Frederick SRL(S)

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Post  mikero on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 1:27 pm

Is the name indicative of what the suspension does to the posterior?

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  He Who Must Not Be Blamed on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 1:39 pm

mikero wrote:Is the name indicative of what the suspension does to the posterior?

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I suspect it's more indicative of what the engine does to ones eardrums.

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 9:01 pm

Great pictures, Frederick looking very smart, bit mean leaving Cecily in the car whilst you're in the pub though!! or was she on security detail!.
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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Tim Watson on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 10:55 pm

He Who Must Not Be Blamed wrote:
mikero wrote:Is the name indicative of what the suspension does to the posterior?

Mike

I suspect it's more indicative of what the engine does to ones eardrums.

Eric

Quite right Eric. When idling the engine thumps along well, at 70+ MPH the sound is something else.

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Moving 1.6.ton

Post  Tim Watson on Mon 04 Jul 2016, 6:07 pm

During the rally season Frederick nowadays tends to live in my Ifor Williams BV85 box trailer.  The all up weight is 1.6 ton and with wide plant-type trailer wheels underneath it is an immovable lump. We are shortly getting a new motorhome and so the ability to shunt the trailer on the driveway has become imperative.  I had looked into this some while ago and there are a number of systems out there. Conventional caravan movers would be very difficult to fit and, quite honestly, the front jockey wheel is pretty useless.  

So I purchased the 'Big Foot' that you can see in the picture below from Ebay.  This also came with a very heavy duty jack (rated at 3 tons) that's more than up to the job and simply required the bracket fixing to the chassis beam.  This allows the trailer to be tipped up onto its rear wheels to allow easier manouevring.



Single handedly the trailer was backed into its normal spot.  Just needs the wiring tidied up - it uses the on-board trailer winch battery - and a storage area needs to be sorted at home for the Big Foot. This is removed when the trailer is travelling.  I doubt the Big Foot would be much use on a rally field (although some were fitted with what looks like a tractor tyre when these were in production).

Should save a lot of awkward shifting, even when the trailer is empty.

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Frederick at GDSF

Post  Tim Watson on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 12:17 am

Bit late, but thought I would post some pics of Frederick at GDSF. The weather was pretty near spot on: no dust, no mud.




Engine polished up and showing the benefit of some re-guilding of the boiler cladding and tanks (Max in charge).


Engine cooking
Smoke box cuisine: Rib of beef


Bacon on the shovel


Up-market filter coffee machine


Smoke box cuisine:  poussin, stuffed with apricots, wrapped in bacon.


Generating by Carter's Steam Fair early on the Saturday night.


Impressive line up of SRLs about to leave the playpen on Sunday night.


Looking down on Frederick generating, from the man stand of a nearby Burrell SRL: 'The Masterpiece'


Three very contented gents at the top of the playpen (photo Jan Huigen)

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Tim Watson on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 11:33 pm

Frederick is all tucked up for the winter, so I've been working on the small scale model railway stuff:





This will be a 2mm : 1ft scale model of the LNER class P2 "Lord President".  Everything in the pictures is hand made. The driving wheels are 11.5 mm diameter. The Walschaerts valve gear can be set in forward or reverse positions.

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