Nellist Steam Toys-Horizontal Steam Engines This is a simple overtype steam engine. Not much is know

Item number: Horizontal 6 (54102)

Category: Nellist



Kind of Toys:
Steam Toys Horizontal Steam Engines

Horizontal 6

c. 1950's

Size (LxWxH in inch):
6" x 3" x 4,875"

Size (LxWxH in cm):
15,3 x 7,6 x 12,4 cm

Results: (E=Ebay; D=Sale; B=Auction) (Z=Condition)
D Z3 295,00 2017

This is a simple overtype steam engine. Not much is known about it or the maker, except that it was made in Bradford.
The horizontal brass boiler is 2" diameter x 4 1/8" long. It is fired by a single wick meths burner. It has no water level indication; the instructions say " Fill the boiler to within half an inch from the top ...". There is a spring type safety valve and a dummy chimney (missing).
The engine frame is mounted on the boiler and is a sturdy brass bar. Steam is fed directly from the top of the boiler, via a short length of pipe, to the back of the engine frome, which incorporates the port face. The single acting oscillating cylinder is 1/4" bore x 1/2" stroke. The crankshaft consists of a disk crank at one end and a 1 1/2" diameter steel flywheel at the other.

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