I want a Mamod steam engine.
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29-08-2016, 11:39 AM
I want a Mamod steam engine.
Hello folks,
Since my heart attack I have not been able to do any heavy work so I have been spending time restoring my old two old toy steam engines. I would now like more to do.
So,
Any Brits got any in their lofts, attics, garages, sheds that you are willing to sell cheaply? I will, of course, cover postage costs.

Best wishes
Steve

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29-08-2016, 12:40 PM
RE: I want a Mamod steam engine.
Wish you luck, Steve!

I had a plinth type years ago, great fun, hooked it up to a generator and a pocket radio and had a true steam-radio!

Are you looking for a plinth of a traction engine type? Some of each on EBay.

In my tiny accommodation there is no room for such things - but I do have two Sterling cycle heat engines. One will run balanced on a hot mug of coffee (goes mad on a radiator!) the other needs a spirit lamp.

The latter also drives a generator that lights an LED.

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The LED changes colour, just caught it on the change with a slow shutter speed.

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29-08-2016, 12:50 PM
RE: I want a Mamod steam engine.
Mamod stationary engines start at around £20 on Ebay, but mostly old ones. Never really know their condition.

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29-08-2016, 01:19 PM
RE: I want a Mamod steam engine.
Thanks Gloucester,

Nice looking Sterling you have there.
I also have the one that runs on a cup of tea. When it slows down the tea is cool enough to drink.

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