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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:16 pm
by 34053
Yep, certainly 'says it all'. What an improvement!

PW

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

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:45 am
by Dougs
right well i have still been busy i have a few photo's today
first off the paint that was required for the respray all collected up in one place :-o and no the jalapino's are not a secret painting tip but a very useful storage jar for mixed touchup paint ;)
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next job i wanted to make a connection to the club trucks that would allow me to tow passengers so i removed the hook (which is now just for display perposes) and made a new draw bar and link to get the correct height
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and a pin dropping into the towing eye
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with that done i turned my attention to the cab the sight glass has a tap on it this is to clear any air locks and give a good indication of the water level in the boiler well the problem was the when the tap was opened it filled the cab with hot steam so i couldnt use it without poaching my hand
so i made a nut and an olive then connected a bit of pipe to blow the steam underneath the train \:D/
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so now on to my latest job making a display stand i already have some track and rail chairs that look quite good but want a base that i can screw it all to and infill the gaps with stone so it looks much better.
so i have some ply cut roughly to size unfortunately i will need some good weather for the next bit as i need to saw alot of wood for the edging strips
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thats all for now hopefully i can sit back a bit and enjoy xmas and start afresh in the new year so have a good holiday everyone and thanks for reading. :)

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

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:43 pm
by 34053
Thank you Dougs for your last update for 2013. I have found your Updates to have been both informative and educational. I look forward to these continuing in the New Year. Enjoy a well deserved rest over Christmas. :ymapplause:

PW

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

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:07 pm
by Dougs
well what have I been up to this time :-o
I just cant leave the damn train alone!!
I have made a new coal shovel the old one I made was aluminium and was falling apart so I decided steel was the way forward!
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bashed a new shovel out of some plate, then silver soldered it up. Its a beauty if i dare say so myself, very stirdy!
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well once I had done that I had to try it out didnt I?!!! :p
so I took the train outside for a breath of freash air and a steam up to check the rebuild and the lubrication pump fix
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did a little work on the cab too, just to tidy it all up a bit
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all looking rather smart now
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unfortunately not all good news though. The lubrication pump fix still remains elusive but at least i know whats up now, basicly I dont currently have enough stroke on the drive to the pump, so some serious mods are to be done before she is a "runner". Yet another stripdown is required! At least it keeps me busy and off the streets :-o
as for the display board, well its finished
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I dont have a photo of it yet so I will add that to the next report but it looks pretty good
anyway thats it from me for now happy 2014 \:D/

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

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:00 pm
by 34053
Thank you, Dougs. Love the new shovel. Shame about the 'elusive' lubrication problem. I'm sure that you will soon have that fixed. Looking forward to reading more of your Updates this year.

PW

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:19 pm
by Dougs
34053 wrote:Thank you, Dougs. Love the new shovel. Shame about the 'elusive' lubrication problem. I'm sure that you will soon have that fixed. Looking forward to reading more of your Updates this year.

PW

thanks PW, the lube pump problem is all part of the fun really. If i didnt like taking it apart and fixing/improving it there would be very little point in me having it and every time i hit a snag its taking me one step closer to knowing what i am doing, as you can see from reading this topic i am coming to the world of steam totally clueless. Every job is teaching me some very valuable lessons i can hopfully apply to "my engine" if i ever get round to building it :)
quick update today
the photo i promised of the finished show track
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and on to the planning stage of the pump so basicly i needed to find out what i need to do to make the pump work well so i drew up the measurements on autocad
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this basicly shows me the movements that are involved with the pump ratchet so from this i can make this deduction;
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this diagram of the pump shows the maximum and minimum arm lengnth i can have for one stroke of the ratchet ideallly the arm should be the smaller lenght so that it will cover more than one ratchet claw each stroke curently its about spot on one ratchet length so some times it works some times it won't if i am at just under two ratchet lenghts then it will work every time without fail and alllow plenty of slop for wear so i have to take it apart and make a new bit :D
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oh nearly forgot a pic of the real part to show what i am playing with
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:08 pm
by 34053
Thanks Dougs. I hope all goes well with the ratchet arm. The 'Display Track' looks great!

PW

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:03 pm
by Dougs
i have made a new part over the weekend the one on the left is the original. The one in the middle is too small so i binned it half way though making it and the one on the right is the new part. I just have to get it put back together now, which is a pain as i have to take the front smokebox off to get at it. Then hopefully it should all work fine (cough cough) :p
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:12 pm
by 34053
Hope it all 'goes to plan', Dougs.

PW

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:28 am
by Dougs
Well put it all back together and (drumroll........................) it works perficly :D :D \:D/
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A bit tight for access but at least it's all done now just have a few bits to put back on then we are ready for a good run
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I am now one happy boy
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:22 am
by 34053
I'm so very pleased that it did all 'go to plan', Dougs. Well done! :ymapplause:

PW

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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:40 pm
by Dougs
34053 wrote:I'm so very pleased that it did all 'go to plan', Dougs. Well done! :ymapplause:

PW

thanks PW
I will be contented once i have managed a full steamup without any snag's fingers crossed for a dry sunday as i will be going for a play :)

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:40 pm
by Dougs
Well what a day! Time to test out all the work I have been doing all these months
Started up in the steaming bay no problems getting the fire going :)
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I did a couple of laps then handed over to the club chairman to have a blast see what he thought of it
Gave me a chance to see it in motion very nice :D
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I ran for an hour and a half without any issues "jobs a good un"

That's about it from me I can safely say it is now very restored! :D I am super happy I now have a good running engine and can get on with building my new one \:D/
Thanks for reading this topic I hope you enjoyed it. I may post on the topic again at some point in the future if I have any big news or any upgrades. But as far as the restoration goes I don't think there is any more to do :D :D

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:38 pm
by RLN
Thank you very much, Dougs. Enjoyed every post, she looks marvellous. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:11 pm
by Spitfire
Well blow me down ... in my absence I missed all this ... and because of today's post I 'found' the whole thread :D

So, Dougs, I have just had the pleasure, on a wet windy Sunday afternoon, of reading this thread end to end B-)
A very pleasant hour if I may say so :D

What a brilliant project ... you were so lucky to have 'inherited' this loco and even 'luckier' to have the skills necessary to do what you have done so effectively.

I am obsessed with 'fettling' and this is a fettler's dream come true :ymapplause:

:ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:24 pm
by Dougs
Thanks Spitfire & RLN I haven't enjoyed it at all :p
I do feel so lucky I got to do this and I have learnt so much, making my own loco will be so much easier because I have had the opportunity to restore my great grandad's loco :D

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:49 pm
by 34053
Well Done, Dougs; absolutely Fantastic! 'She' runs so well. You must be (justly) proud that, after all the 'trials and tribulations' you have gone through during this Restoration, you have achieved such a magnificent end result. Thank you for sharing your 'ups and downs' with us. I have very much enjoyed reading every Report/Update that you have posted (seems a shame that it's all now come to an end :( ). :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

PW

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:58 pm
by Dougs
34053 wrote: (seems a shame that it's all now come to an end :( ). :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

PW

Thanks PW and yes and no although "butch" has now been completely restored I have "speedy" to build although this will not be anywhere near as fast to get running it should hopefully be quite a challenge to put together, after my last stock check i have about 1/3 of all the bits already and a very challenging boiler to build so the next couple of years are going to be full of fun!!! oh and i get to "play" driving Butch too when I am not building. :D :D

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

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:42 pm
by Minty4371
Thank you for the report :ymapplause: :ymapplause:.
Glad that it is up and running.
I look forward to reading the report for the new build.

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

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:51 pm
by Dougs
I had to post this photo my new pressure guage fitted should make driving a bit easier the old one got in the way a bit plus this one is more to scale
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:20 pm
by Spitfire
Nice ....

By the way ... you posted a picture of the finished show track .... and several of the finished restoration ...

But what about a picture of the finished restoration ON the finished show track :D :D

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:11 am
by Dougs
Spitfire wrote:Nice ....

By the way ... you posted a picture of the finished show track .... and several of the finished restoration ...

But what about a picture of the finished restoration ON the finished show track :D :D

Good point I will get a pic done :D I am getting a name plate made for the show track too
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:48 am
by 34053
Magnificent! :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

PW

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

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:39 pm
by Spitfire
I think the modern expression is ...

Now that's what I'm talkin' about

Most impressive ... thanks for bothering ... well worth it :D :D :D

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

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:57 am
by Aceyone
Wonderful,this is just ace !