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Offline simplyloco

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 10:34:43 PM »
I couldn't resist a trial assembly. It looks a bit bling/OTT but what the hell, I like it!
John

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2019, 02:47:02 AM »
Beautiful transformation John!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: 
Itís nice to see those engines getting a new life. :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 08:50:20 AM »
Beautiful transformation John!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: 
Itís nice to see those engines getting a new life. :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

I just visited your website! :praise2:
John

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2019, 02:36:40 PM »
Another One Bites The Dust!

The Stuart Sirius is finished, but I have no progress pictures because it was all just take apart, clean, repaint, polish and reassemble!
Anyone want to buy a good looking doorstop...?  :cheers:
John

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2019, 07:09:43 PM »
Coming out great! So much for 20 years, at this rate it will be 20 days!

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2019, 07:21:03 PM »
Scrubbed up lovely! Powerful little engines that I believe were used during WW2 by bomb disposal when remote drilling of bomb cases.
I have a cherished Sun engine which has been passed down through the family.

Alan

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2019, 07:46:13 PM »
Steamed it today using my vertical boiler. The 'clicking' noise is the exhaust steam in the bucket!


And with compressed air afterwards.



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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2019, 09:02:51 PM »
Cleaned up and runs great!!

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2019, 10:51:23 AM »
The Vertical Boiler didn't run on coal that well, so I've deepened the grate a little.

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Next job was to pretty it up a little. These mahogany planks came with it, but were 1/2" wide so that was a job for my budgie bandsaw!
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Now it looks prettier, but I have to fix brass boiler bands onto it with an invisible join: something that I have not attempted before. Any suggestions?
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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2019, 03:38:48 PM »
Your lagging sure looks nice!
Kim

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2019, 09:01:21 PM »
Thanks Kim: it's worth the effort because this will be my 'Show' boiler at Club events. I'll have a few engines on a board and I'll let the little kiddies burn their fingers on them... :mischief:
John

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2019, 05:43:28 PM »
What Next?!

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2019, 06:26:25 PM »
Wow - those bands add a lot to the look! How did you attach them?

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Re: How to keep busy for the next 20 years!
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2019, 10:02:17 PM »
Wow - those bands add a lot to the look! How did you attach them?

Drilled a hole in each end, bent the strip, and bolted them up. More by luck than judgment they butted up just right! They are at the rear so you can't see them... :LittleAngel:
John