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Post  chop on Mon 26 Sep 2011, 9:18 am

Here is my engine. These were taken quite a while ago just after I got my boiler. Spent all day Sunday doing the crossheads and guides. What a pain but got there in the end Very Happy. Right I'm off down the shed to play with my bigends What a Face .


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Post  lynnr on Mon 26 Sep 2011, 9:36 am

Good Lad!

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Post  Brian M on Mon 26 Sep 2011, 11:23 am

Hello Chop,

Love the colour, is it crimson lake??? The gold also looks good against the bright red.

I have gone for crimson lake with yellow wheels (with crimson lake lining) but the same colour wheels design on your model give it a nice mature look (if that is the right word)

All the best,

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Post  chop on Mon 26 Sep 2011, 11:32 am

Yes it is craftmaster crimson lake.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 26 Sep 2011, 3:21 pm

Looking good Chop, good to see another road loco taking shape.

Look forward to seeing more pictures of yours, just been in the workshop cleaning the cylinder casting up.

Cheers

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Post  Graeme81 on Mon 26 Sep 2011, 7:14 pm

dunno if i should say this but that is prob the best looking engine so far (ill be watching me back from now on!!!) the colour and lining are brilliant. keep up the good work....

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Post  lynnr on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 12:02 am

Graeme81 wrote:dunno if i should say this but that is prob the best looking engine so far (ill be watching me back from now on!!!) the colour and lining are brilliant. keep up the good work....

Now you are living on the edge Twisted Evil be very afraid Twisted Evil Laughing

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Post  Graeme81 on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 8:14 am

lynnr wrote:
Graeme81 wrote:dunno if i should say this but that is prob the best looking engine so far (ill be watching me back from now on!!!) the colour and lining are brilliant. keep up the good work....

Now you are living on the edge Twisted Evil be very afraid Twisted Evil Laughing

i meant to say best looking road loco Very Happy Wink

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Post  chop on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 8:20 am

Well you did ask me to post some pics lynn cheers

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Post  lynnr on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 11:26 am

chop wrote:Well you did ask me to post some pics lynn cheers

lol

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Post  chop on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 9:56 am

Thought i would do an update this is just before i take it apart to paint the eccentrics.













Still need to polish HP valve gear LP is all done. Turns over nice a bit stiff but most if not all of this is the pistons. Very Happy cheers

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Post  Kevster on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 11:09 am

looking very nice indeed

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Post  lynnr on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 12:04 pm

Looking excellent for a road loco (duck and run)

Really nice to see others going at it. Some what of a standstill up here. The "wetware" not working very well. Been in bed ill all the last week.

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Post  chop on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 1:06 pm

Thanks i think ! Sorry to hear your ill. But i bet it will be full speed ahead when your better drunken
Get well soon

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Post  highpressure on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 1:19 pm

Hi Chop,

Looking very good indeed, nice to see how well others are progressing, also gives others the ideas of what also needs to be done to such as polishing up the eccentrics rods. How did you do that? just good old fashioned elbow grease and wet and dry or mechanical means?? If so what?

By the way Lynn dont forget those of us that have been trying to keep up with you but work still keeps getting in the way.. Very Happy I have resisted the urge to post unfinished pictures whilst stuff is still waiting to go back on, cleading still needs to be laquered but its got cold now and until the eccentric are lapped in the crank cant go back on. Belly tank is still off in a vauge attempt to protect it until it goes on for the last time. Hopefully it will be before xmas santa

Regards Kev.

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Post  chop on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 2:22 pm

Did the rods with emery,1200 wet&dry then bench grinder with mop just to polish.

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running on air

Post  chop on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 8:57 am

Hello everyone had some problems setting up the timing all sorted now. So thought i would see if the engine would run on air. I did have a plan for a flywheel but was not needed. All went very well so here is the link if you want to see it .
Really put a big smile on my face. And am sure it will to all the other builders when you run for the first time. Very Happy Very Happy

Nearly forgot if you have got your speakers on you might want to turn them off as the compressor is hammering away in the background.

http://youtu.be/SgHEWZ5J-dg




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Post  lynnr on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:09 am

Excellent

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Post  Rickster on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:19 am

Fantastic, looks amazing to see it all moving. I was waiting for the flywheel to run on air - didn't know you could run without - so how did you get the air into the engine, I couldn't quite see ?


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Post  chop on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:22 am

There is a 1/4" bsp tapped hole just next to the safetys so put it in there with regulator full open and was running on 15 psi.

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Post  highpressure on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:25 am

Thats just torture!!!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad I can see you have used the siren 1/4 bsp input for the air in, how did you seal the boiler? Did you buy plugs from a plumbers? I might have to fit the crank properly and see if I can do that, I will certainly revise being first in steam as you will be able to light up as soon as you get the next kit!!!!

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Post  chop on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:29 am

Had a fire in it 2 weeks ago and was surprised how much rubbish came out of the boiler. I made my plugs quite a while ago but you could buy some or wait till they are sent.

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Post  chop on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:32 am

If any of you are have problems with setting up your timing from steves instuctions pm me and i will explain what is wrong.

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Post  highpressure on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:33 am

How did you seal the fitting for the pressure gauge or do you have one already in hand from another project?

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Post  chop on Sat 14 Apr 2012, 9:35 am

Made a plug like i said and for where the lubricator goes.

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