2" Burrell in running mode

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2" Burrell in running mode

Post  malcolm on Thu 23 Apr 2009, 10:53 am

To all 2" builders.

I thought I would try to give you all a little bit of encouragment and let you know that today I have had my engine running on compressed air. With the valve timming set as instructed in kit 20 as soon as the valve on the air line was opened the engine started to run and operates satisfactorily in both foreward and reverse mode.
I am using a Clarkes Tiger compressor with an output of 6.3cfm and the pressure at present set down to 60psi and this copes well, eventually I shall up the pressure to 100psi and see what happens.
I would encourage other builders to try this as it is a great feeling to see 18 months of work come to life.

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Re: 2" Burrell in running mode

Post  hughb on Thu 23 Apr 2009, 1:20 pm

Hi Sounds good .... Shocked .As I was taking to a work collage about running my engine on air and when ,can he and a mate be there, ..But I have a number of holes in my Clynder block ??
Well done Laughing Smile

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Running on air

Post  Steve Traill on Thu 23 Apr 2009, 2:13 pm

Good idea to run it on air first just to check all is well & it's easy to shut down and alter anything. One word of warning though when I first ran my 4'' (which was built in the lounge on a sheet of ply) on air it sprayed oil up the chimney all over the ceiling. Everything was assembled with plenty of oil on it. The splatters are still there four years later !!!

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Re running on air

Post  Big Al on Thu 23 Apr 2009, 11:19 pm

How do you manage to get it running on air with all those holes in the boiler and missing bits from the cylinder block?

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Post  TonyT on Fri 24 Apr 2009, 12:50 am

Thats great news Malcolm Very Happy

Steve,are you and Dean going to supply the blanking bits to run our engines on air Question Not all of us have workshops to make parts,personally I'm working out of a 6x4 shed,the kitchen table,and outside when the weather allows sunny

cheer's Tony

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Re: 2" Burrell in running mode

Post  hughb on Fri 24 Apr 2009, 1:22 pm

Ho yes blanking plugs . I did not think of that . May be I am going mad Shocked as my mates say .HUM
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Post  LilyJack on Fri 24 Apr 2009, 3:18 pm

Evening Big Al,

I discussed that today with Dean mate, and yup, blanking plugs is the way forwards on this one and they're going to see about placing a link onto this site with regards to suppliers for the items (plugs) which evidentally be cheap as chips ( they're only bloody bolts after all )..
It'd probably be an easier way like this as you might find a mixture of ME threads, metric fines, metric course, bsp and allsorts so at least we'll be pointed in the right direction from STW.
Best Regards

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Post  Steam Traction World on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 1:03 am

Hi Guys,

Steve had the day off yesterday to get a steam ticket for his crawler. When he is back on Monday i will ask him to do me a list of the blanking plugs needed. I will then contact Arthur at www.steamfittings.co.uk and ask him to put a set of plugs together and add them to the website for you guys to purchase. The only thing 'cheap as chips' are chips but i'm sure they won't be expensive. Very Happy

All the best

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Post  Steam Traction World on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 3:58 pm

Hi Guys

Well my crawler passed. Dean was a bit miffed that I needed to take the day off to get it done. Mad

Anyway, all the bits to get your engines running on air will be supplied in the next kit. All you will need to supply is a 1/4" BSP male adapter to connect to your air line.

There will be 5 Blanking plugs, plus plates with gaskets to block off the Safety Valve and Governor mounting faces. The 1/4" BSP adapter will screw into the SV plate. All this for no extra charge, that's got to be cheaper than chips. Sad

Also included with the kit should be the pressure gauge, water pump and clack valves. Very Happy

Fingers crossed that there are no production or supply problems.

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Re: 2" Burrell in running mode

Post  hughb on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 11:24 am

Hi htanks looking forward to it

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Post  Vapor on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 1:12 pm

Steve/Dean

Thanks in advance for the free plugs I feel sure all the guys will be most happy with STW'S generosity Very Happy

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Re: 2" Burrell in running mode

Post  BUNGLE on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 2:04 pm

THANKS STEVE

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Re: 2" Burrell in running mode

Post  northburrell on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 4:20 pm

Cool sounds like fun i wonder how hard i'd have to blow to get it all turning round.. Very Happy

Steve you must know the awnser to this question.. why is there a big plug needed in the front tube plate? was this used for making the boiler as it wont be used fo anything other than pugging up with the plugs in the next kit will it?..I was just wondering thats all Very Happy

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Re: 2" Burrell in running mode

Post  northburrell on Thu 30 Apr 2009, 7:01 am

Steve Traill wrote:Good idea to run it on air first just to check all is well & it's easy to shut down and alter anything. One word of warning though when I first ran my 4'' (which was built in the lounge on a sheet of ply) on air it sprayed oil up the chimney all over the ceiling. Everything was assembled with plenty of oil on it. The splatters are still there four years later !!!

This sounds just like my build aswell Steve.. built in the dinning room well re named "work shop "and i'v managed to wreck my nice cream carpet Laughing O well never mind all part the fun..

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Re: 2" Burrell in running mode

Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 01 May 2009, 3:10 am

Hi Jo

The tubeplate plugs main purpose is for internal inspection. It can also be used to fill the boiler with water, but there are other ways.

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