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Post  forge on Sat 10 Sep 2011, 8:43 am

I would like one, prefer 2" but a 4" one could be the start of my next build. (and would hopefully still work with a 2" engine)
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Post  the coleman on Sat 17 Sep 2011, 1:05 pm

put me down for one 4" Very Happy


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Post  Rickster on Sun 18 Sep 2011, 2:05 am

Yep, put me down as well please.

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Post  Dan on Mon 19 Sep 2011, 5:13 am

I'm interested in one for a 4"

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Re: windermere kettle

Post  Graeme81 on Wed 21 Mar 2012, 9:11 pm

not being too familiar with a windermere kettle i am guessing that this one on the wallis engine at the beginning of this clip?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NudKyhIvkDg&feature=related

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Post  lynnr on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 1:27 am

Hi You appear to be correct.

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Re: windermere kettle

Post  Alex-Jan on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 6:57 pm

While everybody here wishes to have one, I build me self a 4” Windermere this winter. Don’t like tea, but run on coffee. And appreciate cup-a - soup round about 4 o clock. ( beer we have to save until pressure is released) Will post some pictures later on, I did made some when building.
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Re: windermere kettle

Post  Alex-Jan on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 3:12 pm

As I did promise some pictures. And no I haven’t polish the copper before taking them and my apprentice has a day off. For the moment I am busy with overhauling my 2 “road roller as both engines have to go out for an event at the end of this month.




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Post  Weston on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 3:21 pm

I like the look of that, Think I might have to make one of those once my engine is up and running. How long does it take to boil water? I can imagine it does it pretty quickly.

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Post  Alex-Jan on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 4:36 pm

Next weekend she will be in steam and I will check the time I need to boil the water. I was surprised how fast the water is boiling. The inside of the kettle is covered whit tin, like the old copper kettles always were.
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Post  IanL on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 11:32 pm

Weston wrote:I like the look of that, Think I might have to make one of those once my engine is up and running. How long does it take to boil water? I can imagine it does it pretty quickly.

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Last year I was on board a steam launch and they used a Windermere kettle to make the tea. It boilt enough water from cold for two mugs in less than 15 secs. The steam going through the coil is well above 100C due to the pressure in the boiler, hence the speed.
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Post  MrStationHouse on Wed 04 Apr 2012, 5:30 am

What you need to remember is that as the pressure rises so does the boiling point of water. For the life of me I can't find the table of rates, but at say 100lbs the boiling point is say 170c thus the steam is even hotter hence the rapid boil!

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Post  Tim Watson on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 12:41 am

Alex-Jan wrote:As I did promise some pictures. And no I haven’t polish the copper before taking them and my apprentice has a day off. For the moment I am busy with overhauling my 2 “road roller as both engines have to go out for an event at the end of this month.




Strange feeling of deja vu!

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Re: windermere kettle

Post  mikero on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 3:20 pm

What again!

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Post  Alex-Jan on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 10:42 am

I know Tim, but as I told before I like the same colour scheme as you. When building the engine I order a globe valve to make a Windermere after I saw the pictures of yours. To prove I can do more than just coping your work, here is a picture off my 2”roadroller. Mostly my own design, scratch build with a compound cylinder block, carved out off one piece of cast-iron. And the same colour maroon, I finish her build in 2008. Of course you are aloud to copy this one. Smile

I boiled half a litre in 45 seconds starting with a cold Windermere, pressure was about 80 lbs. With 120 lbs. it will be much quicker as temp will be 170c. by then.


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Post  Robfishman on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 10:45 am

Oh I am a fan of rollers. Looks good.

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Post  Alex-Jan on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 11:02 am

For every one interested in the build of this roller I’ve 158 pictures online from the build off this one. I am really sorry, the story of the build is only available in Dutch. As there are only a few rollers in model, every model engineer up here knows this one.
As I am driving the Burrell commercial hauling 2 wagons with passengers she is quite often in steam with one off my apprentices on the same event.
http://www.miniatuurstoom.nl/index.php?view=category&catid=10&option=com_joomgallery&Itemid=36

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Post  burrell1 on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 1:32 am

Some how I missed this topic when it was published. Can you please put my name down on the list for a 4" scale kettle.

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Re: windermere kettle

Post  highpressure on Mon 10 Dec 2012, 10:41 am

I fully support the idea of an STW manufactured one, it will be far better than anything I can knock up as my skills are crap with metal and soucing all the relevant connections etc is again a task if you dont know where to go or what to ask for. Just the metal for the barrel and base and lid could be a challenge.

However without wishing to sound facecious I want one for the 2013 season and knowing how constantly stacked out the factory is and what sort of profit there is in such a small item with a relatively small batch run I cant see it being at the top of a list for priority at any time in the near future. It seems difficult enough to get the time for the kits let alone this sort of project.

Could Dean or Steve or Craig give an idea of wether this would be something that would be looked into in the new year once the RL and S/RL has come to a close??

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Post  hippy dave on Tue 11 Dec 2012, 11:49 am

Loving the kettle has anyone got any dimensions please Very Happy

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Re: windermere kettle

Post  Alex-Jan on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 3:42 pm

The dimensions off mine: main tube 85mm diameter, 155 high . It is scratch build, this was just available in the bin. For that reason I used copper for the lid, I didn’t have brass on that moment. The heating tube is ¼” copper tube. When building the engine I mounted a extra balvalve in the blower pipe to connect the Windermere.
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Post  the coleman on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 10:00 am

What are people's thoughts on stainless steel Windermere kettle

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Post  Tony King on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 11:46 am

Sounds good to me, it wouldn't tarnish & would look good, but not so easy to fabricate!! I guess the heater coil would still be copper.
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Post  the coleman on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 12:22 pm

I have all the the parts to build in s steel and s steel tube for coil.

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Re: windermere kettle

Post  highpressure on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 1:50 pm

I'll bring the other one over tomorrow and we'll have a look at it. I'll bring over the link piece from the lifter too.

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