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Vintage Retro Styl live Steam Engine Model Wooden Walking Cane Stick Brass Stave

  • Hand made steam engine model walking stick
  • This is a working model.

Product Description
DESCRIPTION Here is a great collectible gift for brass item lovers, antique lovers, steampunk enthusiast, unique item hunters. Material : Brass, Wood Finish : Antiquated Brass Overall Length : 40″ appox. Weight : 1.8 lbs approx. Pressure Range of compressed air/steam : 12 -25 PSI Engine is single cylinder oscillating type with 10 mm bore x 10 mm stroke. Flywheel is 1.5″ approx. Cylinder is brass while piston is steel. The stick dismantles in three pieces and the eng… More >>

Vintage Retro Styl live Steam Engine Model Wooden Walking Cane Stick Brass Stave

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Lieyang Live BRASS Cylinder Steam Engine DIY Stirling Science Educational toy Kit K005

  • Stirling engine brass cylinder model
  • Profession stirling model machine with high quality material and strict process
  • Creative design
  • Can be used for many years , with 3 year warantee
  • a wonderful gift for your friends, kids and students to inspire curiosity and creativity

Product Description
The Stirling engine is a heat engine that is vastly different from the internal-combustion engine in your car. Invented by Robert Stirling in 1816, the Stirling engine has the potential to be much more efficient than a gasoline or diesel engine. But today, Stirling engines are used only in some very specialized applications, like in submarines or auxiliary power generators for yachts, where quiet operation is important. Although there hasn’t been a successful mass- … More >>

Lieyang Live BRASS Cylinder Steam Engine DIY Stirling Science Educational toy Kit K005

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Steam Engine Brass Dual Piston

  • Dual Piston design
  • Self Lubricating
  • A Dstar Exclusive
  • Durable all brass

Product Description
This is a fully assembled and highly detailed dual piston steam engine. This is a Dstar exclusive creation and works as great as it looks. The majority of the parts are brass and thus require little to no maintenance. As normal Dstar Engines offers a full warranty and has spare parts available. can run off alcohol or solid fuel pellets… More >>

Steam Engine Brass Dual Piston

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Steam Engine #137 Original Brass Ornament with Patina Finish for Holidays and all Season Room Decoration Handmade in USA

  • Size: 2 3/8″ x 5 3/4″
  • Hand Crafted in USA by American Artist Barbara W. Stanger

Product Description
These ornaments are made in our studio from original drawings. They are made of etched brass, which is individually dipped into a patina. The patina is not a paint; it is a chemical that reacts with the brass and produces slight variations in color on the brass surface. This surface will not rust. It is a natural finish, and would happen if the metal was left outdoors (like the Statue of Liberty). These pieces can be hung anywhere, and are all season decorations as … More >>

Steam Engine #137 Original Brass Ornament with Patina Finish for Holidays and all Season Room Decoration Handmade in USA

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Mamod brass flywheels


A close up of those gorgeous brass flywheels

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A Mamod SE4 in steam with all brass wheeled workshop


The Mamod SE4 in steam Good Friday 2009, complete with two brass wheeled workshops

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How Do You Restore or Polish Burned Brass?

i have a toy steam engine and it got burned becasue there was no water in it.

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Brass Model Trains – Extremely Unique

For the ultimate collector â??Brass Model Trainsâ? may be the perfect choice. These toy model trains are made of solid brass and henceforth have an artistic quality to them. Due to the nature of the material the craftsmanship and uniqueness of the pieces are outstanding.  However, there is one slight drawback to the Brass Model Trains, the cost. The old saying â??you get what you pay forâ? is not only fact but also the standard. Brass Model Trains are the â??Goldâ? standard of toy model trains. Prices for these trains range upward to $2000 or more and raises the question of are these trains worth collecting. You are about to find out!

It is hard to say what is more important to a collector, appearance or resale value. Brass Model Trains have both. The quality of material, intricate detailing and overall appearance of these models gives the owner pride in the quality of their collection. Some trains in their natural color almost look as if they were made out of gold and that in turn keeps their resale value extremely high.  Due to the craftsmanship, look and cost of these toy model trains they are unique within a unique market. The model train collection market is a small niche but to be a niche within a niche makes the Brass Model Trains extremely rare and unique. Collectors like that aspect. The downside of collecting these unique trains is the cost. They can run more than twice the price of a standard composition train. If a collector wants a vintage brass model train he will pay even more than that since they are extremely rare.

Before you begin delving into these beautiful specimens consider the most important element of collecting brass model trains. Think about brass and how time and weather affects it. Now consider the value of your collection and the time and effort that it will require to properly clean, polish and protect your investment. If for some reason you are not able to give your collection enough care it will begin to turn black and on the other extreme, too much polishing will damage the collection. Caring for these pieces of art is a full time endeavor and requires a lot of work.

For many toy model trains enthusiast realism is the key to their entire collection. To the best of my knowledge there has never been a working locomotive that was made out of brass. So as interesting, valuable and decorative as these pieces are they are not typical of a working train and therefore not realistic. What you may want to consider is adding a piece or two of brass model trains to your collection as basically pieces of art to be showcased in you office or home while using a more traditional approach to your toy model train collection. Of course this really depend on what your purpose in collecting the trains is all about. Many collectors like to purchase sets and pieces that never leave the box and are displayed and traded like commodities while other are more like me in that they prefer to build lavish model train scenery layouts that consist of cities, switching yards, trains stations, mountain, etc.  Brass Model Trains are very unique and it really depends on the collectorâ??s personality and intentions of whether these models will be a good fit. To each his own, as they say.

By the way, I own one and it is proudly displayed in my office!

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