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Old 10-27-2014, 11:52:39 PM
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I am looking for a base for a 5X7 Nagle upright bottle type steam engine. I would also like to know if anyone has a catalogue so I can properly identify the year of my engine.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:28:14 AM
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VERY unlikely to find a base. I have a similar problem with an Orr & Sembower 4x4 vertical which had been originally part of a chain grate stoker drive.

My current solution is to put the engine (and it's outboard bearing) on a wooden base done in the "cutting board" style (i.e. 3/4 x 3 flatways and glued/tied together with through rods) with similar constructed stands for the engine base and the bearing base. Not perfect but some who have seen it have commented on the fine workmanship of the base (it's not that good IMHO)

Eventually this will be replaced with a steel weldment which will be filled/painted to simulate the original minus the raised lettering.

I have considered Cat-Tail Foundry who given a pattern, will cast it up. But a pattern is a lot of work - and I don't know the standards to which they require patterns to be made (draw, shrinkage typical, core print requirements if any, etc.) Plus Cat-Tail is a long way aways from Cow Hampshire - and local foundries are almost Unobtanium thanks to he who must not be mentioned and his ilk.

Sometimes home-brew is the best option. Being under steam is the BY FAR best option, however one comes to it.

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Old 10-29-2014, 07:38:35 PM
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Thanks Joe,
I have mine mounted in a similar way, but you never know so I thought I would ask. I have made some patterns and had them cast in bronze and if I can't find an orginal I will do the same.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:59:35 PM
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Post some pictures - I have an old catalog but not sure of date.

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Old 10-31-2014, 07:11:31 PM
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Call cattail and ask the are down to earth and easy to visit with
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:19:27 PM
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I have a 1906 Nagle cat. but it doesn't list a 5 x 7 upright.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:25:51 AM
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My engine isn't as big as yours and needed a base. It was front heavy so it had to be extended past the flywheel. I don't know the make of the engine. Note the rotating valve. It runs great! Ron
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:52:03 PM
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These images were taken from a Nagle Engine Catalog.
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This is a Rocking Valve engine that, I think, places its age well before 1900. Maybe 1870s or 1880s. My catalog #80 does not have it.
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