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4 Jun 2021

Steam Test Booked

Following the completion last year but not rallied, this year's steam test is now booked.
5 Dec 2020

Shelf

Wood work now finished 
13 Oct 2020

Toolbox

Well on the way with the wood work, I made this out of oak strips glueing together with biscuits. 

Need to complete the brackets to fix to the engine.


20 Sep 2020

Steering Modification

Fitted new worm and gear to allow for quicker tunning. 

The original one was very fine making it very slow to turn the steering.

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12 Sep 2020

Seat modification

Relocated the seat position to stop the front from lifting.  

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19 Aug 2020

Cladding

Started making the cladding, made a template and cut the rough shape Rolled the sheet metal,

Cladding now shaped and temporarily fitted.

Started the spraying, seven coats done, I am pleased with the finish so far

Need to spray on a couple of coats of clear lacquer next.

Made copper straps to match other copper parts.

All completed now. 

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31 Jul 2020

Steam Test

have a steam test booked for friday, hopefully all goes well.


Steam test showed up a problem with the water gauge not giving a true reading. This maybe just down to the new boiler.

Will steam it up a few times hopefully this will help.

Steamed it again today and the gauge worked fine, had a bit of a drive around all working great.

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15 Jul 2020

Blower Fan

have made up a new chimney with a large fan so should be able to steam up a bit quicker. 

First test of my new fan looks to be working great.



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