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Post  Frostie on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 2:29 am





I have just about completed the engine, just the gear guards to be fitted , the water guage and a couple of missing pipes.
Fist job is a good test on air, then the big steam up !!!!
Roll on September when I get back to it


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Post  Robfishman on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 2:38 am

Looks stunning, Welldone Malcolm.

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Post  Frostie on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 4:17 am

Cheers Rob,

I love the Ex Mayor blue, not everyones taste, but exactly what I wanted..
I think its going to take me a week to clean up the darned flywheel-----it's rough !!!

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Post  Tony King on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 7:53 am

No doubt about it, "a thing of beauty & a joy to behold".
I also love the colour scheme, very well done!!
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Post  Frostie on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 8:08 am

Thanks Tony,
A little appreciation makes it all worth while !!!
Mal

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Post  Rickster on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 8:59 am

What a lovely engine. Done a great job there - the blue looks stunning and the lining sets it all off.
Well done - look forward to some pics when you're in steam.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 10:13 am

Looking stunning. Very well done to you.

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A job well done

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 2:35 pm

Nice to have another cracking engine in the Cornish stable. cheers

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Post  Dan on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 4:09 pm

Wow - that blue might change my mind from Crimson Lake! Well done, Looks great.

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 1:08 am

Now that the paint colour is available I think we we will see a few more in the future. cheers

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Post  Frostie on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 6:15 am

I think you could be spot on there rob !!
I think the photos don't do the actual colour justice, or the gold striping..

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Post  MrStationHouse on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 7:57 am

Looks very good, interested to see the ashpan. I am building a road loco and the ashpan is stainless and I was wondering how you painted yours, or with what?

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Post  Frostie on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 8:12 am

Hi Simon,

I used Plastikote Bar-B-Que paint (Silk finish) to coat the the ashpan, straight onto the metal, just the same as the smokebox.

Its a lovely paint giving easy coverage, and very hard wearing.

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Post  MrStationHouse on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 9:26 am

Thanks, was that on stainless?

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Post  Frostie on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 11:21 am

Yes mate !!

Straight on to the bare steel, then I baked it in a large Bar - B-Que for an hour.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 7:52 am

Wow Malcolm,

Great job, it doesn't seem 5 minutes since you started it.

Keep up the great work.

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Post  Frostie on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 8:18 am

Cheers Dean,

Thanks to you and the team at STW, I could crack on with the machine. I really appreciate all the help with getting my kits out at short notice.
I guess that building the 2" engine first made this one seem much easier, defo did not suffer with sore fingers like I did on "Rosie" construction....
Thats not to say that I didnt make the odd cock up with this one tho :-) ...

I look forward to seeing you on the Saturday at the Great Dorset Show.

Mal

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