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Fall 2018 Shop List Updated

The shop list has been updated and can be found HERE.

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Rumely-Falk Dynamo

SOLD

Falk 3 HP volume governed sideshaft engine 1910-1912 or there after. This Falk engine tag reads: The Falk Co. Milwaukee Licensed under SECOR-HIGGINS System of Oil Combustion Kerosene Engines 1907  Engine # A 987 3 HP 560 RPM. Rumley started building Falk engines in 1912 and at some point before 1915 the engines were re named  Rumley / Falk. The engine is igniter fired, has a fuel pump, both valves are driven from cams on the side shaft, the governor is also on the sideshaft, cooled from the cooling tank and sitting on its original wood skid.

     The Dynamo is belt driven from the engines flywheel. It is also high quality with the bearings being lubricated by the oil contained in reservoirs located below the bearings.

      The original switch board is mounted on the sidewall of the trailer, beside this is an up to date fully fused electrical panel. The original panel reads: Rumely Automatic Switchboard   Pats. pending by the W. L. Co.  Size 1,500 / Volts 110 (DC)  Plant #150   Serial #2067  Rumely Products Co. Laporte Ind.

This Falk engine, cooling tank, dynamo, Rumely  switchboard and wooden skid were installed near the Chattahoochee river for home electrical power on an Omaha Georgia Cotton Plantation, some time around 1910.

 I had this Falk / Dynamo project ongoing at my shop for several years before completion in 2008. The decision was made to use up to date control equipment to make sure this power plant could be operated safely. The engine was restored  using a new fuel tank which is mounted in the engines base. Most of the lubricators are  Lunkenheimer. The original cooling tower was restored and a lid added. The cooling water does not have to be drained when traveling to and from shows during the summer months.

 To start the engine: see instructions in the photos. After the engine starts, the Dynamo is changed from starting to maintaining a proper charge level in the batteries and illuminates the ceiling lights in the trailer. The batteries are mounted in the floor with easy access from inside the trailer.

       The Homesteader “Hercules” trailer was last tagged in 2014 and was kept inside when not at shows. Interior measures 5′ 8″x 12′, overall length is 16′ and the trailer ball size is 2 5/16″. The doors are 6′, walls are paneled, tire size ST 205/75R15 with tandem torque flex axles, E-Z lube hubs and 4 wheel brakes + new spare tire and wheel. The estimated weight for this complete outfit is 2,280#. Weighed at our local quarry December, 2014.

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Ashton Valve Company 8″ Chime Steam Whistle


Ashton Valve Company Boston, MASS.  #3942

8″ x 16 1/2″ with a 2″ Inlet 3 Chime Whistle

30″ Overall Height

Lever is 18 1/2″ Long

Weight is 85 Pounds

Bronze Construction w/ Steel Lever made by Scholl Engine Shop

This whistle is in very good original condition with most of the original patina.  This whistle with a built in valve could have been used in many applications: Steam Locomotives, Factories, and Steam Ships.

The bell has some pitting from use, and a repair that was most likely completed by Ashton at the time of casting.

The following things were done by Scholl Engine Shop:

-Serviced the Valve
-Made Steel Lever
-Repaired Short Cracks in Lower Partitions

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Wanted:

We are looking for several items to complete current shop projects, or to locate parts for customers.  Please contact us if you have any of the following items:

Southern Railway 3 Chime “Steamboat” 6″ x 18″ x 2″ inlet Steam Whistle – We need any of the following new or used parts:  Fulcrum, Fulcrum Mount, Center Valve, and Lever.

Alpha De-Laval 2 1/2 HP Wico Magneto Style Engine – Need Cast Iron Crank Guard

Railroad Lantern – Pennsylvania RR 5 3/8″ Armspear Snap-on Bell Bottom w/ Fount – Note: we need only the base with the fount

Railroad Lantern – Hocking Valley 5 3/8″ Cast Globe (any color)

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2011 Whistle Restoration Projects

*SOLD*  Lonergan 6″ x 12″  *SOLD*

This whistle restoration was completed at the begining of November, and is currently for sale in our inventory.  Please contact us for pricing information.

*SOLD* Lunkenheimer Pre 1895 Flat Top Chime Whistle *SOLD*

  

This whistle was restored at our shop this summer.  The pictures show the condition of the whistle as recieved, the whistle disassembled prior to restoration, and the final restored piece.  This whistle is the predecessor of the Lunkenheimer Round Top whistles.

*SOLD*   Powell 3″ Chime Whistle   *SOLD*

    

This Powell 3″ Chime Steam Whistle was completely restored by our shop this past winter.

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New Shop Photos

Here are some items that I have been working on in the shop. Most of these items are SOLD but this will give you some examples of our inventory selection.

First is the CT Ham Kerosene Steam Traction Engine Headlight
Next is a pair of Dressel Railroad Marker Lights for a Caboose or Passenger Car.
Next we have a Kelly Springfield Steam Roller Steam Gauge w/ Syphon.
Last we have a Southern Railway 3 Chime Step Top Locomotive Whistle.

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SOLD 501# Paragon Soderfors Blacksmith Anvil mfg Sweden 1925 SOLD


SOLD 501# Paragon Soderfors Blacksmith Anvil mfg Sweden 1925

This anvil is HUGE, here are the dimenstions:

39 1/2″ Heel to Point
17″ Tall
6″ x 24 3/4″ Face
1 5/8″ Square Hardie Hole
13/16″ Round Pritchel Hole
11 3/8″ Horn

NOTE: The wrench on top of the anvil in the picture is a 15″ adjustable wrench, the hammer shown is a 4# hammer. 

The 150# Peter Wright anvil is NOT FOR SALE, shown for size comparison only.
Swedish SOLID STEEL Anvil

Very RARE, one of the largest anvils they manufactured.

Excellent Condition…

Beautiful Ring when struck…

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