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Kit 3 advice

Post  Simon d on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 2:49 am

Hi all
After a bit of advice
Firstly I hVe attached chimney to chimney base with the 6 ba nuts and bolts, but around the side of the chimney boss are 4 u filled holes? What are they for?
Secondly do I need to folic paste the chimney to the chimney base and also the door ring to the smokebox? Not sure as instructions only mention foliacing the chimney base to the smoke box!
Thanks in advance

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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Steve H on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 3:20 am

The foliac only goes between the base of the chimney and the smoke box.
The 4 holes should have rivet headed bolts in.
As far as i can remember,will check when i get home and let you know
Steve H Very Happy

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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Simon d on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 4:00 am

Cheers wanted to check before I put all the rivet bolts in the door ring😀

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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Tom2015 on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 12:29 pm

Seems your at the same stage as me after receiving kits today! Has anyone got any tips eg assembly before paint what to bolt together and what not to? I'm having my wheels vulcanised at a later date but axles and smoke box will be painted soon sorry for stealing a post but it's easier than starting another on the same kit lol

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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Crazy_jim on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:33 pm

I have been painting my kits as I go. I painted front wheels after assembly. The front axle straight away and the smoke box didn't get don't until the boiler arrived. I figured that there wasn't much point as it may have got chipped and knocked as I fitted the ring of rivet bolts onto the boiler.
Rear wheels were bone once assembled. Tender and hornplates were in danger of going rusty over winter so I assembled tender and painted while the hornplates were assembled and then stripped for painting.

It might not be to everyone's taste but that's how I've done it.

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Post  Pitpup on Sun 03 May 2015, 12:53 pm

Hi....just looking at my chimney I'm not very happy with the quality of the seam down the rat of it and was thinking about returning it...also the rivits are pritty poor too. Has anyone else had this issue ?. Thanks.

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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Steve H on Sun 03 May 2015, 2:04 pm

I had to do a bit of fettling with mine till I was happy with the rear seam,more JB Weld to the rescue.

But I am sure a picture would be helpful!



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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Steve H on Mon 04 May 2015, 12:20 am

Looks about the same as mine was, I used a bit of wet and dry plus little bit of JB Weld and was happy.
At the end of the day, I wanted the hand made look

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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Pitpup on Mon 04 May 2015, 12:53 am

did u use JB weld high heat or normal ?

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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Steve H on Mon 04 May 2015, 1:01 am

Normal says it's good to 550F

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Re: Kit 3 advice

Post  Crazy_jim on Mon 04 May 2015, 10:17 am

My chimney wasn't anything to shout about but it didn't take much to clean up and file in places. A few coats of paint and it looks fine.

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