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Post  highpressure on Sat 16 Oct 2010, 9:10 am

Progress on the belly tank today.









Although I am doing the Road Loco I have ordered the star covers as well as I am going to design a monogram with my initials on the plain covers and then I can chop and change as the mood takes me. Very Happy Very Happy

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More progress on my engine

Post  highpressure on Sun 07 Nov 2010, 12:10 pm

Got the wheels back from being painted Friday and managed to get the first batch of lining done. The red outer lines will be a real pain to do due to the spoke shape etc and I have yet to pick out the letters on the hub in red, but very pleased with it so far. The second shot has the finished belly tank in the back ground. I shall be really glad when the boiler turns up and all these bits every where can be fitted to it. Very Happy Very Happy

Craig Hows it looking for the Axle kit (10) before Xmas??? santa Then we just need the boilers for the whole lot to hang together. Very Happy Very Happy




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Post  hughb on Sun 07 Nov 2010, 1:04 pm

Hi
Love the work Cool well done keep it comeing Rolling Eyes Wink

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 08 Nov 2010, 12:10 am

well the tender fittings kit is next and then the axles. i could be before xmas IF we get some castings Rolling Eyes

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Returned from painting?

Post  lynnr on Mon 08 Nov 2010, 5:43 am

Hi

Did you get the wheels sprayed by someone else?

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Post  highpressure on Mon 08 Nov 2010, 8:05 am

Yes I dont have any facilities to clean or spray stuff here, I dont get a great deal of satisfaction from trying to remove the frankly teflon like scale that is on the wheels so I have a local metal finishers who are happy to do it all for me. I did spray the front end stuff in the shed in the summer with some special heat resistant paint but the wheels are so heavy and awkward to manoever that I just took them off and the metal finishers do it all for me at a good price. I can at least say on this build that I will have constructed and lined the components which will give me a great deal of satisfaction. Smile

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Ah

Post  lynnr on Mon 08 Nov 2010, 8:07 am

No problem. Just wondered. Though it was something like that.

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Check out my big Belly for Xmas

Post  highpressure on Fri 24 Dec 2010, 8:02 am

Having got the castings last week my powder coaters were able to get them done just before shut done and now I have been able to line them so heres the assembled belly tank. Not exactly as the President but close enough so you wouldnt know without a reference photo and certainly good enough for me. Very Happy Very Happy

Cant wait to get the boiler here as it will look really good when all this hangs together. cheers

Merry Xmas to all, hopefully see some of you during 2011 at various events. santa rendeer santa





All the Best Kev.

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Progress?

Post  lynnr on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 6:05 am

Hi Highpressure

Any progress update?

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Post  highpressure on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 10:57 am

Only things done recently are finally getting round to painting the name rings and polishing the letters back and putting the chimney cap on the bench polisher and attaching it. All up to date otherwise just waiting..... Shocked and yes patience is a virtue and anticipation is quite a nice feeling too. Very Happy Very Happy Souldnt be long now though judging by the updates.

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Presidential candidate takes shape

Post  highpressure on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 10:35 am

Went and got the boiler today and said Hi to all at STW nice to put faces to names and voices! Managed good time getting home and the weather was really nice so made a good start at assembly and finally manged to clear some of the numerous pieces being stored all over. Heres the progress today and for those who need inspiration I hope this whets the appetite (especially Graeme81) Very Happy



Just unloaded from the van and washed off the outside ready for and quick coat to make it look tidy. The smoke box went on quite easily just needing the top of the boiler to be gently tapped with a hammer after slight heat deforamtion took it off true



Having got the whole front end on some one else is pleased to finally see the boiler too!! At least dad might stop going on about the bloody thing every night Shocked Shocked Not least because it means we can run this on a tandem seat as the engine is so heavy theres little danger of it rearing up if we sit on together Very Happy Very Happy

Tomorrow all the rear end will go on and I will get a really good idea of the finished size, have been considering playing a tape of sound effects from Dorset in the garage and lighting a smoker in the chimney for effect but I think thats just a little too sad!!! Embarassed Embarassed

Do I need to sleep tonight??? Question Laughing Laughing

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 11:07 am

bloody hell, he's keen Shocked

good to see you today Cool

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me me me me me me

Post  lynnr on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 11:16 am

craig@STW wrote:bloody hell, he's keen Shocked

good to see you today Cool


Me wana boiler.....

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Post  craig@STW on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 11:29 am

oh yes, and be careful with that chimney !!!! once you get it rolling don't push it around with the chimney. Ive seen them ripped off before !!!!

its easily done Cool

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Post  highpressure on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 12:34 pm

Oh I've done that already on a rally field in a very spectacular fashion affraid affraid

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Post  highpressure on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 12:36 pm

Lynn, wait till tomorrows pictures.... Very Happy That'll really do your head in Cool Cool

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Post  hughb on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 1:26 pm

Hi good tred this
Looking forward to t Laughing he pics good luck Wink

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Tomorrow is here

Post  lynnr on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 12:11 am

highpressure wrote:Lynn, wait till tomorrows pictures.... Very Happy That'll really do your head in Cool Cool

Well where are the pictures? Its just after 08:00 and daylight is a burning! Twisted Evil

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Happy Birthday Mr President !!

Post  highpressure on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 5:56 am

As discussed heres the rolling chassis.











I would like to give a huge cheer to STW at this point cheers cheers cheers as this really is a serious milestone in the construction. For me the most integral part of the build is the boiler as everything hangs on it and to have got to the point where they are available shows great promise. The doubters out there can hopefully be silenced once and for all.

The chassis is only cosmetically assembled at this stage due to various factors but how satisfying to see this and my isnt it BIG!! affraid affraid The machining of the parts is so good there were no issues with assembly at all, except those parts where I had got paint on as the tolerances are so good it makes things bind or lock up. Only a couple of small chips occured and mostly in places which will be hidden or can be touched up Embarassed

Thank you Steve Dean Craig and all the others who go into making this available for us, I hope we do your work proud. Laughing Laughing

( Whens the next kit due.... I've done this one and I'm bored now... Laughing Laughing Laughing )

Colin wheres yours????


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Excccceeeeellllleeeeennnnnnttttt!!!!!!!!!

Post  lynnr on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 7:39 am

That is all that need to be said. Laughing

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Post  eng14110 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 9:46 am

Hi Kev,
Just a quick pic especially for you

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Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 11:31 am

Pmsl.......hahahahahaha Colin...Brilliant Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Graeme81 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 4:41 pm

congrats highpressure - she is a pretty fantastic looking engine!
just one thing i dont like about it......its gonna make my time over here go even slower!!!!! Sad think ill have to buy a wilesco to keep my steam addiction under control, as there is no sign of a 'real' traction engine anywhere over here. pirat
i have a long way to go to catch up as i only have the front wheels and front axle and perch, kits 1 and 2.
dean, steve dont sell the rest of my engine because as Arnie once said - I'LL BE BACK!!!

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Post  Tim Watson on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 5:02 pm

eng14110 wrote:Hi Kev,
Just a quick pic especially for you

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Colin
Thought you were doing yellow wheels?

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 11:53 pm

looking good HP Cool

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