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Post  Tony King on Sun 31 Mar 2013, 1:55 am

Love the new oil pots Tim & nice to see the family, I bet they are very proud of your achievements!!
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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 02 Apr 2013, 11:24 am

Hi Tim

A proud moment for everyone I am sure, looks well and probably a little grubby in certain areas now. Wink

The oilers are very nice, are they the ones made from syringes you mentioned when I was your house?

I have just got my seat frame back from powder coating today so I will post a picture later, the extended regulator pivot is on the frame now, just the lever to make and connect with the appropriate rod.

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Fully ticketed

Post  Tim Watson on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 11:52 am

Frederick had her hydraulic and steam test today at he NLSME. Both no dramas. The engine moved over the ground for the first time under it's own power today. One lap in bottom wheel and then straight into high wheel! She certainly covers the ground well and the starting button is brilliant.

Mike Randall made the comfy temporary bench seat, but I think Max would prefer his customary position on top of the bunker.

Couple of Youtube videos below:

http://youtu.be/J3u9q1hztpY

http://youtu.be/1Gax9baY_pc

BIG THANK YOU TO ALL AT STW WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!

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Post  lynnr on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 11:58 am

Excellent and congratulations on the steam ticket and first run!

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  the coleman on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 12:24 pm

Congratulations tim a proud moment .


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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Tony King on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 12:08 am

Well done Tim, wonderful sight & I agree, this is thanks to STW!!
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Post  SSGR on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 7:33 am

Congratulations Tim, well done.

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 9:04 am

Tim Watson wrote:I think Max would prefer his customary position on top of the bunker.

Tim

Good news indeed and it looks well running around in the sun. I think Max would not be to happy with his head under the canopy (unless it rains) as I am sure it would be hot under there. Also, he would end up driving if oyu do extend the regulator.

BTW I have put some pictures on my build page with the seat frame now done. The lever should be easy and with a buckle and a bit of rod we have an extended regulator for when your roof is on.

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Tim Watson on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 9:55 am

Brian:
Not yet sure of the design for the extended regulator linkage. I can see how your design will duplicate the original set up and work well. I'm slightly more inclined to have something to the left and vertical, so that it doesn't interfere with coaling and/or Max. My roof will be very open at the back, with long removable hatches, so Max shouldn't get too hot. Also there are no rear cross pieces for the Showman's roof, which should improve access down the middle.

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 10:40 am

Tim,

Quick question.

How can your engine be a 'she' with the name Frederick?

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Post  lynnr on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 10:50 am

Well spotted Dean!

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 11:21 am

Steam Traction World wrote:Tim,

Quick question.

How can your engine be a 'she' with the name Frederick?

Dean

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I recall you wearing a dress at Pickering one night so you could have been a she!!!! Twisted Evil

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 11:29 am

Tim

It is difficult to visualise that working without an additional lever of some sort to get the directrion of the forces in line with the regulator valve. I know we talked about joining the rod at the buckle on the end of the regulator valve rod but the angle you require may have an effect on the gland regarding wear and sealing - just a thought. Just putting a bend in the rod may not help because of the angle required. It may need a simple crank in the location of the front spectacle plate using the bolt holes currently used for the regulator and starting button rods. I can picture something but it would need sketching out and looking at it with the roof in place would help. Are you thingking of having the handle hang vertically from the rear roof cross member in the corner?

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Tim Watson on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 11:58 am

Brian:
I may not worry about the direction of travel of the extended regulator. I'll lash up some bits and play.

Re: gender of engines
I posted a thread on TT about this a short while ago. The consensus, was that all engines are a 'she' for a variety of reasons - cost, contrariness, beauty, etc. etc.

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Silly labels

Post  Tim Watson on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 4:27 pm

As I have the two controls for the blower and Windermere kettle protruding from the exciter bracket, I thought it would be good to label them so that a third scale driver would be able to know which was which.



An hours work work a small brush and some bone white paint.

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Post  Tim Watson on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 5:35 am

Just got my road registration: LK13EZJ:
LucKy 13 EasyJet! Maybe I should get the orange paint out.

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  lynnr on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 5:50 am

Love it and congratulations. Not too dramatic was it?

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  lynnr on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 5:51 am

Quite good fun entering the engines registration in to Tyre websites ;-)

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  bjwlancashire on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 7:08 am

I wish I had waited for the 13 plate, it would have been more appropriate for Blackbeard and matched our house number "evil laugh" :-]

Have you started butchering your roof yet?

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Tim Watson on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 7:54 am

No roof activity yet, still in engine tweaking mode. Will now go for a road run on Sunday.

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Robfishman on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 1:34 pm

lynnr wrote:Quite good fun entering the engines registration in to Tyre websites ;-)

They can't even get the right size tyers up for the car......don't confuse it any more. lol!

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 1:42 am

Tim Watson wrote:No roof activity yet, still in engine tweaking mode. Will now go for a road run on Sunday.

Tim

I hope someone is with you to record some video of you on the road, I would love to see it and here how easy it is to get along in top gear compared to Madeline.

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 1:45 am

I forgot to ask, did you go to the SAC do at Old Warden with Fredric last weekend? Any photos?

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Tim Watson on Mon 29 Apr 2013, 1:47 am

The SAC weekend a fortnight ago was great fun, but the lubricator was playing up, so I didn't run very hard as the oil supply was intermittent. Jolly cold sleeping overnight in my non-insulated camper van!

Yesterday's run was very satisfactory. My son and I had a trundle round, more tweaks to the lubricator, re-tightened the horn plate bolts, then went to a very local pub for lunch with the family. They sat inside in the warm, whilst I sat outside adjusting the engine. The capacity and controlabilty of the boiler is so much easier than the agricultural engine. We then had an excellent run around the local roads. High wheel gives a really pleasant relaxed cruising speed, but you will need to use the hind wheel brake - which is very effective.

I will definitely fit an extended (ugly) steering knob. The regulator is reasonably reachable over the bunker and should remain so with the SRL, although my drivers, so far, have had long arms! It is great fun having a two man engine.

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Re: Frederick SRL(S)

Post  Kiwiconnection on Mon 29 Apr 2013, 10:18 am

I thought this section of the forum was for photographs of your build? Its a shame that you don't seem to post any. I for one would love to see how you are progressing.

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