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Post  the coleman on Wed 23 Jan 2013, 1:16 pm

Here's a few pictures so far. The tube is 3mm s steel and 3mm s steel welded base and gave it a quick polish . Still got to drill holes for pipes and tap . I'm going to spin a copper lid .


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Post  the coleman on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 10:26 am

Small update now making two Windermere kettles . Also found two 1/4bsp sockets to fit tap .

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Post  highpressure on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 10:30 am

Looking good, I'll pick up the second outlet tap for you tomorrow, come over on Wednesday evening to see. Did you drill out the tap for a better flow? Any update on the tubes and fittings?

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Post  the coleman on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 11:15 am

Kev just need a tap.

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Post  ejparrott on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 12:08 pm

My eyes! My eyes!!!!!! sunny sunny Cool Cool lol!

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Post  the coleman on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 12:10 pm

Still need a little more polishing .

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Post  Tim Watson on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 12:14 am

Smart looking kettle(s). An insulating handle on the tap maybe needed as you will be boiling a lot of water!

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Post  the coleman on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 8:11 am

All in hand a friend on mine is a wood turner . The wood I'm using is called Purple Heart .

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Post  Robfishman on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 1:53 pm

Purple Heart looks lovely when turned as well.

If you polish it much more you wont need to have a shaving mirror. lol!

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Post  highpressure on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 7:59 am

Making progress with the project, got one home yesterday to try and work out location and pipe routing, won't work on the front of the tool box as the filler gets in the way of the cup, decided to go for the back and then bent the pipe accordingly, then whilst driving about today decided that the unions will not enjoy being done up and undone constantly so this thing needs to be located somewhere where hopefully it can stay permantantly as I use the tool box all the time to store all the tools nessecary for the engine.

So have gone for the other side of the bellytank on the duckboard and will run a pipe under the drip tray and out where the drain comes out, the exhaust can go with the other drains. Hopefully if I can work out a system to hold the can tight and attach it to the duckboard it can live there, currently looking at a small wood base with a turned recess in and then attched to the duckboard which in turn will have several strong magnets glued into the underside to hold it to the tank top.







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Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 1:27 am

Hi Guys/Girls,

The design for these is now completed and we will manufacture a batch of Windermere Kettles for those who want one and are unable to do it themselves as soon as the Showman's has been completed.

No idea of pricing at this time.

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Post  lynnr on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 1:36 am

Is it the design as shown on this thread?

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Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 1:40 am

Yes Lynn....as per the one Tim originally did i believe.

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Post  the coleman on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 8:09 am

Only making them because I wasn't sure when you guys where making them . Still two's better than one have you got any idea on a rough price.

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Post  highpressure on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 9:41 am

Had a very enjoyable day today with Andy (The Coleman) Ran the engine just to get a fix and test the kettle. What a romping sucess!!! 25 - 35 seconds tops to boil a cold pot!!! Had two cups from it and did a good run of housekeeping to get the engine a bit cleaner ( wouldnt want to be thought of as lazy Very Happy ) This shows the first test run.



Cant wait for the first rallies now, especially as the nights drawing out now.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 10:04 am

Excellent. Will be sorting one of hose. Where is it proposed to take the steam supply from?

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Post  highpressure on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 10:40 am

I felt the best place to get a pick up was from the lifter union and then run the pipe back under the drip tray as the left side of the belly tank seemed to be the ideal location on the road loco. Tims location looks good for the showmans, obviously dont know anything about the proposed STW version perhaps Dean can give us an idea.


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Post  lynnr on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 10:48 am

Looks like a sort of manifold? Then 2 globe valves off it

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Post  highpressure on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 11:02 am

Yep, just turned a length of brass to accept the lifter globe the same length as the union pipe it replaced, the kettle valve is 5/16x32 and takes 3/8 pipe which is standard copper car brake pipe, £10 for 25 feet. Andy got 3/8 sized stainless fitting for the coil so the pipe screws straight in and the fittings were tigged to the body. All quite straight forward really.

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Post  the coleman on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 12:32 pm

Picked up theses from a friend on the way home from kev's . Now need to a make lid and base .












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Post  the coleman on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 1:41 pm

Been playing with copper lid it's not 100% perfect but its looks ok. Now working out the hinge something to think about .











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Post  Mark Lewis on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 1:01 pm

highpressure wrote:I felt the best place to get a pick up was from the lifter union and then run the pipe back under the drip tray as the left side of the belly tank seemed to be the ideal location on the road loco. Tims location looks good for the showmans, obviously dont know anything about the proposed STW version perhaps Dean can give us an idea.


Hi
The Stw kettle take off for the Agri is from the blower valve via a take off and the kettle located on the walk board, and for the RL and SRL is similar to yours from the water lifter valve with the kettle located on the belly tank, both then vent the steam down under the boiler.
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Post  the coleman on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 12:11 pm

Wasn't to sure on the copper lid which was made from 0.7mm so made a couple of brass ones made out of 1.2mm









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Post  the coleman on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 12:48 pm

Kev I've got a spare brass lid

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Post  the coleman on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 10:09 am

Kettle is now finished its been polished professionally to remove all scratches .  More bling .







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