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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #200 on: August 09, 2021, 09:45:24 am »
It looks as if all the terminals inside the heater are on a ceramic block.  You should be able to get cable with butyl rubber insulation to connect the heater to the mains, and it looks as if the reflector will polish up nicely.  Very nice find!

Thanks, the heater won’t go back in as I will fit a light socket instead.

I have given the copper a buff, light sand and polish to put some highlights in retain some patina.
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #201 on: August 14, 2021, 05:50:21 pm »
It reminds me of the requisita/props in the Young Frankenstein movie, one of my personal all time favorite movies.  :)

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #202 on: August 15, 2021, 06:50:36 am »
It reminds me of the requisita/props in the Young Frankenstein movie, one of my personal all time favorite movies.  :)


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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #203 on: August 28, 2021, 10:41:15 am »


Got myself a 1920's Chicago Apparatus Company scale model training aid used to demonstrate how steam train power is transmitted to the drive wheel.



This is a bit special.

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #204 on: August 30, 2021, 11:07:32 am »
Awsome!
I Collect old steam toys my self.  :)

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #205 on: September 05, 2021, 03:15:42 pm »

Got myself a 1920's Chicago Apparatus Company scale model training aid used to demonstrate how steam train power is transmitted to the drive wheel.

 
This is a bit special.

Special is most certainly the word for it!  Will you be offering training sessions for neophyte Steampunks?

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #206 on: September 10, 2021, 03:47:19 pm »
Carboot £5, a 200mm brass gauge.......



Result!... I'm sure I can use it somewhere.  ;)

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #207 on: September 12, 2021, 04:45:53 pm »
SeVeNeVeS, I'm sure you could find a use for it.  But if, by some mischance, you cannot, there must be a horde of Steampunks out there who could make use of it.....

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #208 on: September 12, 2021, 05:11:08 pm »
I am pretty sue it hawe found a perfect home now!

I hawe a few later made gauges i salavaged when a friends dad renovated the 1950s central heating system in he's workshop.
I concider using them as wall decoration for a display table of the model steamplants and punk it up a bit with some old domestic pipe parts and old tools and other things i hawe lying around in the "nice to hawe" boxes...  ;D

I also picked out a pair of 1950s TV tubes wich where destroyed during the shipping but enough preserved to serve as decorations.

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #209 on: September 13, 2021, 07:05:08 am »
SeVeNeVeS, I'm sure you could find a use for it.  But if, by some mischance, you cannot, there must be a horde of Steampunks out there who could make use of it.....

Oh, it will be put to a very good use my friend, no doubt about that one, all part of a master plan.

I am pretty sue it hawe found a perfect home now!

I hawe a few later made gauges i salavaged when a friends dad renovated the 1950s central heating system in he's workshop.
I concider using them as wall decoration for a display table of the model steamplants and punk it up a bit with some old domestic pipe parts and old tools and other things i hawe lying around in the "nice to hawe" boxes...  ;D

I also picked out a pair of 1950s TV tubes wich where destroyed during the shipping but enough preserved to serve as decorations.


You tease us with snippets of information, ever thought of posting pictures in Tactile? If not complete, maybe a WIP, I think many here would still be interested, I know I would. Just a thought and I am not pressuring you btw.

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #210 on: September 13, 2021, 10:54:15 am »
I don't hawe many finished projects that look this good on pictures, most of it are long time projects or experiments.
But if You say so i will take a look in the boxes.  :)

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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #212 on: December 12, 2021, 12:56:59 pm »
Good find maduncle, though not cheap.
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #213 on: June 20, 2022, 07:32:57 pm »
Now as your standard fat git and being broad in the shoulders there's usually slim pickings for me on the 2nd hand market, but I was lucky enough to find this very nice white dinner jacket for less than a tenner.
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #214 on: June 20, 2022, 08:33:33 pm »
Carboot £5, a 200mm brass gauge.......

Result!... I'm sure I can use it somewhere.  ;)

Your sundial, looks broke.  :)
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Re: Flea market Finds: Second-hand
« Reply #215 on: June 21, 2022, 02:31:39 pm »
Carboot £5, a 200mm brass gauge.......

Result!... I'm sure I can use it somewhere.  ;)

Your sundial, looks broke.  :)

Possibly in need of a little extra cash to make it look good, but not skid row.