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Old 10-09-2005, 11:10:19 PM
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I know it is getting cold for some of you, maybe even snowing for others, so here are some photos of a Port Huron that I took this past summer at Wauseon, Ohio.

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Old 10-09-2005, 11:24:03 PM
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Nice engine. Port Hurons are one of my favorites. Have a friend that has one and it runs like a dream. Fires easy and runs smooth.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:50:54 PM
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Good photos. I like the old black original engines is that a 26hp? Port Huron seemd to make a lot of compounds. did they make more of them than simples.
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if it's the engine I think it is, then it's a 21hp. Port Huron did make simple engines, but the vast majority were compound and a few double tandems as well.
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:24:55 AM
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It was entry #3 and says that it is a 32hp.

I just try to look at steam engines and find something interesting to take a picture of and snap away. Here are some more photos of the same engine. I don't really care for the 4th photo, but it does show how the engine was built.

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Jeff,

Thanks for posting the nice pictures. The engine in your pictures is my 1914, 32 Port Huron. I purchased it at the Rynda auction last year. I still need to get the original silver pinstriping done. I was able to get several good photos of the original striping so it should be looking pretty close to original by next June. I also have the original 160 gallon head tank to mount in front of the smoke stack. I sure am glad you posted these I was so busy I only got one picture at the show with the engine sitting next to Steve Ott's 32. It was neat to see two of them together. I believe there are only five or six left and only these two have been out in a while. Leonard told me this engine sat in the same spot for 53 years before I bought it. It was one of the few they didn't try to move before the auction. It's truly amazing how good the boiler/engines were at that sale. We passed the state inspection with no problem at all and carry the original 175 lbs. I had a lot of help from several good friends, my brother, wife and even my mother-in-law getting it done(at least this far) in about 7 months. Thanks again. Philip
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:17:40 PM
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Jeff - great pictures!
Philip - congrats on the great job you did with the big Port Huron - it sure looks to have found a good home! It sure would be nice to see and hear it in action! Port Huron seemed to get it right with their engines. They are a fine looking machine but in a simple, workman-like style.
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This is a very beautiful engine... and a job well done!

What kind of mechanical work did you need to do to bring the engine into good operating condition? Was there much missing? I was at the auction that day and I am amazed at the number of former Rynda engines that are now under steam.

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Thanks for the compliments!

As for work, some boiler work (though not major) was required. New tubes and all new plumbing. The reverse block was rusted tight, as was the crank pinion. That was the last piece to come free two days before the show at Wauseon. The governor required a little last minute attention Thursday morning at Wauseon. For the most part the disassembly, derusting/degreasing, preparation for painting and painting consumed most of our time. It was up on blocks for quite a while. The Wauseon show gave me a good idea of what engine components need attention though and I'm in hopes to have them addressed by next summer as well. Mostly repouring the crank bearings and some valve work. The only items missing were the original Port Huron whistle (which was there when I first saw the engine several years ago) and the smoke box door and number plate. Dave and Matt Kemler borrowed a door to use as a pattern and had a number plate made, which Matt did a super job painting. I couldn't have gotten things back together without their help as well as Daren Meyers, Frank and Zach Johnson, Mitch and Todd Warncke, my brother Shawn and a lot of other good friends. Not to mention my very understanding wife, Melody, who ate a lot of dinners alone and packed me quite a few sack lunches to take to Daren's shop each evening. She's the best.
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Do you have a photograph of the engine when finished and now? Did you add the other tank?

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Jeff,

Here are some photos of Philip's 32 Port Huron in 2007 for the NTA Port Huron feature. I threatened to continue back to my house with it since it was already loaded!

The third is from the Port Huron line up. You have Philip's 32; Steve Ott's 32; Alan Pawlowski's 26 simple; George's 25 highwheeler, my 24; and Saunder's 24. It is fun to see the sizes next to each other. The last is Alan's 26. Very similar to the 32, only a simple.

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