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Old 03-19-2018, 04:57 PM   #11
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Today I finished the flame guard boiler support.

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Old 03-20-2018, 05:29 PM   #12
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Hi,

Went to the local B&Q (Hardware store) and bought some 25 mm x 2 mm steel strip to use as frames, which were cut and filed to length. Tidied up the flame guard by soldering nuts that had had a shoulder turned on them to hold the flame guard together. Brass angle was riveted to the flame guard so it could be held to the foot plate. Also had a rummage and found a set of 30 mm wheels.

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Old 03-22-2018, 08:52 AM   #13
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The frame stretchers have been made along with a jig for drilling axle holes in the frames and side rods

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Old 03-26-2018, 04:26 PM   #14
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Hi,

Not a lot of progress on 'Ellie' as it is the beginning of the 'playing' season and I have been preparing our portable layout and stock for it. However I did manage to fit one wooded buffer beam (externally fired boilers make the chassis very hot and I am delicate) which is useful when picking a hot model up. The wheels and axles have been temporarily fitted to work out coupling height and it has been checked against my highest model to work out a maximum chimney height.

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Old 03-27-2018, 02:53 PM   #15
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Hi,

The second buffer beam is finished and fitted and a hole for a ceramic burner has been cut in the footplate by chain drilling and filing. The footplate is temporarily held by wood screws to the buffer beam.

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Old 03-28-2018, 04:33 PM   #16
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Hi,

Just made a start on a ceramic gas burner for Ellie. I sawed some brass strips from a 1/16" brass kick plate from the bottom of a door. This was then saw and filed to sized bent and soldered together. Will be in the acid over night and with luck I will get to play with it again tomorrow.

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Old 03-29-2018, 04:20 PM   #17
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Hi,

Today I got the ceramic burner working. First I positioned the tube in the burner the jet was hand held and the tube moved in and out until the best looking flame was achieved. It usually works out that the tube ends up about its ID from the far side of the burner. Photo 1 is adjusting Photo 2 the best result. The tube was then soldered in place.

The jets in this case a No.3 is soldered to the pipe. Photo 3.

The air holes are started by filing across them then drilling a hole which is open up until the burner looks OK Photos 4&5.

With this burner four holes were needed to get the gas/air mix right Photo 6.

Flame low Photo 7. Flame high Photo 8.

Burner fitted in Chassis Photo 9. Given the low position of the burner the boiler will be lowered to improve the combustion space.

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Old 04-03-2018, 04:52 PM   #18
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Hi,

Having finished the ceramic burner not a lot has been done to Ellie. The burner has been fitted to the chassis and the boiler has been lowered by 8 mm to get a better proportioned combustion space. A fire hole/lighting/viewing hole has been drilled in the boiler flame guard and as the model is going to the 16 mm Narrow Gauge Modellers AGM in Peterborough as an exhibit this Saturday the boiler has temporally been attached to the footplate.

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