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Post  chas12154 on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 11:55 am

Looking good, you have made good progress. Keep the photos coming.
I'm still working on my hornplates and tender. Got top coat, green, on now. Got red and the black, to get on hornplates.
Iv'e only got top coat in the bottom part of tender, up tp the tow straps. Will line the bottom part of tender and then I can fit injector fitting, then I can fit the top of tank and top coat the rest of tender.
Takes a lot of time painting and I hope Iv'e got a good finish to paint.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 9:14 am

Anyone an owner or builder around Wiltshire?

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Post  chas12154 on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 10:03 am

Hi Crazy Jim. I live in Totton, where in Wiltshire do you live?

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Post  Crazy_jim on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 10:53 am

Lyneham near Swindon.

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Post  chas12154 on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 10:55 pm

Not too far away. How you getting on with your build?
I'm painting tender and hornplates at mo. I've had and built my cylinder block and just received Kit 10.
Couple of months and hopefully will get my boiler.
Like most, I'll have to put together what I have got to see what the final finished engine will be like.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Sun 01 May 2016, 12:43 pm

Been a while since I could get any time in the shed. No massive updates as I had to swap out the eccentrics on the crankshaft as they were the wrong material apparently. Thanks obviously goes to STW for their diligence for rectifying this before I had a siezed mess on my hands.
RIght hand gear guard gone on and the right hand wheel. Not sure if my spokes will foul the guard at the min as tolerances are tight on 2" scale. I will test and adjust after building up the Left hand side.









Some of the plumbing is starting to go in too! I've been trial fitting and assembling the waster pump for something different. Pics to follow on that.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Mon 02 May 2016, 9:23 am

Dropped a tiny brass screw for my hub cap on the floor. F- my life right now! No

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Post  chas12154 on Tue 03 May 2016, 9:35 am

Hi Jim, engine looking good, it's sometimes hard finding time to get in the workshop, life gets in the way Sad
At the end of the day, you will finish the engine one day!
As for dropping screws/nuts etc, I've given up counting how many times that has happened to me Crying or Very sad , not every time you find them but you can always get replacements, either from STW or, as I sometimes do, Ebay, is a good place to get them.

I'm hoping my boiler comes this mouth, be good to start putting the parts together I have done.

I'm working on my tender at the moment, doing the lining and got the towstraps, tow bracket to topcoat too.

Got kit 10, and will be putting hornplates together shortly too

When I have finished them both, will post some more pics.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Tue 03 May 2016, 12:42 pm

I managed to finish the other side last night. Here are a few pics I took before the gin haze descended.




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Post  Crazy_jim on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 8:18 am

Is anyone going to the Dorset Steam fair this year?

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Post  its-me on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 1:04 pm

I wanted to go but not going to get the chance as its too far for me to go . your engine looks to be advancing well by the way , not long until yours is in steam at the fair maybe!

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Post  Crazy_jim on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 10:37 am

I though it was about time I posted a wee update. I have been very busy doing day to day living, work, family and Dad duties so been off the project for a while but I managed a few hours today so:
Water pump got a couple of licks of paint.


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Post  Crazy_jim on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 10:39 am

Spot of plumbing with the joining of two pipes via a union. In 2" scale it's a right treat!


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Post  Crazy_jim on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 10:44 am

Fitted the exhaust pipe and steam pipe. Took a bit of fiddling to get the pipe into the chimney. Again in 2" scale this gets interesting. I had to cut down a mini file to get into the small gap between chimney base and cylinder block. In the end as its a warm day I threw the pipe in the freezer to gain those few microns of shrinkage to get it to fit nice and snug.


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Post  lynnr on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 12:10 pm

Looking good.

Make sure you clean the ragged edge of the blower pipe as you want a nice clean exit.

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Post  bazzer on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 8:56 am

Hi Jim,
I will be at Great Dorset, camping.
I will pm my mobile. Give me ring and we can meet.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 9:26 am

Barry. Rgr that. I am camping/caravan with my family and a friends family down the road from the gig but yep will give you a ring Barry.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 18 Aug 2016, 9:33 am

Has anyone had issues with the water pump? My pump ram is very tight in the body of the pump housing but I'm paranoid of the fit not being flush and then leaking if I attempt to sand a smidge (technical term) off the ram.?!?

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Post  Ian on Fri 19 Aug 2016, 12:05 am

Crazy_jim wrote:Has anyone had issues with the water pump? My pump ram is very tight in the body of the pump housing but I'm paranoid of the fit not being flush and then leaking if I attempt to sand a smidge (technical term) off the ram.?!?

you can take some off as its the gland seal and the rams surface finish that stops the leaking rather than the bore fit but it does still want to be snug and smooth.

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Post  Mark the spark on Fri 19 Aug 2016, 5:14 am

The ram on my showmans was very tight and all I did was put some 800 grit paper round it and turned it in my hand checking every minute or so until it fitted
Don't forget to put a little oil on the paper this gives a very nice finnish
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Post  Crazy_jim on Mon 22 Aug 2016, 3:26 am

Cheers mark I will give that a go.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 10:01 am

Chaps I'm in need of assistance once again. Does anyone know what thread size the studs are shown in the picture below. I seem to have mislaid some of the nuts (or the kids have eaten them). I ordered a slack handful from eBay, I thought they were M3 but they are too big. Defo not M2 as that's way too small. I checked it with thread gauges and could have sworn it was M3 (might have been a bit tipsy and it was dark your honour!)
Any suggestions?

NB: I'm referring to the studs holding on the valve and plumbing.


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Post  Crazy_jim on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 10:07 am

In other news here is some photos of the work I've done up to date. Pump ram sanded a little and now snug inside the water pump housing. Everything inow turns over nice and smooth with a flick of the flywheel. Happy days.




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Post  Mike King on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 10:09 am

Hi Jim,
Ive just threaded M3 nuts on those studs.
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Post  Mike King on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 10:10 am

Hi Jim,
    Ive just threaded M3 nuts on those studs.
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