SIM Co. Model No.40 Watt Junior
This rather unusual engine is a SIM Co. Watt Junior. It's in pretty good condition, missing the safety valve and the end
of the piston valve has snapped off. Turned out that the piston valve was siezed in the valve chest. I was able to remove
it but i will have to make a new one.
Thanks to Bill who got in touch with me with a question about this engine i can now date it fairly accurately.
He was given his engine as a Christmas present in 1948, so we can date these from late 1940s to early 1950s.
It has a very strange safety valve. Fortunately i have another engine with the same valve. It is a small cube of what appears
to be stone with a brass rod through the middle. This simply sits on the boiler filler hole.
Here is the engine after a good clean and with the new piston valve fitted.
This is the brass version of the safety valve i made for it.
Now with the final missing pipe fitted.
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