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Old 09-13-2010, 11:08:30 AM
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Real nice runner!
That's got to be one of the craziest engines: hit and miss, one cam, double acting rocker arm.
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You have a better memory than I do, but now that you've mentioned that one, I assume that's the one that used to come to Freeport every year way back when. I remember the Grandpa Jones connection, but had forgotten the make of tractor till you posted it here.

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Didn't pay attention to some of what was being sold as I was standing around talking, but I heard a lot of "That one's going to Germany" by the auctioneer.

The little Stickney 1 3/4 horse engine went to California at over $11 Grand plus whatever the shipping would be on it.
Going to Germany Would be interesting to know who bought some Tractors from Germany! I always thought there is no Market for Early Amercina Tractors here in Germany. Can you remember what they have bought?
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Any idea where the Bryan steam tractor went?
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David, the BRYAN is going to central Indiana.
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Thanks Ron! Do you know if they are planning to restore it to running order? There is one currently under restoration in the UK, which will hopefully be out and about soon - looking forward to hearing it run, if you can hear it at all that is!! How do the regulations stand for running something like this in the US, as I understand it operates at very high pressure? I guess this would vary from state to state?

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David, as I understand it, the fella who bought the BRYAN will be restoring it. The BRYAN's boiler was designed to generate 400 > 600 psi. And yes, they are quiet when compared to thedrive train noise associated with traction engines.
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If I remember correctly, Stanley steam cars generate similar pressure and you seem them running around in the U.S. from time to time.

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There was a feature article on the Bryan Steam tractor in the April-May 2010 issue of Vintage Tractor Digest. It was at the LaGrange Indiana show in 2009. A good article with quite a bit of technical detail.
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There was a running Bryan steam tractor at the National Threshers Reunion (Wauseon) the last two years.

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The Stanley steam car's boiler pressure usually runs around 500-600 P.S.I. I don't think many of the car people had any seperate boiler ins.
Maybe that has changed since Madina.
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Going to Germany Would be interesting to know who bought some Tractors from Germany! I always thought there is no Market for Early Amercina Tractors here in Germany. Can you remember what they have bought?
Sorry, but I wasn't paying attention very close. When I first noticed that trend, they were still in the engine line and hadn't gotten to the tractors yet.

I heard a couple of the tractors announced as going back to where they were built, and other comments like that, but didn't really notice if any of the tractors went to Germany. Hopefully someone else can jump in and answer that for you.

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... There is one currently under restoration in the UK, which will hopefully be out and about soon - looking forward to hearing it run, if you can hear it at all that is!! How do the regulations stand for running something like this in the US, as I understand it operates at very high pressure? I guess this would vary from state to state? David
Being a Flash Boiler, do they even need to be inspected ???

Not much different than the boiler in a high pressure 'steam cleaner'. The only high pressure steam is in the small heating tubes (& 3 small 'tanks' at the top for reserve capacity) so it's not like there's hundreds of gallons of super heated water waiting to instantly vaporize into steam like there is in a conventional boiler.

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There was a running Bryan steam tractor at the National Threshers Reunion (Wauseon) the last two years.
It was at Edgerton Wisc. too.

Very quiet running tractor.
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Hi George,

They will end a few miles from the German border or you should bring some cash.
Marc.
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The bryan is not a flash boiler it is a water tube boiler that maintains a water level.
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