'Valiant' is running on air !

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'Valiant' is running on air !

Post  TimV on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 6:14 pm

Finally 'Valiant' is running on air.



I'm hoping to put a fire in her next week - fingers crossed.
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Tim
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Post  Mark the spark on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 6:23 pm

looks and sounds great
well done
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Post  poachermas on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 7:51 pm

Looking good Tim
Are you hoping to take her to the Quay in May
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Post  TimV on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 8:10 pm

Hi marek

Will probably be taking our Garrett 4cd to the quay as we steam it the 3 miles or so from home, saves all the loading and unloading from trailers etc... !!

Cheers Tim
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Post  bazzer on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 8:53 pm

Brilliant Tim, well done.
Would like to come round when you steam if that's ok.

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Post  the governer on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 9:42 pm

Well Tim, that looks the biz, cogratulations.
Did you get all the tubes replaced on tother one?
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Post  TimV on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 9:55 pm

Hi Mark,

I had a go at removing tubes on Garrett managed to get three out but the forth one folded up inside as i was winding it out with the threaded rod (absolute nightmare of a job!) so as there is only a dummy manhole on the side of boiler I could not get into to remove tubes that way, so its gone to an engineering firm to be retubed by them, hoping to have it back by the end of March.

Cheers Tim.

P.S. hows your DCC coming on.
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Post  Jim the Shovel on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 10:35 pm

Well done Tim. Nice to see a video.
It's good when a plan comes together.
Looking good.

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Post  the governer on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 12:10 am

Bugger, "there's always one", as they say, but I suppose it keeps it interesting, I was very tempted to see if I could pay a visit to see you doing them!
I am now really close to starting, my Dad went into hospital mid Jan, then, unexpectly died on 31st (best thing for him in reality, but wasn't expected) so that put things on hold for a bit, then I put my foot through the rotton floor of my shed, so that was cut out and replaced, just putting things back together this week, so I am really hoping to get some paint onto the boiler by the end of this month!!!!!!!!!
We'll have to sort out a visit both ways soon.
Have you been out on the bike? I got out for about 20 miles a couple of weeks ago, first run since I saw you Boxing Day.

Mark.
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Post  TimV on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 8:05 am

Hi Mark, sounds like you've been through the mill a bit recently then, sorry to hear about your Dad. I have been out on bike a few times this year and yes we will have to have a meet up soon.

Cheers Tim
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Post  Simon B on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 8:56 am

Hi Tim

Excellent, great to watch your video and see the engine coming to life, looking forward to part 2 with smoke coming out of the chimney. I'm about 2 weeks away from trying the same.

Cheers

Simon
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Post  TimV on Sun 05 Mar 2017, 1:39 pm

Thats good news Simon. Make sure you take video. Im hoping to try to steam in the week if poss. Ive managed to source a lubricator and injector as these items are to come in next kit which wont b for another month or so i would think.
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