A 50 HP Buffalo Pitts Steam Engine Survives in Australia
Andrew Gibb's circa-1910 Buffalo Pitts 50 HP Road Locomotive.
A 50 HP Buffalo Pitts Road Locomotive as depicted in a circa-1904 catalog. Lacking a steam dome, this engine is very similar to the 50 HP owned by Andrew Gibb, but it is equipped with a small flywheel on the right-hand side of the engine.
Another front view of Andrew Gibb's 50 HP Buffalo Pitts.
A 26-100 HP Buffalo Pitts 'Contractors' Road Locomotive' as depicted in a circa-1910 catalog. Note the small flywheel, which seems to beg the question of why the engine has a dual horsepower rating.
The 50 HP Road Locomotive viewed from the rear. Note the engineer's platform and the covered, centrally located differential located just above the firebox door. The rear drivers are 30 inches wide, but the grips are only 24 inches wide.
The crankshaft from Andrew Gibb's 50 HP Buffalo Pitts. Note the left-hand connecting rod is still attached. Features of note are: Balanced discs instead of a flywheel, dog clutch on the gear at left, flanges added to both ends of the crankshaft for extension to drive a sawmill, crankshaft has a clean break to the left of the connecting rod, but is still held together by bolts in the balancing disc.