Stainless Steel Steam Boiler for Steam Engine Model GL-001 Collection

$46.99

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SKU 3152746

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Brent Hamilton
Very Nice Boiler - No Replacement Parts or Fittings

The boiler is extremely well-constructed and excellent in appearance; however, I only rated it at 3-Stars because it has a few design shortcomings and did not come with a "parts list" and a supplier where I could buy replacement parts, tubing, fittings and adapters. The boiler was received with only a 12" long plastic steam interconnect tube and two (2) connectors that were 4mm/male/coarse-thread/"quick-connect" type that will not fit the steam input connectors of many miniature steam engines without a complex adapter.
The boiler's small "emergency pressure-relief valve" (to protect from boiler over-pressure) is only a "one-time" device that must be replaced if it should ever blow; but I can not find any "parts list" or supplier of replacement parts for this boiler. I wonder why the manufacturer didn't use a simple, spring-loaded "pop-off valve" that continually bleeds off excess pressure as needed and never needs replacement?
The glass alcohol burners are also extremely fragile and easily broken; but they are not replaceable without a parts list and a supplier. I will probably place the boiler on a metal pedestal and heat it with a more-convenient, solid-fuel burner pan used by other steam engine manufacturers because the liquid alcohol is too easily spilled by a working device and could cause a fire.
I would have given the boiler a 5-Star rating except for the lack of available replacement parts and hardware/fittings necessary to hook it to a variety of miniature steam engines.

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