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Old 06-20-2018, 07:26:55 AM
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Hello all, I am just beginning to restore a 1930 16hp traction engine that has been in storage for 63 years. My questions are 1. was gloss paint used? 2. were they brushed or sprayed?
There are many places that the original paint is still there but it appears to be flat but I'd like some opinions. In addition this machine came with many original patterns such as , grates, fly wheel, ash pan and others. I am having a set of grates cast for myself and if anyone is in need let me know. Thanks all....Woody
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Welcome aboard! Have you contacted the Huber Museum folks over in Marion, they might be able to tell you for sure. I would think flat paint but that is just a guess on my part. Good luck on your restoration and please post pictures here!
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A couple of photos of Huber engines on RR flatcars, outbound of the factory. Gary
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Hi Gary, I noticed on your second picture the first engine has the flywheel on the left and the second two engines have the flywheel on the right. I wonder what the difference is?
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Hi,

Just a guess but I'll bet an old left flywheel model was in for a rebuild and being sent out to an agent with a shipment of new ones.

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Like Gary Jones stated, it may have been an old one in for a rebuild? Or it could have been one that set for a while and finally sold. I dunno?!

PS: Lyle Hoffmaster told me that his friend Glen Kuhn(?, a Reeves employee) said there were engines in the back lot and in the big shed that never sold and were even scrapped, as brand new engines. However, that would have been Emerson & Brantingham who did that with those engines.
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Do you have the serial number? Wonder if it is close to ours?

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When I removed my blanket off of my boiler for inspection it appeared to be a gloss/semi gloss paint on the boiler. But I suppose it’s possible that it may have been the sap from the wood baked on?
If I were painting mine today I’d go semi gloss, but could change my mind by the time I actually get around to paint.
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I think the flywheel question may be that the negative was developed backwards. Db.
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I think the flywheel question may be that the negative was developed backwards. Db.
The head tank print and background print look right, so I'd say just the front one with left flywheel rather than the other way around.

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Hello all, I am just beginning to restore a 1930 16hp traction engine that has been in storage for 63 years. My questions are 1. was gloss paint used? 2. were they brushed or sprayed?
....Woody
Woody,

You may have posted about this engine before, so I apologize in advance if I missed it. But have you given the boiler a good inspection? I've no reason to think not, but with this thread being about paint, I thought a good question to ask before things are prettied up, then steel needs to be replaced.

Good luck!
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