Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Sat 19 Jul 2014, 3:09 am

Little but if a problem here.

That's both sides now broken where the countersink bolt is.
This time it happened at Brian's birthday road run



Fixed. Well enough until winter hibernation and deep clean.



Oh the new valve on the injector feed worked a charm.
Water on. Steam on. Quick twist closed on water and open full. Slurp every time.

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 24 Jul 2014, 4:31 am

Bit of a week point there then, bit of welding will soon have be back in one piece.


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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Thu 24 Jul 2014, 10:11 am

Nowt a bit of hot clue want fix

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Sat 23 Aug 2014, 4:25 am

Steam Traction World we have a problem. Over.

4 hours to remove the dynamo. Very difficult when you can't hold the shaft stationary to unwind the pulleys.
I had to drill locking pin holes in various parts so I could unbolt and remove enough to get the dynamo out.



Just need to pack up and send down to Steam Traction World as the shaft has broken inside the casing of the dynamo itself.

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Post  lynnr on Tue 02 Sep 2014, 5:56 am

Had my own bucket challange yesterday.

Tried multi layering of vinyl on Crystals bucket.



Think it turned out all right.

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Post  Brian M on Wed 03 Sep 2014, 1:47 am

one to watch out for, as my shaft also broke after a long generation.

It was correctly aligned in the generation case, but sheered the shaft completely in two. STW did turn it around in a day, so thanks Ian and Isabel.

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Post  Tim Watson on Wed 03 Sep 2014, 9:20 am

i wonder whether or not we are putting too much pressure on the belt when generating (and hence the spindle) to reduce belt slip. I've just bought a tin of 'Rocol belt dressing spray' to see if this helps. A wax based belt dressing certainly improved matters at GDSF.

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Wed 03 Sep 2014, 1:01 pm

Hi all


Need some ideas. What sort of load would the showman pull other than living van and square packed rides?

I am thinking some lightweight crates to store thing on rally field when not pulling passengers.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 4:20 am

Lynn

The centre truck of a ride, ex-army 4 wheel search light trailers were popular for conversion to centre trucks. An organ truck, Kev has one available that plays beautifully. During wartime they were engaged in general heavy haulage, demolition and even threshing so pick your period and have fun.

Brian

PS: Looking forward to putting 4 traction wagons and a showman's engine behind Blackbeard later is month!!! cheers

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Post  lynnr on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 7:39 am

So that's for me pushing you as well as towing the 4 wagons and water bowser(s) behind Crystal.

Very Happy

The road train is going to be about 35ft long. cheers

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Post  mikero on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 1:48 pm

There are also the pole trucks that were used to carry 'big-top' timbers, they would be very long even scaled down.

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 9:48 pm

Crystal had her boyfriend up last weekend for a visit.








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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Sat 11 Oct 2014, 4:44 am

It's getting that time of year again. Steam inspection due shortly so Crystal getting some tlc.
Found that the two angled roof supports have snapped again but in a different location. So will need to take the whole assembly off to fix.

Got my new whistle fitted. A nice 4 chime one. Sounds good. Yes I forgot to record it on air before fitting.


And a ratchet style lubricator. Very good and reliable oil delivery. Positive action even at max cut off.


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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Sat 18 Oct 2014, 12:57 pm

Hi all


Well got steaming today. 50% success rate.

The new lubricator works wonders. Might be slightly too enthusiastic. But that's fine.

Whistle. Not very much out of it. Needs a new valve as previously suggested. I have tried finding the yorkshire company but can not get a fix on it.

Help please. Which valve to get and contact details.


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Post  hartshaulage on Sat 18 Oct 2014, 1:13 pm

I have a whistle just like yours Lynn, when i brought mine it didn't have a valve on it either, when you find out which one you need would you be able to let me know please

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  IanL on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 10:56 pm

Hi Lynn,

If you are using the original STW valve, mine did not let any steam through when open as the diameter of the push rod filled the hole in the PTFE ball seat hence sealing itself. I turned the end of the push rod down slightly and it now let's loads of steam through to the whistle, your nice new 4 chime probably needs a lot more steam flow so check if your valve has a similar set up.

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 11:22 am

Crystal has passed her cold inspection. But she is not too happy with her current posture.



Steam test on the 7th.

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Post  Tassie Tiger on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 3:57 pm

Hi Lynn
Where did you get your lubricator from please?
Cheers
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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 10:48 pm

Hi Phil

Live steam models. Page 37 of the PDF version of the catalog

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Post  Tassie Tiger on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 3:38 pm

Thanks lynn   Very Happy  Very Happy

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 4:42 am

Hi Ian and all

Got Crystal back together after her cold inspection.
Since it is a bit showery this morning though I would have a go at the whistle valve.

Upon inspection yes Ian. The valve is very restrictive. So after porting the casing, filing triangle the end of the push rod and channel it out. New whistle screw fit altered to allow more steam out of the offset port on the valve.

Tried on air. Yup. Much louder. Next steam trial. Weather is getting better.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 01 Nov 2014, 11:34 am

Hi All

Got a steaming today. Not many pictures but there will be a video.

Yes Brian! I got out of the housing estate. All the way to the garage and back. 10 miles round trip across Culloden Moor.





Some nice hills steep but not as long as Brian's birthday road run.

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Post  lynnr on Sun 02 Nov 2014, 3:36 am

Hi All

Video now uploaded. Not much of the engine as the camera is mounted on the Dynamo casing but I like it anyway.

Youtube is taking a long time to process. Will appear at somepoint!!


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Post  ChriX on Sun 02 Nov 2014, 11:48 am

Nice whistle Lynn, I may be tempted to get one of those. Good video too, engine sounding nice on the uphill sections!

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Post  Tony King on Sun 02 Nov 2014, 3:13 pm

I agree, thanks for posting Lynn.

If you want some company on the next little trip out, I love to come over!!

Regards,
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