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Old 12-21-2012, 04:45:59 AM
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Hello!

I am new here so I thought I would start by showing you an engine I restored this year from an engine that had been abused and boiled dry. It started life looking like this:



and ended up like this:



I have lots more pictures and some video of it in action built into a Meccano crane if you are interested.

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Old 12-21-2012, 08:05:15 AM
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Wow,
That turned out beautifully.

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Very nice and welcome aboard!
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Thanks guys, I was pleased with it.


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Thanks guys, I was pleased with it.


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Hmmm... I tried to post a video above but it didn't work and I can't see anywhere to delete or edit my post

Am I missing something?

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Old 12-22-2012, 01:06:47 PM
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Videos are a royal pain in the rear to embed on this site. I would suggest just supplying a link with a few words to direct us to it.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:29:22 AM
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I'd be very interested to see the vid. Is it on You Tube? A link would be good, as Gil says. John.
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I am sorry I could not embed the video, so If a moderator would like to delete my aborted post I would be grateful...

...Here is a link to the You Tube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go2eqshpAqU


I am new to this video lark and it is just raw video straight off the camera but it does prove it is not just a pretty face!

Here are a couple of still shots of the engine built into the crane.





I hope you like them...

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That worked - thanks! Super photos too. I was a huge Meccano enthusiast in my teens and still think its a great introduction to engineering. I have built a number of big bits of farm machinery over the years, and got all the principles from making Meccano gearboxes, tractors etc in my younger days. John.
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Some people turn up everywhere don't they

As Ralph knows well this



Is what a proper steam powered Meccano crane looks like - especially since he took the picture for me

The engine there is the one made and sold by Meccano in 1929 and for a few years afterwards

This is a better picture of one driving a steam shovel



Tony

p.s. in case anyone wonders Ralph and I have known each other for a few years now.
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And here's another Meccano steam powered crane

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That's a nice looking resto and crane, Ralph.

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That's a nice looking resto and crane, Ralph.

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Thanks Gil,

I have a few more of those Mec1 Meccano engines here awaiting restoration. I am thinking about finishing a few more in Red as I think they look good in that colour. I refurbished two for a Meccano friend a couple of months ago and that came out OK.



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Put a red one in the pile with the yellow submarine when you have one to spare

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It’s very nice that you have joined and chosen to post to smokstak.com. Your first post in this thread sure catches my eye; excellent work. If you’re willing to share, I’m very much interested in learning the basic process steps you used to produce such a wonderfully restored engine.
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...Your first post in this thread sure catches my eye; excellent work. If you’re willing to share, I’m very much interested in learning the basic process steps you used to produce such a wonderfully restored engine.
I am pleased you like my modest attempt at rescuing an old destroyed engine. The whole story was told HERE



The picture above shows the engine under restoration...

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Put a red one in the pile with the yellow submarine when you have one to spare

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Will do Tony - I have a few going through the workshop at the moment, one now has your name on

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Will do Tony - I have a few going through the workshop at the moment, one now has your name on

Ralph
Ta, Have been flying the Meccano flag at a local rally today - and getting photos for our Maltese friend of Showmans engines.

If plans work out then I should hopefully get a chance to drive one tomorrow.
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Thanks for posting the link to your restoration project. It was interesting and I learned a much.
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Thanks for posting the link to your restoration project. It was interesting and I learned a much.
I am pleased it was of interest!

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