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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent a nice easy Sunday morning scraping and sanding paint from places that were difficult to mask. I also painted a brass cap in the chimney. I'm not sure if I like it so I might invest in a real brass one.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look good Roly.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roly that paint looks very nice, I can't wait to see it back together.
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First priority in the reassembly was to rivet the boiler into the firebox and check the clearance of the self tappers holding the bracket (see above). It was close so I added a bit of a shim to make sure.


Next job was to resolder the pipes to the port face. I used the old trick of holding them in place with cocktail sticks.

Obviously, the sticks burn during soldering but enough remain long enough to do the job.

Then, all that was needed was to clean out the holes using a drill held in a pin vice.


I've made a start on the rest of the reassembly.





... but, before I go any further, I found a couple of bits I forgot to paint and one that needs redoing because the paint has started to flake already!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How annoying when you thought it was done.

I'm anxious about the final result
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not anxious - it looks great already.  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

airspyder wrote:
Looking good.


It certainly is but do you know why the paint is flaking?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't looked at this thread for a while, not an easy project but it's looking really good Roly.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is looking great Roly.  I like the colour.
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Les wrote:
airspyder wrote:
Looking good.


It certainly is but do you know why the paint is flaking?

I'm not sure. I can only guess that I didn't do a good job of cleaning the metal. It's on the platform, which is mostly varnished wood. I guess I didn't clean all the varnish off the metal. It's only in a few small spots and the rest is solid enough, so I've just sanded those spots clean and roughened up the rest. We'll see how well it does.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking really nice Roly. The colour is indeed perfect

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Ta-Daaa!

Not quite perfect yet, but getting there:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking really good. The multi-stage transmission is a triumph.
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Fantastic work! Looks a lot like the steam dray  reminds me that I have to get on with my ruston crawler
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