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Post  Vapor on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 9:42 am

highpressure wrote: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

It's mine and i'll polish it as aften as I see fit Cool

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Post  Tony King on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 9:54 am

It's a SHOWMANS engine & as such has to set the standard in showing off all that blingy bright metal & paint work, the last thing you want is rusty nuts, so I'm painting mine & like Lynn I'll give em a good clean up when required Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  highpressure on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 12:01 pm

I dint mean to offend anyone but I want to run the engine more than clean it. Having thought that I would be able to keep a simple Agricultural clean I have now learnt. I cleaned the brass a couple of weeks ago as prep for the steam test and when I took it out this weekend it was already tarnished, the chimney really goes with the heat and vapours. I intend to keep the new one as clean as is possible but without driving me mad and turning into an OCD. I have considered cleaverly placed bits of black toweling to catch oil etc as I have seen this done before with good effect, but you have to admit that in real life ( of which these are models trying to emulate that ) showmans would have been filthy just like all the rest, not as they are seen at Dorset etc, but I will agree that they are very eyewatering when presented like that. As you rightly state they are ours and we can do with them what we wish.

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Spit & polish!

Post  Tony King on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 2:20 pm

Hallo Highpressure,
Please be sure that no offence was taken, just trying to enter into the banter of owning a traction engine (or two!!). You are absolutely right, it'll be impossible to keep it "shite & briney" once the fires lit & it's moving about abit!!
So I'll live in this fantasy world for a couple of years untill my showmans is put into steam!!
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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 2:28 pm

Who's gonna polish my nuts??? Razz Razz Razz

I can't wait to get Blackbeard all tarnished with hot oil etc.. Might not even line it yet! Bought the Bugler pinstriping tool and some paint but more inclined for it to be just black and brass (Pirate's gold as the kids call it). Got the belly tank stars of Tim, probaly get the motion plate brasses too, brass hub caps, brass bands (no horn jokes please) brass, nameplates will all go well with plain black.

As Highpressure states, we can do what we like to them.

Cheers from Gemany tonight

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 2:32 pm

ooh your hearts are gonna sink the first time your safety valve goes off Razz Razz Laughing Laughing

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Post  greystones on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 2:42 pm

Or the first time it "primes" !!!!!!! Neutral

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Keeping clean and safety valves

Post  lynnr on Wed 16 Mar 2011, 1:15 am

craig@STW wrote:ooh your hearts are gonna sink the first time your safety valve goes off Razz Razz Laughing Laughing

That's why it has a roof. Wink

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19th March 2011

Post  lynnr on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 11:13 am

Hi All

Progress report. Snow has gone! again.

2nd Shaft casting



Rear Axil



Right hand Horn Plate



Left Hand Horn Plate



Spec Plates




Brake assemblies




Bearing casting

Humm missed this bit in red. Never mind,







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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  tef 20 on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 1:40 pm

Looking very nice indeed Cool you have missed a bit on top of the front spec plate though Razz



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missing bit

Post  lynnr on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 1:48 pm

tef 20 wrote:Looking very nice indeed Cool you have missed a bit on top of the front spec plate though Razz



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Nope it is in main engine colour and masked off Cool

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  tef 20 on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 1:56 pm

Yeah thats what i meant to say Embarassed



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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  highpressure on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 2:42 pm

You may find some of that paint on the bolting faces alters the alignment when the crank dummy goes in. Be interesting to report back. Otherwise you really need a boiler Very Happy

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3rd April Activities

Post  lynnr on Sun 03 Apr 2011, 5:17 am

Not much happening at the moment.

SO I decided to do some Nickle plating.

Did not go for a "mirror" finish on the parts as would not look right.

Belly tank sitting on the bed so I can hoover the room.


The bed/store room.


Cleaning parts for Nickle plating


The plating shop.


All wired up and ready.



Power set


Check the current


Items washed and put on


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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  sonick45 on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 2:01 am

Lynn,

They've come out really well..

where did you get the zinc kit from?

I've looked at a few but due to the price I have held back buying until I know which one will do the proper job.

I want a matt finish not a bright finish.

Found one at Frost.co.uk but the price is crazy.
total for the kits come to 120 is that about right?



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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  greystones on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 2:38 am

Hi Nick

I have the Frost kit but as its a showmans i'm building ( not another agrument commimg up affraid ) I have gone for the bright nickle finish.

I can tell you that the finish on it is just what i was looking for.

Like you i looked at the price but I can tell you that its worth it.

As its mains powered I don't have to look for a battery and it is easy to use.

Like eveything else it all in the preporation.

Mike




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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  sonick45 on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 2:50 am

I think i'm going to go with this company as they provide me with everything i need in one kit. And the price is good too.
The kit looks very similar to the Frost one.

I'll use the battery out of the car to power it.

Gateros Plating

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Plating

Post  lynnr on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 3:06 am

sonick45 wrote:Lynn,

They've come out really well..

where did you get the zinc kit from?

I've looked at a few but due to the price I have held back buying until I know which one will do the proper job.

I want a matt finish not a bright finish.

Found one at Frost.co.uk but the price is crazy.
total for the kits come to 120 is that about right?



http://www.gaterosplating.co.uk/Bright-Nickel-Plating-Kit.php
You can do "dull" or by adding a "brightener"

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Got one to!

Post  lynnr on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 11:08 am

Hi

Boiler now safe in it new home Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Done a light clean, light prime and a top coat of Stove Satin and where you can not see because of the hornplates VHT matt.

















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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  Brian M on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 11:17 am

You may be the first showman to be posted with a rolling chassis, can not wait to see it.

I have just finished painting my smoke box so someway behind .

Go Lin go!!!! Very Happy

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Rolling Chassis

Post  lynnr on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 11:25 am

Brian M wrote:You may be the first showman to be posted with a rolling chassis, can not wait to see it.

I have just finished painting my smoke box so someway behind .

Go Lin go!!!! Very Happy

Yup. Hope to have it on wheels Saturday.

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Rolling chassis

Post  Tony King on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 12:30 pm

Is that why your Freelander is giving you grief, it didn't like picking up a very heavey bit steel for your "next vehicle"??
I've spent the last three weeks painting & lining my showmans & it now sits proudly in the centre of my workshop!! I'm pleased with the way it's starting to look. I wish I could post pictures, have tried, but can't get them to upload!! I must make the effort to get a "lady that can" round to show me where I'm going wrong!
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Known problem

Post  lynnr on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 12:34 pm

Hi Tony.

Freelander problem is a unfortunatly a known issue which Landrover will not recognise. Clutch packs in at 30k

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  sonick45 on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 12:38 pm

i'm getting very jealous of all these boilers getting delivered.

Due to cuts at work my pay has now been cut so keeping up with the kits each month is getting very hard.

I plan to carry on with the build but it will be a while till i'm finished.




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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic

Post  Brian M on Fri 08 Apr 2011, 5:58 am

That's great news Tony, you need to inspire the rest of us slow coaches by getting the pictures posted.

All the best,

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