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Author Topic: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES  (Read 9830 times)

Offline kiwimodeller

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NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« on: October 28, 2009, 08:35:35 PM »
Thanks to Eddy we have a new section and it is great to be the first to list in it. I am able to offer steam engine kits made here in New Zealand. These are not a new product having been on the market for several years but some of them have recently undergone a cosmetic upgrade to improve the appearance. There are many satisfied builders among the Model Engineering and Model Boating fraternities in this country. The kits consist of all the materials neccessary to build the engine (including all fasteners, screws, nuts etc) and come with several pages of full size plans and comprehensive instructions. A small lathe is essential to build the engine and although it is possible to get by without a mill having one or a milling attachment for the lathe does make it much easier. These are a quality kit which I am happy to be marketing for the manufacturer. Payment can be made through Paypal or by bank transfer. At present our dollar is quite strong but I believe the pricing will still be very competitive. To convert NZ$ to Pounds at present multiply the NZ$ amount by 0.49 (NZ$100 costs about 49GBP) and to convert to US$ multiply by 0.79 (NZ$100 costs about US$79). The first engine offered is a 16mm bore by 16mm stroke (5/8" by 5/8") double acting slide valve V Twin with reversing gear at NZ$225 plus postage and the second is a 20mm bore by 20mm stroke double acting slide valve vertical twin at NZ$285 plus postage. Single cylinder engines and a Walking Beam engine are available and in the future there will be a 16 x 16 vertical twin and eventually a horizontal twin. I am happy to asnwer questions on the forum or by P M and my email address is visible on my profile if a postage quote is required.
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Offline Red_Hamish

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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 06:05:44 AM »
Hi, it is great to have the new section available for traders amnd the first post shows just how useful this could be. To get an uptodate currency conversion  you cana look at www.xe.com Hope that helps the international trade can flourish.

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Jim
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Offline kiwimodeller

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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 08:02:41 PM »
Thanks for that Jim, I hope anybody thinking of ordering from anywhere in the world will use this or similar sites, the exchange rate can change drastically in just a few days. Hopefully other traders will follow my lead in using the section. Perhaps Barry or Derek could persuade Adrian to post a list of the paddlewheel sizes and prices? Cheers, Ian.
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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 07:28:31 AM »
Can you give me a price for the 16 x 16 V Twin including shipping to the UK?

Thanks

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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 07:36:19 PM »
Hi, as listed in the post the cost of the engine kitset is NZ$225 to Paddleducks members. Postage to the UK is NZ$51 Economy or NZ$60 Priority (faster delivery), both services include full insurance. Today the exchange rate is NZ$1 = 45p so the engine kit would be 101Pounds and the postage would be either 23Pounds or 27Pounds but as mentioned above the posting the exchange rate changes daily so it pays to check through the site listed. I have just asked a member of the local Model Engineering Club to machine and assemble a couple of engines but they will not be ready for a few weeks. I will also list them on Ebay UK. Let me know if you have any questions. I tried to send you a personal message but apparently you cannot receive these yet. Cheers, Ian.
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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 08:12:17 AM »
Thankyou for your quick response.

I will need an engine for my next project and I will contact you as soon as I finish the present project.

Alan

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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 08:32:19 PM »
No problem Alan. My email address is listed on my profile if you want to send any more questions through. Regards, Ian.
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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011, 08:39:18 PM »
As a bit of an update here is a photo of the 20/20 (20mm bore and 20mm stroke) double acting vertical twin. Again available as a full kit of billet material and all the neccessary fasteners etc. A lovely engine for a bigger boat, capable of pushing most hulls along while just ticking over gently.  I would also appreciate a bit of feedback on what size of horizontal twin would be of most interest so I can get the engine man to work on a paddler engine. Thanks, Ian.
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Offline kno3

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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 10:25:19 PM »
Any news regarding these engines? Are they available for sale?

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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 07:48:12 PM »
Yes they are available Kno although the gentleman who makes them has slowed down a little and just makes a batch every now and again. I just sold a 20/20 for him about a week ago and I ran my 16/16 in a 50" Picket Boat hull for the first time on Sunday. It turns a 3" four blade prop no problem and does scale speed on half throttle so I am very pleased with it. We did not get any feedback on horizontal cylinder paddler engines so he did not follow that idea any further. Send me a PM or email if you need more info or photos. Cheers, Ian.
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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 10:49:21 PM »
Can you buy just the drawings for these engines?
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Re: NEW KITSET STEAM ENGINES
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 07:02:55 PM »
I will ask him Gerald but I think it is unlikely he would want to sell them separately. If you want to build an engine just from drawings it should not be too hard to find plans, either on the internet or in books. Cheers, Ian.
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