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The EP "Rapid" 423

 
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nuvolari


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: The EP "Rapid" 423 Reply with quote

Hi,

Lately one of the new ads to the pile of need to be restored, is the EP "rapid" 423.

This lovely machine from around 1902-1906 is in the style of the EP "Hercules" but much bigger and the condition it came in is much better.
Never the less it needs to be taken fully apart.

Again the usual problems of wear and tear.
Rust, solder clutter and missing parts, never the less a lovely project.

Here is how they advertised this machine in the 1902 catalog.


And this is how this old lady arrived:





Well of to take the machine apart...

Cheers,
Danny
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck, Danny. I'm sure this one will turn out as good as the Hercules
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some nice details on that Danny, good luck with the restoration
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will immaculate by the time you have restored it.  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another challenge for you, Danny. Will watch with interest.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's going to look fab! Interesting engine.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a fine little engine
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys to show trust in my restoration work.

Today a product arrived where is was waiting for to finish the project.
The product gives the metal back a nice black patina.
After all the rust was treated on the fire house, a chemical was used to make it black again, as it was.
And the result is very pleasing to me.
Let me know your opinion?

The top plate has still got it's original nickel shine, only one big part had very deep corrosion.
The top rust was removed an chemically treated to stop the rust.
It will stay like this, and I think it's ok like that as a charm of time.


Now I've to reassemble everything...

Cheers,
Danny
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nuvolari wrote:
thanks guys to show trust in my restoration work.

Today a product arrived where is was waiting for to finish the project.
The product gives the metal back a nice black patina.
After all the rust was treated on the fire house, a chemical was used to make it black again, as it was.
And the result is very pleasing to me.
Let me know your opinion?

The top plate has still got it's original nickel shine, only one big part had very deep corrosion.
The top rust was removed an chemically treated to stop the rust.
It will stay like this, and I think it's ok like that as a charm of time.


Now I've to reassemble everything...

Cheers,
Danny


From the photo it looks like it's a new firebox, a right choice of product on your part.
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