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Post  Crazy_jim on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 6:56 am

Ah that makes sense now. I was speaking to a disgruntled 4 inch builder who was disappointed with steel and didn't know why he had been supplied them.
Absolutely right to have it authentic if that's what your build is all about. It's an agricultural engine at the end of the day and I know that some models can look a bit showy. It's all about the soot and mud!

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Post  Mike King on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 7:07 am

I just hope they supply steel for the fronts now!
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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 1:57 pm

Well into February now so I thought I'd post a few up to date pictures.



Tender primed.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:11 pm

2 layers of base coat on


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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:13 pm

1st layer of top coat and not looking too shabby already.


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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:14 pm

Horn plates nipped and ready for fitting to boiler.


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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:16 pm

Cylinder block paint job and rebuild.




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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:19 pm

Cylinder block getting bolted down to boiler.
Fortune favours the patient on this job. Amazing how much it settles onto boiler and stretches out to form a tight fit if you tighten slowly and evenly.


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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:22 pm

I have only just got around to fitting the brass and door lock onto the smoke box I don't think it looks too bad. The casting took a fair amount of filing to bring out the letter.


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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:25 pm

I had a nightmare with the smoke box door this evening with pins getting bent and tempers frayed. However I will put some pictures up tomorrow as I'm hoping to have horn:x Mad plates and tender on the machine tomorrow at some point. Gin required before bed.

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Post  Mike King on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 12:13 am

Thats looking really impressive. I cant wait until i get to that stage. You are a lot further on than me. I am just waiting at present for the front axle, although i have done all the wheels, with just the lining to do. It the getting mechanical which i am looking forward to. I am really impressed by your progress, and will keep watching with great interest!
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Post  Tony King on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 12:22 am

So good to see a 2" build thread on the forum at last.. looking really good!

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Post  Mike King on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 1:00 am

I'm sure i have seen somewhere on the forum, how to upload photos onto the forum, Can anyone advise?
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Post  phil gomez on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 2:08 am

Looking good Jim.
I must say your 2" Burrell is a good looking engine. I like the colour sceme.
Please keep the pictures coming.

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Re: Build so far

Post  Crazy_jim on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 2:23 am

Mike King wrote:I'm sure i have seen somewhere on the forum, how to upload photos onto the forum, Can anyone advise?
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You need to download photo bucket. It's free. Upload photos onto it.

Once you've done that open the photo you want and in the top right corner there is a chain "link" icon. It gives you a list of options. You want the "copy picture URL" I believe.

Copy and paste into the forum "post a reply" or "new topic" whatever it might be. A load of gobble-de-gook turns up. Write your description etc and post. Fingers crossed when you check your post it's on there.


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Post  Crazy_jim on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 2:25 am

Just base coating the front two portions of cladding. Door bell rings and the cladding slips from fingertips. Which way does it fall? Like a slice of toast the way you least want it too. Doh. alien

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Post  Mike King on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 2:35 am

Thanks Jim, i'll give it a whirl.
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Re: Build so far

Post  Mike King on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 2:52 am

Crazy_jim wrote:Just base coating the front two portions of cladding. Door bell rings and the cladding slips from fingertips. Which way does it fall? Like a slice of toast the way you least want it too. Doh. alien

That seems typical. My main issue with the painting is dust. No matter how clean and tidy i am, i can still see minute particles of what i can assume is dust. Maybe, i am being a bit too fussy. The colour Burrell Plum probably doesn't help.😕

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Post  Crazy_jim on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 4:05 am

Mike King wrote:
Crazy_jim wrote:Just base coating the front two portions of cladding. Door bell rings and the cladding slips from fingertips. Which way does it fall? Like a slice of toast the way you least want it too. Doh. alien

  That seems typical. My main issue with the painting is dust. No matter how clean and tidy i am, i can still see minute particles of what i can assume is dust. Maybe, i am being a bit too fussy. The colour Burrell Plum probably doesn't help.😕

Are you brush painting or spraying?
I am brush painting with the craftmaster paints and dust for me hasn't really been an issue. The paintwork isn't flawless with a brush but I recently went to the Railway museum in York with the kids and when you look close up on the coach work on the tenders etc you can see the lines of the brushstrokes. Even the more glamourous engines like the mallard etc are brush coating.

In my honest opinion if your building a rugged agricultural engine than a few imperfections is nothing to worry about. Leave the gloss for the showmans!

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Post  Mike King on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 4:14 am

I am using craftmaster with brush. Maybe i am a bit too fussy. As the colour is very dark its when it catches the light that the imperfections show. I must admit, i cant fault the paint. My wife thinks its good, so maybe its me.
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Post  Crazy_jim on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 4:28 am

Mike King wrote:I am using craftmaster with brush. Maybe i am a bit too fussy. As the colour is very dark its when it catches the light that the imperfections show. I must admit, i cant fault the paint. My wife thinks its good, so maybe its me.
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There is a video of 2" Burrell in plum and the paint job is absolutely faultless. All the brass is shiney and it looks as if he's electro plated any bare metal too. Beautiful but it's not the look I'm going for. You walk around the shows in summer and the agri engines are rough and ready with lube grease and dribbly bits all over the place. If a second opinion says it looks the dogs swingers then your being to fussy ha ha.

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Post  Mike King on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 5:21 am

Yes i think thats the one that ive seen. I dont particularly want the bling look. Thats why i opted to stick with the steel hubcaps.
theres no doubt that i am being too fussy. I am looking for authenticity as a working agriculture model?
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Bearing snags.

Post  Crazy_jim on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 9:38 am

As you will see in the photo I have temporarily fitted the bearing housings for the crankshaft but unfortunately my alignment tool that was supplied doesn't seem to fit but only just.
As it's essentially used for alignment I'm reluctant to "shave" the few thou required for it to fit. At first I thought they might have been a bit distorted when fitted to horn plates but the top caps fit without any issue.
Has anyone else had this problem? Do I just need to take my balls out of my handbag and take file to metal?


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Post  Mike King on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 10:15 am

Crazy_jim wrote:As you will see in the photo I have temporarily fitted the bearing housings for the crankshaft but unfortunately my alignment tool that was supplied doesn't seem to fit but only just.
As it's essentially used for alignment I'm reluctant to "shave" the few thou required for it to fit. At first I thought they might have been a bit distorted when fitted to horn plates but the top caps fit without any issue.
Has anyone else had this problem? Do I just need to take my balls out of my handbag and take file to metal?


Personally, i wouldnt take any metal off until you have checked with STW. That cap would be critical for reliable running.
Theres bound to be someone who can give sound advice.

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