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Thetford Works (Cornwall)

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 25 Sep 2010, 2:41 pm

Here's a couple of pictures of the two Burrells which I need to get finished for the end of November. Back wheels are all done so it's just the plumbing & all the fiddley bits. They can really soak the hours up though! still, the telly is rubbish these days anyway.




All the motion work is in and fits really well, the cleading is getting ready in the paint shop & that's the last of the spraying. cheers

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Post  Vapor on Sun 26 Sep 2010, 3:10 am

Looking very good Steve, i'm sure the owners will be thrilled to bits.

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It's Twins!

Post  lynnr on Sun 26 Sep 2010, 6:40 am

You lucky person or is it fool?
Building 2 longside each other. I bet they have different personalities when it comes to steaming.
Looking wonderful. Very Happy

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Progress

Post  Steve Traill on Mon 27 Sep 2010, 9:23 am

Thanks for the kind words, they are getting to the stage where every bit makes them look better. For quite a long time one has parts all over the place, it's nice when they all go together & it looks like an engine. Personality wise I'm hoping for twins!

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Nearly there!

Post  Steve Traill on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 2:24 pm


The twins are nearly there! one is about three hours behind the other!

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Nearly there!

Post  Steve Traill on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 2:33 pm

Forgot to mention, had 'Lady Val' running on air today, all sweet as a nut, no leaks or knocks so she's going to have a fire in her next week. cheers

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Post  hughb on Wed 01 Dec 2010, 1:47 pm

Hi

WELL now how can I put THIS BUT WOW Very Happy Cool Laughing Shocked Love your work .....
I thort I did a lot BUT not now Rolling Eyes .
Thanks for the pics and up date .........................Good luck on the rest cheers bounce

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First born

Post  Steve Traill on Sun 05 Dec 2010, 11:14 am



Had the first steaming of 'Lady Val' today and all went well apart from a few small leaks which is to be expected with a new engine. Main thing is it all ran sweetly and she ticked over for about an hour on 60lbs pressure until I was losing the light so called it a day.

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Post  Waterways on Mon 06 Dec 2010, 12:28 am

Was it difficult to get the pressure up in this cold weather ? I tried steaming a couple of weeks ago when it was -3 and could not get above 30 psi with a good fire i was wondering if a blower on top of the chimney would of helped.

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Getting going on a cold day

Post  Steve Traill on Mon 06 Dec 2010, 1:12 am

It was a bit of a dead air day with not a breath of wind so to help things along I used the wifes hair dryer pointing in the front of the ashpan. Worked a treat with the hairdryer on it's low setting, fortunately she doesn't read this!!!

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Envy is green

Post  lynnr on Mon 06 Dec 2010, 5:30 am

Hi

I am so envious of your workshop. Lots of space. Good job on the first firing Very Happy

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One leaves the nest

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 18 Dec 2010, 3:44 pm

The first engine to leave the Thetford Works(Cornwall) has found a good home & new owners not far away just in time for Xmas


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The second engine departs to pastures new

Post  Steve Traill on Mon 17 Jan 2011, 12:54 pm

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Does that lorry look familiar?!!!

The workshop looks very empty at the moment, however there are three more sets of Road Loco/Showmans engine bits to put together so it wont be empty long. sunny

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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 5:09 am

Steve

Very impressive, I did not realise you were doing THREE Showmans/Road Locos Shocked when do you go to work or is this it???

We are more or less keeping up doing just one road loco.

cheers Brian

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Finding time

Post  Steve Traill on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 3:08 pm

I don't sleep much & yes there is a day job!!

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Post  hughb on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 1:48 am

Holy pistons Cool Very Happy Shocked
Well done Exclamation Cool and I have been told I am in the shead toooo long Embarassed

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Post  Tim Watson on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 9:10 am

Steve Traill wrote:I don't sleep much & yes there is a day job!!
Actually, he returns to a box of earth each morning, before sunrise.
Tim

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Sunrise

Post  Steve Traill on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 3:00 pm

You promised not to mention that!!!

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Post  Graeme81 on Thu 19 May 2011, 2:33 am

Hi,
2 lovely engines you completed there - may i ask what paint you used on lady val i am building a dcc road loco and am still deciding on a colour for her. decisions, decisions Rolling Eyes

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Latest work

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 10:10 am

The Thetford Works (Cornwall) has been busy this year but not all of it with engines, here's a 1968 'Broom' waterski boat that I rebuilt from a wreck. All the woodwork is new as it had been left in a garden for 33 years mainly without a cover.

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This is the latest item soon to be gracing the STW showroom!

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The before pics

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 10:24 am

Here's a couple of pics of the 'Broom' when I first picked it up.
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It's booked in to be one of the 1000 boats following the Queens barge down the Thames next year

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New rubber

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 12:25 pm

After four months off it's wheels 'Trelawney' is mobile again with new vulcanised back tyres a new paint job (well the wheels & axle anyway).
Here's some pics:
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I repainted the gear guard as it was showing some wear & tear, this is the new colour scheme that eventually the whole engine will sport. This will be next year now as I have to crack on with the Road Loco & Showmans. Looking forward to not worrying about my tyres when the weather is hot this year (assuming it is!)

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Post  Kevster on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 2:25 pm

Hi Steve,

Looking very nice,how did you do the lining on the spokes?

Kev

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Lining

Post  Steve Traill on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 2:38 pm

All the lining is done with a beugler pen, really quick & easy as you have a nice edge to work from. I put the wheels on a 'lazy Susan' so I can spin them around easily so I don't have to change position. Also I make little ply disks to fit in the wheel hubs so I don't damage the paint when it moves as although the paint is dry it takes weeks to get really hard & I found the finish can be damaged.

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Post  Kevster on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 11:21 pm

I have a beugler so I will give it a try,how do you get the fish tails all the same?
is that freehand until the guide takes over for the straight bit?

thanks

Kev

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