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Boiler test

Post  atomenter on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 10:34 pm

Hi all,
Just had a satisfactory boiler test carried out on the Foden - gosh its scary when both safety valves are lifting and going full blast with a big fire and the blower on. Now all I need is some more bits and pieces and I can go for the next hurdle - road fund licence!!!
PS to Steve - I also need a new front spring!!!

All the best

Tom A

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Congratulations

Post  lynnr on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 8:45 pm

Hi

Happy steaming!.

You should try a 350psi 175ft superheated paper mill boiler blowing off. Father use to be a mechanical inspector for Royal Sun Alliance a.k.a. British Engine Insurance before returing. I use to travel with him on my holidays.


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Flash bang!

Post  lynnr on Mon 29 Aug 2011, 8:34 am

What no Pictures.

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Re: Boiler test

Post  Vapor on Tue 30 Aug 2011, 7:03 am

Hi Tom,

Good news still a little behind you but not a million miles can wait until we get a fire lit in the o'll girl,Why do you need a new front spring, do I need one??

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Re: Boiler test

Post  atomenter on Tue 30 Aug 2011, 7:28 am

Hi Ian
My front spring has snapped clean across at one end where the "shackle" has been welded on and the other end shows signs of cracking underneath the paint. Well worth having a look at.



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Re: Boiler test

Post  Vapor on Tue 30 Aug 2011, 7:33 am

Thanks Tom, i'll have a look at mine.

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