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Model Trains410 of 4251944 PA railroad model train set all orig. looking for collectorAmerican Flyer Postal Trains at Alameda
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Posted 7 years ago


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I have had this engine for about 60 years. It looks homemade. does anybody recognise it?

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  1. areliczone areliczone, 7 years ago
    Well no one had the answer. Here it is. I made this engine when I was around 14 -16 years old. It was made by hand with hacksaws and files and a soldering iron. I made it from a plan I found in a popular mech. or mech. illistrated magazine. I have not been able to find the origional plan on line. Its what was called "Candle motor". One would put a candle in front of the tube and start the motor by spinning the flywheel. I also was able to make it work by blowing into it.

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