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

Postby Dougs » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:54 pm

and DEFINATELY the whistle =)) =)) ;)
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Mackrick » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:29 pm

Get that video camera set up Dougs and make sure the mic works...
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:41 am

Have just read your latest (21st July) Update, Dougs (I have not been around for a while). Great news about the boiler test, etc. Very interesting regarding the chimney size; can't wait to see the difference it makes.
Many thanks for the Update and pics and (as has been said before) 'keep 'em coming'!

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

Postby Dougs » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:39 pm

Update
The track parts arrived so I got about finishing the show track first off tho I painted the chimney with heat resistant paint
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Then made some sleepers from some mahogany
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Then started fixing the track to the chairs
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The finished track
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Side view
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The train sitting on the new track
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And finally my boy, his cousin and i riding one of the trains at the local club hopefully not too long till we will be using butch :)
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:34 pm

Everyone Looks Happy!!!!!!!!

Why is that??????

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

Postby Mackrick » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:47 pm

Nice bit of track to display her on.

On a different note Dougs what's the club track like?
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:44 pm

Lifted from their site
"The club has a raised track 1270' in length for 5, 3 1/2, and 2 1/2 inch gauge locomotives. The minimum track radius is 33 ft. Currently there is no anti tipping rail.

Passenger trucks have a manual braking system. There are some driving trucks but you are welcome to use your own.

In addition a 5 inch gauge ground level track of approximately 1700 ' in length has been created. For operational reasons no public running is permitted on this track and access is restricted to club members and invited guests only.

There is a well designed steaming bay with 12 VOLT power for fans. Water and a traverser.

The site has plenty of space for Traction Engines and other non- railway activities."
I would have to say its about as good a track you could hope for there is a large prep area to get steamed up then a very large track to run on the raised track is better as it allows for easier running :D
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:51 pm

Thank you Dougs for your latest Report/Update. The new track looks great :)

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

Postby Dan4th » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:18 pm

:D

Happy times coming up!

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

Postby Mackrick » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:29 pm

Thanks Dougs , now I know ...
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:05 pm

Once I have joined up no doubt I will take loads of photo's :) they look pretty sorted for kit tho
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:25 pm

I have been busy again in preparation for running a full steam test I wanted to make a better rolling road as the loco acts very differently when it's on it's wheels so here we go a video running an compressed air test inc whistle ;)

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

Postby 34053 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:14 pm

Very impressive :ymapplause: Love the whistle! Thanks Dougs.

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

Postby Dan4th » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:12 am

That Was Extremely COOL B-)

Best thing I've seen AND heard
in WEEKS :D

Someone on here with perfect
pitch will be able to say what
Butch's "note" is, but I think
it's just about right!

Time will tell when she's under
Steam Power :ymapplause:

Thank You, Dougs!!!!!

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

Postby Mackrick » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:24 pm

Nice one Dougs, standing by for the steam test :D
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:21 pm

Bit of an update I am just waiting for a nice day to do the steam test
And now confirmed I will be building a 15xx class loco almost from scratch I just need to go pick up the parts and castings etc so i will soon be starting a new build thread :D :D I am currently a very happy boy indeed, the end of this month should see my application through to the model engineers club too so I may get to run butch on the track before the end of the year which will be great \:D/
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:11 pm

That's really great news, Dougs. Thank you.

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

Postby Dan4th » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:33 pm

:D :D :D

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

Postby Dougs » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:27 pm

Finally the steam test!

Well it turned out a bit ouchy I got a Stella steam burn lol
Any way good news and bad news
The bad news is it didn't go too well it still too stiff to run correctly so I need to strip down again which is prob not all that bad ;)

The good news is I got a video of the whistle

The next bit of good news is the chimney restricter works a treat the fire lasted loads longer without loosing the steaming capability
And it looks fantastic in the daylight as well
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dan4th » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:50 pm

Hee! Hee! Hee!

She's got a Whistle :D !

Sorry 'bout the stiffness, but you'd be
a little stiff too at her age :p

I'll bet it's all about tolerances, and
perhaps she needs to become a little
bit "looser" here and there...

Grandpa looks happy, too B-)

Thanks, Dougs, keep at it!

(...not that you mind :)) )

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

Postby 34053 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:08 pm

Just a bit of 'fine tuning' needed? Great news regarding the success of the chimney 'mod'. Love that whistle :)
Thanks Dougs.

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

Postby Dougs » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:12 pm

Yes basically it runs a treat on air so my grandfather and I worked out that it has to be the orings going soft when hot so they are coming out and being replaced by the correct material grafite yarn which should get things moving along nicely not really a big job either one afternoon should do it I have the yarn already so just need some time :)
Ask and ye shall receive I got some spare time so I got to fixing butch
Removed the end covers
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The offending item the dreaded o-ring
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The new old school seal
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The grafite yarn on the piston
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And,,,,,,,,,,,, it works a treat :D :D
Totally transformed it, lesson learnt don't deviate from the original unless you have to
Now I can look forward to a running loco on the track just got a safety test to get through next :D
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:27 am

So pleased that you fixed it, Dougs. :ymapplause:

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

Postby Dougs » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:57 am

i just found this video on youtube of the track at the club i am joining :D
i hope to be posing one of my own soon ;)
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:08 pm

Very impressive. I love it!

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