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Old 02-15-2018, 07:12 AM   #181
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Dont know about the door yet Dave.However i have decided to put the loco
on the back burner for now.I have reached the stage where to get it running
on air i need a full strip down clean ,check adjust etc before reasemble and
fit gaskets and O rings etc.I dont have a compressor or room for one but
i may be able to borrow one.Then i have the major decisions on the boiler
I have the expertise but at my age lack the confidence and money,matls
tooling etc + the other necessaries like oxy?
/acet, brazing hearth pickle bath etc. Will see how it goes.Meanwhile as the weather cools down i am starting
a few smaller projects from my list of to do.One i have just posted on a cheap
toolpost grinder.

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Hi Baz,

Well, sorry to hear this information from you. I had a feeling it might go this way. I'm not sure why you would have to strip everything down to get it running on air. I assumed everything was adjusted as you went. If you don't have a compressor, or funds to complete, this is probably where it will remain. The boiler is a huge stumbling block and this is where most people stop. These facts cannot be changed. I see many, many, started chassis for sale and the original owner is long gone.

I wish you success with your tool post grinder.


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