Worthington pump?

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Worthington pump?

Post by DianneB » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:18 pm

I am adding a steam-drive pump to my 1-1/2 scale American and I would LOVE to build/buy a small Worthington style pump. (EVERYBODY has VanBrocklin style duplex pumps!)

Cole's Power Models used to sell a small Worthington and from what I have seen they work very well but Cole's is long since out of business.

Does anybody know of a supplier who still offers small Worthington castings, plans, or anything else?

I'll design from scratch if I have to but it would be easier to have something to go by.

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by FLtenwheeler » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:26 pm

Hi Dianne

I have a set of castings you can have. You will need to find a set of drawings.

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by DianneB » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:18 pm

Does anyone have the PLANS for the Cole's Worthington????

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by BClemens » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:14 pm

Dianne,
Best substitute I have been able to find for the Coles pump kit was Southworth Engines Duplex. The plans don't do much good for the Worthington kit but they are available. The Duplex action is via porting rather than external linkage - although that could be modified but kits are available and quite nice I might add 'cause I bought the 6" on a while back. They seem to arrive from GrBritian as quickly as from anyplace in the US....

http://www.southworthengines.co.uk/stea ... eam-pumps/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enb8oC0cYdI
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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by DianneB » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:25 pm

BClemens wrote:Best substitute I have been able to find for the Coles pump kit was Southworth Engines Duplex.
Yes, I have been looking at Southworth. Their price is pretty good and they are a possibility. The Southworth 4" is small enough to not look too out of place on my American but I do prefer the look of the Cole's Worthington.

(I have a nice, original, Robert's "water motor" that makes a beautiful steam pump but it is bigger than my engine!)

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by BClemens » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:31 pm

Bob Potter of Southworth Engines said in his dry British humor - "folks will be watching the Southworth Duplex Pump in action at the expense of your steam locomotive" - might be right.... The external linkage sort-of takes away since the Worthington is much simpler, and effective rather than the porting complexity.

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by Bill Shields » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:44 pm

The concern with the horizontal duplex pump is -> where do you put it? Consider the length and width

if you want to go that way and cannot find plans, you can take the BvB pump, lay it on it's side and.....

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by daves1459 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:57 am

DianneB wrote:Does anyone have the PLANS for the Cole's Worthington????
I have plans for the Cole's Worthington that I could have photocopied then mail you. The price would be the photo coping cost plus postage. If interested get in touch with a private message.

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by DianneB » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:44 am

What a great bunch we have here on the Forum!!! Ask and ye shall receive.

You guys have made this Thanksgiving in Canada s well! :mrgreen:

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by steamingdon » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:14 am

you can not lay the V.B pump on its side. It must be vertical, so the checks work on the pumping end.
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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by SZuiderveen » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:49 pm

Here is a photo of the fabricated pump from my William Harris Shay:
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The drawings are available at: Ken.Hemmelgarn@sbcglobal.net

It is real joy to watch operate.

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Re: Worthington pump?

Post by DianneB » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:21 pm

SZuiderveen wrote:Here is a photo of the fabricated pump from my William Harris Shay
That's a nice pump. What are the dimensions?

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