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Hi folks I have a dilemma here
I have two iron horse engines
both great runners and each one has its appeal
but I have to or should have /keep one based on space issues

the red one is
X 305
serial 26298

the black one is
a
AR 533
serial 200137
it has the recoil starter removed for repair

so which one would you keep and why
they both seem uncommon to me
based in my area and about the same age ?
one scarcer than the other or ....
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Why not keep them both. They don't eat much. lol
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Tell the wife she can't park in the garage anymore because you have manly things to keep in there. Also make sure you have room for a bed.
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She should know that you don't park cars in a garage, no one does. Garages are for accumulating stuff.
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Engines are not like wives, you can have more than one
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Default Re: Iron horse out to pasture

agree with most previous posts. These Iron Horse engines are by no means large or heavy. They fit on any shelf space. I had 4 or 5 at one point myself.
Selling them for money is not a valid reason because they don't fetch a lot of bucks anyway.
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They are small enough to stick 2 of them on top of a washing machine or dryer. Check your phone book for the location of the nearest YMCA and a good divorce lawyer.

Homeless Bob.
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Hate to burst your bubble, guys. But it's not the motors wives hate taking up space, it's us! The things we collect are only a diversion. It's really us that are in their sights!
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""""She should know that you don't park cars in a garage, no one does. Garages are for accumulating stuff"""
great quote !!!!

I say keep em !!
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I had a 4 car garage, and could not park a car in it! Filled the shed too! Next was filling the space alongside the garage too Oh yeah - filled the basement too! When I started putting them in the living room, that was the last straw! When I brought a small steam engine into the bedroom -
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X 305, was it made in the USA or Canada?
They have a mechanical governor
Don't see many X 3 series compared to the X 400's series
Engine rated at 5/8 h.p

The AR 533 is made in Peterbrough Ontario Canada
They have a air vane governor
Not as common as the 400 series but looks like one
This one should have curved fins on the head and is rated at 1 h.p
All recoil, and air vane governor Iron Horse engines are Canadian made

I would say keep both, they are different and don't take up more room

The X 305 is worth more than the AR 533 if that is what your wondering.

X 305 would be late 1930's
AR 533 would be early to mid 1940's

Jim
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