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Offline sbwhart

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Minnie Traction Engine
« on: February 06, 2017, 04:09:53 AM »
I've just completed finishing off a 1" scale traction engine its the well known Minnie by L.C.Mason , this particular engine has quite a long history, from the stamp on the Boiler it was made in the 1970 and the name on the valve chest is A.J.Stonard who for what ever only completed about 80% of it, about 10 years ago it was obtained by a Chap in Southhampton, I get into the story shortly after this:- when I was first setting up my workshop I started raising funds by making odds and ends and seling them on ebay one of the items I was making was the Minnie lubricator, this Chap bought one then over the years asked me to make other parts, eventually he said I have all the parts to complete the engine would I like to do the work, so over this last couple of months I've completed it.

Everything is done except for the steering chain the one I have doesn't have welded links and it keeps breaking, so I'm waiting on delivery of a better chain.

He're are some photos of the completed engine











https://youtu.be/8b0QZjp-K90

Stew



A little bit of clearance never got in the road
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Location:- Crewe Cheshire

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Re: Minnie Traction Engine
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 06:48:59 AM »
Impressive work, a really fine job.  Love it!

Dave

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Re: Minnie Traction Engine
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 07:59:52 AM »
 :drool:  Oh boy....
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Minnie Traction Engine
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 08:57:37 AM »
That must have been serious amount of precision work.  :bow:

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Re: Minnie Traction Engine
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 09:22:12 AM »
 :bugeye: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :bugeye:

I shudder to think how many hours that represents
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Minnie Traction Engine
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 07:34:07 PM »
Absolutely beautiful Stew I tip my hat to you... first class...

Anthony..
If you cant fix it, get another hobby.

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Re: Minnie Traction Engine
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 06:15:18 AM »
Absolutely first class model ,I built one years ago for a mate of mine ,yours puts mine way back in the shade,
 Peter .