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Post  Thunderbolt Wed 17 Feb 2021, 7:02 pm

Hi,

I am showing you the build of my road loco. A lot of bug parts are built and nearly all painted and are now being fitted to the boiler.Building a Burrell Road Loco called Thunderbolt 444a5b10
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Post  Thunderbolt Thu 18 Feb 2021, 8:10 pm

Hi,

Thunderbolt update,

Horn plates are fitted with their bearing housings attached. It isnt tightened up yet and they are not aligned.Building a Burrell Road Loco called Thunderbolt 46226d10
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Post  Thunderbolt Sun 28 Mar 2021, 12:37 pm

One quick question. Should the bolts that hold on the horn-plates have washers on them?

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Post  Simon C Sun 28 Mar 2021, 3:06 pm

Thunderbolt wrote:One quick question. Should the bolts that hold on the horn-plates have washers on them?

One quick answer. No. A washer would create a second bearing surface for the hornplates to move against and you really dont want that to happen.
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Post  Thunderbolt Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8:12 pm

Thank you

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Post  Thunderbolt Fri 09 Apr 2021, 9:35 pm

We are now dry fitting the cladding. All pieces are fitted apart from the ones which go I live with the cylinder block and has the belly tank bracket cut out. We are a little confused as to how it fits and is held in place. Has anyone go an idea and don’t hesitate to ask for photos.

This is the road loco by the way because I know the showman’s engine is different.


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Post  Midwest Steam Sat 10 Apr 2021, 1:15 pm

If you’re referring to the brass boiler bands, there’s 2 short ones in the kit that goes on the saddle of the cylinder block and meets at the bottom. That’s what I assume the question is about
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Post  Thunderbolt Sat 10 Apr 2021, 2:33 pm



No sorry i probably didnt explain myself well enough however me and dad have since worked it out but thank you for the replies and messages.

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Post  Capricorn1 Sun 02 May 2021, 9:08 pm

Simon C wrote:
Thunderbolt wrote:One quick question. Should the bolts that hold on the horn-plates have washers on them?

One quick answer. No. A washer would create a second bearing surface for the hornplates to move against and you really dont want that to happen.

Fitting a washer with the bolts that secure the horn-plates to the boiler will make no difference whatsoever. Washers do not form a "bearing surface". If you want some security to stop the bolts coming loose use Loctite Threadlocker.

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Post  Goliewogs Mon 03 May 2021, 12:24 pm

I've heard that the best security for hornplate bolts is to use Foliac (Steam seal) just around the shank. This will harden with heat and they will not come loose. Apparently, this is what the original Burrell engineers used!!
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Post  Nigel Mon 03 May 2021, 2:03 pm

Hi all, think I remember reading Lynn suggested using J B Weld on the Hornplate bolts.

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Post  lynnr Mon 03 May 2021, 3:03 pm

Hi

Nope not me with the JB weld. My bolts are as is metal on metal. Never moved in 10 years of running and many hundreds of miles on the public roads.
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Post  Steve Traill Wed 05 May 2021, 10:18 pm

The agricultural engine was prone to the horn plates moving as they only have four bolts. The key is to remove all paint where the boiler & horn plates touch. I use a 'collar' of JB Weld to infill the slack between the diameter of the bolts and the hole diameter in the hornplate. Even the slightest movement will show up with a cracked gauge glass.
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