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Post  lynnr on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 7:06 am

Hi All

Has anyone got their Kit26 yet?
Pony express can be a bit slow at times this far north. Looking forward to a box of goodies and also the surprise of what is meant by "water fittings" It could be just a couple of plumbing fittings, an elbow or two and a length of copper pipe.


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Post  Tim Watson on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 8:30 am

Could be a tasteful water feature..
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Re: Water fittings

Post  craig@STW on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 9:16 am

mostly the boiler water level gauge, pressure gauge and fittings, plus the pipe down to the belly tank, so you were quite close this your kit list Lynn Wink

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Post  highpressure on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 11:04 am

Yep I can confirm that initial response was "blimey thats just a large box with three pipes in!!! Shocked " before I discovered the other small box at the bottom full of bits to put together. Lots of intricate looking goodies to spend a few hours on.

One question though, the glass for the gauge protection, the sides are just a fraction of an inch to wide to go between the rods. Would it be feasable to "sand them" slightly to get them to fit. I was thinking of using 400 - 800 grit wet and dry and just trying to gently reduce them??

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Re: Water fittings

Post  lynnr on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 12:16 pm

Lucky you. You got a kit. Pony Express very slow. Normally next day but not today. Not looking good for a dispatch on Thursday for a Friday delivery for kit 26.

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Water fittings kit!

Post  Tony King on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 1:20 pm

I might be lucky & get my kit this side of Christmas................. The next one ........... No chance, here!!!
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Post  lynnr on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 12:27 am

highpressure wrote:Yep I can confirm that initial response was "blimey thats just a large box with three pipes in!!! Shocked " before I discovered the other small box at the bottom full of bits to put together. Lots of intricate looking goodies to spend a few hours on.

One question though, the glass for the gauge protection, the sides are just a fraction of an inch to wide to go between the rods. Would it be feasable to "sand them" slightly to get them to fit. I was thinking of using 400 - 800 grit wet and dry and just trying to gently reduce them??

What no pictures of the parts fitted yet???? santa

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 12:32 am

highpressure wrote:One question though, the glass for the gauge protection, the sides are just a fraction of an inch to wide to go between the rods. Would it be feasable to "sand them" slightly to get them to fit. I was thinking of using 400 - 800 grit wet and dry and just trying to gently reduce them??

OK, just been playing with a few sets and it would seem some of the class has been "cut" with a slight angle on the edges. apparently its highly unlikely that you will file the glass. the solution that seems to work best is to lightly file the brass protector rods Cool

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Post  lynnr on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 1:32 am

Diamond sharpening stone will work but quite slow.

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Post  highpressure on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 6:22 am

No pictures due to two reasons... needing to work to sustain life ( several lives actually ) and still picking myself up from the floor after finding the parts list very amusing....... two or three of the names in particular. Wife asked if any of them were a "cock ring" but I had to explain that was a different parcel!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Embarassed

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Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 8:32 am

Hi Kev

So what did you find amusing? Its harder than you think trying to name some of these items. If you didn't have a smutty mind then they wouldn't be amusing. Perhaps you (or your wife) were disappointed about what the cock seal turned out to be? Embarassed

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p.s. I like your engine. Well done

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Re: Water fittings

Post  highpressure on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 2:08 pm

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the compliment. Judging by Deans name for his engine perhaps you should let him have the cock seal, it might keep him out of trouble!!! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Looking forward to Friday for another kit!!! Lots to do over the break...

Cheers Kev.

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Pony Express arrived!

Post  lynnr on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 12:36 am

Kit 26 Water fittings arrived late last night. Hope to get the polishing kit out tonight and buff up some copper and brass before fitting. Most of the fittings are beyond excellent quality and finish so little work is needed. Really only work needed is the copper to remove the brazing residue and heat tinting.

Yes. I could not do any yesterday once the kit arrived as I was doing some pro-quality printing for a client.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 6:59 am

Found a problem. The 2 lock nuts for the water guage are missing from the kit and the parts list does not list them either.

SP59008 9/16"x26

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