AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

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AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by utahwestie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:15 am

Hello All,

I picked up this nice air compressor yesterday.

Can anybody please help identify its maker? I don't see any names or markings on it.

Thanks
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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by Steven E. Kuhn » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:24 am

We can't either.


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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by utahwestie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:18 pm

Could it possibly be an example of the Moodie Braun designed for Modeltec pump?? Does anyone have a copy of this project for Modeltec Magazine from Nov '84 with the followup article of Sept '85 that I could get a copy of to see if it is one?

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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by AnthonyDuarte » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:44 pm

A photograph might help

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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by utahwestie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:32 pm

RIGHT.....

Sorry about that, not sure what happened, but lets chalk it up to pilot error,,,, :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by Fred_V » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:05 am

Is that a Power Models pump; Van Brocklin design?
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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by LivingLegend » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 am

Moody Braun designed and developed the compressor mentioned above by Steven during the transition period of Little Engines ownership to him from Irene. The pump was listed (drawings/materials.... It was bar stock construction and no castings) in the LE catalog during the early 1980s well before the pump's construction how-to article appeared in Modeltec.... The pump was not designed specifically for a Modeltec construction how-to article. The same was true of the LE "Crab" loco which also appeared in Modeltec during the 80s.

BTW.... Moody designed the pump primarily as a water pump but, with modifications Moody designed for it, it could also be built as an air pump.

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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by utahwestie » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:37 am

Does anyone have a copy of these prints?
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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by Builder01 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:05 am

The drawings are available right now. Just look for "modeltec duplex simplex pump" on Ebay.

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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by utahwestie » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:52 am

The plans on ebay are nice (ordered a set).

But, does anyone have a copy of the Moody Braun design ?
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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by Builder01 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:06 am

Ah, sorry about that! The Moody Braun pump was also featured in Modeltec. The magazine was November of 1984. This is also available on Ebay. There are in fact three copies available right now.

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Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

Post by utahwestie » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:04 pm

thank you David,

I've got that coming now also......Thank you for spying that on the Bay.
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