Jimbos Windermere Kettle

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Jimbos Windermere Kettle

Post  Jim the Shovel on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:31 pm

I really must stop getting side tracked and get on with building the engine.
This time I've made a windermere kettle.
As you will see it's all out of stainless. The tube is 80 x 200 high.
The top is an end stop for the next size pipe. Fitted a treat.
I'll just add that the stainless came from Germany. They seem to have a better selection of sizes than we do.

Getting an idea what it'll look like on the belly tank or box. The inspection hole is so I can get access to the fittings
inside. Think I should have made it a bit bigger. Will still hold enough for two mugs of tea.


View inside. Bent the heating coil. 6mm copper tube wrapped round de-icer can. Just the right size.


Finished kettle. The tap came from China 6. Well pleased with that, just the right size. I added a drain to the steam supply.
Didn't fancy water sitting in it when it was not in use.


Decided to put a chain on the lid. Didn't fancy leaving it in a field.


I took the supply off the water lifter supply and then via a valve through the motion guard to the other side.

avatar
Jim the Shovel

Number of posts : 78
Location : Isle of Wight
Registration date : 2015-06-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jimbos Windermere Kettle

Post  Mark the spark on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 8:22 am

Nice neat work there

Mark the spark

Number of posts : 189
Location : Edinburgh
Registration date : 2015-04-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jimbos Windermere Kettle

Post  Lynn@STW on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 9:47 am

Looking very nice indeed.

It is amazing all the variations on the kettle and the plumbing methodology.

I wonder if Crystal would like one made for her. Hummmmmmm

Lynn@STW

Number of posts : 88
Location : Daventry
Registration date : 2017-07-19

View user profile http://www.steamtractionworld.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Jimbos Windermere Kettle

Post  Jim the Shovel on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 10:54 am

Go for it Lynn.
Bit of web searching for the materials and then find someone to do the welding.
But now with your contacts at STW shouldn't be difficult.
I think I saw somewhere on the forum that STW once produced a Windermere Kettle.
Might be good if they re-produced it as an accessory.

PS The DCC seat frame is coming along a treat.
avatar
Jim the Shovel

Number of posts : 78
Location : Isle of Wight
Registration date : 2015-06-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jimbos Windermere Kettle

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum