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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 14th December, 2011)

Mamod Steam Traction Engine

Mamod Steam Traction Engine

Photo: Colin Harlow  (Kodak CX7330)
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Comment by: Jed on 14th December 2011 at 07:38

Very clear photo Colin

Comment by: Garry on 14th December 2011 at 10:34

Full steam ahead..a miniature of Fred Dibnah's traction engine. Nice photo Colin.

Comment by: Mick on 14th December 2011 at 12:11

Lovely photo Colin

Comment by: dk on 14th December 2011 at 12:31

There's a bit of work gone into it. What's the story Colin? Is it a kit or do you make parts? It's very nice.

Comment by: Harry C. on 14th December 2011 at 15:39

Nice unusual photo Colin, I have a mamod steam roller, it's now about 42 years old and still in excellent working order, I fire it up occasionally to keep it working. Can't see the drive chain from the fly wheel on yours, is it missing. H.

Comment by: David Barker on 14th December 2011 at 15:48

Watching how its made on Quest channel the other night,they were making these ,used to have a stationary engine with a methylated spirits burner,used to run meccano models with it many years ago ,nice one Colin.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 14th December 2011 at 16:20

DK, the engine is a present from my son David, it's in full working order and works well. Spare parts are very easy to buy on the internet and I hope to fully restore it. It's live steam which fascinates me, I've always took interest in mechanical engineering and it doesn't take long before steams. Thanks for your nice comments.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 14th December 2011 at 16:42

Harry C, yes the drive band is missing, that and others are part of my restoration plan.(well spotted)

David Barker, correct, they were used to drive Meccano models and yes earlier engines did fire from methylated spirits. This model is later, it uses Mamod waxed solid fuel tablets.

Comment by: David Barker on 14th December 2011 at 18:25

Thanks Colin ,good luck with the restoration.

Comment by: DerrickCunliffe on 14th December 2011 at 22:01

Brilliant photo Colin,I new straight
away who put the photo on.Last time
we looked at a traction engine was
when we met Fred Dibnah at the back
of KwikSave garage in the 1980'sD.C.

Comment by: incer71 on 15th December 2011 at 18:18

wheres its whistle,do you park it garage over night

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