My first build

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  1. Oct 14, 2010 #1

    John Rudd

    John Rudd

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    Well you can hardly call it that...

    My wife, the kids bought me a steam engine kit for my birthday recently..
    Thought I'd post up a few piccies of how it goes together ( rather than a build... tis a bit toyish...)

    Boiler and bands..The bands were rolled on my 'new rollers'.... ;D
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    Cylinder/crank mounting..
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    Looking not bad...(for a toy engine...)
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    robwilk

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    I have that exact same kit sat in my garage i bought it before i got my lathe . In fact you can say that is what got me into this hobby because i drilled the fly wheel in the wrong place and thought if i had a lathe i could remake it so i went and got a lathe . The only thing is i never actually got back on to it so it sits collecting dust .

    Rob.......
     
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    rleete

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    Where'd the kit come from? Did the boiler come already soldered?
     
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    John Rudd

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    rleete,
    This is where the kit came from....
    http://www.forest-classics.co.uk/Basic Boiler Kit.htm

    The boiler is basically a brass tube with brass end caps that need soldering....
     

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