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Post  Tim Watson on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 4:16 pm

Anyone with a near complete engine taken it over any scales / weighbridge to assess the weight?

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Post  highpressure on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 6:59 pm

Hi Tim,

I intend to do that very soon I have a public weighbridge near me and I was going to take the trailer and engine and test both together and then just the engine. I was going to do this after the flywheel to get a near finished weight but that could be a long wait Smile I think the flywheels will still be some time Sad Sad However it wont be difficult to add the two together confused I will endeavour to do this shortly.

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Post  Brian M on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 7:16 pm

Hi Kev,

Can you also put it on the scales with the appropriate amount of water? Then we will have a good idea of the weight when the tanks are full

All the best,

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Post  Dan on Wed 02 May 2012, 9:26 am

Brian M wrote:Hi Kev,

Can you also put it on the scales with the appropriate amount of water? Then we will have a good idea of the weight when the tanks are full

All the best,

Brian

Might be simpler to calculate the volume of water carried then add that on since 1 litre of water is near as darn it to 1kg.

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Post  MrStationHouse on Wed 02 May 2012, 9:38 am

If I may be so bold as to correct you, the definition of a kilogram is 1 litre of water. It is all the French fault! Started in 1799, 1 gram is 1cm cubed of water,1 litre is one kilo etc.

Have a look on wikipedia!

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Post  lynnr on Wed 02 May 2012, 9:39 am

MrStationHouse wrote:If I may be so bold as to correct you, the definition of a kilogram is 1 litre of water. It is all the French fault! Started in 1799, 1 gram is 1cm cubed of water,1 litre is one kilo etc.

Have a look on wikipedia!

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But what is 1cm? and height above sea level also changes it slightly.

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Post  MrStationHouse on Wed 02 May 2012, 9:42 am

Techinically it is one litre of water at one atmosophere! I don't have time to look up one atmosphere, but that is presumably at sea level.

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Post  Flasback on Wed 02 May 2012, 4:34 pm

Simon,

you are correct my friend as its relative to density which uses water as a reference point which is at sea level 1kg/litre this is also calculated at a fixed temperature which I think is about 6 oC (water not air temp). From that point density is based on a ratio for all materials, right back under my rock, any more and I will have to start looking at my old uni books Razz
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Post  Robfishman on Wed 02 May 2012, 9:04 pm

....and for next weeks lesson...the calorific value of steam coal. lol!

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Post  MrStationHouse on Wed 02 May 2012, 9:40 pm

Now that's an interesting topic - coal! Calorific content, ash and volatiles. The right combination - got to be Ffos-y-fran best Welsh every time.

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Post  mikero on Wed 02 May 2012, 10:10 pm

And the moral is "If you fire your engine at the top of Everest you will need a lot more water".

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Post  Kevster on Wed 16 May 2012, 6:13 pm

will be interesting to see how close the stated weight is to the actual weight in the real world.

Has anyone weighed theirs yet?


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How Much!!!!????

Post  highpressure on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 11:19 am

Having put the engine as it stands in the trailer for this weekends do I have taken it to the local public weighbridge and can give you an exact weight. Needless to say it caused a great stir as I unloaded it from the trailer and lots of photos were taken.

I have an Ifor Williams BV84 single axle, with the engine in including fittings in the trailer and the original MW wooden trailer MK1 plus a few bits it clocks in at 1350Kg. The engine on its own is 570Kg with all current kits fitted. The gross weight for the trailer I beleive is 1400Kg so I reckon just inside. I cant afford the next size up and I don't think my motor mover for the wheels would work on a double axle but I'm happy as it is. Shouldnt be too much of a strain to add the next kits to it value to get the final total.

Just for reference this is the Road Loco.

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Post  lynnr on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 11:49 am

Put the mover on the rear axel and wind the jockey wheel up. Works a treat.

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Post  highpressure on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 12:27 pm

Yes but still doesnt find the odd 1500 additional to the sale of the old trailer to upgade, plus it has to fit on a relatively small drive in a tightish space.

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