A Rare Edgar Westbury Diagonal Paddle wheel steam engine for sale. Nicely built into a section of wooden hull with removable paddle box covers.
It is my opinion that the engine appears to have been set up for a museum display with small low voltage electric motor hidden under the deck plate with chain drive to main crank to turn the engine and show its operation. The chain and driving sprocket are nicely blended into the mode land actually looks part of the engine. This a very impressive looking piece. I have never seen a paddle engine in hull section before and the engine enhance most live steam engine collections.
Diagonal paddle engines are quite rare to find, and coupled with the fact that the engine is built into a hull section, makes it even rarer. Nice clean engine, red painted cylinders, bright, patinaed engine parts and metalwork. Fitted with working Stephenson's valve gear and hand operated wheel.
Overall width to outside of paddles is approx. 56cm, (22"), length of hull is 45cm (17.7"), and height to top of paddle is approx 25cm (10). Model weights around 9 kg (around 2o lbs). The engine displays nicely, and with the electric motor fitted and powered, you can operate the engine without the need for steam. The engine ran really nicely with 24 volts, DC.
I haven't run it on steam or air, so cant give any assurances in this department. The engine looks great when operating with the electric motor, and the feathering paddle operation is really interesting. The feathering kit was extra to the castings kit, so having the feathering paddles adds to its value and rarity. The water pump operates from the crank.To 24 volt DC power supply unit is INCLUDED. This power supply unit is for australian mains voltage ONLY, and is not suitable for any other country with different mains violtage. Rebate on the power supply will be given for international buyers. Standard packing will be in bubble wrap and styro-foam beans. Photos form part of the description.