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Offline kev

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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: