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Fairbanks Morse 3 Cylinder at Alexander New York


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Default Fairbanks Morse 3 Cylinder at Alexander New York

Here is our Nunda Engine in its permanent home. Picture taken at 2008 Rally by Bob Melville.
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http://www.old-engine.com/nunda.htm

This is what Harry had to say about this engine and its life's work. I think googeling the Nunda Engine is how I first found out about Smokestak.

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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 3 cylinder at Alexander

The Fairbanks Morse is not running. I don't Know what is running that everyone is looking at. It looks like a generator, but I have no idea what kind of engine is powering it. It makes noise so it has drawn an audiance just like the saw mill.

Open to your opinions as to what it is.

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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 3 cylinder at Alexander

Dave, that is a Waukesha. Don't know the model.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 3 cylinder at Alexander

Nice looking Fairbanks Morse 3 cylinder! It looks a little light in the flywheel department though.

Looking at the historic photographs of it shows how much mass was acting as additional damping that is not on the engine anymore.

Is there a plan to add back the generator and additional shaft driven gear?

I applaud the effort and results!
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No plans to add any load to the three cylinder that I am aware of. The club did acquire a single cylinder Fairbanks Morse just this past January 2009, that we thought would be a good addition to our collection.

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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 3 cylinder at Alexander

Due to the interest involved here, I have rescanned and uploaded the Nunda photos from the original negatives in 1024 width. It was a dark and dingy dungeon, but they came out fine. This was in my early days of old engine hunting and as always, Jeannie remains interested in the subject matter. Really?

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We had our member meeting for WNY Gas & Steam today. One member came with a set of Harry's pictures printed out because he has gotten an interest in this engine. Another member brought several of his albums of club pictures. The interesting ones were from 1997. Harry's pictures were of the engine inside the factory in 1995 and then a restored picture from 2002. These 1997 pictures were of the actual dissasembly and removal of the engine from the factory. They used a crane to remove much of the engine through the roof. Sorry I don't have the pictures and they are not digital.

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Over the winter the club picked up a Fairbanks Morse one cylinder Engine. We have a concrete footing with the engine in place just outside the 3 cylinder's building. Building will be extended and there are plans to put some load back on the 3 cylinder. the one cylindar came with an amonia compressor and a full set of the original tools for the engine.

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We have plans to run our 3 cylinder Fairbanks Morse at our 2010 show. It has not run the past couple of years because the starting compressor needed replacing. A 300 psi compressor with a large storage tank was needed. We now have a compressor and it is being installed.

Alexander Steam Show, Sep 9-12, 2010

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