Author Topic: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO  (Read 96298 times)

Offline Roger B

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1005 on: October 20, 2019, 09:16:44 AM »
Glad you are back underway with this  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: It took some effort but perseverance paid off  :wine1:
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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1006 on: October 20, 2019, 07:54:37 PM »
Hi

Thanks Mike and Roger  :ThumbsUp:

I have had a little workshop time but not so much on Conway.

Very soon (hopefully) the loco will have to go the club to have its second hydraulic test followed by the steam test.

At that point I will have to get it off the bench and into my car. Its now of a weight that I can't manage so I have started on a scissor lift and a winch.

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Rich

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1007 on: October 29, 2019, 08:07:57 PM »
Hi

I have made a good start on the scissor lift. I am using a car jack.





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Rich

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1008 on: October 29, 2019, 10:48:33 PM »
Lift looks great Rich!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1009 on: October 30, 2019, 02:45:03 PM »
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Thanks cnr6400  :ThumbsUp:

Its quite a weight on its own but once finished it will live in the garage. Some of the materials I have used are over kill and could have been lighter gauge but I'm working with what I have. Anyway more weight should mean more stability.

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Rich

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1010 on: November 12, 2019, 07:42:03 PM »
Hi

The scissor lift is almost done. Just one or two tweaks to finish it





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Rich

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1011 on: November 12, 2019, 07:50:39 PM »
Hi

Back to refitting the boiler



The first time I built the loco I had the devils own job to get the snifting valve piped up.

This time for some reason was even worse. I just could not get the pipe to go on. My hands are just too big to get in there comfortably.

To make life easier I have moved the snifting valve further forward and made a new pipe. A little easier to fit now. I have made and fitted a dummy snifting valve to fill in the hole





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Rich

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1012 on: November 12, 2019, 09:05:29 PM »
It really start to look like a steam loco Rich  :ThumbsUp:

I'm aware that it will still take quite a bit of work before you have a running engine and I will continue to follow along - together with many others   :cheers:     :popcorn:

Per

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1013 on: November 13, 2019, 07:45:19 AM »
That is quite cool looking, Rich!
Love the scissor lift too.  i may have to make something like that soon.
Even these little guys get heavy!
Kim

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Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Reply #1014 on: November 13, 2019, 06:06:30 PM »
Hi

Thanks Per and Kim  :ThumbsUp:

The loco is far too heavy for me to lift now hence the scissor lift.

The problem I faced was getting it off the bench and into my car.

My workshop is in the rear garden. From there I have to wheel it through the garage at the side of the house and out onto the driveway. Unfortunately there is a 10" step up into my workshop so the scissor lift won't be able to exit the workshop. I have to rig up some sort of pulley block to lift the loco off the bench and onto a trolley on the workshop floor (a bit of board and 4 castors) I can then wheel it to the workshop door and transfer it to the scissor lift waiting outside. Once on the scissor lift I can wheel it out the front and into the car. The scissor lift will live in the garage. Bit of a performance but it has to be done.

Cheers

Rich