IanL Road Loco

Page 7 of 9 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 12:56 pm

Nice work Ian, nearly there now.

Did you get the modified lubricator part with the correct size disc (with the actuating pin sticking out on your photo), I forget the name for it. The part was modified by changing the disc size or something like that.

bjwlancashire

Number of posts : 934
Location : Mellor, Lancashire
Registration date : 2010-09-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 1:31 pm

Hi Brian,

Yes I got the modified piston with the larger head even so it is still close to slipping off.

I have had a number of distractions recently helping my son renovate his first house being the biggest so not spent much time on the engine.


IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Wed 07 May 2014, 11:00 am

Have fitted a 90 degree bend in the water lifter connection. I found a standard 3/4 BSP pipe fitting this is a bit chunky and not as smart as the ones made by other builders but hopefully will surfice for the time being.


IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Fri 16 May 2014, 10:31 am

have fitted the gear change this took a while to get the gears to slide smoothly they all do now!


IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  ChriX on Fri 16 May 2014, 10:47 am

As a fellow brush painter have you got any tips on keeping the 'bits' out of the paint? Yours looks really impressive, I can't get a coat of paint down without something getting in it. Also forgive me if you have said already in the thread but what are the blue and red you are using?

Chris

ChriX

Number of posts : 82
Age : 31
Location : Cornwall, UK
Registration date : 2012-06-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Fri 16 May 2014, 11:47 am

Hi Chris,

the colours are Oxford Blue and Bright red. The flash used to take the pictures has washed out the colours the blue actually looks much darker in daylight. As for keeping the bits out of the paint.

A very clean brush
try and cover the item while it dries.
then when that does not work which 99 out of a 100 , I flat every coat down, the final enamel often gets 5+ coats , then flatted back gradually reducing down to 1500 grit used with soapy water. then Farcel G3 cutting paste and T cut. then if applying pin strip do it now. My plan is then to use a polish to really get a shine on the surface. Some parts this has worked well others ie the flywheel is still a work in progress and it has 10 coats of enamel, .

ian

IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

First time outside

Post  IanL on Mon 02 Jun 2014, 2:17 am

I am intending taking the engine to Whissendine this Saturday so decided I needed to try it in the trailer. So this was the first time he has been out of the garage and got sun on its back.




It fitted in the trailer but getting the  balance point sorted was a different matter.

Ian

IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  Tim Watson on Mon 02 Jun 2014, 1:31 pm

She looks well n he daylight. Especially like the colour coded chocks!
Tim

Tim Watson

Number of posts : 533
Location : Herts
Registration date : 2008-07-02

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Tue 03 Jun 2014, 3:49 am

Tim

You should see the colour coordinated blue overalls with yellow pinstripes!

Ian

IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  hartshaulage on Tue 03 Jun 2014, 10:16 am

Looking good Ian, Im hoping to pop up to Whissendine this weekend to, as i have a friend who is goign there with his 4 Burrell, So i might see you there

hartshaulage

Number of posts : 223
Age : 27
Location : Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Registration date : 2014-01-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 5:36 am

It runs  Very Happy 
http://youtu.be/LK85NotpZrs

Sorry for the noise of the compressor.

Initially I had a horrible noise of air leaking up the exhaust, thank you to Brian and Barry for their thoughts and suggestions. I discovered the starter valve was being held open by the regulator when it was closed. Plus the LP valve was not floating and stuck held off the cylinder hence the air from the compressor was escaping out the exhaust. These issues fixed and it now runs on 40psi.

A number of leaks need to be sorted. Boiler to steam head pipe is leaking on the soldered joint. As is the pressure guage pipe. Both clacks are leaking, and the whistle valve the started valve has a very slight leak so that will need another whack.

It is one week short of three years from delivery of the first kit, a big thank you to STW.

Ian

IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 5:53 am

Well done Ian, not long now. When will you be having your steam test or a trail steaming in private?

bjwlancashire

Number of posts : 934
Location : Mellor, Lancashire
Registration date : 2010-09-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  Robfishman on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 6:20 am

It does look stunning, I love the colour scheme. Well done.

Robfishman

Number of posts : 947
Age : 42
Location : Chandlers Ford Hampshire 4inch showman
Registration date : 2010-11-26

View user profile http://www.robertfish.net

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  hartshaulage on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 10:02 am

Well Done looks and sounds lovely

Russ

hartshaulage

Number of posts : 223
Age : 27
Location : Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Registration date : 2014-01-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  MrStationHouse on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 1:52 pm

A real milestone, I am not far away from that myself.

With best wishes
Simon

MrStationHouse

Number of posts : 298
Location : Malmesbury
Registration date : 2011-04-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  showman shane on Sat 19 Jul 2014, 11:38 am

Hi Ian,Looks and sounds fantastic. Congratulations on achieving this milestone from a builder down under.Cheers Shane.

showman shane

Number of posts : 142
Location : Mount Maunganui New Zealand
Registration date : 2013-07-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Sat 19 Jul 2014, 1:02 pm

Thanks to everyone for their comments. As you have probably noticed it is running as a single cylinder in the video as the LP side is open hence why there is such a powerful sounding chuff. I have not fitted the LP side plate and the chuff is somewhat more muted but there is more power for the same pressure and the starting valve actually worked.

Ian

IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  the coleman on Sat 19 Jul 2014, 1:50 pm

Congradulations ian now you can start to enjoy all that hard work..

the coleman

Number of posts : 211
Age : 47
Location : worthing
Registration date : 2011-06-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  highpressure on Sun 20 Jul 2014, 10:09 am

That should run a treat on steam, far better than air, cures a lot of niggley leaks due to expansion. Get a fire in it man!! On a serious note having set the timing numerous times that is a very even beat so not far off. Might need a little tweak under steam when really hot again due to expansion but nothing too difficult, thats already been done now. Andy will confirm the first few steamings are painful and then it all starts to settle down.

highpressure

Number of posts : 1096
Age : 49
Location : West Sussex, 4" DCC Road Loco
Registration date : 2008-06-18

View user profile http://www.simplydigitalaerials.com

Back to top Go down

first steaming

Post  IanL on Tue 12 Aug 2014, 11:02 am


Found several more leaks the clacks seem to have sorted themselves out the main problem is the joint to the steam head from the boiler this was replaced by STW following my compressed air test but this one is leaking more. also found the blower is not working, ie no steam coming through when opening the globe valve. Water pump and injector both worked. but fire went out after about 2 hours.

once sorted the problems will have another go and then look to get a steam test.

Ian

IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Tue 12 Aug 2014, 11:09 am

http://youtu.be/PyvoVZP-va8
First steaming video

IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 12 Aug 2014, 12:32 pm

Well done Ian, a little dirt on your engine now and a huge milestone.

I notice you only ran it at around 40psi so it is was still running as a single. There is a knock on the video which could be a big end bearing, worth taking a look. Either that or a valve rod tapping the end of the valve chest as they are very close and mine needed some adjustment when setting it.

From the rear view on film when you opened the regulator wide it looked like steam was coming from the side of the cylinder around the valve chest cover. Is this correct or was it from gland packing needing adjusting?

Please don't take this the wrong way, just pointing out my observations from the video. Cracking job and the number of things to adjust will reduce each time you steam it. Nothing coming from blower is rather strange, could be a blockage in the globe valve itself.

Looking forward to your next video, just about to upload another of Blackbeard, more heavy haulage. Nearly your turn.

Brian

bjwlancashire

Number of posts : 934
Location : Mellor, Lancashire
Registration date : 2010-09-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  IanL on Tue 12 Aug 2014, 1:14 pm

Hi Brian,

Yes the valve chest side was leaking through the name plate screws these stopped after a couple of minutes. The knock is only there when running forward silent when in reverse, any suggestions? I was thinking of checking the slides to see if they need reshimming. The spring on the LP valve is too weak and not holding the valve closed. I will being stripping the blower valve to check what is going on. There is also some water leaking out of the belly tank top seam, despite all the POR .

The tender try taps all let water through even when turned OFF, as I am unlikely to use them I may just seal them up.

Thanks for the help and ideas.

Best wishes

Ian

IanL

Number of posts : 420
Age : 61
Location : Derby
Registration date : 2011-07-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  showman shane on Tue 12 Aug 2014, 1:23 pm

Congratulations Ian. An occasion worth celebrating. Re the knock I had a similar problem and tracked down the lower nut on the eccentric was tapping the shaft of the water pump.Abit of grinding with the dremel and problem solved.Cheers Shane.

showman shane

Number of posts : 142
Location : Mount Maunganui New Zealand
Registration date : 2013-07-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 12 Aug 2014, 1:39 pm

Ian

The knock could be the valve rod on the end of the chest or more likely the position of your forward gear notch in the reverser quadrant. If the revering lever is trying to move when running it is to far forward and the die block is possibly hitting the top of the eccentric. I set the position of my full forward notch after I had run the engine. I found the furthest forward point of the reverser while the engine was running, you feel when it is to far is it starts to bend the reach rod when the die block hits the end of the slot in the eccentric.

Regarding the LP valve, the steam pressure itself should hold the valve against the face. The spring is just to be sure. I have removed my springs and the only thing to be ware of is if you coast along with the regulator shut and then pull the reverser back to slow down you can get a situation where the valve is off the face and no braking occurs. Weird the first time it happens.

Regards

Brian

bjwlancashire

Number of posts : 934
Location : Mellor, Lancashire
Registration date : 2010-09-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: IanL Road Loco

Post  Sponsored content Today at 12:06 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 7 of 9 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum