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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Wayne Laepple on August 14, 2016, 08:49:09 PM

Title: We need one of these
Post by: Wayne Laepple on August 14, 2016, 08:49:09 PM
As seen on Friday at the National pike Steam Gas & Horse Association near Brownsville, PA
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Ira Schreiber on August 14, 2016, 08:53:55 PM
Where would you dig up one of these?
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on August 14, 2016, 09:23:13 PM
I understand that one of those lives in the basement of a modern skyscraper town hall, now serving as the boiler to heat the building. I know I read about it a long, long time ago.
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Wayne Laepple on August 14, 2016, 09:55:59 PM
That, I suspect, is what is classified as an urban legend, Ed. What modern skyscraper do you know of that receives coal deliveries? ;-)
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on August 14, 2016, 10:05:47 PM
It must be true, I found it on Wikipedia:

 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Mulligan_and_His_Steam_Shovel
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on August 14, 2016, 11:11:46 PM
No, you need this one! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v1RgiN52TCg
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: john d Stone on August 15, 2016, 05:41:00 AM
I think that one would scare the kids, Mike!
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Ira Schreiber on August 15, 2016, 04:05:25 PM
"Daddy, I want one"
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Wayne Laepple on August 18, 2016, 04:00:14 PM
We need this, to run the shingle mill and saw mill:

Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Ira Schreiber on August 18, 2016, 06:56:41 PM
Early version of a "Porta-Power".
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Keith Taylor on September 03, 2016, 07:56:29 AM
We need this, to run the shingle mill and saw mill:


I could lend the museum my Case steam traction engine.....but I don't think it has enough power.

Keith
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Ken Fleming on September 03, 2016, 04:27:33 PM
Wayne, I didn't get to Rough and Tumble this year.  Did you get the info on the portable engine?  This is what we need.  Also could be used to steam lobster, clams, potatoes and corn for the/a picnic.  It would fit on a flat car, making it really portable.
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Wayne Laepple on September 04, 2016, 11:24:58 AM
There was a phone number, but I didn't copy it down. The boiler is a lap seam boiler, which is not permissible in Maine.
Title: Re: We need one of these
Post by: Ken Fleming on September 04, 2016, 09:47:28 PM
I thought it might be a lap seam boiler.  I don't think very many portables were built with butt strap boilers.  Most were built lap seam was good enough.