I need to clean up the garage more often. I found things that I had not seen for a while.
The little steam engine has been on my workbench for several years.
I also found a couple of take-apart spark plugs.
I used to know the brand of that engine!
there's a good chance that cord was a resistance cord, that reduced the power to the coil under the boiler. Not certain where you can get those today. But don't go putting a modern cord on their thinking you can get it running again!
I was always amazed at how much stuff I could find, that I didn't realize I had Most typically for me it was multiples of tools. Nice find Tommy
Possibly a Weeden engine. Many years ago Santa brought me a Jensen model 60. I burned up a lot of Esbit fuel in it. It is also in my garage.
Happy New Year.
Looks like it's sitting on a '40 Chevy fender.
The boiler looks like it was made from an acetylene generator. ?!? Maybe ? Neat !! Model steam engines are a lot of fun.
Yeah, the background is a '40 Chevrolet two-door sedan. We've had the car 35+ years. It has a '62 261 six and a later fully synchronized three speed, open drive transmission and a 12 bolt rear.
Ive seen the electric boilers, but never had one. I wasn't aware of the resistor cord. Interesting.
I've seen bunches of these engines over the years and have never heard of a resistor cord. I know cords on all old electric items looked different than modern cords. I have a couple of other engines but this is the only electric.
We might better let this conversation die. It could be considered baloney.
NO baloney here, not any in my fridge either! I have one somewhere in the garage--don't know which one, nor which stack of boxes. As I recall, the cover cloth on the cord was black with a white tracer, presumably to identify it as a resistance cord. Yes, the cord gets warm in use. I wish I'd measured one for the ohms reading as it just occurred to me that one could just make a small box with resistors in it and wire the box to a regular cord.
Those of you on high-speed connections can google it, maybe there's more info out there.
I uncovered some more goodies from days gone by.(or is it days gone bye?)
I think it's "days gone bye-bye". ; )
What a nice collection of tools - !!