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Another little project

Post  phil gomez on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 2:17 am

As it is a bit quiet here at the moment i thought I post a couple of pictures of another project in working on.
Its a Clayton steam wagon 2" scale.
Been making it for the last two years.
Hoping to have it in steam this year (fingers crossed).



This shows the superheater.



These are old pictures as the wagon has advanced a little more, pipe work added a handle for the bypass value and it now has a water heater fitted taking the dead steam from the engine and heating the water before it go's into the boiler.
Hope you enjoy.

Phil.

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Post  Mike King on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 2:55 am

Hi Phil,
Thats very interesting. Although i am only in the early stages of my 2" Burrell, i will in no doubt be looking for another 2" project when this is finished. Unless STW come up wiyh a new creation i will be stumpef. Is your Clayton being constructed from a kit, or is it your own project?
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Mike

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Re: Another little project

Post  phil gomez on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 3:03 am

Hi Mike.
I wish it was a kit would have been a lot easier to make.
No, i brought the plans and casting, machined them and made the rest (Lots of time spent in the garage).

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Re: Another little project

Post  hippy dave on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 4:39 am

Nice one Phil looks good very fiddle but a lot easier to move, pulled my foden out of the garage with the van this week and then couldn't push it back in, now the drive chain is on its all got very heavy Very Happy

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Post  Kevster on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 4:50 am

Very nice work Phil
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Re: Another little project

Post  Mike King on Sat 31 Jan 2015, 5:51 am

Thats excellent. I have to stick to kits. I am mechancally astute, when it comes to repairs/assembly etc. I took the wrong route a few years ago from mechanic to photographer, which i am semi retired. Hence the interest. I would definately take an another kit, but have not got the logistics for a 4inch. Lets hope STW bring out another 2inch. Anyway, excellent job
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Re: Another little project

Post  phil gomez on Sun 01 Mar 2015, 9:11 am

Big day today, tested the boiler (the Clayton steam wagon).
As per normal, thing did not go as planned? 😱 
They was a leak in the fire box, a small blow hole in the silver solder joint around one of the tubes (35 tubes plus the stoking tube). Heart stopping moment, so a swallowed a massive brave pill and refluxed and resoldered the inside of the fire box.
Well gave it 30 minutes to cool down, resealed all the holes and pressure tested it again. 50 psi first then up to 100 all still fine and dry, then up to 150 for 10 minutes and up to the full 200psi for half an hour.
The brave pill worked, the boiler passed the home test. Very Happy
Just need to clean it up in citric acid (lemon juice from the wine making shop) and I can start putting it Back together again. Plus, put some coal in her and light the fire.
I'll have to think twice about making another boiler, I don't think my nerves can take it again.
Should have taken up stamp collecting?

Phil.  Very Happy:D:D

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Post  hippy dave on Sun 01 Mar 2015, 10:47 am

brilliant news well done great achievment Very Happy

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Re: Another little project

Post  phil gomez on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 2:13 am

Just thought i post a couple of pictures of the boiler and test gear.
Sorry about the mess of the boiler i just wanted to see if my repair worked. It did get cleaned later.





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