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Kit 13 Reulator gland

Post  lynnr on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 10:41 am

Hi STW

Looking at the parts list for kit 13. The gland packing threads are M5 but there is no M5 on the packing list or contents. Slight Ops? or to come?

Also are we expected to cut the studs for the Valvue covers and piston covers? As the ss domed nuts do not go all the way down.

Finally

I have a bag of M8 nuts and washers but I am streached to find where they should be going. Help!

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Post  craig@STW on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 10:47 am

hello lynn

probably going to have to wait till Tuesday to get an answer on this one, unless anyone is about at STW.

i would imagine everyone is "away" for the bank holiday Cool

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Post  lynnr on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 10:50 am

craig@STW wrote:hello lynn

probably going to have to wait till Tuesday to get an answer on this one, unless anyone is about at STW.

i would imagine everyone is "away" for the bank holiday Cool


Crying or Very sad I do not get this one. Back to work as normal Monday.
How was the hol's?

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Post  craig@STW on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 10:53 am

hols were OK thanks (a week at the father-in-law's can only seem like a holiday for so long Rolling Eyes ) Wink

managed to get sun-burnt and swim in the sea so can't be bad Cool

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Post  lynnr on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 11:01 am

Laptops are great. I am actually in the garage fettling the piston rings as they need a slight file to allow to fit in the cylinders. All looking good. Pics later.

May actually set up a web cam. How sad would that be!

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Post  Rickster on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 1:59 pm

I didn't know a kit had been disptached - did they all go out Craig, if so when? On the basis it takes two days to get to Lynn, I should have had mine turn up by now ??

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Post  highpressure on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 2:19 pm

Kit 13 turned up in West Sussex on Friday. Starting to get exciting now. Very Happy Very Happy Cant wait to see the control model next wek with all the other bits on. That should keep the doubters quiet....

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 12:39 am

Rickster wrote:I didn't know a kit had been disptached - did they all go out Craig, if so when? On the basis it takes two days to get to Lynn, I should have had mine turn up by now ??

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dont have a clue to be honest Rick, i was on holiday all of last week Neutral

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Post  lynnr on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 2:05 am

Rickster wrote:I didn't know a kit had been disptached - did they all go out Craig, if so when? On the basis it takes two days to get to Lynn, I should have had mine turn up by now ??

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Hi Rick.

The parcel delivery company has changed there procedures and do an evening delivery so I now get next day Smile

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Post  Steam Traction World on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 11:44 am

Hi,

Yes the kits went out on Thursday of last week. As far as I'm aware you should have had one Rick.

Lynn, u will need to cut the threads down if the dome nuts dont go all the way on.




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Post  Rickster on Mon 29 Aug 2011, 2:55 am

Yes, thanks guys - it turned up late on Friday so I had en excursion into work to collect it yesterday. Got the pistons in - all good.

I haven't put any pictures up for a while so I'll have a go at later when I've got the valve gear in place.

Tony - how to you manage to keep your engine so clean and free from dust - mine's filthy - considering give it a good wash, but I will need a hand to push it back into the garage as it's too heavy to push on my own now.

They do look the business though - a fantastic engine.

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Post  Rickster on Mon 29 Aug 2011, 1:26 pm

Hi Lynn,

In answer to some of your questions -

1. The bag of M8 nuts and Washers are for the cylinder block - I think they are stainless but I could be wrong ?? to replace the existing mild steel ones?

2. I too don't have the M5 studs for the regulator glands.

3. I have 4 M6 x 30 left over - it says there should be 12 for the glands - I've used two each for the Piston and valve rod glands - are there two for the blast pipe or do these come later, but this still leaves two spare ??

No camera to take any pics today, but it all went together perfectly.

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Post  Rickster on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 2:40 pm

Hi Steve/Craig,

Any news on the M5 studs and nuts for the regulator glands ?

Also still outstanding are the two fasteners for the boiler bands that attach to the cylinder block for the road loco version - none in the kit and the "R" clips for the ashpan ?

A question on the gland packing - on the cylinder packing, when cut to achieve a but joint, the packing then springs apart when I try to fit them into the stuffing boxes and not wrapping tightly around the piston rod - will they automatically pull together when the nuts are tightened. I ask this as when I nipped them up and took the flange off to check, it still didn't look as though the gland packing was pulling in tight.

There is a big gap around the stuffing boxes on the cylinders but a nice snug fit around the valves and regulator glands when the packing is fitted. Is this correct or am I doing something wrong ?

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Re: Kit 13 Reulator gland

Post  craig@STW on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 11:57 pm

M5 studs and suitable R-clips are on order (the ones we bought in are far too big)


mike says he will sort you out some fasteners for the bands, although he swears they were in the kit ?? anyone else missing them ???

steve will have to answer the packing question Rolling Eyes

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