Wanted-Running Conner Beam Engine

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Wanted-Running Conner Beam Engine

Post by DFB » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:43 pm

Hello all,
Just like the title says, I'm looking to buy a ready to run Conner Beam engine. 7 1/2" gauge. I live north of Nashville Tennessee by about 30 miles and do attend the Mid South Live Steamers spring and fall meets. Im willing to travel a little ways. I've contacted Matt Irwin (Bill Conners grandson) and am waiting to hear back from him on if he knows of any for sale. I just missed one on DLS a few weeks ago, just my luck. Just wanted to put my feelers out and see if I came up with anything. Oh, I also contacted David Phillips but his wife told me he was in the hospital, not looking too good.
Thank you all in advance on any possible leads.
Dale

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Re: Wanted-Running Conner Beam Engine

Post by Harlock » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:22 am

We also have a Facebook group for Conner beam engines now. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1004802876248885/ You might post something there.

The one on DLS was Dave Phillips' engine and Matt Irwin was selling it for him. It looked pretty shabby unfortunately. Probably better that you did not get it if you want something that just runs. My experience with DLS is that engines that look run down are often mechanically very run down as well and require a lot of rework.

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Re: Wanted-Running Conner Beam Engine

Post by DFB » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:18 am

M,
Thanks for the words of wisdom. I'll try Facebook as well.
Dale

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Re: Wanted-Running Conner Beam Engine

Post by Tim Willard » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:21 pm

Dale,
Call Tom Osterdock 661-203-7812 Has a Conner for sale.

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Re: Wanted-Running Conner Beam Engine

Post by DFB » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:47 am

Hi Tim,
Tom and I have been chatting. He wants to sell his whole train, engine, cars, everything. More than I need and more than I want to spend. But thank you for the lead.
Dale

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Re: Wanted-Running Conner Beam Engine

Post by jamesjgould » Mon May 28, 2018 5:55 pm

There's a new one on DLS up here in MI....... if you're still looking.
JJG

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