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    Came across this little steam tractor whilst out on a job. Am very pleased with it. The bloke I got it from said he had not used it for a number of years. A bit of Wd40 loosened things up nicely and managed to run it. A few leaks but was working well. This model was first produced 1967. The first owner had it as a boy and said he played with it often.
    Just thought I would post for interest sake and for maybe some other folk to enjoy the pic (if I can figure out how to post a picture)
    I hope I put this in the appropriate section. Enjoy all and have a great day.
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    Very nice, when you are tired of playing with it just pass it on to me
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    That is very nice. I have always wanted one of those. This is my steam engine. Got it as a small laaitie. This is at least 40 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Eveleigh View Post
    Very nice, when you are tired of playing with it just pass it on to me
    Ja but you will have to come fetch it in Zim. 🤣
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blikka View Post
    That is very nice. I have always wanted one of those. This is my steam engine. Got it as a small laaitie. This is at least 40 years old.
    I have always wanted one of these. I have been looking for one locally. But the guys who have do not want to part with them. One day I will come across one.
    Yours looks like it's still new. You must have looked after it very well. Thank you for sharing this with me. I enjoyed it.
    A second class ride is still better than a first class walk

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    Somewhere, I have the stationary version of that with the grinder attachment.
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    Iíve always wanted one too. A mate of mine had one when I was a laaitie and we used to play with it a lot. There is a company in Germany that still makes them. I might have to buy my son one

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    There used to be a toy museum in Napier (near Bredasdorp) that displayed many stream driven toys, including boats, tractors and more. Not sure if it still exists?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Somewhere, I have the stationary version of that with the grinder attachment.
    I had the steam engine exactly like that.
    They are relatively valuable the op's one would probably sell for a few thousand Rand.

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    Priceless!!! Could not afford one had to build it my self. Brasso or Silvo tin for the boiler, tin sheet metal for the turbine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    I had the steam engine exactly like that.
    They are relatively valuable the op's one would probably sell for a few thousand Rand.
    I have an identical one in my garage somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewdjulyan View Post
    Iíve always wanted one too. A mate of mine had one when I was a laaitie and we used to play with it a lot. There is a company in Germany that still makes them. I might have to buy my son one
    Also one in UK.
    https://www.mamod.co.uk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by cainslie View Post
    I have an identical one in my garage somewhere.
    Mine was sitting on my pelmet. Just took it down - everything still turns and moves. Will try and fire it up again - last time it ran was probably in the 70s
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    Quote Originally Posted by cainslie View Post
    I have an identical one in my garage somewhere.
    You can come store it in my garage in Umdloti
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    Made six of these for the forum about 3yrs ago. It was fun stressful and I learned alot during the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    The German company is Wilesco. Mine is a D16. They still make them and spares readily available.

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