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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Philcraft Beam Engine Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

Here is the Philcraft Beam Engine that I recently won on ebay.  Apart from being a bit grubby, everything appears to be ok ... the beam goes up and down.  The engine and boiler feel a little loose on the base ... perhaps it just needs screwing up?

Looks like one of the legs under the boiler is a screw ... there are no hand rails.

I would be very grateful if other Philcraft beam engine owners would have a quick look at the photos to see if there are other things that are odd or don't appear right.  

Also, if anyone has any instructions for this type of engine ... could I grab a copy.  Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There doesn't appear to be anything drastically wrong with it. As you say, one of the legs under the boiler is a screw and there are no hand rails. As has already been mentioned elsewhere, the pivot pins at the ends of the beam are missing. The only other things I can see are that the burner is missing and the exhaust pipe is missing. (It should loop back into the firebox and up the chimney.) The burner is a twin wick version of his standard burner.

See the web page of mine: http://rolywilliams.com/philcraft_beam_engine.html

Don't worry about it being a mirror image. Phil did say he made them in both orientations.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't remember if instruction notes were sent with the machine ? ...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roly Williams wrote:
There doesn't appear to be anything drastically wrong with it. As you say, one of the legs under the boiler is a screw and there are no hand rails. As has already been mentioned elsewhere, the pivot pins at the ends of the beam are missing. The only other things I can see are that the burner is missing and the exhaust pipe is missing. (It should loop back into the firebox and up the chimney.) The burner is a twin wick version of his standard burner.

See the web page of mine: http://rolywilliams.com/philcraft_beam_engine.html

Don't worry about it being a mirror image. Phil did say he made them in both orientations.


Thank you Roly

I can't remember what sort of burner I have with my Philcraft horizontal engine (single or twin burner) ... I'll check tonight.  

I won't be able to do anything for a while as I'm away on business for a week, hopefully when I get back.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a pic' of what it should look like.These are the two types.I hope it helps.




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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

olivapor wrote:
I can't remember if instruction notes were sent with the machine ? ...

I don't remember any instructions with mine.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking beam engine, has a nice patina as well
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. Looks well loved
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is nice Pete, maybe Phill Gravitt could supply you with the missing bits, or knowing you you probably have started to make them yourself.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrat's on winning, great little engine.😊
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a beauty.  Nice one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:
That is nice Pete, maybe Phill Gravitt could supply you with the missing bits, or knowing you you probably have started to make them yourself.


Hi Les,

Luckily, Phil got in touch before I had chance to turn any brass

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RocDoc wrote:
Les wrote:
That is nice Pete, maybe Phill Gravitt could supply you with the missing bits, or knowing you you probably have started to make them yourself.


Hi Les,

Luckily, Phil got in touch before I had chance to turn any brass

Pete


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