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Steamboats, Hulls, Autos and Trains for Sale
Twin screw with Tiny Power 3454 compound engines, Bryan D650-S water tube boiler, new in 2001
Hull - 15mm Okume plywood over 2" x 6" fir frames
1 HP Tiny Power double simple driving 12v alternator
Full galley with refrigerator, sink, propane stove/oven, 100 gallon fresh water, head with 70 gallon waste tank
Moored Columbia River near Portland, OR
38.5-Foot Counter-Stern Steam Tug "Tortoise"
For Sale: 18-foot SSL "Marizabel"
Current owner recently passed away. SSL Marizabel has been in dry storage
in San Diego since December 2017. Owner was in the process of refitting a new
mounting for boiler.
Eighteen-foot steam launch with single cyl. 3 x 4 double acting engine and
commercial made steel FFT boiler. Configuration for steam completed in 2001.
The hull was acquired in 1997 and reworked and fitted for steam plant by
Renee Joffrion of San Diego, California. The power plant consists of a VFT
boiler, engine, keel condenser, vacuum pump, hot well, and double feed-water
pumps for boiler feed.
Hull: Built in 1983 for Duffield Electric Boats by W. D. Schock Corp. for their
“Duffy 18” Packet series. Length is 18’ LOA with 6’ 2” beam. Hand laid-up RFG
hull is of displacement type with wine-glass stern. Wood trim is Teak and
Mahogany. Fully loaded with fuel and 6 adults (max capacity), 21” of freeboard.
Single cylinder 3” x 4”, double-acting with center crank. Machined and built
by Renee Joffrion in 1996 from castings provided by Tiny Power in
Branson, Missouri. The center crank configuration was a prototype for
Tiny Power at that time. Engine is reputed to be capable of developing 5 hp.
Welded steel 4 hp. VFT boiler by Beckmann Hobby Boilers, Rhode Island in 2000. Boiler is “wet legged” type with 1” fire tubes and is designed for solid fuel (wood/coal). Measures 24” dia. x 30” high. Safety valve is set for 150 psi, annual hydro testing done to 225 psi. Last hydro was completed in 2017 and has been dry since.
Stack blower, stack temperature gauge, steam whistle (made by Renee Joffrion), 1” bronze propeller shaft, bronze 14” x 21” (over square) propeller, Penberthy feed water injector, back-up hand feed pump, hand operated bilge pump, boat hook, brass bell, bow and stern pennants, PFDs, trailer, Mahogany lagging on boiler.
Asking Price $6,000 USD
Boat trailer by Pacific Trailers is included
Contact: Renee Joffrion
For Sale: Complete and Running 18-Inch Gauge Railroad
This fun little railroad comes with 3/4 mile of track with another quarter to 1/3 of a mile rail to go with it. It offers four types of motive power.
Fast wood-fired steam engine.
Electric 6-passenger riding car/cute.
Gas car with a ten-horse Wisconsin engine/fast and reliable!
24-volt slow car for weed spraying.
Some towing cars.
The track is in sand-ballast and can be easily removed.
Also included are four switches, 3 of which are stub, and one split switch.
Also included are all bending tools needed to lay track, some spikes, bolts, a pile of ties, as well as some spare wheels.
Make an offer!
Contact: Gordon Sullivan by phone (360) 366-3171
For Sale: Steam Locomobile
With 1902 Locomobile engine.
Has steel DURR boiler- a very good steamer.
Last hydro was November 2018.
Boiler has a NEW traditional gasoline burner.
Chassis is a 10-year-old Likamobile with hydraulic brakes and very low miles since restoration.
Has brand new tires
Comes with DOT licensed hauling trailer.
Locomobile is a 1898 – 1905 era
Now Asking Only $15,000 USD
Ryan Handel by email
Or Gordon Sullivan by phone (360) 366-3171
Click photo to see gallery.
For Sale: SL ODIN
Originally equipped with a diesel engine this launch was converted to steam in 2012. The hull was built in Vermont and originally launched in 1985. Odin is a sturdy boat with cedar planks over oak ribs. Boat seats four comfortably. Selling because we've purchased a new, larger steam launch to accommodate our growing family.
LOA: 18 feet, beam 6 feet
Boiler: 2012 vertical fire tube with 115 - 5/8 OD K copper tubes
Fired on propane runs for 4 hours on a "BBQ" tank
150 psi safety valve
Engine: Leroy Mietzner 2.25” bore x 4” stroke double-acting single cylinder
This engine has been in several NWSS launches including Rose and
Tenacious before being overhauled and installed in Odin.
Aluminum single axle trailer
18x26 three blade propeller
Engine driven pump and hand pump
Copper keel cooler and feedwater
Offered for $6000
Located in Renton, WA.
Contact: Joe Spadoni
6 gallon fresh water tank
and 2 gallon hot well
Two electric bilge pumps
Whistles are not included.
For Sale: Don Mentzer-Built Steam Buggy "Tess"
Two-Cylinder Steam Engine (2.5 x 3)
South Stage Iron Works water tube steel boiler
Diesel fired with propane light off for reliability
Brand new tires
Don Mentzer built chassis & running gear
Well-maintained and runs perfect.
You're truly steaming to operate this car!
Nice crisp steam whistle
See her in action at:
Now Asking $4000 USD
Steam Engine and Boiler are both
very low time and operation
cycles and would be a perfect set
for your steamboat project!
Contact: Lisa Johnson
Own a Piece of History: 1939 Steel Steam Tugboat "Rambler"
Dimensions: 40’ X 10’6” X 5’ draft, 22 tons, 42” diameter, 3-blade
prop with 65 degree cut
Hull bottom re-plated 2014, now seaworthy, but needs
painting to launch.
Engine: 35 h.p. cross-compound, double-expansion, runs well
Boiler: 1986 Cleaver Brooks steam generator (12v), safety will be
set for 150 psi.
Beckett burner works well (+ two other burners and misc. parts)
Worthington pumps: Engine driven feed water, back-up electric
feedwater, vacuum steam injector feed water, main engine
circulating pump, two bilge pumps.
One h.p. 12v steam generator. Re-insulated main steam line.
Auxiliary Honda 8 h.p. generator. Engine room cooling fan added.
Misc.: Two whistles, heavy-duty tandem axle 48’ trailer and new
custom two-piece tarp covering on trailer. Rear portion also
serves as a canopy top from wheelhouse to stern.
Boat and mechanical system plans included.
Docked at Rainer, Oregon
Asking $16,500 USD
for Rambler and her heavy duty, two axle trailer
A 1986 cab-over Kenworth tractor to pull
Rambler is also available for $8,000.
Please contact me for further details or
questions you may have.
Contact: Craten Sanders
Ad sponsored by NWSS member Norm Davis.
Above: Engine Room – steam generator, pumps and heat exchanger
Right: Wheel House Interior
Above: 35 h.p. engine
FOR SALE: 23-Foot Fantail Hulls
Made to Your Specifications
Elliott Bay 23-foot fantail made to your color and seating arrangement specifications. Hulls are ready for interior woodwork and machinery installation, as deck, engine & boiler beds, stern tube, rudder port, floors, etc. are in place.
Also on hand: ASME Code boilers, antique engines, propellers, pumps, traditional bronze deck hardware, and marine steam engine castings.
Contact: Pat Spurlock
Elliott Bay Steam Launch Co.
For more details, call
Right: FESTINA LENTE of Swan’s Isle, Maine, fitted with LIFU compound and Merryweather boiler.
IRMTRAUD ANNA, with Stuart 6A and coal-fired VFT, has served German owners thirty years.
Cabin shell is also available.
Engines, Boilers and Equipment for Sale
FOR SALE: Mills/Beaumaris Compound Launch Engine, 2 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 4
This engine is as new, Engine #3 and was only test run at the factory. It was presented in the 1970s to the original venture capitalist by the builders. Front columns, connecting rods, crank webs and journals are nickel plated. Double tapered thrust bearings and roller bearings. Not built with pumps, but machined bracket present on back column if crosshead pumps were desired. In excellent condition save a few minor paint chips. Dimensions: 22” long, 12 1/2” wide, 21” high.
Pick up in Virginia or arrange shipping.
Price Reduced! Now $9,800
Contact: H. Hollerith email@example.com
FOR SALE: U.S. Navy “K” Launch Engine, mfg. 1918, Mare Island, CA
In original condition and appears to be unused.
Engine complete w/ bronze bed plate, lower
Navy throttle valve and waxed-canvas cover on copper cross-over pipe.
Cosmoline still on many steel parts and on
Engine turns over nicely and is ready to run.
Full size copy of original Navy blueprints
included with sale.
Pick up in Virginia or arrange shipping.
Price Reduced! Now $14,500
Contact: H. Hollerith firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE: Steam Launch Propellers and Bronze Shafts
12” x 15” 1-1/8” shaft reconditioned to excellent condition $420 + $60 shipping
15-3/8” x 21 1-1/8” shaft reconditioned to excellent condition $460 + $60 shipping
1-1/8” x 34” Bronze Shaft w/keyways (never used) $125 + $35 shipping
OTHER PROPS AVAILABLE:
All props listed below have been reconditioned. Please contact us for pictures and detailed information.
Come and visit our shop!
Prices are negotiable.*
15 x 21 1-1/4" $225
15 x 22 1-1/8” $275
13 x 19 1-1/4" $375
14 x 18 1-1/4" $275
17 x 27 1-1/4" $425
* Shipping fee of $60 will be added.
Contact: Teddy or Carole
FOR SALE: Don Mentzer 3x4 Steam Launch Engine
A DON MENTZER (South Stage Iron Works)
3X4 STEAM LAUNCH ENGINE
is now in search of a new home.
18W x 18L x 29H approx. 110#
Contact: Teddy or Carole
FOR SALE: Pearl Single
Cylinder Steam Engine
PEARL SINGLE Cylinder Engine Specifications:
Bore and stroke is 2 ½” by 3”
Steam line is ½” IPT steam and ¾” IPT exhaust
Dimensions are 16” long, 9” wide and 22” high
Weight is approximately 86 pounds
Low rpm high torque 2 h.p.
Has been run on air only
This PEARL single cylinder engine may be used to power up to a
20-foot LOA launch. She has been assembled with care and each part
meticulously hand finished and polished as can be seen in the photo.
The price reflects the amount of time needed from rough castings to
the final product.
FOR SALE: Pearl Twin-Cylinder Steam Engine
PEARL TWIN Engine Specifications:
· Bore and stroke is 2 ½” and 2 ½” by 3”
· High torque low rpm
· Dimensions are 25” long, 9” wide and 22” high
· Weight is approximately 165 pounds
· Located in Tacoma, WA area (University Place)
Contact: Teddy or Carole
FOR SALE: Dick Fortier Lifetime Collection of Steam Equipment, Parts and Memorabilia
This collection, from one of the Northwest Steam Society’s founding members, contains over 22 steam whistles, 30 gauges, all sorts of valves, and misc. boat equipment, including ships’ wheels, air horns, water pumps, port lights, ventilators, a little bit of Atlas engine parts , and tons of BOOKS!
What do you need? It’s probably here!
Call: Marylou Fortier (206) 634-0992 Located in North Bothell, Washington.
Propane-Fired Steam Boiler
Installed in the eighties and never fired!
304 square feet of heating surface, 2070 pounds per hour at 150 psi. Call for more info.
Located in Lebanon, OR
$12,000 USD Or Best Offer
Contact: J.D. Ray (503) 358-0383
For Sale The Pearl Steam Engine Company
The Pearl Steam Engine Company, manufacturer of the Pearl and the Zenith steam engines is for sale. After more than thirty years of producing single and twin cylinder marine steam engines, retirement has this company available for purchase.
Four-foot diameter, consists of two 2-foot sections which can be separated for use on a side-wheeler.
Contact: Russ Karns
Parts & Accessories for Sale
1. Big Pipe Tools: 36" Rigid pipe wrench and 3-wheel pipe cutter, takes up to 3-inch pipe. Both $40 O.B.O.
2. This item qualifies as a real nautical antique: Wicker Deck Chair from S.S. President Madison, the U.S. President Line passenger liner, scrapped in Seattle in 1935. The chair was rescued from the scrapyard by George Ives, old-time Seattle steamboat admirer. George made his living building models for local naval architects and shipbuilding companies. I acquired the chair from him in early 1970s. George said I should have it because I had a boat big enough to carry the chair in style (S.L. Cyrene). This historic chair is now available to someone else for $50
3. Gauge, 0-500 PSI, bronze case, 7-3/4”dia. rear flange, 5-1/2” dial face, 2-3/4” high. Lonergan
Mfr. “Main Feed Pump Discharge” ¼ NPT bottom connection. $100
4. Ashcroft Mfg.Co, New York, 0-160 PSI, 7-3/8" dia. front flange, 7-3/4" back flange, 2-3/8" high
Brass case & flange. $100
5. Ashton Valve Co, Boston, 0-250 PSI, 5-3/4" dia. front Flange, 5-7/8" back flange, 2-3/8" high
Brass case & flange. $100
6. Whistle, single note, Yellow Brass, air operated, probably from a streetcar. No maker’s name. 1-3/4” dia.
x 17-3/4” tall. 1/2 NPT conn. NOTE - this is a LOW PRESSURE whistle, if operating on steam, make sure to have a restriction in supply line to avoid overpressure that can literally blow the top off. It also sounds better this way. Was $100 Reduced to $75
7. Book “Modern Marine Engineer’s Manual, Vol. I” Osbourne, Published by Cornell Maritime Press, 1941. Lots of technical and practical information for Maritime Academy students. Much steam boiler, engine and turbine theory and practice. $20 Donation to NWSS
All items available for inspection at Rustad Manor, Edmonds, WA.
Call: Allan Rustad (425) 744-4575
On Now! Al Rustad Inventory Clearance Sale
Relief (safety) Valve
NEW - never used!
This Kingston Model 710 Safety
Relief Valve is a versatile valve ideal for use
in a wide range of industrial applications.
Its high flow capacities are achieved through
full-lift performance design giving the
Model 710 a flow advantage against
comparable valves. The Model 710's fully
guided stem design providing superior
re-seating accuracy makes it a cost effective alternative. This unit is rated for steam up to
250 psi at 400F with silicon valve seat,
3/4" inlet and 3/4" outlet.
Set for 150 psi., 4 available!
Price: $ 180.00 USD
(Includes shipping within the USA)
Contact: Peter Carlich, Tidewater, OR 97390
Phone: (541) 528-3380
Honduras Mahogany Wainscoting Stock
Pre-sealed and finished with 3 coats of schooner varnish. Approximately 400 lineal feet. Measures 1-5/8" x 3/8" in 16-foot lengths. Ideal for finishing interior of your boat. This wainscot stock same as used in Persephone II.
Contact: Wash Kohnke
INFORMATION WANTED ON THIS ENGINE
Height: 25” to top of cylinder
Intake: 3/8” pipe
A reversing rocking valve engine
It has crosshead driven feed pump.
Bore is 3”, I think - I have not taken the cylinder head off.
Stroke is 3”
This is the only rocking valve engine I have ever seen. It is obviously factory made but there are no identifying marks anywhere that I can find. It is old enough that there are some square head bolts.
Contact: Gene Goebel
Phone: (417) 724-2645
Photos and Memories of the "S.S. SIGHTSEER"
Do you know this vessel? I'd love to know of any photos and/or memories you might have of the SS SIGHTSEER, which served the Seattle area from 1936 to 1963.
I have the postcard views but need on-deck scenes, interior, and engine room photos. She was also known briefly as COLUMBIA QUEEN on the Columbia River at Pasco.
Contact: Keith Sternberg
1258 Center Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261 eMail: email@example.com
Phone: (360) 468-2074
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