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H.E. Boucher 36" Boat


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Old 09-02-2013, 03:47:54 PM
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Hey all,

From what I have learned via this site and other web resources, this H.E. Boucher toy steam boat was built in the 1920s. It was a favorite toy of my grandfather's when he was a boy living out near the Finger Lakes in New York State.

No one remembers that last time it ran but the engine still turns freely. No clue what might have happened to the pump. The pressure gauge has broken off but seems to be fixable...

Unfortunately, I have been unable to upload most of the pictures. I will post them once SmokStak gets back to me on the issue.

Any thoughts on its history or the best way to clean it up? Is this the kind of toy that you can "play" with or is the risk of it blowing up too great?

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Jake
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I have the same one including the original plans ,I bought it from the original owner about 20 years ago
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Welcome to the stak. I think you can play with it safetly. I play with all my old engines once I get them going. The main thing to remember is to take the time to learn how to do it safetly. Every engine has different quirks. There is some one who has worked with every one of them. Bill K
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Do you happen to have the plans in pdf format? I would love to read up more on the operation? Thanks for your response!
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I just noticed I never answered the request for blueprints
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way cool peace, i'd love to have that for my pond.....
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