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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:45 pm

Dan4th wrote:HA!

Woke Me Right Up :D !

Made my day, too :ymapplause:

Thanks, Dougs, you done good B-)

Oh, and does the loco have a steam whistle????

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I know what you are thinking and I thought the same thing when I watched the vid back, why didn't I blow the whistle lol
I won't forget next time I promise lol
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Mackrick » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:49 pm

Absolutely enthralling Dougs, all coming together now can't wait for further instalments....
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:03 am

Fantastic; 'She' is alive again \:D/ Well done, Dougs. Just a few things for you to sort out, in due course, but all seems to be running smoothly now.

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:45 am

For the sake of convenience, I thought
I'd move Butch's Vid over here::::::



Bears repeated viewing, btw :)) :)) :))

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:55 pm

thanks dan4th I havent done any work on the loco but things are still moving along anyway, i took delivery of another 4 lenghts of rail and a couple of L.M.S. logo's for the side tanks so it will look something like this,
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or this
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or this
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it kinda looks like i need to put some pin striping on too which could get a bit tricky
i also got some wheel blanks cut for a ride on tender which i will have to build i am having a good long think about how to do this as i dont want to spoil the engine by dragging a home built "radio flyer" trolly behind it.
anyway i have to get past the three cars that need to get repairs first before i can get back to my "plaything"
for some reason i have ended up as the faimily garage, X(
never mind,
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Mackrick » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:46 pm

Sounds like a another project to build a sit on trolly.....must be a nicer name than trolly....
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:38 am

must be a nicer name than trolly....


How about "Tender"?????

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:31 am

i think because its a shunter loco, "waggon" is prob. more aproprate i am thinking to copy a 7 plank waggon and put a seat on top, tender's normally carry coal/water for the bigger loco's so they can go further betwwen stops
some thing like this;
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oh the irony, its even got my home town on the side plus my great grandad worked at that mine too lol
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:33 am

I Dunno, Dougs, Butch might have been of
service on a "sideline" to less-than-major
destinations, still requiring a Tender...

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Mackrick » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:27 pm

Now I like the 7 plank wagon idea :D
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:21 pm

Well I know I said I was going to be too busy to work on the loco however I did not bank on the amount of grass pollen that would try to spoil my plans :(
So I ended up back in the garage instead
The boiler had to be removed again so I could get to the water pump had to replace the orings again
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Then put it all back together now a fully working engine
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And the hand pump also now having had some refirb
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The brakes are also back on and working
I just have a ride on waggon to build and some track and buffers to knock together
I have shown the photos to my grandfather and he is loving the work so far. :)
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:32 pm

Thought you could sneak that spiffy new
LETTERING past us, eh?????

Nice Try :))

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:36 pm

Lol not getting that past your keen eye then, they are really cheap so I decided to put them on and make it look nice till I do a full respray which may happen next year if I can get the paint and new spray gun I want. :)
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:46 pm

Thank you for the Update, Dougs. Just love the LMS lettering; really 'does the business' :ymapplause:
Reminds me of the (clockwork) Hornby '0' gauge LMS Goods Set that I had as a very young child, back in the 19xx's. (My elder brother had the LNER Passenger Set). Just loved playing with that, for years. Still got it; or, to be more accurate, my brother has got both sets stashed away in his Loft.

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:55 pm

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Mackrick » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:56 pm

Yes...what Mr D said.....please.....
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:17 am

'Ditto'..............................Please. (Experiencing some 'withdrawal symptoms' ;) ).

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:07 am

Sorry guys but there is just nothing to report at the moment what with hay fever kicking in stopping me going out and the heat stoping me staying in (the workshop is like some sort of heat box torture chamber) added on top a holiday to chessington where they have an African adventure section that is amazingly realistic ;) :p I just can't get anything done i started one of the truck wheels but not got far ~x( i am going to the local model steam open day this weekend so I will post a report later :)
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:40 pm

Thank you Dougs. I guess that we shall just have to be patient and look forward to your next Report, in due course.

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:42 pm

A nice big update today, I took a trip down to the local track, fortunately it was this months open day however the weather was not playing ball the first rain for two weeks and nothing was running :( anyway I asked about getting my engine running on the track, and getting the boiler tested etc well it's good news cos if I join then the boiler test is free and I can run the engine at any time but they prefer to run on Sundays when there are people on hand to help with any problems. So I came away with an application form in my pocket and some great advice in my ear :D :D
I decided to make a start on the "show track "
I cut and drilled the rails to length
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Checked the length against the engine
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Temp sleepers fitted, I need to get some hardwood sleepers and some proper shoes or fasteners for the rails
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My work getting the wheels level pays off in this shot
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The next thing Is some thing I was aware of but I was told it again when I went to the club that is the loco chimney is too big their is a ratio of firebox size to chimney size and basically the maths do not work on this design the chimney was shown on the drawings as 1.25" where it should be 0.85" this is to keep the fire running at the right temp.
The chimney as standard
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The drawings confirming the design size at 1.25"
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To fix this issue I cut some 22mm copper pipe (0.85" is about 21.5mm) I heated the pipe to red to anneal the copper this makes it like soft plastic to work with I then beat it over a 3morse taper to taper the pipe slightly and then re heated as the copper re hardens when worked so I had to anneal the copper four times in all, I bent some flanges on the two ends.
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I had to use a bar to bash it round again
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The chimney with the decorative cover removed
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The reducer slid into the pipe
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The cover put back on
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This should blacken off with use and should make the engine run like a trooper
Jobs a good un I think it's a nice snug fit so shouldn't go anywhere.
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Unfortunately I have some very grave news I returned from the garage to find in my absence some Jaffa cakes were consumed without my supervision I will be looking into the cause of this most serious faux ax. I will report back if I find the culprit X(
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:56 pm

Time to round-up the Usual Suspect(s) :))

Great news about your pending membership
at your local loco association, btw....

Good advice is priceless!

(...not to mention the ability to run 'er...)

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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:26 pm

Dan4th wrote:Time to round-up the Usual Suspect(s) :))

Yes I think it may have been an inside job ;)

I am looking forward to running it round a track it is really long :)
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Mackrick » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:37 pm

Thanks Dougs.... :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:29 am

a small update the new rail 'chairs' have been ordered for the display track and the pistons are currently being stripped down as i am still not happy with how tight the pistons were in the cylinders the new reducer in the chimney will also be getting a coat of high tempreture paint, then i think we will be having another steam test to try out all the new modifications and repairs.
a full report and photos to follow :)
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:42 pm

then i think we will be having another steam test to try out all the new modifications and repairs.


And the WHISTLE :)) !

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