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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 1:42 pm

I must confess, my wife's face was a picture when I put the front tyres in her brand new oven in her brand new kitchen just to get some heat in them to fit them What a Face What a Face She wanted to know what all the black sticky smelly stuff was too!!! Laughing Laughing

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Yet again more painting

Post  lynnr on Wed 26 Jan 2011, 11:44 am

Hi All

Yes no sleep or work today so painting belly tank.













Once it has hardened off some what I can then cut the paint to get nice sharp corners before it hardens totally.



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Missed one

Post  lynnr on Wed 26 Jan 2011, 11:49 am


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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  highpressure on Thu 27 Jan 2011, 9:37 am

If you get hold of a rub out tool from the paint suppliers you can "push" the bits where its bleeds under the tape whilst its still wet and tidy it up quite easily. Thats how I do mine.

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Ah! that what it is.

Post  lynnr on Thu 27 Jan 2011, 12:22 pm

highpressure wrote:If you get hold of a rub out tool from the paint suppliers you can "push" the bits where its bleeds under the tape whilst its still wet and tidy it up quite easily. Thats how I do mine.

Thanks. I forgot to get one of them. Then could not remember what it was.

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  highpressure on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 10:30 am

Should be here:-
http://www.pinstripinguk.com/dippers_etc1.htm

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Progress

Post  lynnr on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:40 am

Hi All

Been working on fitting kit8 to the tender. With me being one of the late starters some of the castings are delayed. Suppose I have caught STW bit on the hop as I have purchased more kits to catch up with the main production run. Think I am 1 kit behind everyone else now instead of the 7 I started behind. So sorry to STW for causing a problem Twisted Evil .

Will try and get some pictures up this evening as the weekend went a bit pair shaped and I never got a chance to do any pictures.

Has anyone modified the taps on the tender to work?

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Post  Rickster on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 3:53 am

Hi Lynn,
yes, same as you didn't like the thin copper pipe so modified them. Tony King got me on to it really, if you see his thread he has done a really good job.

I did virtually the same thing except I used old brass keys to make up the spouts, annealled them and bent them to shape. There is enough metal to put a thread on the outlet side and screw a new version on then blend it in with a bit of sanding down.

I then centre drilled the through the body and the tap with a 2mm drill and hey presto, they work.


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Tender taps

Post  Tony King on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 6:35 am

I wish I could claim the tap mod as mine, alass not, I think it was Tim Watson? Anyway, it's easy to find in the DCC section, under "tender taps"
They look really good, however I wonder if it's worth all the effort to actually make them work, as the easiest way to check water level is the time honoured dip stick method & as Steve points out the belly tank gives more flexibility when controlling water levels, which is why STW didn't bother to drill the taps through.
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Tender Taps

Post  Rickster on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:03 pm

Apologies Tony and Tim!

I only have one excuse, I've been laid up for the last 4 days with a virus and wasn't thinking staight!

However, even if you don't want them to work, the outlet pipes could do with a bit of an improvement in the aesthetics department, and for me it was worth the buggering about with.


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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  Graeme81 on Fri 04 Mar 2011, 2:54 am

Hi Lynnr
any new pics ? Its always good to see your progress Exclamation

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Pics

Post  lynnr on Fri 04 Mar 2011, 3:38 am

Graeme81 wrote:Hi Lynnr
any new pics ? Its always good to see your progress Exclamation

Hi Graeme

Just received my kit 10 last night Very Happy Will be working on it this weekend so should be getting some pictures up as well.
Been onto STW as I have a problem with one of the brake lever castings from kit 8 (it arrived last night as well). It is 2mm short on the machined shaft. Will be sending the bit back for review and replacement.

Did you get all the parts in the "guess what it is" thread?

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Post  Graeme81 on Fri 04 Mar 2011, 4:51 am

Hi Lynn,
I had a stab at the parts but I only got some of them...its hard when you see them in pictures like that!!

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Post  lynnr on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 11:07 am

Hi All

More pictures and some questions for STW.

Start of day.


Test fit of the main axil tube casting


Test fit of left hand crank bearing casting. Looking good. The precision is fantastic. Had to remove the top coat of paint but not the primer.


Assembly of the 2nd shaft tube with the dummy spring hanger attached.


Water level glass mounting bracket attached.


Question for STW

Why are these holes threaded? Should the bolts be put through from the inside and ground down? (they are very long) or should they be put in from the outside as I have done for the moment and these holes should not be threaded?



Also a bit short of washers if by normal engineering practice they go both sides of the parts?




Crank shaft left hand support casting in place with the pump shaft bearing casting in place. Needed to do some sanding between the 2 items to get a nice snug fit.


Right hand side crank shaft bearing support casting. I take it the threaded studs do go in the top.



Rear axil shaft oilers dry fitted to check fit. All looking good.


Now does these holes line up?


Bolted in rear axil bolted in.



Flywheel brake pivot in place. Almost spot on. Will need a bit of sanding to get the pivot post perpendicular to the horn plate. Think it is about 3degs out in the y axis.



After 4 hours of honing the bushes the rear axil is in its home. Very stiff to turn by hand but will be fine once 2 very large rubber trimmed flywheels are attached.




By my reckoning that makes this assembly around about 90Kg so will NOT be lifting it off the workmate by myself.
Hum... wonder what the safe working load is for the workmate?

Not sure if I am going to do any painting at the current time or wait until the boiler as this assemble will have to come apart again for mounting to the boiler.

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Missed one

Post  lynnr on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 11:22 am

A view between the horn plates.


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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  bjwlancashire on Sun 06 Mar 2011, 8:17 am

Great pictures and especially the comments/feedback on the fit of components.

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 07 Mar 2011, 4:05 am

Lynn, I'm thinking that the fasteners supplied for the 2nd shaft casting are too long. you should have more M6x15's and less M6x20's.

on the control model they are fitted from the inside. I'll have a word with Steve later and confirm this is correct Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 07 Mar 2011, 6:24 am

OK, the bolts on the 2nd shaft casting should be fitted from the inside. they do seem to be a bit long but they will not interfere with anything.

you can either leave them as, trim them short or put a nut on the end.

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No painting this weekend

Post  lynnr on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 1:04 am

The world is monochromatic again. Though it was going away last night. But alas nope.



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Post  Graeme81 on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 5:31 am

Its 75 fahrenheit where i am!!! C = ([F] − 32) 5⁄9= ~24 celsius!!! sunny

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It is all apart

Post  lynnr on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 2:08 am

Hi All

Well having had a hard think about the painting process on the Hornplate, axil, second shaft and bearing castings. It is going to be better painting each part individually. Only problem with painting individually are the nuts and bolts of things. Will have to, shock horror, brush paint them!
How am I going to manage.

Axel tube, 2nd shaft tube, rear spec plate, inner face of forward spec plate, crank bearing castings will be bright red.
Brake assemblies for both the main wheels and flywheel will be gloss black.
Forward facing surface of the front spec plate will be main engine colour.

Think that sort of confirms to the normal convention.

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Post  Rickster on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 5:54 am

I'm thinking of leaving my nuts bear !

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  Vapor on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 8:11 am

Rickster wrote:I'm thinking of leaving my nuts bear !

You can see he dont live in Scotland What a Face

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ROFL

Post  lynnr on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 8:32 am

Vapor wrote:
Rickster wrote:I'm thinking of leaving my nuts bear !

You can see he dont live in Scotland What a Face

Hack Hack splutter splutter

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Post  highpressure on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 9:30 am

I cant be bothered with painting nuts afterwards. Once its been steamed a few times and gets all covered in sh*t you wont see any way. Been there done that. Besides engines that are too clean look anal Shocked Shocked Shocked

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