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 Steam Donkey Engine

7.5" ga. Flat Car Mounted


The 1/8 scale Steam Donkey engine by W.M. Harris is featured in his book Logging With Steam in the 1880s. In the mid-1880s donkey engines were produced by American Hoist and Derrick Co. of St. Paul, Minnesota. All castings for this engine were obtained from Power Model Supply Co.

  • Boiler copper -- 4 and 1/2 inches OD

  • Flues (12) -- .625 OD copper, 7 and 11/16 inches in length

  • Bore -- 1.002 inches

  • Stroke -- 1.00 inch

  • Length of car with one coupler -- 66 inches

  • Weight -- under 200 lbs.

  • Propane fired and fully working

  • Truck gauge -- 7 and 1/2 inches

  • Runs well at 30 psi.


Asking price -- $1500.00  Certified check, no terms.   Located in Houston, TX.  Shipping at buyer's expense.  






 1/4 scale Case Live Steam Traction Engine



This engine is fully assembled and run-able with 4 hours total time. It has been in storage and needs cleaning. It is coal fired.


  • Weight: 500 lbs.

  • Length: 5 feet

  • Width across back wheels: 26 inches

  • Height to top of smokestack: 33 inches

  • Cylinder bore is 2-1/2 inches

  • Stroke is 2-3/4 inches

Boiler is 1/4 inch plate with 8-5/8 inch OD barrel with ten 1-1/4 inch flues, hydro tested, maximum working pressure 150 lbs., ASME soft plug is installed.  The pully is 3 and a half inches wide, and it idles nicely at 50 RPM. Asking price $9500.00, certified check, no terms. Located in Houston, Texas. If shipping is necessary, it is at your expense. 




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