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Steamboats (and Hulls), Autos and Trains for Sale

For Sale:

Mosquito Enterprises, USCG Motor Surf Boat 26-foot fiberglass hull

Some work has been started on this project. Due to current circumstances I am not going to be able to

finish this boat. I would like to see someone else have

the opportunity to complete this great project.

 

Price Reduced!

$6,500 USD, OBO

 

Contact: Robert Christensen

email: robert@cmi80.com

(208) 436-6213 Daytime phone

(208) 219-6187 Cell phone

For Sale: 1919 Stanley Steamer 735B 7-Passenger Touring Car, with California Convertible Top

 

If you are looking for a Stanley Steam project car, here is one for you! 10% into full

restoration; front wheels and axle completed attached to frame; pilot fuel and oil

tanks mounted under frame; rear wheels and axle done ready to mount(next step

restore pumps).  All four fenders restored and painted (35 years ago).  Hundreds of

parts for the car, body, hood, fender skirting, fuel tank, jump seats, valves, pumps,

gauges, steering wheel, wind shield and frame, frame and ribs

for convertible top, 20 h.p. Stanley engine, burner but no boiler.

Belonged to Bob Ingwersen of Snohomish.  His daughter,

Judi Stone inherited it.

 

Car is in the Spokane area.

 

Offered for $20,000 OBO

Contact: Judy Stone 
email: judistone54@gmail.com

Ad sponsored by NWSS member Pat Farrell.

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

 
Auxiliaries:

  • Aluminum single axle trailer

  • 18x26 three blade propeller

  • Engine driven pump and hand pump

  • Copper keel cooler and feedwater

       heat exchanger

 

Offered for $6000

Located in Renton, WA.

Contact: Joe Spadoni
email: jmspadoni@hotmail.com

  • 6 gallon fresh water tank 

       and 2 gallon hot well

  • Depth finder

  • 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 Gate Stage Iron Works water tube steel boiler

Diesel fired with propane light off for reliability and ease.

Brand new tires

Don Mentzer built chassis & running gear

Well-maintained and runs perfect.

You're truly steaming to operate this car!

 

Asking $4200 USD

 

Contact: Lisa Johnson

(541) 882-8454

mslisaj@gmail.com

For Sale: 21-ft. Steam Launch 

This is the last of many boats built by the late NWSS member, Don Merkeley, in Idaho. It was briefly

steamed in 2013 and has been stored indoors since.

 

  • Lapstrake Hull, Yellow Cedar on Larch Ribs

  • LOA 21 ft, Beam 6 ft, Draft 2 ft.

  • Engine: 5 HP “Warrego” single cylinder 3” X 4”, turns freely

    •  Piston Valve, Stephenson Reverse Link

    •  VFT Boiler, 20 square feet, for wood or coal 

    •  Engine and Boiler custom built in 2010 by

               Strath in Australia

  • Keel Condenser

  • Propeller: 4 Blade RH 18” X 26”

  • Engine Driven and Hand Feedwater Pumps

  • Hot Well with Ball Regulator

  • Single Tone Whistle & Siren

  • Top Quality fittings throughout

  • EzLoader Twin Axle Trailer

  • Over $40,000 invested

  • Sold as is and available in

       Moses Lake, WA

 

Reduced to $4,500

for Quick Sale!

For far more information and photos, contact Jeff Merkeley

Phone:  (208) 920-0442   Email:  jeff@merkeley.com

For Sale: Steam Launch "Naiad" with Trailer

  • Hull – Replica “Rose” fiberglass, LOA 20’ x 4’2” beam, cypress and ash

  • Boiler – Vertical water tube

  • Engine – Compound twin cylinders, 2.5” and 1.5” bore with 2” stroke

  • Prop – Michalloy, 3-blade. 14” diameter x 21” pitch

  • Fuel – Propane

The hull was purchased in 1990

and was finished and licensed in 1996.

It has always been covered in a

carport or garage.

Located in Alabama, will work

with purchaser on delivery

 

Asking $9500 USD

Contact: Jim or Teresa Hale

email: thjh04@yahoo.com

 

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

cratensanders@gmail.com

(503) 756-0969

 

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: 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

Asking $18,000 USD

 

Contact:

Ryan Handel by email

slwhistler2004@yahoo.com

Or Gordon Sullivan by phone (360) 366-3171

Click photo to see gallery.

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.

Portland, OR 

For more details, call

(503) 775-5954

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.

OUT-OF-STATE OWNER MUST SELL:

21-Foot Steam Launch "Linda J."
 

HULL: 21' LOA x 6' Beam, Beckmann, Fiberglass, 2,800 lbs.

ENGINE: Semple 3" + 5" x 4" Compound built 1996, slip eccentric

rev. 18" x 24" prop.

BOILER: HWT, 1/2" tubes, 48 sq.ft. H.S., oper. press. 150 psi, built 1994, bio-diesel.

 

Lots of extras including full canopy with solar panel for battery charging.

  
Price Reduced to $17,500 USD


Contact: Steve Morrison
homefixerllc@yahoo.com
Phone: (520) 909-1290  

 
  • 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​

FOR SALE: 

38.5-Foot Counter-Stern Steam Tug "Tortoise"

Now Asking $22,500 USD

 

For additional info visit: HERE or contact the owner, Dave Larson

Phone: (503) 887-4222, dlarson@grpmack.com

Engines, Boilers and Equipment for Sale

FOR SALE: 2 Engines and a Boiler

I am reducing the size of my collection of steam artifacts.

Offered for sale are the following items:

1. Fred Semple 5 HP Engine, lever reversing. BRAND NEW.  $4,600

 

 

2. Mills Compound/Beaumaris Engine, new condition. $8,900

 

 

3. Carter Mann Watertube Boiler, 14 sq. ft.  Almost new. 

Plumbing not included. $3,900

 

All items FOB shipping point, Old Lyme, CT. 

Buyer pays shipping.

 

Contact: Kent Lacey

Phone or Text: (203) 517-7776

email: KentLacey@SBCglobal.net

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

253-223-2667

flyingblossom@nventure.com

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#

Asking

$2750.00

Contact: Teddy or Carole

253-223-2667

flyingblossom@nventure.com

FOR SALE: Pearl Single

Cylinder Steam Engine

PEARL SINGLE Cylinder Engine Specifications:

  • Bore and stroke is 2 ½” by 3”

  • Teak Cladding

  • 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.

 

Asking

$4875.00

 

Contact: Teddy

or Carole

253-223-2667

flyingblossom@nventure.com

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)

 

Asking $5925.00

 

Contact: Teddy or Carole

253-223-2667

flyingblossom@nventure.com

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.

FOR SALE: Steam Calliope

 

Wonderful 26-note steam calliope with code ASME boiler, licensed trailer and duplex pump.

Asking $10,000 U.S. Funds 

Contact Ryan Handel

slwhistler2004@yahoo.com

 

FOR SALE: 2-Cyl. Engine

 

Two-cylinder single-acting steam engine. One horsepower with governor and rocking valve.

Asking $800 U.S. Funds 

Contact Ryan Handel

slwhistler2004@yahoo.com

 

 

For Sale:

Superior Aztec

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

jdray42@gmail.com

FREE! Paddlewheel

   

Four-foot diameter, consists of two 2-foot sections which can be separated for use on a side-wheeler.

Contact: Russ Karns
(360) 733-0582

Parts & Accessories for Sale

1) Set of 3, Boiler Water Level Try Cocks: 1/2NPT Bronze salvage from S.L. Cyrene.  $50

 

2) Set of Wilcox-Crittenden Plain Bronze (not polished) Side Lights, and Bow Light:

unused in box. Glass lenses, sockets for double-contact Bayonet bulbs, 1960s vintage.  $150

3) Bronze Propeller: 19 x 21, 3 blades bored for 1-inch shaft. $40 O.B.O.

 

4) Big Pipe Tools: 36" Rigid pipe wrench and 3-wheel pipe cutter, takes up to 3-inch pipe. Both $40 O.B.O.

 

5) 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

$100 O.B.O.

 

6) British Std. Whitworth Taps and Dies: Old (1970s), but unused: 3/8-16, 1/2-12 and 5/8-11 coarse threads. Anyone working on old British machinery may need one or more of these at some time. $20

7) 1/4" sch 80 pipe steam gauge pigtail loop syphon:

A bit rusty but good useable condition. $10

 

All items available for inspection at Rustad Manor, Edmonds, WA.

 

Call: Allan Rustad (425) 744-4575

email: rustad.allan@yahoo.com

On Now! Al Rustad Inventory Clearance Sale

FOR 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! 

 

Download Product Specifications Here

 

Price: $ 180.00 USD

(Includes shipping within the USA) 


Contact: Peter Carlich, Tidewater, OR 97390
eMail: carlich@pioneer.net
Phone: (
541) 528-3380

FOR SALE:

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.

 

Now Asking

$850.00 USD

 

Contact:  Wash Kohnke

washkohnke@gmail.com

(971) 570-2300

 

Steam Inquiries

INFORMATION WANTED ON THIS ENGINE

 

  • Height: 25” to top of cylinder

  • Intake: 3/8” pipe

  • Exhaust: 3/4”

  • 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

eMail: geneslogon@gmail.com

Phone: (417) 724-2645

WANTED:

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: navigator@rockisland.com    

Phone: (360) 468-2074

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