Steam Test Booked
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.
Fitted new worm and gear to allow for quicker tunning.
The original one was very fine making it very slow to turn the steering.
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.
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.
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.