WANTED Blueprints for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

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WANTED Blueprints for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by Painter590 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:27 pm

I'm a newbie to this hobbies and I bought a live steam locomotive minus the boiler. The previous owners I was told ran it low.

Gene 618-five 8 0 - seven five 25.

I need a couple of pages from the original blueprints. Pages 12-13-14.

I have these pages but they are unreadable.
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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by drgsw464 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:05 pm

ridge locomotive works, Marty Knox

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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by SteveM » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:08 pm

drgsw464 wrote:ridge locomotive works, Marty Knox
http://www.ridgeboiler.com/

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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by Painter590 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:47 pm

$3,600. I'm new to this hobby. Is this the going rate. Wow.
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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by FLtenwheeler » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:15 pm

That sounds like a fair price. Boilers are one of the most expressive items on a locomotive.

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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by Painter590 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:52 am

Does anyone one have the dimensions and or drawings of the boiler that I need to have made.

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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by Brian Tusin » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:16 pm

Painter590 wrote:I'm a newbie to this hobbies and I bought a live steam locomotive minus the boiler. The previous owners I was told ran it low.

Gene 618-five 8 0 - seven five 25.

Corrected my phone #
Gene,

You can not go wrong with a boiler from Marty Knox. He is a great guy to deal with and you get what you pay for with him. When you get a boiler from him you know it will be done right the first time and be a real quality piece.

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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by Painter590 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:06 pm

Thank you to every one. I found a set of blue prints for this mercer 0-4-0. :mrgreen:

But pages 12-14 are pretty much unreadable.
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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by Andypullen » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:14 pm

Painter590 wrote:Thank you to every one. I found a set of blue prints for this mercer 0-4-0. :mrgreen:
But the prints are for a copper boiler. I have those same prints.

Go with the Ridge boiler. You will be happy with it.

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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by Painter590 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:34 am

Yes I understand the original blue prints are for a copper boiler. But at least now that I have the prints I can correctly refer to the parts by there correct names. I can also see part A goes with part B.
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Re: WANTED Boiler for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by PRR5406 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:15 am

That Camelback is a delightful locomotive. If it's your first live steamer, you've picked a beauty. If you decide to part with the chassis you have, expense or whatever, I know someone who will purchase it as is, where is. If you go ahead, the boiler advice you've received above is spot on.
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Re: WANTED Blueprints for Mercer 0-4-0 camel Back

Post by Painter590 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:28 pm

Here is why I need some better blue prints. Can't read most of the writing.
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