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Bing 130/452?


I'm not sure of the model number of this engine. The nearest I can find in the catalogues is 130/452. However, it is not identical and this engine might be a combination of parts from 2 engines.

The boiler is a simple pot boiler design, 45mm diameter x 111mm long, fired by a 2 wick meths burner. Boiler fittings consist of a safety valve, whistle and steam regulator.

Steam is fed from the regulator to the reversing valve, which is built into the port face of the oscillating cylinder. The cylinder is single acting, 6.8mm bore x 15mm stroke. The piston rod is connected to a simple crank on one end of the crankshaft, which also has a 65mm diameter alloy flywheel at it's centre and an 11mm diameter pulley at the other end.

The cylinder and crankshaft are mounted on a small sub-chassis, which is itself mounted on a square steel base, along with the firebox and chimney support. The chimney is purely cosmetic, although the support does have a pair of holes which might be for exhaust pipes in a different model.

As acquired, the whistle does not work (a part is missing internally) and the regulator has lost it's handle.

Paintwork appears to be original and, on the base and chimney, is in reasonable condition (under the dirt). The firebox, however, is rusty.

Make Bing
Model 130/452?
Date Made c1915?
Description Stationary
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type Single acting (reversible)
Bore mm 6.8
Stroke mm 15
Valve Type Oscillating cylinder
Boiler Type Horizontal
Boiler Diam mm 45
Boiler length/height mm 111
Fuel Meths
Mechanical Condition Good?
Cosmetic Condition Poor
Paintwork Original
Purchased 29 September 2020
Purchase cost 119.99
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