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

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

Postby Dougs » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:42 am

Sneak peek of the first plate I didn't have time to fit the other two one more like this one and the door shed plate
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:59 am

Really looks 'the business', Dougs. :ymapplause:

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

Postby Spitfire » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:39 am

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

Postby Dougs » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:55 am

the only downside is i want to make more of them :(( =)) was thinking something along the lines of "The Maintenance Express" for over the smokebox door ;) :p
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Spitfire » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:51 pm

Now don't go mad - your name and the restoration date is the first priority :D :p
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby Dougs » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:07 pm

What a great day today I haven't been running the loco very much lately as I have been very busy on other projects however I did run a while back and had some issues at which point I decided to update the seals on the loco a bit of an update well it turns out it was a great thing to do as it now works very well indeed so here are some pics I took today.
It's hard to describe the improvement but driving a steam train is a bit of a balancing act of heat, steam pressure and water it was very hard to keep it running as one of the three would cause problems now however it is quite hard to loose pressure or not have enough water so in a word awsome :)
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And my fav pic of the day
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Re: Restoration of 5" gauge 0,6,0 tank loco

Postby 34053 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:44 pm

Great pics Dougs. She looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing them with is.

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

Postby Dougs » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:29 am

oh dear i am going to have to make some new build plates ;)
i have just been given a set of negatives from 2nd May 1965
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now depending on when you think the build date is (tradtionally when the frames get cut) its actually 1963 or 1965 so its well over half a century old.
time to get Brass etching again. :)
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