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Post  craig@STW on Wed 12 May 2010, 11:27 am

as posted elsewhere, the boiler design has now been officially signed off and we are ordering materials already cheers

Steve seems unnaturally excited about this and has given me some facts to share with you.

the boiler barrel will be 267mm diameter with an 8mm wall thickness.

we have ordered 44 meters in four 11 meter lengths (don't know where he thinks thats going to fit in the factory Rolling Eyes ) weighing 2.3 tonnes. this is coming all the way from Germany !!!

the finished boilers will weigh... single cylinder= 90kg and showman's= 130kg



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Post  Steve Traill on Wed 12 May 2010, 2:32 pm

Out of interest by my reckoning the new boiler for the Road Loco/Showmans will be 22mm larger in diameter than the single crank boilers. What is the weight of the Road Loco boiler though? Basketball

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Re: boiler design signed off !!!!

Post  Tim Watson on Thu 13 May 2010, 4:30 am

That is a seriously large piece of metal. The long firebox will be good for frying on the shovel and the big smokebox on the showmans will have plenty of space for roasting also.

Perhaps we should start a thread on TE cooking!
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Re: boiler design signed off !!!!

Post  forge on Thu 13 May 2010, 6:27 am

can anyone tell me what the 6 holes are for in front of the cylinder fixings on the long boiler?


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Post  greystones on Thu 13 May 2010, 6:34 am

Hi

Could it be for the perch bracket for the dynamo Mike

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Post  Tim Watson on Fri 14 May 2010, 1:11 am

Exciter dynamo support
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manhole real or not?

Post  sonick45 on Sun 16 May 2010, 3:03 pm

Steve,

Just out of interest.

The manhole on top of the boiler appears to be blanked off.
Is the manhole cover on the top fake?

If it is, how do you clean inside the boiler and check for corrosion etc?

just a thought.


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Manhole in boiler

Post  Steve Traill on Mon 17 May 2010, 7:37 am

Of all the stupid places to put a manhole Burrell got first prize for the daftest! Even if it were big enough in scale size to be of any use it's under all the motion work so that would have to be removed first. To actually put a real manhole there would be more of a liability than any practical use so there is a token dummy one there so it has the appearance of the full size. On my 4" I glued dummy rivet heads around the oval ring to make it look a bit more realistic. No doubt someone at Burrells thought that was the best place to put one, I don't think any other manufacturer did though.
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Post  Tim Watson on Mon 17 May 2010, 11:53 pm

I inspected the inside of my boiler last year using an endoscope: it looked fine. Having an accesible cover would have made no difference.
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Post  sonick45 on Tue 18 May 2010, 2:13 am

Not to sure how my local hospital would react if I pushed my engine into
A&E and asked for a boiler inspection?!! 

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