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First successful steaming

Post  MrStationHouse on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 12:53 pm

I had my second steaming today and all went very well, helped rather by having the eccentrics connected to the correct parts of the valve gear!

It ran pretty well, there was a small noise from the gear cluster and the flywheel I was using kept moving on the shaft ( I have a better fitting one that is painted) The oil pump took a little persuasion to work but did and the water pump wouldn't. The safety valve lifted bang on (last time it lifted at 140 Lbs) but still leaks  and will need to go back to STW I think.


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Re: First successful steaming

Post  lynnr on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 1:03 pm

Excellent work!

The first light is something you will always remember.

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Post  Road loco on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 1:21 pm

Well done, I bet ur really pleased I can't wait to get to that stage
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Post  MrStationHouse on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 2:17 pm

Really pleased- it does mess the paintwork up,though!

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Post  Tim Watson on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 5:10 pm

Excellent job. I'd get some paint on the flywheel before it absorbs too much oil.

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Post  Kevster on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 12:13 am

Great stuff, looking very nice indeed
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Re: First successful steaming

Post  Tony King on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 2:22 am

FANTASTIC!!

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