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Nichols & Shepard Had a Little One

Aaron Bixler

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I need a bell for my smokestack as well. Stack diameter is approx 9 1/2 inches. 13 up 1894 S/n 4806.

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13hp Nicholas&shepard. Need diameter of rear water tanks. Any help would be great.
 

K.O'Connell

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07/13/2019

Mike McKnight

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I need a bell for my smokestack as well. Stack diameter is approx 9 1/2 inches. 13 up 1894 S/n 4806.

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13hp Nicholas&shepard. Need diameter of rear water tanks. Any help would be great.
Aaron,
Sent you a PM.

Anyone hear if John's been able to get his new baby moved yet? :shrug:

Mike M
 

AndyG

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01/13/2014
Mike, I hope so. He only has a week to get it ready for Portland TN! I'll bring the matches.
 

John Manning

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I need a bell for my smokestack as well. Stack diameter is approx 9 1/2 inches. 13 up 1894 S/n 4806.

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13hp Nicholas&shepard. Need diameter of rear water tanks. Any help would be great.
I have access to a good foundry and there are several parts I am going to have cast for my engine. So far, smokebox ring and door, rear damper chute, smokestack top and probably will clean up the pitted smokestack base, bondo and smooth and have it recast as well. I found cast bases for the watertanks buried beside the engine. 1 is still intact so I can get the diameter for you off that when I get back over there.
I will post before I go to the foundry if anyone else needs the pieces I am replicationg so they can have one made as well.
 

Beth V

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03/03/2018
Thanks for the update John! Glad to see it out!

Did the front pedestal just push up into the smokebox or what?:shrug:

Beth:wave:
 

John Manning

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Did the front pedestal just push up into the smokebox or what?:shrug:

Beth:wave:
When we found it the front pedestal was no longer attached because the smokebox was rotten.


We went out with jacks, a welder and some pieces of metal and welded it back together just so we could move and steer it. The boiler is beyond repair anyway so we figured no harm.
 

John Manning

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Oh and while we are on pictures, whatever steam cylinder oil they used was good stuff. Im thinking about bathing in it if it will keep me as preserved as this piston and cylinder.


And just a couple more for fun.

 

Mike McKnight

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03/20/2020
John,
Congrats on getting her moved! Really look forward to looking her over next weekend...you bringing the big girl so's you can park them side by side and take some pics? :brows:

Mike M
 

Aaron Bixler

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John could you get the diameter of that tank for me. I need it so I can get the pattern made for my 13. Congats on your find. It will be a nice engine! Thanks
 

HalfKeck

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05/17/2016
I think John has been busy with some other projects. He is still tinkering on his big engine and also has been helping his buddy on a Case engine rebuild. It may be a day or two until this one reaches the top of the to-do list.
 

K.O'Connell

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07/13/2019
I think John has been busy with some other projects. He is still tinkering on his big engine and also has been helping his buddy on a Case engine rebuild. It may be a day or two until this one reaches the top of the to-do list.
Thanks, I can just tell that this is going to be a great looking little engine again some day.........
 
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