For LARGER Pics look BELOW Description 1880s Ernst Plank Steam Engine/Germany. This 1880s Ernst Plank ornate steam engine on wooden base measures 7 inches in height. It is missing its burner as well as the steel spring inside the safety valve - quite possibly rusted away. (The way to gain access tfor a replacement is by un-soldering its post from the boiler - an simple repair if you're handy with a soldering iron or a mini torch).Naturally, I've not been able to test the engine, but everything appears to be sound. The richly finished wooden base has a slight curve to it I have seen this type of simple but rich wooden base on some of Ernst Plank's earliest models and on a few of their very early steam accessories. It is completely original to the toy.
There is a bit of excess solder which can be seen by the water level tap. Later models most often had a removable dummy governor, though this one was designed without.It's certainly a very beautiful engine in every sense. Bing, carette, doll co, marklin, weeden, hot air engine, motor, tin. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates.
The item "Early 1880s Ernst Plank Steam Engine Germany" is in sale since Sunday, April 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Other Vintage Tin Toys".The seller is "8kippers" and is located in Toronto, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.