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    Finished the pipework, checked it over and had a go at valve timing.

    Connected an air supply opened the globe valve and it runs !
    It still needs to loosen up a bit and doesn't always start when the air is turned on so I guess the valve timing could be better.

    I'll have to get the young bloke to upload a video......


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    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
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    Thats awsome, you dont expect it to just fire up like that! Good job 🖒🖒

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    Nice work mate - can't wait to see it running on steam after a good run in on air. What sort of oil you using for lubrication - Keith Appleton is always on about his own special blend...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Nice work mate - can't wait to see it running on steam after a good run in on air. What sort of oil you using for lubrication - Keith Appleton is always on about his own special blend...
    Ships up and downers ran on 600W steam cylinder oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Nice work mate - can't wait to see it running on steam after a good run in on air. What sort of oil you using for lubrication - Keith Appleton is always on about his own special blend...
    Just picked up some 'steam oil' from my friendly blender, quite viscous so I'll have to mix it with something.
    Using light machine oil at the moment, steam oil isn't needed until you have to deal with condensation. As mentioned earlier you also really need drain cocks on the cylinders so I'd have to strip it down to add them.

    Sent a link to the father-in-law and he was suitably impressed, especially that my 'guesswork' valve timing was close enough to get it to work as soon as the air was turned on (a certain amount of luck was involved !).

    Interesting that as this is the first time I'd worked on a steam engine I was surprised that I'd seen the valve mechanism before. The same principle has been used by several pneumatic companies to make 4/2 valves in the past........

    Interesting diversion, now need to get my workshop sorted out and get back to working on Land Rovers.


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    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
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    Great work Colin! Model Steam engine build
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    Thanks for this. I had missed how it was going and only found it again today while Googling for info on the Stuart Turner 10V.

    I've been hunting down all the info I have stored away in the garage to go with the set of castings I have and which I've decided to sell. I'm sure I bought a book on building an ST vertical back in the late 70s-early 80s when I bought the castings. Can't find it. At least I have the original drawings and ST instructions. Most of the castings are still vacuum sealed onto the backing sheet.

    I started building it then went overseas for work so sold my Hare & Forbes lathe/mill and my Unimat modeller's lathe and never got back into it.
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    I'm keeping the Victoria Twin steam engine but have a number of other steam engines I inherited, plus a couple of steam boilers and lots of valves, governors etc. that are surplus to requirements.

    I put an advert in Swap -Trade items some time back and also an advert on Gumtree.
    Model steam engines and parts Swap for Series Land Rover ?
    Model Steam Engines | Collectables | Gumtree Australia Casey Area - Narre Warren South | 1260332177


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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