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Old 10-26-2018, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for Midwest Heritage 987 steam engine

I have started building a BAGRS engine and hope to finish it over the winter. However, some of the original sources of parts are now gone. Most critical, I need a Midwest Heritage 987 steam engine. Can anyone point me in the direction of one?
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Goggle found this: https://www.acsupplyco.com/steam_eng...eam_engine.htm
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sadly, they are out of stock. I confirmed today. Their website just doesn't indicate it. Thanks though.
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Have been looking for something like this for a while but have not been able to find a small boiler that woudl work. If you find something that might work can you post here? I would really enjoy building a small engine
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Sadly, the Midwest steam plants (the built-up Heritage, and the Mk. VI kit) are no longer being produced. They turn up from time to time on Ebay, and there seem to be a few online retailers out there that still list old stock Mk. VI kits, although those might also be a case of the website being out of date. Here's one anyway... http://www.flyhobbies.com/midwestvisteamenginekit.htm
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I was looking for one some time back then was gifted with a simple oscillator which I used on my Willi/Falk project. I'm told that making one is a simple first machining project but have not tried yet.
How about a Graham VR1A single cylinder kit or a Regner Lily? You can look directly at Graham's website www.grahamind.com or Jason at the train department carries them as well as the Regner products.
My BAGRS was converted to butane firing and is a fun little engine with all those whirring chains and sprockets even if a bit messy.
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Thanks for the links. I am already knee-deep in a 1/3 scale (7.25" gauge) live steam engine so I don't want to start a new machining project. I will just keep watching Ebay. I only recently discovered this engine, so I haven't been looking for the steam plant for long.
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I used to bring in the Regner single cyl engines. They discontinued th plant but may still make the engine as they still off a Lily twin. As to a small boiler I have had a few made for various customers. Simple pot boiler or use the small Regner boiler.
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The Midwest Mk. VI engine/boiler kit doesn't require any machining, just soldering. It's basically the same dimensions as the Heritage plant. The Graham engines are bolt-together kits, but you're on your own for sourcing a boiler for them.
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Reppingen makes customboilers!
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