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Post  tractor mike on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 12:04 pm

hi everybody on the forum i have seen some great pics of some great engines hopefully i wil have mine finished by this year
this is a few months ago when the first kit arrived (front wheels) Very Happy

1 of the front wheels put together


more pics to follow the next couple days

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 1:05 pm

welcome mike, good to see another build thread starting Cool

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Post  tractor mike on Sun 29 Jan 2012, 1:29 pm

thank u craig really want to catch up with the guys who are building the road loco, its a new experience to me as im normally into my tractors thanx again mike, really cant wait for my first kits (boiler, tender, smokebox so i can start getting it together properlly).

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Post  lynnr on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 4:51 am

Welcome Mike. Whoot another builder that is not afraid to post pictures.

Nice to see you and wait with interest for more and more pictures.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 5:51 am

Ahh, that brings back memories, the first kit Very Happy

Let's welcome another Road Loco to the build team cheers I wonder what the latest count is now RL and SM?

Enjoy your build and do look through the build threads for advice, there is lots of it around as well as a lot of bull Shocked

cheers

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Pics!!

Post  Tony King on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 6:25 am

Hi Mike,
Brilliant to see another photo thread starting, even though some of us are "ahead" of you, it's good to see how other people do stuff!!
The "excitment" of the first kit, you'll find, is repeated for every kit you receive!! I can't wait for my next one!!! I've become an "addict" !!!
STW take note.......... I NEED MY NEXT FIX!!! bounce
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Post  tractor mike on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 4:15 am

1 of the back wheels with the top coat on just got to do the lining now

front wheel and the back wheel with the top coat on

the horn plates with the rust proof on

the beely tank with the sealer done inside the tank and the rust proof on

the cylinder with the undercoat on getting ready for the top coats

hope u like the pics, hopefully traction world will get the tender, boiler and the first few kits ready so i can get it rolling, thanx to everyone who has contacted me to welcome me to the site Very Happy,

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Post  lynnr on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 5:38 am

Hi Mike

Looking good. Wonderful to see another engine in the embrio stage. A collection of bits turning into a fantastic engine.

Keep it coming.

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Post  tractor mike on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 6:15 am

lynnr wrote:Hi Mike

Looking good. Wonderful to see another engine in the embrio stage. A collection of bits turning into a fantastic engine.

Keep it coming.
thanx lynnr keep looking through your photos and taking it all in, cant wait for it to b finished and get some engines together, mike

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Post  tractor mike on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 12:35 pm

here is the wheels with the lining tape on and ready for painting


here with the lining on



the belly tank with the undercoat and top coat on and i have done the lining but no pics at the mo


hope u like the pics, i havent had a kit now for a couple months and im very upset Sad i havent had some of my first kits yet so i went out today and brought myself a new toy to cheer myself up, hope u like it, its gonna look good with the rest of my collection, Smile

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Post  lynnr on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 1:31 pm

Looking good Mike.

Like the agri-tractor but one question. Where does the coal go? or does it run on battery?

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Post  tractor mike on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 1:39 pm

hi lynn
it starts with a big handle or a cartridge and there is no coal and no battery, ur engine is coming on well, cant wait to get some of these engines all together
mike

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Post  tractor mike on Mon 16 Apr 2012, 1:14 pm

hi everybody there is some nice engines coming together now well done (lucky u people) i have got me tender together Very Happy


put the rust proof on and a couple first undercoats


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Post  lynnr on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 12:03 am

Looking good Mike.

Just as a reminder before more paint is applied. Are you doing a dip stick on the tender?

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Post  tractor mike on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 11:59 am

hi lynn have u a couple pictures of the stick u made please many thanx mike

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Post  MrStationHouse on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 12:27 pm

You might call this a deluxe version, this is one I made on my lathe. The large brass part sits behind the 2 pipe holes (you have to drill a new hole) I then made a top which has a thread cut into it so you can screw the dipstick in when the loco is on the trailer. Obviously I will need a decent size cork to go on the end of the pole (not yet attached) I knurled the top section to assist oily hands

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Post  lynnr on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 12:44 pm

Hi Mike

Sorry but I have not done one yet. I am actually possibly going against prototype and actually have a "gauge glass" Couple of elbows with a sight glass on the back nearside(Flyweel) of the belly tank. Once that is empty time to find water as when the belly tank is empty the tender has about 1/3 left. I will always be pulling my water bowser if away from the home QTH to top up the tanks between water stops.

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Post  tractor mike on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 1:01 pm

thanx for your reply guys i will try work something out, if anyone else would like to send me more pictures of the dip stick that would be great, many thanx
mike


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Post  highpressure on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 1:55 pm

My thought as an alternative idea was as the tender taps dont work take out the top and bottom and make that into a sight glass possibly with acrylic to reduce risk of fracture then you can see just what you have in water. Cant find an elbow that is tapped at 5/16 x 32 me though yet.

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Post  atomenter on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 2:00 pm

Hi Guys
The Foden SWB has an acrylic sight glass on the centre inboard tank as provided by STW. Not sure what the threads are but it may be worth asking.

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Post  tractor mike on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 2:33 pm

hi everybody some great engines coming on now, Smile
i had my boiler about a month ago and what a weight,
i have managed to do a few bits to my engine and hope u like the pics






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Post  lynnr on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 11:16 pm

Looking good. Another glassy black engine. We are going to get a lot of twins at this rate.

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Post  Flasback on Wed 06 Jun 2012, 11:16 pm

Mike,

Nice job Mike, looking at these photos of all these engines I think I will need to get the brush out and spend the next few weeks touching up etc.


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Post  tractor mike on Thu 07 Jun 2012, 1:17 pm

thanx guys i no i havent done the best of paint jobs like alot of others on here,

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 07 Jun 2012, 10:55 pm

Mike

Looks good to me, the lining out looks great

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