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Post  Steve Traill on Sat 25 Sep 2010, 10:41 pm

Here's a couple of pictures of the two Burrells which I need to get finished for the end of November. Back wheels are all done so it's just the plumbing & all the fiddley bits. They can really soak the hours up though! still, the telly is rubbish these days anyway.
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All the motion work is in and fits really well, the cleading is getting ready in the paint shop & that's the last of the spraying. cheers
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Post  Vapor on Sun 26 Sep 2010, 11:10 am

Looking very good Steve, i'm sure the owners will be thrilled to bits.
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Post  lynnr on Sun 26 Sep 2010, 2:40 pm

You lucky person or is it fool?
Building 2 longside each other. I bet they have different personalities when it comes to steaming.
Looking wonderful. Very Happy
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Post  Steve Traill on Mon 27 Sep 2010, 5:23 pm

Thanks for the kind words, they are getting to the stage where every bit makes them look better. For quite a long time one has parts all over the place, it's nice when they all go together & it looks like an engine. Personality wise I'm hoping for twins!
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Post  Steve Traill on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 10:24 pm

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The twins are nearly there! one is about three hours behind the other!
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Post  Steve Traill on Sun 28 Nov 2010, 10:33 pm

Forgot to mention, had 'Lady Val' running on air today, all sweet as a nut, no leaks or knocks so she's going to have a fire in her next week. cheers
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Post  hughb on Wed 01 Dec 2010, 9:47 pm

Hi

WELL now how can I put THIS BUT WOW Very Happy Cool Laughing Shocked Love your work .....
I thort I did a lot BUT not now Rolling Eyes .
Thanks for the pics and up date .........................Good luck on the rest cheers bounce
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Post  Steve Traill on Sun 05 Dec 2010, 7:14 pm

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Had the first steaming of 'Lady Val' today and all went well apart from a few small leaks which is to be expected with a new engine. Main thing is it all ran sweetly and she ticked over for about an hour on 60lbs pressure until I was losing the light so called it a day.
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Post  Waterways on Mon 06 Dec 2010, 8:28 am

Was it difficult to get the pressure up in this cold weather ? I tried steaming a couple of weeks ago when it was -3 and could not get above 30 psi with a good fire i was wondering if a blower on top of the chimney would of helped.

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Post  Steve Traill on Mon 06 Dec 2010, 9:12 am

It was a bit of a dead air day with not a breath of wind so to help things along I used the wifes hair dryer pointing in the front of the ashpan. Worked a treat with the hairdryer on it's low setting, fortunately she doesn't read this!!!
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Post  lynnr on Mon 06 Dec 2010, 1:30 pm

Hi

I am so envious of your workshop. Lots of space. Good job on the first firing Very Happy
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Post  Steve Traill on Sat 18 Dec 2010, 11:44 pm

The first engine to leave the Thetford Works(Cornwall) has found a good home & new owners not far away just in time for Xmas

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Post  Steve Traill on Mon 17 Jan 2011, 8:54 pm

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Does that lorry look familiar?!!!

The workshop looks very empty at the moment, however there are three more sets of Road Loco/Showmans engine bits to put together so it wont be empty long. sunny
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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 1:09 pm

Steve

Very impressive, I did not realise you were doing THREE Showmans/Road Locos Shocked when do you go to work or is this it???

We are more or less keeping up doing just one road loco.

cheers Brian
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Post  Steve Traill on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 11:08 pm

I don't sleep much & yes there is a day job!!
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Post  hughb on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 9:48 am

Holy pistons Cool Very Happy Shocked
Well done Exclamation Cool and I have been told I am in the shead toooo long Embarassed
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Post  Tim Watson on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 5:10 pm

Steve Traill wrote:I don't sleep much & yes there is a day job!!
Actually, he returns to a box of earth each morning, before sunrise.
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Post  Steve Traill on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 11:00 pm

You promised not to mention that!!!
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Post  Graeme81 on Thu 19 May 2011, 10:33 am

Hi,
2 lovely engines you completed there - may i ask what paint you used on lady val i am building a dcc road loco and am still deciding on a colour for her. decisions, decisions Rolling Eyes
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Post  Steve Traill on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 5:10 pm

The Thetford Works (Cornwall) has been busy this year but not all of it with engines, here's a 1968 'Broom' waterski boat that I rebuilt from a wreck. All the woodwork is new as it had been left in a garden for 33 years mainly without a cover.

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This is the latest item soon to be gracing the STW showroom!
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Post  Steve Traill on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 5:24 pm

Here's a couple of pics of the 'Broom' when I first picked it up.
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It's booked in to be one of the 1000 boats following the Queens barge down the Thames next year
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Post  Steve Traill on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 8:25 pm

After four months off it's wheels 'Trelawney' is mobile again with new vulcanised back tyres a new paint job (well the wheels & axle anyway).
Here's some pics:
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I repainted the gear guard as it was showing some wear & tear, this is the new colour scheme that eventually the whole engine will sport. This will be next year now as I have to crack on with the Road Loco & Showmans. Looking forward to not worrying about my tyres when the weather is hot this year (assuming it is!)
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Post  Kevster on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 10:25 pm

Hi Steve,

Looking very nice,how did you do the lining on the spokes?

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Post  Steve Traill on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 10:38 pm

All the lining is done with a beugler pen, really quick & easy as you have a nice edge to work from. I put the wheels on a 'lazy Susan' so I can spin them around easily so I don't have to change position. Also I make little ply disks to fit in the wheel hubs so I don't damage the paint when it moves as although the paint is dry it takes weeks to get really hard & I found the finish can be damaged.
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Post  Kevster on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 7:21 am

I have a beugler so I will give it a try,how do you get the fish tails all the same?
is that freehand until the guide takes over for the straight bit?

thanks

Kev
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