
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I would =love= to be able to reproduce that Empire transmission that's on the shelf with the windmill and ferris wheel. I'm putting together a carnival display and trying to gear everything down from the speed that these things run is proving to be an issue.

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Old 07-25-2014, 04:48:41 PM
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I would =love= to be able to reproduce that Empire transmission that's on the shelf with the windmill and ferris wheel. I'm putting together a carnival display and trying to gear everything down from the speed that these things run is proving to be an issue.

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Not to hijack the thread, but a lot has to do with the engine you are using. Multiple lineshafts is sometimes the best way to do it.
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I would =love= to be able to reproduce that Empire transmission that's on the shelf with the windmill and ferris wheel. I'm putting together a carnival display and trying to gear everything down from the speed that these things run is proving to be an issue.

Lyle
Those speed reducers come on the e bay listings often...they are not particularly rare but are very pricy because folks want to run the accessories...I've seen many bring more than $100 which is a ton for a few little pulley wheels and shafts..all in what the market will bear.

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Thanks for the info. I noticed the hot air and had never seen one before. I know Weeden also made one (also electric) but again pretty rare.

Alan
Here's a pic of the air engine running..I was scared to death to run it the first time...they are so rare and just can't be repaired but checked things as best I could and just took a shot....it ran absolutely like new...ran perfectly...didn't try to even clean it up....just breathed a sigh of relief and put it back on the shelf...
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:23:16 AM
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Nice collection. I use to have many Empire steam engines but I am now down to 2.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:28:12 PM
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Nice lot there, they are a very sturdy engine with a nice "chuff"
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:06:40 PM
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Do you know where I can find a sight glass and the fittings for a B-30?

I'm having a dickens of a time locating any parts for this thing.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:46:50 PM
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You got a weird flu bug and there has not been any research to prevent it from becoming a chronic addiction.

Only way to feel better is to buy another one.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:37:13 PM
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LOL All you guys are lucky .the first time that I ever saw one was in the fifth grade . I thought the guy was rich to be able to have one .He brought an up right steam engine it was a Jensen . I always wanted one but Dad couldn't afford it . He was double amputee from Korea and a damn good m=echanic and machine man . I got mine when I was grown and even build them . Like he said if I want one I would have to get it myself . I now have about twenty and I am 62 years old . Even though I can bearly afford them I do have that cronic disease . My lathe is a 1932 South Bend and milling is a rebuilt after thrown in the trash Grizzley . I show them regularly at Pioneer park in Zolfo Springs Florida along with my hit n miss and other small engines . Can't afford to go past Flywheelers in Ft Meade Florida .I miss my Dad and all that he taught me and wanted me to have but couldn't . See you all at the show in January Ft Meade swap meet .
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This is another addiction that follows this great hobby of collecting and preserving things of our past. Could be they were things we could not have as kids, who knows. Just having fun at 72.
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