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The Last Snow Engine


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Old 10-10-2017, 11:25:44 AM
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The WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association, Inc, has signed papers with National Fuel Gas to receive the last Snow Engine. This engine was built in Buffalo, NY and put into service in 1912. It will be coming to our grounds before winter. Check out our Web Site

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Old 10-10-2017, 11:54:11 AM
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Just how much gas do one of these engines use, even when only ticking over?

I had noticed an old gas well near the steam engine area, but a few people more familiar with the grounds told me that said well is almost completely dead and wouldn't stand a chance at powering the Snow engine.
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Our 485 HP Cooper engine at Rough and Tumble burns about 35 gallons of propane per hour at no load. If they have gas on the property they should drill a new well for the engine.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:48:32 PM
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There is no natural gas service in our area. National Gypsum has wells on our property that predate the club. A high pressure line goes across our property. We receive an annual allocation that heats our club house year round and provides hot water and gas for our permanent restaurants. With the new shower building I would expect that we will have reached our limit for free gas.

When we get this engine ready to run it is possible that we could negotiate a deal for gas to run this engine during the rally. That is a few years off.

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I wish I had some help keeping this thread active. I know there is interest in the Snow Engines.

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Old 10-15-2017, 10:10:25 PM
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Many parts have arrived in the past week. Took a few pictures Sunday before our meeting. Our fund drive is up to $11,500. The biggest pieces are expected late Wednesday Oct 18th.

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The Flywheel and crank, and maybe the base are expected tomorrow afternoon late, 3:30, 4:00. Here are a couple more pictures of parts on our grounds.

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We have a club member who took the safety training necessary to be on the site. He has spent the last week at the Heath Station. Some extra parts were taken from the scrap engines and he said they practiced getting some parts seperated on the scrap engines. We are also getting the tool room that is all going to be demolished. Here is a picture of a 15 ft lathe we have in our storage barn.

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The heaviest pieces arrived today. The base was on the ground about dusk. The fly wheel and crank shaft were safely on cribbing at 8 PM and I left for home and supper.

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That's one big pile of pieces. Will be exciting to see it all together again someday.
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A couple more pictures. That's our president Bill Dellapenta in the first picture. Always in bib overalls and a yellow shirt.

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Any more updates or is this the latest progress?
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I wish I had some help keeping this thread active. I know there is interest in the Snow Engines.

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It might have more interest over on the main gas engine board, instead of tucked away here on the shows board. Might do better moved over there. Just a thought!

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I have no idea about moving it to a different board. If a moderator wants to move it I would thank them.

We are still in the process of moving parts and pieces. Then we have to pay for the dissasembly and transporting.

We are still fund raising.

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