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Old Jan 08, 2010, 10:56 AM
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I can't find anyone that carries the burners separate from the boilers. Looking for a Saito-like alcohol burner. Does anyone carry steamer parts 'ala carte'?
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Old Jan 08, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Your better off with a ceramic butane burner. I do not know of any supplier who makes a saito like burner for alcohol.

You really need to know what boiler you are going to be using before you look for a burner.

http://www.ministeam.com/acatalog/Burners.html

Steve
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Old Jan 08, 2010, 03:45 PM
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I'm looking into the burner for other reasons than the boiler mostly for testing. I had found that other page while doing searches for burners, thanks for noting it here though, I may need to go back to it!
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Here are a few more - mostly Uk based

Forest Steam Classics- Phil is a nice fellow

http://www.forest-classics.co.uk/

Polly Engineering- Many items for live steam loco's - but also things for steam boat application

http://www.pollymodelengineering.co.uk/

Cheddar Valley bespoke( custom made) Boilers

http://www.cheddarvalleysteam.co.uk/


John Hemmen's steam engines

http://www.steamengines.co.uk/

Maidstone ( UK)

http://shop.maidstone-engineering.co...ages&page_id=2

US based -Sulphur Springs models mostly for live steam loco's..Brooks shared this site with me- It has double unions and many fittings and oiler's etc. Hint- print off price list ( done item number - price) so you can look up pricing more easily--this is where Brooks got his BAGRS loco stuff and most of the steam stuff for his paddler!

http://www.sssmodels.com/
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 11:47 AM
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Maybe we can restructure Post #1 to have ALL of these resources organized by type? Just a hint... (Mr. Ghost? Calling Mr. Ghost?)
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 07:31 PM
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Like books and plans
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 12:15 PM
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boilers, great looking and good price too

http://www.maccsteam.com
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 02:51 PM
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SH-

Those are nice boilers and the price seems reasonable as well. Wonder if we can get that first post of the thread updated to carry all these great suggestions!

-the 'other' SH
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 02:58 PM
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yeah this one too, has the turbine and a few recips and stuff:

http://jc-steam.com/estore/index.php?cPath=185
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Old Feb 01, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Mogogear asked me about the difference between the Midwest Heritage engine and their Model VI engine. If you want to see the 2 kits, the Tower site has both:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...team&search=Go

Based on the Tower dimensions, the Heritage piston has about 1.8x the area of the VI piston.

The $40 difference in kit price covers the boiler construction costs and the larger, more brass, engine I expect.
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Old Feb 02, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Mogogear asked me about the difference between the Midwest Heritage engine and their Model VI engine. If you want to see the 2 kits, the Tower site has both:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...team&search=Go
Based on the Tower dimensions, the Heritage piston has about 1.8x the area of the VI piston.
The $40 difference in kit price covers the boiler construction costs and the larger, more brass, engine I expect.
I wonder how much difference the 3/32 in piston diameter makes in running? It would be interesting if some one had both engines and ran them in the same hull off the same boiler. I think the only difference in boilers is the Heritage comes Pre-Assembled with a safety valve. Is the Heritage soft or hard soldered ?
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Old Feb 02, 2010, 04:07 PM
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Description I read says" Silver soldered" which seems odd for a low pressure boiler-But I welcome it if it is!
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Old Feb 03, 2010, 10:20 AM
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The Towers site is the only one that says Silver soldered all the others including Midwest just say pre-soldered.
http://www.midwestproducts.com/item_...sp?item_id=109
http://www.internethobbies.com/midhersteame.html
I have phoned Midwest and the one on the order desk took my number and is going to find out for me, the Boilers are not done there but sent out.
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Old Feb 03, 2010, 11:06 AM
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They do not look like actual silver solder. Probably lead free solder which given the purpose is acceptable.

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Old Feb 03, 2010, 01:31 PM
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I looked at one down at the LHS at $149.99 Can., but could not tell if it was Silver Solder or not. It didn't look the same as the Silver Solder I use, but there are many different types, and the new lead free solders look different then the old leaded ones. I haven't heard back yet from Midwest, they will probably phone tomorrow when I am out.
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