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Item no. MSPKF
D.R.Mercer's superb engines are skilfully engineered in Birmingham England, by a leading model engineering company. These engines are not toys, but collectors and steam enthusiasts' miniatures. The engines are offered in kit form with easy to follow instructions. Machining is not required, or any special tools. Painting to your own colours using aerosol paints as supplied by accessory shops. On the brass boiler it is recommended that a heatproof paint be used as a base coat. The engine can also be supplied fully assembled and painted to you colour specification. A canopy can be supplied for both models.
Height: 7 ½" (19.05cm)
Cylinder bore: 3/8" (9.5mm)
Valve: Slide type
Length: 12" (30.5cm)
Stroke: 0.43" (11mm)
Valve gear: Stephenson's
Weight: 5 lbs (2.2kg)
Piston: 1 Fabric Ring
Lubrication: Displacement type to cylinder
Regulator: Taper plug tap.
Not super heated steam.
Drive: Sliding gear clutch.
Final drive gears.
Boiler: Brass, fully silver soldered, hydraulic tested.
Working pressure 10 to15 p.s.i.
Running time: 20 to 30 minutes.
Fired by spirit lamp with two wicks.
Differences in specification between Type 1 & Type 2 Traction Engines.
Wheels: Type 1 are fitted with Artillery type round spokes, similar to the American style "Case" Traction Engine. Type 2 has the traditional English style flat spoked wheels. Pressure gauge: Type 1, not fitted. Type 2, fitted.
Flywheel: Type 1, 2 ½" spoked. Type 2, 2 ¾" - 6 spoked. Chimney: Type 1, straight. Type 2, flanged.
Type 1 can be upgraded to a Type 2 in stages to suit your requirements, and all optional extras are suitable for both models.
For those customers who wish to assemble their own Mercer kit, but have no painting facilities, all models can supplied prepainted in colours of your choice.
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