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Post  Mike King on Sat 11 Apr 2015, 5:08 am

Thanks Tony,
                       That was the way i was leaning. I have looked at a few online and they do look quite classy.
     Thanks again. Mike


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Post  Crazy_jim on Sat 11 Apr 2015, 10:17 am

I'm using halfords high temp paint. It comes in satin and gloss and has so far produced really good results. I hope this helps.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Sat 11 Apr 2015, 10:19 am

Oh as an additional even the best red high temp paint will fade after a good seasons firing. Or so I'm told.

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Post  Mike King on Sat 11 Apr 2015, 10:29 am

Thats a point about red,i think some red cars tend to fade after a few years. ThanksJim much appreciated
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Post  Crazy_jim on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 6:19 am

Putting all the bits back on post cladding and new fire door. She's starting to look like an engine now.
The new alignment tool fit with minimal adjustment and the measurements needed to square off the hornplates are all within tolerances with the minimum of fuss.






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Post  Crazy_jim on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 6:21 am

I though I'd post this as a little bit of fun.

That's my new doors baking in the over while I made my tea ha ha. Little bit of silliness but I'd had a few Gins by this point.


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Post  Mike King on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 11:12 am

Thats looking really good Jim. I cant make up my mind sbout the meal though!😉Mike

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Post  Crazy_jim on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 11:26 am

Just realised how crabby my oven looks in close up. Oops.
In other news here is a picture much more vomit inducing. The end of 8BA tap snapped off in my cylinder block! You just know it's flush with the surface as well! pale


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Post  Tony King on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 11:35 am

Yep, that's much worse than your oven alright!!... I know well that sinking feeling as the tap s snaps off... best of luck getting the little blighter out!!

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Post  lynnr on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 12:27 pm

Is the block attached?

If not put it in the oven on high heat to expand it as the cast will expand more than the tool steel, if I remember correctly. Then the tap might just un wind.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Sun 12 Apr 2015, 12:48 pm

Cheers for the tip Lynn. It is attached and the tap has snapped off flush with the block. But I do have a plan study !

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Post  chas12154 on Sat 18 Apr 2015, 12:27 am

Hi Jim, engine looking great. Can I ask the what colour green you have used? Ive just got my first kit, starting out on my build. Just wondering if you could help me out? The two bottles you get with first kit, what are they used for?

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Post  Tony King on Sat 18 Apr 2015, 1:04 am

Have You managed to get that broken tap out?

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Post  Crazy_jim on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 4:12 am

Hey Tony,

I did get it out. The thought of undoing all the studs and removing the cylinder block at this stage was a little vomit inducing so I drilled some very small channels isotherm side of the tap ground down an old pair of snipe nose pliers and managed to get it out.
I have some metal putty stuff we use at work which I will use to plug the hole back up. A dab or release agent on the brass screw and that stops the need to retap the hole as it will tap the thread itself.

Chas,

I'm using "burrell green" from craftmaster as the top coats mate.

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Post  chas12154 on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 8:30 am

Thanks, its a nice green, think I'll use it too with chocolate wheels

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Post  Crazy_jim on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 1:01 am

I was worried it would look a little to "olive drab" compared to the shade of Brunswick green but when you get the brass on etc it contrasts really well.
Plus as I've mentioned before it's something a bit different to the more common (but no less attractive) burrell plum.

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Post  chas12154 on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 1:08 am

I do agree with you about the more common burrell plum. Its a nice colour but I do like the green too. Cant decide the burrell green or the burrell canopy green. Are you going to line the engine and wheels? Im thinking of just doing one line on engine and two on wheels. But undecided on colour. I have two in mind, the cream or yellow

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Post  Mike King on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 1:29 am

Its funny that you should comment on the burrell plum colour. I started my build with the intention of the plum, i painted thd wheels, and got so fed up with the plum (very dark) so have decided to do the rest of the engine in wallis and stevens green, but leave the wheels plum. Its quite a bit lighter than burrell green but darker than canopy green.
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Post  chas12154 on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 1:44 am

So many seen to use the burrell plum, it looks too dark to me, but we all have to choose what we like. Ive been reading a few threads and looking at pics, to me, it looks so much better in a green, its just deciding which to use! I keep changing my mind, which just keeps making me more confused affraid Think I will stick with my first choice.

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Post  Steve H on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 1:58 am

I to went down the Green route,but chose LNER Darlington Green over the Burrell options.
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Post  chas12154 on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 2:03 am

Hi Steve, I think which ever colour you choose to do your engine, in the end it will be good for you. The end product will be worth all the work and you'll have many hours of joy from it

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Post  Crazy_jim on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 9:12 am

To line or not to line that is the question?
Many many many many many engines have lining especially the showmans/road loco's etc but if you thumb through the colour archives on the net many single cylinder engines have no lining at all. It's a tough one. As I said earlier the green contrasting the brass work seems to look quite striking without looking showy. These agri engines did threshing work etc.

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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 23 Apr 2015, 4:55 am



Been fiddling while I wait for my steering kit to arrive. Made some boards for the footplate. Seen something similar on larger engines and felt a bit creative. lol!

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Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 23 Apr 2015, 4:59 am



Finally finished cladding the cylinder block. Took a lot of fiddling and filing. The holes in the brass bands needed a little elongating in order to fit comfortably but I suppose when you are working this small in this level of detail a spot of ad lib is required. Shocked

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Post  chas12154 on Thu 23 Apr 2015, 5:19 am

Looking good, nice touch with footplate board. Just quick question, what are you using to clean bare metal before painting with primer? Ive seen some cloths you can get but cant remember where I saw them Sad

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