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Old 12-19-2017, 02:59 AM   #171
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Hi Dave,seen a few fittings that will do but wanted to finish the smokebox first
to give me an idea of congestion.Will have to borrow my neibours compressor again or buy a small one.My problem is lack of space.My shed is only 5 x 14ft
I do have a double garage as part of the house with double doors to the living area.Have a pool table,table tennis and darts etc with lots of book cases
Dont want to get involved with the mess and noise indoors.but can use it as storage for a small wheelaway compressor etc
Before i can i need a full strip down to clear tight spots and fit gaskets and O rings etc.So its a major excercise to do in the new year
when all the festivities are over and guests have left


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Old 12-19-2017, 10:43 AM   #172
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Hi Baz,
I remember when my loco was close to running on air, I did everything I could to make that happen as soon as possible. I only worked on those things that would bring the loco closer to running on air. All of the glands are filled with graphite string, no O rings. Gaskets were made as the cylinders and steam chests were made to make sure the spacing between the parts would be okay. Cylinder covers are sealed with RTV. Don't forget to add a tapped hole in the covers for a jacking screw to remove them. What you have done looks great so far, I understand you will do things in an order that makes the most sense for you.

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Old 01-14-2018, 05:38 AM   #173
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Well festivities are over.Not the best holiday i have had.My son and family came over from the UK and brought the Flu.Everyone poorly and im still not well after
3 weeks.Daughter came over from Melbourne for the New Year and informed us
that they had gone Vegan.So altogether not much eaten or drunk.Bad news is
that a lot of food was thrown out,good news is i have enough enough booze to last thru summer
Back to the smoke box saga.I sent the castings back telling the supplier they were incorrect,and after a few emails it was ascetained i was working to obsolete drawings.Castings were returned and MANY thanks to David (builder 01) for sending me the updated drawings.Had to make a new smokebox and remachine the smokebox saddle.Machined and fitted the ring and door.Finished the locking arms,dart and arm etc and well on the way to finishing the hinges etc so back to suare one.Temp has been hitting the 40o mark so too hot in the shed.Anyway i am back on line Happy New Year to everybodyClick image for larger version

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:20 AM   #174
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BAZMAK, Great work, keep it up.
Sorry to hear that you all caught the ‘Flu over Christmas, but to lighten things? Did you know that our (UK) current ‘Flu epidemic (Which I also have) is called “Australian ‘Flu”, therefore your son was only “bringing it back”!
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Yes i knew it was the Oz flu and that we sent it to them.I had the jabs last winter
and did not catch here. fortunately my wife and new grandson (4 mths) did not catch it
It has now turned into bronchitis so i am still struggling. I am just starting to get in the mood for the shed but the weather is heating up again
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Hi Barry,

Good to see you are trudging on! So sorry everyone got sick at your place! I hope everyone has recovered.

Carry on, looking good!

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Glad to know the 'little one' missed the thing.

Me, still barking like a dog== after the so called Festivities.

I finally took the advice of an old girl friend who apparently rubs her chest with Vick vapor rub.

Settled for my dwindling stocks of Tiger Balm- but not on her chest.

So its Burns Supper to be followed by the Chinese New Year to be followed by a week in the Dordogne and then a week at something called Center Parks- the home of Robin Hood or something equally daft.

Somewhere I have to fit in the new 'toy'-- unless I get an another invite to more Haggis Country.


What's vegan? I was brought up in the war like the Chinese. If it doesn't;t poison you-- eat it.

Happy New Whatsit

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Hi Norm,thats me barking like a dog.Went to Centre Parks in Sherwood forest
Really enjoyed it.Something for all ages.Went in winter with snow on the ground.Spent most days in the water world/dome with the kids but also went for nice
quiet walks in the woods feeding the wildlife.Even grumpy old gits like us would
find it enjoyable.It great if the snow falls Enjoy
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Well i have almost finished the second smokebox.I machined the ring and door
and fitted to the smokebox.The hardest part was trying to form the hinges from
1.5 x 5mm brass but no matter how i tried/annealed etc trying to form the brass around a 2.5mm dia pin was a no go.So i redesigned the hinge slightly
and machined from solid.Then had to form around the spherical door.Went well
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