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Large copper vertical boiler - stock code 4281

A useful-sized, horrible looking copper vertical coal-fired boiler. Built by a prolific model engineer whose work has featured on these pages over the years (including most recently his Bushveldt-flavour "Sweet Pea") for a large scale beam engine he built.

His projects tend to be basically sound, fairly agriculturally engineered and with only a passing interest in detailing - he's usually impatient to try it and then onto the next job - hence the utilitarian pressure gauge and general air of dilapidation. That said, I think this one has real potential - the pressure gauge would have to go, the lagging strips need removing, sanding and varnishing and the chimney needs to be two thirds the diameter and twice the height.

Hydraulic test @110psi for 70psi working pressure, 31-8-2010