Friday, January 5, 2018

Weekend Steam: First Run With A New Boiler!

Thanks, Merle!  They call this an Advance, but the engine doesn't have the earmarks I expect on an Advance.  Hmmmm.  Must do some book-looking.  They should know what they are talking about, but I must see some old photos.  Exciting, nevertheless!  Well, it does look like an early Advance!  Later ones had angled lugs rather than lugs at a right angle to the rim.  The early catalog photos have spark arresters on the top of the stacks, so you can't see the top of the stack.  The pattern on this engine resembles ones you see on Nichols and Shepherd engines, and also some Russel Engines.  Later Advance engines had a simple ring around the top of the stack.

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