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Old 04-27-2015, 06:57:50 PM
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In the early 90‘ts I built a boiler and steam engine, and have taken it to shows mainly in Eastern Ontario. It is a large model, with a locomotive style boiler on skids, with a home made engine on top.

About 1999 it was traded to a Ed Fox of Deep River Ontario. He was an elderly man and a agreement was made for the engine to return to me when the time came.

I lost contact with him about ten years ago, and have since learned he suddenly had died, and the engine was sold at his estate auction. A friend and neighbour of him (“see more and do less”) does not know were this engine went.

I would like to know were this engine is at this time, and possibly work out an agreement get it back.

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Default Re: Looking for a model steam engine

Nice work and wonderful looking steamer Owen,

Hope you are goig to find it,

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Default Re: Looking for a model steam engine

Very little progress has been made on finding this engine. Phone calls have been made to people that knew the gentleman who had my father's steam engine before he past away with no luck. Have freinds in the area where it was still inquiring its where abouts.
Would be nice to see this model he built brought back home.
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Would it help to find the Auctioneer of the sale? Hopefully they would have a record.
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The Auctioneer of the sale has been contacted and waiting to see if he still has the info. The auction was a few years ago.
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Default Re: Looking for a model steam engine

After 15 years of looking we finally found the engine earlier this year, less than 10 miles from where it was sold. A Historical Society which operates the Schoolhouse Museum just north of Deep River Ontario did purchase this engine at an estate sale.

My son and I we made the 200 mile trip last Sunday, they where having an activity day, we where hoping to run the engine, but a fire ban had been issued because of dry conditions, and of a forest fire near by in Northern Ontario. The Historical Society wishes to keep the engine.

The boiler had not been fired in 15 years and is in need some of T L C.
Maybe next year if conditions allow we will go back and run the engine.
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