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Post  sonick45 on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 11:28 am

I had identical issues with two of mine.

I popped down the local car factors and bought a lapping kit for valve ports. cost 4.
it comes with two pots of grinding paste fine and coarse.

They are very abrasive but I found if i mixed some with some engine oil and twisted the eccentric inside the bands they loosened very quickly and slide together.
As soon as the fit together you can use a finer compound if you wish. Timesaver is good but expensive and you don't need to wash it off after you have used it.

The compounds I have used you will need to wash the eccentric in a tub of spirit after to get rid of all the grit.

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Post  Road loco on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 12:33 pm

My dad has got some of that so I wil try that tommorrow and see how I get on thank u for that suggestion

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Post  Kevster on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 2:04 pm

Good thing about the timesaver is it doesnt embed in the metal and you have a wider choice of coarse right down to very fine but yes it is expensive.
Good idea to ring STW and see what they say though.
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Post  MrStationHouse on Mon 27 Oct 2014, 1:56 am

I had a similar problem and Steve sent me down a small amount of timesaver. It is not as quick as the name suggests but does the job and gives a nice grey finish.

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Post  Tony King on Mon 27 Oct 2014, 3:51 am

I know it sounds really obvious, but have you de bured all the contacting edges, it makes a BIG difference how things fit together!! The number of times I thought something wasn't right, but when carefully "cleaned up" it actually did fit.. Particularly the eccentrics!!!.... Your photo suggests more than "grinding paste" required!!

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 27 Oct 2014, 11:18 am

I agree with Tony, a good debur normally has them a lot closer then the lapping compound worked a treat on the valve gear eccentrics. IT is time consuming rather than time saving but keeps you out of mischief for a few hours doing them all. Makes you sweat to so a good winter job.


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Post  Road loco on Fri 26 Dec 2014, 9:53 am

First I just want say merry Xmas to everybody,
I'm slowly getting on with the engine




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Post  Road loco on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 1:28 pm

Managed to fit cladding and belly tank, starting to look like a engine now Very Happy



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Post  MrStationHouse on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 12:24 am

Excellent progress.

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Post  Road loco on Mon 11 May 2015, 12:34 pm

Just letting everybody no I have been doing a little bit on the engine, I have nearly finished the roof and I have sent a whole load away for nickel plating so as soon as all that comes back I can post more pics,

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Just want say a big thank u to Lynn for the stencils I ordered and they was here and fitted in 6 days and that's with the weekend included in that so thanx again I'm really happy with them

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Post  Road loco on Fri 22 May 2015, 9:37 am

Is there anybody stil doing the name plates for the engines Very Happy

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Post  MrStationHouse on Fri 22 May 2015, 12:43 pm

Coming along really nicely, when do you hope to steam her?

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Post  Mike King on Fri 22 May 2015, 1:20 pm

Hi Mike, very impressed. How did you do the lining? Did you use stencils, tape or freehand?
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Post  Road loco on Fri 22 May 2015, 11:11 pm

Thank u for the comments I used tape for the lining, I hav 2 kits left to get and hopefully they wil b here soon, I've just brought a trailer for the girl so I'm hopeing to take her out just to go on show over the next month, there's 1 thing I need to sort before that and that's I need some spacers for the back axle to bring the wheels out so they don't rub the wheels, wil stw provide them? I can't wait to steam her but I no I wil hav lots of leaks and teething problems,

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Post  Road loco on Sat 23 May 2015, 8:04 am

Another question for people it's hard to explain but how easy should the whole lot turn turn now I've connected all the eccentrics, I've left 1 eccentric off as step hav sent me a wrong 1,

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Post  iain on Sun 24 May 2015, 1:32 am

it should all turn over easily and smoothly. the only real resistance is the piston rings

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Post  Road loco on Sun 24 May 2015, 12:48 pm

Thanx Iain did u have to get any spacers for your axle

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Post  lynnr on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 1:59 pm

Watch this space. Something is about to happen

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Post  Steve Traill on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 3:10 pm

It should turn over reasonably easily, having said that if you compare it to an engine that is run in it will probably feel quite stiff! The main thing is you don't want bearings getting hot through being too tight as that can ruin them. Having everything a little loose & then tighten/shim it all up to get rid of any knocks is fine. For the first few hours I would just have it ticking over to settle everything in so you can focus on any minor steam leaks.

It's great feeling to see it come alive with a fire for the first time! .............................. even if everything isn't perfect.

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Post  lynnr on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 3:54 am

Hi Mike

Crystal has bunched up in her bedroom to make space for your engine coming to visit. I will be keeping an eye on them to make sure there is no mamods appearing down the line.


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Post  Road loco on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 7:04 am

Hi Lynn yeh keep a eye they best behave, lol, looking good can't wait to get it up to u, trying to sort it out for ASAP, many thanx mike

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Post  ejparrott on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 3:29 pm

If, however, they should get jiggy jiggy when you're not looking, I'm sure we can find homes for the little ones!

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Post  lynnr on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 5:43 am

Forgot to ask. What's your engines name?

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Post  Road loco on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 6:57 am

I haven't had plate made yet but I was thinking either priscilla or lady priscilla

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Post  lynnr on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 9:48 am

Someone has come to stay.


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