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Post  Robfishman on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 2:32 am

Well yesterday was a milestone in the build.  After a trip to STW towers on Tuesday morning for some adjustment to the winch drum yesterday for the first time in a while, and on its own wheels the engine was pulled out of the workshop.  It was filthy and needed a good clean but looked great after a wipe over with a damp cloth.

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There is still a fait bit to do, but it wont be long now.

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Post  LiveSteam on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 11:09 am

Looking great, be nice to have a STW showmans down this neck of the woods as I'm not sure there is one, could be wrong though.

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Post  Steve H on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 12:52 am

Looks mighty fine there,Rob
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Post  Jim the Shovel on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 3:12 pm

It's all coming together very nicely. Nice work.

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Post  Robfishman on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 11:03 am

Thanks all.

Question for all of you who have finished and had your first boiler test.  The next item on my list is to fit the cleading, to do this quite a bit will need to come back off again.

Did your boiler inspectors want to see the boiler itself when the initial tests were carried out or is it safe to clad.

I've spoken to the Walker Midgley today and they are sending me a list of boiler inspectors and I guess all may have different requirements.  But what have you found when it came to the tests?

Also thinking out loud here, as I've been working on it a while is it worth getting a new 10 year test carried out at the same time, I've no idea what this entails, but I think I've had my boiler for over 3 years already, and by the start of next season I think its over 4 years. Ill need to check the paperwork on the age.

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Post  LiveSteam on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 1:33 pm

Sent you a PM, Peter Hawkins I suspect will be your man, he does a fair few STW/MW engines around here so knows them well and be able to advise you Wink

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Post  Robfishman on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 2:36 pm

Perfect thanks Chris, I'll give him a call.

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Post  Kevster on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 1:09 pm

How much does it cost for an independant boiler inspector,im thinking of having mine done that way.
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Post  LiveSteam on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 1:44 pm

Sent you a PM as I expect it would depend on where your based and how far a boiler inspector would have to travel ??


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Post  Robfishman on Sat 13 Aug 2016, 9:46 am

A bit of a technical question I'm in the process of fitting the starting valve and it would appear as if the ball holder should go in the hole in the cylinder, and I assume the spring remain on the outside of the cylinder to return the ball to the closed position

The holder is to big for the hole, before I make it larger, can anyone remember how it went together, and if any of you had to increase the hole.  Happy to increase it, but do t want to if I've misunderstood what's required as it would be game over for the cylinder.  Also anyone khow what size the hole should be?  

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Post  Robfishman on Sat 13 Aug 2016, 10:33 am

Just read Kevin's post on the subject in his build diary. Yes I can see I need to drill the hole bigger.  Knew I'd find it after I'd posted the question.

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Post  lynnr on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 1:04 pm

Yes drill hole slightly bigger also round off the ends of the flutes so they travel without binding.

If you can get another ball to hit to make the flange.

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Post  Kiwiconnection on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 2:19 pm

I also found that fitting a slightly stronger spring has made a big difference. It stopped the low pressure let by and gives a better feel when operating.

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