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Working Pyle National Turbo Generator Type K2

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:37 am
by NZsteamer
I have for sale 2 fully functional Pyle National turbo Generators Type K2 in 1.5" scale. These are a slight improvement on my previous unit I sold here as they now incorporate a voltage regulator.
These are my highly detailed lost wax castings which I have turned into working items. The detailing has been reproduced from both the full size items along with reference to the Pyle National service manual. It seems I am the only one in the world producing these and based on how much work goes into each of these I think I might be slightly mad!
Internally they have a hardened shaft on roller bearings, with a bronze turbine driving a 3 phase brushless alternator which is rectified and feed to a built in voltage regulator set for 12V DC. You have a 12V positive and negative connection at the alternator door which can be opened just as the full size does. The steam supply line is 1/8". The turbine starts to spin with around 30psi and is producing full voltage at about 50psi and up.
I would recommend a displacement type oil supply for these as they are spinning very fast and a little lube certainly helps through the turbine.
I am asking US$2000 per item for these which includes tracked shipping worldwide.
Contact me at frances_chris@xtra.co.nz

Re: Working Pyle National Turbo Generator Type K2

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:17 am
by NP317
Wow!
I almost wish I needed one.
RussN

Re: Working Pyle National Turbo Generator Type K2

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:26 pm
by Dick_Morris
Beautiful!

Re: Working Pyle National Turbo Generator Type K2

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:15 pm
by JHanulec
Excellent appearance. At 100psi how much current will it produce?
Joe

Re: Working Pyle National Turbo Generator Type K2

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:41 am
by SZuiderveen
Is there something to keep it from over speed if it goes open circuit ( burned out bulb)?

Re: Working Pyle National Turbo Generator Type K2

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:55 pm
by NZsteamer
At 100 psi I have had it driving a traditional bulb which means I'm getting around 1/2 an amp. Of course led bulbs would put less load on the alternator.
There is no protection from overspend but with no regulation while under electrical load I haven't seen a voltage thats likely to blow a bulb

Re: Working Pyle National Turbo Generator Type K2

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:14 pm
by NZsteamer
One sold. Only one of these left available.