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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2023, 04:25:22 PM »
Congratulations, David!  :cheers:

That was a big hurdle to overcome. Glad to see you're finally past it!

It required a lot of perseverance. Well done!
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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2023, 10:28:20 AM »
Thanks Kim.
Have been absent with putting the  loco back together again which is now done. Will try to get picture sphere but more importantly I will be doing a hydraulic test this morning prior to taking it to the boiler inspectors at the club. If that goes well I will do the accumulation test on Friday. I have no idea if the injectors work, they have not been hot for 35 years or so so we will see.
If all goes to plan the next will be to show you a video of the thing running!!!

Cheers David


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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2023, 01:31:17 PM »
Hi All
Been ignoring this thread but there is a good possibility that we might have news soon. I will have to learn how to post a video of course but all I need now is officialdom to pass the hydraulic and do an accumulation test.
Have done the first myself in the workshop and she held fine at 135 lbs and then did a steam test and to my surprise both injectors worked first time!!  Some times the gods shine upon us and I can tell you it is bloody hot here as well!!!

So stay tuned as they say
Cheers David

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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2023, 07:24:14 PM »
Great news  :cheers:

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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2023, 12:26:19 PM »
Hello All No 60 fans (as they sy!!)

The news is that No 60 is in ticket! Hydraulic and steam test done Friday am much to our relief mainly Mrs, we can relax a bit. Have a few jobs to do on the loco itself, getting the roof back on and sorting our an awkward drawbar arrangement. About to fit a quick release couple for the tender pump water and a more robust tender coupling point.Then off to the Guildford rally and some serious passenger hauling for the gala
But most importantly, a very big thanks goes to 'Spring Crocus" for his unswerving support and encouragement.
I will have one last duty and that is to post a video of this thing lolloping along at a gentle speed with those bloody great 7" driving wheels!
Cheers David

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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2023, 12:37:15 PM »
 :cheers: That is great news!
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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2023, 03:52:25 PM »
Yes!  Wonderful news!  :ThumbsUp: :cartwheel:

Looking forward to seeing the finishing touches and watching it steam around the track!

Kim

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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2023, 05:38:07 PM »
 :whoohoo:
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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2023, 06:35:53 PM »
 :cheers: :cartwheel: :DrinkPint: :DrinkPint:
Well Done for sticking with it and outlasting mumbo jumbo!
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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2023, 10:36:07 PM »
Excellent news, David, I'm very pleased that you have been able to bring this to a successful conclusion. However, I'm dissappointed that it had to be achieved at another club. I really thought that our club was friendly, helpful and "a little above the rest" when it came to club politics. I'm ashamed and embarrassed to see that we are not and I've changed my signature accordingly.
I look forward to seeing her running on our track on one of the members' days or open days.
Best regards, Steve
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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2023, 08:54:23 AM »
 :ThumbsUp:

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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2023, 06:54:47 PM »
Excellent  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
Best regards

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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2023, 05:51:03 PM »
Friday evening, all settled into Guildford and had a run. Absolutely beautiful, perfect timing, lovely even beat and very happy.
Saturday, my turn to do some work and the regulator does not seem to work. It appears to be a screw down type and not enough steam was getting by so I will have to play with this one!
Bah!!!!!
David

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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #58 on: July 25, 2023, 01:46:16 PM »
This might work

No 60 by David Goyder, on Flickr

Cheers David

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Re: No 60 Boiler
« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2023, 02:51:21 PM »
Looks like its working fine!

 

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