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Looks complete and unmolested after sitting in the seller's attic for over 50 years.
No sign of dezinc but the paint on the green engine base is rough and will need repainting.
Not sure if I will do a complete restoration or just touch up the paintwork and leave it as it is.
Is the green paint easily available (in small quantities)?
Anyway, here's a video I took. I wanted to try it out, so it is very much a quick wipe down and some lube.
Looks like a real beauty you have there! SE3's are about as good as true toy steam gets.
Looks like you have the hammer tone green paint on those engine frames, and I suspect you will have little luck in finding a really good match for that. It certainly doesn't look any too bad, just the way it is!!!
very nice find , was good to see running ... thanks
Very nice John, your movie is as they always are great to watch
The SE3 is a funtastic engine if there ever was one
Regarding the very hot handles on this type Mamod-valves i made this, not at all my invention though just thought i`d show how my simple solution looked.
In a very good overall condition and runs extremely well.
That is a very nice engine, ive got one just like it.
How much did you get it for?
P.S. I'd reccomend giving it a polish here and ther and it would look nearly new.
The classic full throttle of an SE3, it sounds wonderful.
a sleeper....just a little oil and voila!
great stuff John.
A very nice vid. of a good runner..
Use the WD 40 on it...
NICE! My favorite Mamod stationary engine. I really enjoy my two they are 70s model with the later whistles.
In very nice condition, great runner.
loose nut 45
A very nice find and in great condition.
I can see why you are pleased with it. A fine example and great runner
me ? I'd polish it up - nice bit o' brass there
BTW..i use a 30:4 mix of metho/water in burners..seems to keep the flame down a little and reduces the soot on the sides. Have fiddled around with other proportions, but the 30:4 seems to do the trick.