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Post  ChriX on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 10:05 pm

Hi all, seems a bit quiet round here so thought I would post some of my photos. Most of my build has been documented in videos (https://www.youtube.com/chrix2) but didn't think anyone would complain if I posted some photos too?!

Some early bits first (some of these are nearly a year old, but wanted to start at the beginning):

Isoflexed the tyres on:
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Tender assembly
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Biggest cock up so far in the build - rounded the wrong side of part of the beading! Luckily a quick email to STW towers got a replacement on the way.
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A side project; borrowed the engine stand on the left from a friend. Decided to take a leaf from the Chinese book and quickly knocked up a complete copy of it and gave the original back...!
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More to come. Smile
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Post  ChriX on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 12:16 pm

Few more:

Firstly the tender tank top. I have made an additional hole on the left for a dip stick or float gauge etc., yet to be produced, but I thought it would be easier to make a hole now rather than when more bits are fitted.
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The axle, perch and fork in undercoat:
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Front wheel in undercoat:
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Spent a few minutes putting together the strainers to go in the tender. I decided to use some copper wire and Araldite rather than cable ties:
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Finally, trial assembly of the horn plates and spec plates:
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Post  lynnr on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 12:33 pm

Looking excellent.
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Post  Kevster on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 6:07 pm

Looking good Chris,
keep the updates coming please
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Post  Road loco on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 8:39 pm

Well done Chris looking good glad to see some more pictures

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Post  ChriX on Sun 02 Nov 2014, 7:44 pm

Some painting on the hornplates and tender:
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Started putting the smokebox together
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Bit of polishing up on the name rings
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Post  Tony King on Sun 02 Nov 2014, 11:17 pm

Excellent pictures of progress... I can't believe how clean that work shop is!! Totally amazing!!.. Right down to the colour coordinated floor!!

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Post  ChriX on Mon 03 Nov 2014, 6:57 pm

Thanks Tony. The workshop was the last project I finished before starting on my engine, so it's not very old (perhaps explaining the cleanliness). When I registered on this forum it didn't have all the walls or a roof!

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Post  ChriX on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 7:40 pm

Almost ready for a boiler! (Not quite)

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Post  ChriX on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 2:19 pm

A couple more photos of things starting to come together...

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Hope everyone is having a productive festive period!
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Post  TimV on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 3:30 pm

Looking good Chris, did you hand paint or spray your specticle plates ?
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Post  ChriX on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 10:55 pm

Hi Tim, I have brush painted everything so far (aside from some aerosol etch primer here and there), including the spec plates. Not sure if everything will get a brushed top coat - I am considering trying a sprayed top coat for the tender. The parts pictured are the only ones I have in top coat at the moment.
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Post  ChriX on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 7:09 pm

Finished putting all the rivets in the belly tank this weekend! (Phew)

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Post  phil gomez on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 8:19 pm

Now that's a lot of rivets!
I do hope you don't have to take it apart Chris.
Nice picture, please keep them coming.
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Post  TomBreeds Agricultural on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 8:37 pm

Soon to be getting my tender for a agrictural have you got a video coming on blw to to the liquid rubber in the tender??
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Post  lynnr on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 8:46 pm

640 rivets if I remember correctly.
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Post  TimV on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 2:42 pm

Nice job Chris, hope to be starting mine very shortly, just going to finish lining tender first !!
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Post  TomBreeds Agricultural on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 8:08 pm

Been watching a few of your videos and pictures noticrd how well polished your chimney cap is and thst it hsmt got any lines/ ribs in it how did you go about getting them out enjoy your videos nice to see how others do it
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Post  ChriX on Wed 04 May 2016, 9:49 pm

Hi Tom I sanded the chimney cap quite a lot as it had some fairly deep marks in it. Probably with 240 grit working up to maybe 800, and then used the buffing mop on the bench grinder. Hope this helps! Chris
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Post  ChriX on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 9:37 pm

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Post  TimV on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 9:56 pm

Great video of your progress, Looking really good Chris, looks nice in blue with the lining, had to have a little chuckle to myself when you had to file the tender to get it to fit and then when you got the old angle grinder on the second shaft to get diff to fit properley, had to do exact the same with mine !! keep up the good work.

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Post  Steve Traill on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 10:54 pm

As Tim says, great video, shows what is involved with fettling!! What a clean workshop you have, most impressed!
I tend to build things on off-cuts of carpet so that small nuts etc don't bounce into the next county when dropped.
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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 10:32 pm

Enjoying following your thread on here and the youtube videos! I've signed up for the roller so great to see what I've let myself in for!

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Post  LazySmurfer on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 2:39 pm

Missing your Youtube Videos, you got any more planned ?
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