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Offline simplyloco

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My 5" Stirling Single
« on: July 31, 2020, 12:47:22 PM »
I bought this part built engine last year from Station Road Steam. It has given me much joy to complete it as it is a very simple thing, which suits me these days. I didn't do a build log as I already have one on the UK MECH site. The loco has passed shell and hydraulic tests.
David and I ran it yesterday under its own steam for the first time. I was only able to capture a few seconds of film before everything went pear shaped. I'll do a better video when we get it on the track, and I can start to look for a buyer... :o
The blower and regulator work perfectly, my own design drop grate drops as it should, and it goes like the clappers. There is a slight leak on the sight tube glass top joint, the injector doesn't pick up, and there is some water about the place...and that's about it! BTW the white paint lining pens arrived just now so I can line the cab, add transfers and it is finished!
I don't like this steaming business: it gets awfully dirty!

Offline Admiral_dk

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Re: My 5" Stirling Single
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 02:14:49 PM »
It looks fantastic and though I have seen the current video I will look forward to one with it on track  :cheers: