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Old 15-08-16, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hi to all,

I've just seen for sale this steam engine.
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Although I saw that Merryweather was a fire pump engine firm, I think they also made domestic steam machine.

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Old 15-08-16, 08:59 AM   #2
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Another photo.

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Old 15-08-16, 09:59 AM   #3
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What a lovely thing - are you going to buy it Pascal?

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Old 15-08-16, 10:43 AM   #4
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Martin,

I don't think I'll buy it,
I have to buy a nice Crossley nextly...
Enought job ahead for the moment. But you're right Martin a lovely thing.

And if I would buy it my wife would shout me.

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Old 15-08-16, 10:52 AM   #5
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Merryweather's made engines for all sorts of markets, and they are lovely things.

Words of warning though - being designed to be portable the boiler plate was very thin from new (no more than 5/16" or 8mm), consequently most are frighteningly thin after decades of use. The boilers are a complicated clever design and very expensive to replace, making a full restoration to "as new" massively uneconomical. A friend had one fixed recently, and despite over 1000 spent on the repairs to the boiler it's only allowed to run at reduced pressure (40psi), which is enough to make it run.

Very pretty though. I'd even sell an Amanco to buy one!

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