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    Here is a youtube link to a 1901 Locke steam engine that I got working for a friend.
    I took it all apart and got things freed up. Had to make some new parts here and there (gaskets!)
    The video looked a lot better on my phone. But still, to see a piece of machinery running that is over 100 yrs old it just cool.

    Sid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Eq_Ox-Dls

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    Very nice! What did it originally power?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
      Very nice! What did it originally power?
      A car. It has a sprocket in the middle of the crank.

      Sid

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      • #4
        cool
        san jose, ca. usa

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sid pileski View Post
          Here is a youtube link to a 1901 Locke steam engine that I got working for a friend.
          I took it all apart and got things freed up. Had to make some new parts here and there (gaskets!)
          The video looked a lot better on my phone. But still, to see a piece of machinery running that is over 100 yrs old it just cool.

          Sid

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Eq_Ox-Dls
          Very cool! There is a forum member here who has one of those. I think he was planning on building a steam powered motorcycle with it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fasttrack View Post
            Very cool! There is a forum member here who has one of those. I think he was planning on building a steam powered motorcycle with it.
            Really. I’d be interested in who?

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            • #7
              So that's what the gaskets were for,nice!
              I just need one more tool,just one!

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              • #8
                That one sounds kind of clattery. Is it worn out?
                Kansas City area

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wierdscience View Post
                  So that's what the gaskets were for,nice!
                  Yup!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Toolguy View Post
                    That one sounds kind of clattery. Is it worn out?
                    Every joint! Somewhere in it's life, it did a lot of work. I can see in some aspects, it wasn't particularly well build in the first place either.
                    But hey, I hope I'm around and clattering when as old I get! ( a little Yoda there)

                    Sid

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                    • #11
                      It's a very interesting little steam engine. What's the overall size of it, roughly?
                      Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                      • #12
                        Practical application here
                        san jose, ca. usa

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Arcane View Post
                          It's a very interesting little steam engine. What's the overall size of it, roughly?
                          It's 3 bore x 3 stroke if I recall, maybe 24 inches in length.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Fasttrack View Post
                            Very cool! There is a forum member here who has one of those. I think he was planning on building a steam powered motorcycle with it.
                            I like the idea of a steam motorcycle.

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