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Old Aug 23, 2008, 09:57 AM
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Midwest Heritage Steam Engine

I've been waiting two months for the Heritage Steam Engine to be in stock. Latest word is late August but, the date keeps changing.
I had previously posted that I got a good deal on the Elliot Steam Launch. Is there any other engine out there that would be suitable? Yesteryear Toy has an engine, the Wilesco D49, http://www.yesteryeartoys.com/cgi-lo...g.cfm?view=D49
A bit pricey @ $400.00 but I think that it will work. I was hoping to go a little cheaper but I know that steam is a expensive hobby.
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Frank
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Old Aug 23, 2008, 10:12 AM
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This engine is in stock at www.greathobbies.com for $99.99. They're in Canada but ship to the U.S., no problem. Do a search for MID987 on their web site. Cheers.

Bill.
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Old Aug 23, 2008, 05:23 PM
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The D-49 won't fit into the Elliott Bay SL. The Heritage is always on Ebay for about $100. The Heritage is better then the earlier Midwest engine and the best fit for the Elliott Bay SL.

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Old Aug 23, 2008, 05:33 PM
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Thanks, Bill and Steve!

der Kapitan came through and I bought his. Now I can get started!
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Old Aug 23, 2008, 10:27 PM
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I'm always amazed at the things I have stashed under the basement stairs.

Abour five years ago, I acquired two of the Heritage engines through some horsetrading with Midwest, and I built one of them.

Cute little bugger, the engine itself is preassembled, and very nicely made. The boiler is presoldered, and only needs assembly.

Just add water, a can of Sterno, and go---.
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Old Aug 24, 2008, 10:05 AM
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Thanks, again, Kap!

I hesitated starting on the launch until I nailed down the engine situation. I'm certainly going to add the oiler system that Steve told us about.
Another question- Using Steve's collection system- could I use the overflow to oil the prop shaft?
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Old Aug 24, 2008, 10:28 AM
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I think Steve told me he uses that collector to be sure the oil stays out of the pond. If you lubed the prop shaft wouldn't it leech out into the water?
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Old Aug 24, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Leeching oil.

Most definitely it would leech into the water. Since one cannot use grease on the shaft with the Heritage engine, the oil that you have to use will also leech into the water. I certainly understand the concern, especially where you run your boats, Tom, but I run my boats where outboard motors are used so I don't think that the Heritage would even come close to a full size outboard.
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Old Aug 24, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Another question- Using Steve's collection system- could I use the overflow to oil the prop shaft?
Frank
To oil the shaft I just do it once in a while, it just does not need much oil. The engine needs much more oil and this can cause some unsightly oil on the ponds surface which in most local parks could cause problems with the park managment.
Every boat needs it propeller shaft lubricated with something a little will get in the water no matter what we do, just needs to be less than detectable, ie no oil slicks.

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