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Offline PJW

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Live steam assistance please
« on: February 17, 2019, 05:34:02 PM »
I have a G gauge or possibly a 1.32 gauge Live steam Black 5 loco, it looks a bit rough at the moment with a missing pressure valve burner unit & pressure gauge. I know very little about steam locos, its last owner is no longer with us, so any information on this model loco would be helpful. I would like to purchase the missing LMS transfers and numbers for the cab, I can find these for the 5 and the 3.5 gauge but not for this gauge, and does any one point me in the right direction please??
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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 03:33:24 PM »
I still cant find transfers for this loco, they are not stocked or out of stock, if any one can give me a lead on a supplier, they would make me a happy bunny!!
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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 04:03:52 PM »
Have you tried this company they do all scales. https://fox-transfers.co.uk/

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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 04:13:48 PM »
Thank you I will try them now,

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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 06:43:58 PM »
thank you michaelr, I have a set on the way, they are not cheap, but they have them!
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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 08:08:44 AM »
As most viewers will notice, this loco does not have a water level glass or a pressure gauge, although I may never run this loco i would like to restore the missing part or parts. does any one have a similar loco, pics, or just info please?

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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 08:51:56 AM »
Have you pressure tested the boiler?

Do you have the tender?

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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 12:05:10 PM »
Hi Jo, I have not tested the boiler, but I do have a tender with a water pump in. I cannot see any test stamps on the boiler & I dont know what its working pressure should be. I was told that my 3.5" gauge loco would operate at 80 psi, so I would guess this would be half that??? I dont even have a burner to fire it.

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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 12:50:34 PM »
Peter you need to find the drawings for the boiler - this will tell you the design pressure of the boiler.

You must not attempt to pressure test the boiler without knowing the design pressure as you could easily over strain it and ruin the boiler.

Once you have the drawings go and talk to your boiler inspector. They will tell you what you need to do to the boiler or add to it to make it safe, then they will test it for you and give it a boiler certificate.

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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 03:06:06 PM »
I had no thought of pressuring the boiler as i have no idea what pressure it runs at 7 as you say it would checking over & testing by some one who knows what he is doing, using a guess is something i would not do. I have seen drawings for a 3.5" gauge & a 5" gauge for this loco, but not for a gauge 1, I have done some web searches but so far without success.

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Re: Live steam assistance please
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 06:39:37 PM »
Thank you very much for the warning Jo, & if any one on my area has any knowledge in this loco, I would be pleased to pick their brains. any drawings would be of help also.

Peter
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