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Fairbanks Morse model N 40 hp Take Apart Stationary


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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse model N 40 hp Take Apart Stationary

Awesome Find!

On page 162 of the BYB, this engine is briefly mentioned. CH Wendel States “Extensive research has failed to discover any company other than Fairbanks Morse which built a sectionalized gas engine" They also offered a sectionalized steam engine in 1901.

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Wendel must have missed the Union Gas Engine company. If I remember right they also offered a sectionalized hoisting engine.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse model N 40 hp Take Apart Stationary

Larry,
Thanks for sharing your story. A more detailed account, with history and more pictures would make a great GEM article. Please do. And thank you for having the persistence and saving a "Historically Significant" piece of history.
Keith Billet,
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the straps are rated at 3800, with a breaking limit of 10,000. the parts with the crankshaft weighted 2500, using 4 straps, anyone of which would have carried the whole thing
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse model N 40 hp Take Apart Stationary

There is a similar take apart engine in an outdoor museum in Jerome, Arizona. I think it is a 25hp though. I really looked it over and was amazed how it all went together. I think it was pretty much complete as I remember it. Have pictures somewhere.
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was it a stationary or a hoist?
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Larry, this is about as good as the Regan rescue..... you should write a book!
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Stationary as I remember. I will look tonight to find pictures,
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Dan, I bet this is where its located:

http://www.travelsw.com/southwest-tr...ldkingmine.htm
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the difference, the regan took 2 days. this one i worked on for 6 mo. with 30 days in the mountains.
a book called travels with larry and buzz
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If you spent 30 days in the mountains with Buzz you deserve more than a 40 HP Sectionalized FM!
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Yes that is where it is. There are several engines there, lots of trucks and tractors. Pretty neat place to stop if you are ever in the Jerome, sedona area.
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eric
where did you see a union sectionalized. i have most of the union records from 1896 to 1928 and 8 or so different catalogues.
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Larry, I think I recall seeing one in Anton's 1905 catalog. I'm not entirely certain, but for some reason it sounds right.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse model N 40 hp Take Apart Stationary

here is a video of the cylinder section of the engine going out........try this link...........

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edi...sq%3D%26dm%3D1

if that won't work, use the title to search for it on youtube......

have not quite figured out the video posting thing here yet.....
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link didn't work and i wasn't able to find it in youtube

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Is this it?

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Question Re: Fairbanks Morse model N 40 hp Take Apart Stationary

If you don't mind a sorta personal question-what was the ball park cost for the lift? My son has located a smaller engine in an area also not reachable by road any more - landslides and washouts have obliterated the trail. I believe that a helicopter is the only way to salvege the engine. Thanks,
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bill, that is the video....glad you were abe to find it........as far as the cost of the lift......well, it will depend a lot on how far you are from the lift site, what size of helicopter you need, how far they have to fly to get there, and how long the aircraft is there.....you just have to make some phone calls and get some prices......we had quotes from $1300 to $15,000 per hour....that range was depending on the load capacity of the aircrfaft....and you pay for every minute the helicopter is in the air, from the time it leaves the airport, until it returns home, ours had to make a roundtrip of about 200 miles, so the cost was not insignificant.....use a gps to give them co-ordinates...and wear bright colored clothes..(that will help cut down on the time) our air time was just a bit under 5 hours....most of that being travel time........
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse model N 40 hp Take Apart Stationary

eric
you are right it was in the 1905 stationary cat. it was a 30 hp double drum hoist. i will look in the shipping records and see if i can find out where it was shipped.
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