Unknown Solenoid Engine
This was discribed by the seller on ebay as a "Vintage Early German Steam Engine Display Toy Model". I don't think so!
I have no idea of the manufacturer but I think it is of American origin. The reason is that the the threads are UNC. It is
of course a solenoid engine although unfortunately the coil part of the solenoid was missing. I don't think the aluminium
chimney was part of the original engine.
If anyone has any information on this engine please let me know, Email
Here it is stripped down to it's parts and as suspected, no solenoid.
I managed to find a suitable solenoid. It is slightly longer than the original so I will have to manufacture a new backplate.
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