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First run of my Stuart #4
« on: December 24, 2018, 04:03:39 PM »
Been a fun build, just in time for christmas :)

« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 04:07:04 PM by kev »

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 04:11:00 PM »
That looks and runs beautifully Kev. Congrats on getting it finished and in Christmas colors too :)

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 04:40:28 PM »
Looks and sounds great!
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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 04:43:40 PM »
Excellent, smooth running and no knocking.  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 04:49:59 PM »
Very nice runner congrats Kev!


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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 05:06:31 PM »
Hello Kevin,

Very nice work and a really smooth runner.

Have a great day,
Thomas
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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 05:19:47 PM »
Thanks guys, once its run for a while I will tweak the timing as its just set at the standard 90 degrees at the moment.

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2018, 05:26:48 PM »
Hi Kev

Yeah, as it has been said - a very smooth runner you've got there! And it sounds like it is breaking in just while the video was recorded since it accelerates slowly.

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 05:33:19 PM »
Looks great Kev, will you get chance to run it on steam ?

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 05:44:07 PM »
Yes literally the first run, The valve was a bit tight when I first started it, drilled it out and gave it a bit more float and it started so I grabbed the camera and it speeded up after a few seconds as the oil got spread round.

Will try it on steam in the new year, I have a 501 boiler which is not big enough but it will soon be turning on 10 psi after a few runs on air over christmas so should get a few short bursts out of it :)

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2018, 07:11:31 PM »
Will try it on steam in the new year, I have a 501 boiler which is not big enough but it will soon be turning on 10 psi after a few runs on air over christmas so should get a few short bursts out of it :)

Thanks, I look forward seeing it on steam  :)

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 07:17:41 PM »
Nice little engine Kev, looks and runs well  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2018, 07:37:01 PM »
There's nothing like a smooth successful first run to bring the grin factor on eh Kev ;D

Very nice result and a lovely smooth runner :ThumbsUp:

A seasonal boost indeed

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2018, 08:33:32 PM »
Very nice, Kev!  I agree with what everyone else said!  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2018, 08:40:14 PM »
Dancing for Xmas with a big grin  :pinkelephant:

Congratulations Kevin - a very fine runner, beautiful and first time too  :praise2:

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2018, 09:25:00 PM »
Very nice build.

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2018, 11:24:00 PM »
Well done Kev!

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2018, 11:40:02 PM »
love all the nice comments, I go to bed now with a smile, have a great christmas guys

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2018, 12:50:44 AM »
Very nice engine, Kev. I hope to have an engine built next year... and I hope it runs as well as yours.

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2018, 04:56:06 AM »
Kevin,
Sounds and runs great. I could hear it loosen up as it ran, great job.
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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2018, 08:13:37 AM »
Splendid  :praise2:  :praise2: an excellent Xmas present to your self  :wine1:
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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2018, 02:35:45 PM »
That looks very nice, and sounds and runs just as one would hope, Santa's elves made a first class job of that very acceptable present!   Dave

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2018, 04:22:54 PM »
Hi Kev, congratulations for your runner.
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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2018, 05:08:18 PM »
Looks and sounds really good. What better Christmas present could you have for yourself.

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2018, 05:10:55 PM »
Shesarunnah!  Congrats!!!

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Re: First run of my Stuart #4
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2018, 11:56:19 AM »
Thanks for all the nice comments guys, looking forward now to the New Year and starting the Elmers engines #29 and #32 which I will build together as many components are the same or at least similar