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Old 30-03-16, 10:11 PM   #1
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Picked this rather large model up today its based on the Snow tandem, double acting engines use in the US gas fields. This one is based on the Doug Kelley book on Build the Snow. Whoever made this model doubled the sizes show in the book. It measure just over 4.1/2ft long and weighs about 100 kg.

It needs a bit of fettling before I can get it running, but has I am told run in the past.

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Old 30-03-16, 10:37 PM   #2
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That looks a rather splendid thing, best of luck getting it up and running again and I'll look forward to seeing a vid of it when you do.
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Old 31-03-16, 01:10 PM   #3
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Very nice indeed!

Well done getting hold of that one, Andy.

There are two full-size engines in preservation, maybe more, in the USA, Coolspring PA, Buckley MI and another.

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There is Coolsprings PA and Buckley MI as you say plus Rollag MN and Fort Meade FL all in preservation and should be in running order. There is also a static one at Erie County Fair , Wattsburg PA.
The one at Buckley is actually a twin with an all up weight of 445000lbs about 190 tons, and is the largest at 1100HP.
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Thanks for the extra info, Andy, I know Jim Dunmyer who is involved with the Buckley club and we are also life members.

I'll ask Jim how their engine is getting on, it's been 6/7 years since we were over there at the show.

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I believe there is a 500 hp Snow engine not that far from Coolspring in its original engine house. Last year I was told that the lot was due for demolition/scrapping 'very soon' - obviously by some Philistine!

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The owner is more likely to be an American not a Phlistine, he by right of ownership can do as he wishes with the engine, he may have tried to sell it or find a new home for it, if people are not interested in taking it on then he is left with no choice.

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Old 06-04-16, 08:31 PM   #8
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See what Rick Rowlands has achieved with the Tod Engine:

http://www.todengine.org/

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