Go into WH Smiths or similar, and look for 'Stationary Engine' magazine. Printed monthly, it's a magazine from Kelsey Publishing for all stationary engine enthusiasts. You will find lots of people selling the type of engines you are after, along with articles on rebuilding, etc. Good luck to you. I need to get my 2 1/2 hp AMANCO engine out for the summer soon!
Locos: 'Pansy' and , Maid of Kent (complete, but out of tickets), Dukedog (working on valances and smokebox (July 2023)), '2800' Swindon (rolling chassis; 'Failed boiler due to bad workmanship by maker!) B1 (Sprinbok), purchased as investment, 90% complete) All currently in 'hibination' status! GWR Large Prairie away in Stockport for major re-building work (Feb 2023)
Hello Alan, There is an American manufacturer of both casting sets and complete engines called Tiny Power (TINYPOWER.COM) that does some big stuff, I've got small stuff from them in the past, the carriage may be a bit hefty though! Tim
I've a biggish horizontal stationary. Off the top of my head 3-4" stroke and a couple of inches bore well over 20" long. It is an demonstration model I think as it very unusually has for a period (late Victorian) horizontal reversing gear. Even odder it has crossed rods Stephenson's valve gear. It is buried as I am moving my workshop and I'll probably forget but feel free to remind me to let you have pics.
Not really Terry. I've built a shiny new workshop which I'm populating with the stuff I really care about. There is a load of other stuff I've not seen in 20 years hanging around which I doubt I'll ever play with.
Erin has just been told that she is going to lose her job so things will be a deal tighter (kangaroo, storm drain, sandstorm: make up your own expression) not helped by stumping up for school fees for the girls. So now seems like a good time to cash in some of my chips.
That and it actually would be nice to see some of the stuff I've collected used and enjoyed rather than just standing. So I'm not giving it away but I'll be thinning the collection.
Ooops did I mention the 8" vertical boiler I was building to power the horizontal? Done a fair bit (rolled and silver soldered the barrel and firebox flanged and bored the plates but stopped when I realised I'd not the heat to do the foundation ring.