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Old 04-15-2011, 11:51:45 PM
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I was looking through boxes in my grandpas basment and found 14 steam engines 9 of witch i want to run. My question is how and what do i lube the cylinder and piston with.
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You don't think you can entice us with a post like this and not include pictures of all of the engines do you?

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Yes.... It is required that pictures of your finds are posted !!!!

You will need steam cylinder oil for inside the steam cylinders and light machine oil or motor oil will work fine on all non steam friction bearing surfaces. You can get steam cylinder oil from PM Research or Jensen Steam Engines.

Some of them will likely require Esbit fuel tabs for those with burner trays and some will need denatured alcohol if they have a wick style or vaporizing burner. Some will likely be electric in which case you should plug them in only with the boiler half to 3/4 full of distilled water. You can use tap water but it makes an awful mess of mineral residue deposits after a short while.

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Theres a few more dad packed away. We also found a mamod steam wagon, and mamod steam tractor.
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Just got done playing with one, i used rubbing alcohol and cotton for fuel, and some vegitable oil for the cylinder, she ran like a top.
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