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Post  lynnr on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 4:45 am

Some good progress this morning.

Fiddled a bit more with the differential. Think it will do fine now.

Regulator modification kit arrived this morning so did the mod and boxed the kit back up ready for return to STW towers.

Putting all the gears back on.







Thread locking what needs locking.

Valve spindle modification added.



The oil pot holes. There is a gap but if the bearings come together for some reason I drill a hole in then to make sure stays clear.



This looks much better. Calm, correct and destressed.







Everything moves as it should now. Tight but smooth. So will break in nicely after a couple test steamings.


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Post  Road loco on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 7:29 am

Good bit of progress today love following how your getting on it's great to see, I bet u r starting to think about steaming it now, well done on today's work 👍

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Post  lynnr on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 9:52 am

Reviewing progress in the last week I think the loco is well on her way to recovery.

If the next 7 days go well with plumbing etc. I suspect a baby head wetting time might be imminent.

Michael. Your loco will live.

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Post  Road loco on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 10:00 am

Lynn it's exciting ain't it😃

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Post  Steve Traill on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 1:27 pm

Hi Lynn
You make it look so easy! only those of us who have built these engines know how the hands on the clock just spin round when we're working on them!
Even though I've been there I still can't wait for the next episode!!!

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Post  lynnr on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 1:37 pm

The thing is. I have only looked at two sheets out of the build folder. One to check the differential setup and spacers. The other showing the timing setup.

Tomorrow I will dip in to the box of bits and see what comes out and start fitting new bits on. Oh got the injector pipe work to sort first before I put the brakes on.

Question Micheal. Is it relatively flat where you live. Reason for asking. If it is hilly and I mean more than a mole hill in comparison to my 1:6 hills up here. Do you want to order a couple bits of friction material and I will modify the brakes to use that instead of bare wood. I would also modify the brake wheel shaft by silver solder up the lower coller as the brakes rely on just the 3mm taper pin. If if fails you have no wheel brakes.


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Post  Road loco on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 5:03 pm

Hi Lynn we have a few hills round here but nothing really steep

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Post  Steve Traill on Sat 23 Jan 2016, 1:39 am

I would definitely fit the friction material, it's so effective and means less strain on the mechanism when you're trying to stop. It's also unaffected by oil & grease on the rim & you will 'probably' never wear it out.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 23 Jan 2016, 1:47 am

Pucking about!


Been honing the puck and steam port bed.

Started at 400, 800, 1200 and finally 1600 grit wet.



Good test for flatness.
Drop water on a surface. Push together and they should stick.

These do!


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Post  lynnr on Sat 23 Jan 2016, 3:26 am

A few minor scratches in the brass puck but i am happy with the result.

They will confirm to each other quick enough during the first couple steamings.

Ready for installation.


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Post  lynnr on Sat 23 Jan 2016, 7:55 am

Regulator stainless steel bed plate installed.



Oh dear. Piston covers off as I could see a bit of rust on the pan tops. Upon taking apart found.





They would appear to have not been split open when plated. Hence solution has got in to the cavity and rusted everything out.

After much cleaning. A coat of heavy zinc loaded primer.






While that lot dries. On to the regulator handles and support assembly.




Stuck the lubricator linkage on to get it out the way. Hint the linkage need to be able to reciprocate. It was bolted up solid.




Regulator handle. Getting there. Still to find the top plate and bolt.



Major parts not accounted for. Blast pipe, blower valve and pipework, start valve assembly.

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Post  Road loco on Sat 23 Jan 2016, 8:29 am

Hi Lynn I'm guessing the parts what are missing couldn't of been sent as everything I had has been sent to u

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Post  ejparrott on Wed 27 Jan 2016, 10:44 am

I'm enjoying this thread, nice to see Lynn having fun, nice to see another engine getting done for what is obviously an appreciative owner, nice to see some of the assembly bits too. As a hopeful owner it's interesting to see things, especially things I haven't yet seen in other build threads

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Post  lynnr on Wed 27 Jan 2016, 10:53 am

That's what I try to do.

Normal service will resume shortly. Family matters to deal with.

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Post  Road loco on Wed 27 Jan 2016, 11:05 am

Hi to ejparrott yeh Lynn is doing a great job and I wil say again and again thank u because this engine would stay sat in the shed and wouldn't get finished so I appreciate it loads, I had a really good courier service who collected the engine from Somerset and dropped it to inverness which I was very happy with and trusted, the engine is at a place I am confident it wil get finished properly, I have told Lynn if it don't get finished for a year I'm not worried but the way things are going just watch this space Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  lynnr on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 2:18 am

Oh look. Some goodies have arrived from Steam Traction World towers.

A blast pipe and starter valve.


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Post  Road loco on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 2:37 am

Hi Lynn glad they have turned up do u no when the rest wil turn up?

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Post  lynnr on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 2:50 am

Winch drum itself is not a problem as the differential and wheels all function without it fine.

As long as I leave the flywheel side gear guard off it will not take long to fit once arrived. Just need to pull the left wheel and flywheel. Fit winch drum, attach gear guard and put the flywheel and road wheel back on.

I, when I get back to normal service, can now finish the steam side of the engine completely and progress in to steam testing and snagging list.

Oh just remembered. I will need to cut one of the block studs as it is in the way of the blast pipe flange and find its associated half nut.

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Post  Road loco on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 3:08 am

Lynn there is no rush, I trust u to do what u got to do, the lubricator is on order so should be with u next week, they had some scratches on it so was gonna repaint it

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Post  lynnr on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 4:06 am

Oh. Your lubricator coming painted. Mine wasn't.

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Post  Road loco on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 5:08 am

That's what they said,

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Post  lynnr on Sun 31 Jan 2016, 1:50 am

Oh Well. Luckily I was not planning steam testing today. Woke up this morning to a couple inches of snow.



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Post  lynnr on Tue 02 Feb 2016, 6:22 am

More goodies have arrived.



Hope to get back to normal service in the next couple days.


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Post  Road loco on Tue 02 Feb 2016, 6:25 am

Very nice Lynn glad to see it Very Happy

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Post  lynnr on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 7:46 am

Hi All

Back to normal service.

Been out today doing some work on the loco. Chimney top now fitted correctly. I had to put a bolt in the brass top as the chimney was distorted with the top being forced on from the incorrect end.







Blast! Blast pipe that is. Its a lot easier if the block bolts are shortened before final block fitting and the  half nut used on the top middle.



Clean all the paint out of the hole in the chimney casting so the end pipe will fit in.



Fitted the end pipe and elbow. Pushed about 1/2" further in than needed to make room for fitting the joining pipe with gasket and instant gasket applied.





On to the start button or simpling valve as some call it.

Clean all the paint of the mating surfaces.



Getting the valve assembly ready. Remember to bump the SS ball to make a seat.



Fitted. If I need to remove I think I will put socket bolts in instead as the hex is very difficult to tighten up.




Lubricator mounted.



Linkage modified and fitted



That is a few more holes filled in the block.


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