909 Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.
A Nichols & Shepard Engine, No. 11369 built in 1913. Owned
by Mr. Gene Morris, Alexis, Illinois.
65 Case, serial number up in the thirty three thousands. Pops
off at 180, original flues. 32 X 54 Case thresher. Elmer Egbert and
Abe Johnson in October 1965. A. E. Johnson, engineer on Case 65 for
the Egbert’s Buckeye Steam Threshers Reunion.
A. E. Johnson with Frances Egbert and Elmer Egbert’s 20 HP
Advance Rumely at Egbert’s Reunion.
A Nichols & Shepard double cylinder simple engine No.
11,369, built in 1913. Owned by Mr. Gene Morris, Alexis, Illinois,
exhibited at Mt. Pleasant Reunion 1970. Boiler is a locomotive, dry
bottom firebox type, shell 30′ Dia., 96′ long plus smoke
box and firebox, double riveted lap joint, 125 lbs., allowed steam
pressure, with 32-2 1/2‘ tubes 96′
long. Firebox 34′ wide, 48′ long, boiler has 226.7 Sq. Ft.,
of heating surface, 11.33 Sq. Ft., of grate surface. At 20 lbs., of
coal per Sq. Ft., or 227 lbs., per hour of 11,500 Btu., per lb.,
and 69% boiler efficiency at 125 lbs., steam pressure and 60°F.,
feedwater temperature the boiler will produce 1943 pounds of steam
per hour. The engine proper is a double cylinder simple, 6-5/8′
bore, 10’ stroke, with Stephenson link valve and reversing gear
with ‘D’ slide valves, governor speed control at 300 RPM.,
on belt and most traction work. The engine will develop at the 300
RPM., and 1/3 cutoff giving 76.36 lbs., MEP.,
78.84 indicated horse power. At 72.33% engine mechanical efficiency
the brake H. P. would be 57. The engine traction system is typical
Nichols & Shepard design with a two-shoe engaging in the clutch
and balance wheel on the left hand side of the engine, with a 13
tooth crankshaft pinion, a 61 tooth intermediate gear, a 54 tooth
differential spur gear, 13 tooth countershaft pinions, 57 tooth
bull gears, 68′ Dia., drive wheels with 20′ wide rims. The
engine with fuel and water supply weighs 23,000 lbs. The ratio of
engine RPM., to drive wheel RPM., is 15.91 to 1. The traction speed
at 300 RPM., engine speed is 3.22 MPH. The horsepower delivered to
the drive wheels is 39.2 equal to a gross tractive effort of 4568
lbs. When the engine is travelling on a light clay stubble field at
3.22 MPH., the net drawbar horsepower is 26.9 equal to a tractive
effort of 3,130 lbs. On a similar field she will pull 9 or
1014′ bottom plows under average plowing conditions. She is a
nice running engine and sounds great with 4-beat exhaust. Engine
construction features through the courtesy of Mr. Morris. Engine
performance calculations and submitted by Ernest H. Casson.