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    Thanks for that Kevin, I will look at...

    Thanks for that Kevin,

    I will look at connecting my sight glass assembly when I have done the majority of the cabin controls and attach the firebox end to the boiler.

    Thanks again

    Be Safe
    ...
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    Hi All, Following on from Kevin's advice, I...

    Hi All,

    Following on from Kevin's advice, I have added a blowdown pipe and valve. I had to make an elbow (out of aluminium). I have joined the elbow components with 5 minute araldite and then...
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    Thanks Kevin, Really appreciate your knowledge...

    Thanks Kevin,

    Really appreciate your knowledge and expertise. The blowdown valve as shown just allows to release to atmosphere ?

    Thanks again

    Keep Safe

    Keith
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    Hi All, Hope you are all well. Been working...

    Hi All,

    Hope you are all well.

    Been working on the sight glass for boiler water level and the 2 valves that can isolate it.

    A bit tricky cutting the glass for the 4 sides but went OK. The...
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    Hi All, Continuing to work on my locomotive...

    Hi All,

    Continuing to work on my locomotive controls.
    I needed a spring for my regulator handle. Drilled a hole in a piece of 6mm rod and then placed it in my lathe chuck. I used some 2mm soft...
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    Thanks Kevin, A great video. Much appreciated....

    Thanks Kevin,

    A great video. Much appreciated.

    Keep safe

    Regards

    Keith and Cathie
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    Hi All, Hope everyone is well. I have been...

    Hi All,

    Hope everyone is well.

    I have been working on the firebox doors on the Thatcher - Perkins. I have tried to copy as close as possible the opening / closing handle and linkages for the...
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    Thanks Ray, Take care and look after yourself...

    Thanks Ray,

    Take care and look after yourself

    Regards

    Keith and Cathie
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    Hi All Hope everyone is well Been working...

    Hi All

    Hope everyone is well

    Been working on the 2 different size valve handles for the steam and water control valves in the cabin. All done.

    We now have a bit of colour.
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    Will do...
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    Hi All, One of my big concerns with building...

    Hi All,

    One of my big concerns with building this locomotive was getting enough information to be as accurate as possible compared to the prototype.
    The internal cabin was my biggest concern as I...
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    Thanks Kevin. A really interesting link, Thanks...

    Thanks Kevin. A really interesting link, Thanks

    Regards

    Keith
  12. Top stuff Peter:welldone: Regards Keith

    Top stuff Peter:welldone:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, The good thing about this locomotive...

    Hi All,

    The good thing about this locomotive is the amount of detail that can be found if you research information and photos on different websites.

    The cowcatcher has small access steps and...
  14. Thread: Good news

    by Keith_1
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    Yes Derek - please go on and do it and please...

    Yes Derek - please go on and do it and please post your Work In Progress.:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
  15. Thread: Good news

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    Fantastic news Derek - CONGRATULATIONS:hpydans2:...

    Fantastic news Derek - CONGRATULATIONS:hpydans2:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Been out in the shed making up the...

    Hi All,

    Been out in the shed making up the clamps and hinges for the front of the smokebox. A bit fiddly but happy with the outcome

    Be safe and take care

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks Kevin, My prototype has the studs, nuts...

    Thanks Kevin,

    My prototype has the studs, nuts and clamps all round so that is what I will be working to. Fortunately I won't have to remove the door for cleaning (although had to do this on a...
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    Hi All, I modified the front section of the...

    Hi All,

    I modified the front section of the loco to allow more space for the front cover to be fitted. The front cover plate was machined out of pine on the wood lathe between centres.
    I made up...
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    Great work:2tsup: Regards Keith

    Great work:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
  20. Thread: Ash bowl

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    Really nice looking bowl Derek Top...

    Really nice looking bowl Derek

    Top stuff:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Been doing quite a bit of time out in...

    Hi All,

    Been doing quite a bit of time out in the shed. The "cow catcher" has been really enjoyable to design and make. Lots of different angles to get machined up and then fitted. Beer can to...
  22. Top job as usual Peter:2tsup: Keep well ...

    Top job as usual Peter:2tsup:

    Keep well

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Back onto the loco. Bowls is finished....

    Hi All,

    Back onto the loco. Bowls is finished. Lost our Elimination Final on Saturday, but the entire Bowls season now over because of COVID-19. No more finals and no premiers in our competition...
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    Top work Great truck:2tsup: Regards Keith

    Top work

    Great truck:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
  25. Good one Peter Great Stuff:2tsup: Keith

    Good one Peter

    Great Stuff:2tsup:

    Keith
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    WOW Ray - the Americans build big don't they. The...

    WOW Ray - the Americans build big don't they. The amount of detail in the video is astonishing - it is tempting to maybe attempt a build????
    You have given me something to think about and research. ...
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    Hi Ray, Thanks for thinking of me and sending...

    Hi Ray,

    Thanks for thinking of me and sending the link - gee I love steam locos.:2tsup:

    As an aside - Peter - we made it

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks Peter We will be trying Keith

    Thanks Peter

    We will be trying

    Keith
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    Looks like a Ford to me - TOP WORK:2tsup: ...

    Looks like a Ford to me - TOP WORK:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks guys I have done a bit more work , but...

    Thanks guys

    I have done a bit more work , but bowls is a big time consumer. Last home and away game this Saturday. Currently 4th on ladder and must win to make finals.

    Should have some photos...
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    Good luck with your sewing Gus. I know you...

    Good luck with your sewing Gus.

    I know you will master it

    Regards

    Keith
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    Here you are Peter Me and the board I made ...

    Here you are Peter

    Me and the board I made

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    Sorry if I have "gatecrashed" your thread Skeghead

    Regards
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    Look forward to seeing your work. I shaped and...

    Look forward to seeing your work.

    I shaped and made a 6 ft 2 inch round tail when I was 18 - 49 years ago - gee I am old:oo:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Very, very nice Regards Keith

    Very, very nice

    Regards

    Keith
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    Thanks Peter You can send some rain down here...

    Thanks Peter

    You can send some rain down here - we still need a fair bit.

    Take care

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I laminated pine and then turned up...

    Hi All,

    I laminated pine and then turned up the domes in the wood lathe on a faceplate.

    I turned up the whistle components out of mild steel and aluminium and then assembled.

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have completed the crank arms on...

    Hi All,

    I have completed the crank arms on both sides of the locomotive.

    I have also done some riveting around the smokebox section of the boiler.

    I needed to make up a special collar /...
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    61 is young !!!!

    61 is young !!!!
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    Thanks heaps Derek Regards Keith

    Thanks heaps Derek

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi Derek, Thanks for your comments. I don't...

    Hi Derek,

    Thanks for your comments.

    I don't have a chuck on my wood lathe - so I have been using a faceplate. I don't have a method of holding the small end so I could turn out the internal...
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    Thanks Kevin - yes much easier:) Regards ...

    Thanks Kevin - yes much easier:)

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Decided to do a bit of work on the...

    Hi All,

    Decided to do a bit of work on the smokestack.

    I cut out 11 pieces of pine and glued and clamped for a couple of days.

    Then I turned to the shape in my wood lathe.

    The top edge...
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    Top job :2tsup: Regards Keith

    Top job :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Love your work Great looking Tow Truck ...

    Love your work

    Great looking Tow Truck :2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, I have been working on the drive...

    Hi All,

    I have been working on the drive mechanism on my loco.

    There is a fair amount of metal turning involved. Machining up the shafts and making up spacers and washers so that I can get...
  46. Thread: A little boast

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    Congratulations Derek Regards Keith

    Congratulations Derek

    Regards

    Keith
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    Top work Derek Regards Keith

    Top work Derek

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi Kevin, Thanks for your feed back and...

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for your feed back and passing on your tremendous locomotive / railway knowledge.

    I am most appreciative:2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hi All, Been working on the slide support for...

    Hi All,

    Been working on the slide support for the piston shafts - fiddly work

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    Regards

    Keith
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    Really nice boards :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: ...

    Really nice boards :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Regards

    Keith
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