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Time to join in for a short first visit to STWWW 2009. Here's my contribution of old Nuremberg engines. Hopefully, I will get time to have a few of them running during the weekend.
Starting with a Bing Steam Roller, 2 Krauss Mohr, a Carette and a Falk.
Next up another Krauss Mohr, a Bing and a Schoenner.
... a Doll mobile, a Bing, a Carette hot-air and yet another Bing...
...and finally a copule of verticals made by Bing, Doll, Carette, Plank, Märklin and Schoenner.
The Bing 130/511 running. It all went well until the sightglass broke, so this need some minor repair before running again... Unfortunatelly no vids on the damage as my camera had run out of memory by then
As this is the direction my collection is taking at the moment, I found your presentation breathtaking.
That collection makes me realise just how many beautiful machines there are out there.
What a treat.
We are being treated to some gorgeous engines this weekend, these are just breathtaking.
Lovely collection nice to be able to see different engines.
Got to love the engineering on those old German engines.
Wow, that is a wonderful collection!!!
Great collection... those vertical engines are just great! very nice. so many little treasure tucked away in peoples homes
Now steamed up the Carette 2318 from 1895. A real smooth running engine. Quite big, 34cm high and a flywheel diameter of almost 9cm.
That Carette is a stunner---
What a wonderful collection... all gorgeous but I especially like the verticals!
Oh my just look at that Carette.
Just love that governor.
That Carette is a stunner---
It surely is.
Wow, what a collection
That is a wonderful collection , I would love to have any of those. Good job
Lovely old engines!!
WOW what a collection of classics!
Thanks for sharing!
How lovely, and ALL have chimneys- cant be many German engine collections with thenm all present
all i can say is WOW WOW WOW thats some nice engines
Peol, I never cease to be amazed at the breadth and depth of skill that the Germans of the Nuremburg era put into creating such masterpieces. They are mechanical art for sure.
Thank you for sharing them in such an appealing way.
Wow. You just can't beat the German engines for charm. They are wonderful to view
thanks, for the comments. As Roger says, it's the art of mechanics, the quality, the huge variety of models and of course the satisfaction of finding a rare engine that makes this such a fascinating hobby. It's amazing that these machines still run so well, several of them more than 100 years old...
And now for something that is not steam, but very close... a Carette hot-air engine from 1911, no water involved, only a heater.
That is beautiful.
My old Ernst Plank vertical. I don't know so much about this one, but I think it dates from around 1895. It's missing the whistle (and threads) so I cannot run it on steam, have to rely on a noisy compressor.
Thanks a lot, peol!
Really nice and charming. I do appreciate the "austere" appearance of the Carettes, form follows function avant la lettre...
An engine made by Krauss, Mohr & Co around 1900. This was one of the smaller toy companies in Nuremberg, and their steam engines are rather rare to find.
Wow, that Carette Hot air engine really runs great. Impressive for nearly 100 years old!
stunning pics peol! nicely presented!
WOW. To see some of these beautiful and rare engines actually running is a real privilege.