I tested it and it ran good and the safety valve works fine. It has the original alcohol / meths burner tray. It is mounted on a hand crafted Florida Cyprus plague. I added an eight ounce/250ml fill bottle and a bottle of steam cylinder oil.
I made a new overflow thumb screw, manifold, cylinder, piston, rod and connector for it as well. I used existing holes to mount it with stainless steel screws. Please view all the pictures. What you see is what you get. Since they are pre-packed, I cannot combine engines.I retired a few years ago and have always enjoyed working in my shop. I have been intrigued with steam engines since I was very young. One of the things on my bucket list was to learn how to operate a metal lathe and a mill. When I retired these two things came together for me and I have been refurbishing toy steam engines ever since. From the time I started till now, I have refurbished several hundred engines. I test every engine before I sell it. I get great pleasure in bringing these guys back to life and knowing that folks are getting a good running steamer.
I was a carpenter for many years, so I also make the Cyprus plaques as well. Sometimes I do well sometimes not. Enjoy your stream engine, Ric Dickens. Machine- L 9 X W 4 X H 4.5.
Plaque- L 6.5 X W 11.75 X H 1. The item "Vintage Horizontal Meccano live steam engine" is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2015. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys".
The seller is "dickens3805" and is located in Gainesville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.