Finally joined the Mamod club.....

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Post by Sir Clothem Cap » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:27 am

ahh got it now, I just didn't have the local knowledge :D

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Post by jez kirkwood » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:17 am

Well it's over a year since I posted anything on this thread - for most of that time Maud has sat on the shelf above my workbench. A few weeks ago however my nine year old decided that she would like to spend some time in the workshop with me learning to use some of the tools etc. We needed a project to work on and Maud was an obvious choice. We changed the original plan slightly and used more of the original Mamod parts. Maud is nearly finished, just a few more details to add so here's a couple of pics......
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Post by Chris Cairns » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:40 am

That's looking great.

Interesting to see that you still have a riveted boiler back plate, obviously been very lucky not to have had a sight glass plastic failure yet.

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Post by Superbiker_uk » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:23 pm

Nice work! I like that :)

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Post by Spule 4 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:25 am

Well done!! Always liked Haywood-esque locos!
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Post by jez kirkwood » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:58 pm

Maud on test this morning....... terrible sound quality, but she ran very well, happily managing six circuits between water & meths top ups. Next job is to increase the fuel capacity .
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Post by dougrail » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:40 pm

I like that very much :D Love the Heywood look to her too - meths fired?

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Post by jez kirkwood » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:02 pm

dougrail:80269 wrote:I like that very much :D Love the Heywood look to her too - meths fired?
Yes, meths fired standard MSS burner. I fitted a brass baffle plate between the frames at the front and blanked the two side vents in the frames which has improved performance massively. It could just do with a larger tank............but I'm working on that.

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Post by spooner » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:43 am

I like your gentleman's estate loco.Is the regulator dummy?I can't see a steam pipe coming from it.
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Post by jez kirkwood » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:01 pm

The regulator is fully functioning - it's not very easy to see the pipe in the photos, it's a standard MSS valve with a new handle.

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Post by jez kirkwood » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:26 pm

It's nice to meet forum members 'in the flesh' form time to time and I've just got in from Llanfair show where I've been exhibiting 'Waterfield Hall' anyway on Saturday I met Dannypenguin - who only lives a couple of miles from me..... and later in the afternoon a young chap carrying a mamod under one arm was talking to Rob Bennett and I recognized the loco from the forum and had to have a photo of it posed outside the Waterfield Hall loco shed with Maud - nice to meet you Doug!
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Post by dougrail » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:37 pm

And here comes the sequel - I was tootling around the Llanfair show, originally hoping to be able to run Swordbreaker as I did at Peterborough. Sadly this wasn't to happen, although I was able to secure a new [in the post] brass regulator/water topup turret bonnet and was allowed to test out an array of Roundhouse domes in the vain that one would sit snugly on the boiler about the safety valve [haviing decided to swap the water topup and the SV around].

In short, the engine become the proverbial parrot on this buccaneer's shoulder [sold me brake van, har har] and when I ran into Jez and his layout, introductions were made. Quite a pleasant surprise finally seeing this unique engine in the steel too :)

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Post by Crackingjob » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:53 am

Heywood???? more Emett or Barnfield....very good

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Post by TTHLRMatt » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:13 pm

Have you got a photo of the actual layout at all?

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Post by SapperAnt » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:47 pm

Looks good!

I miss my Mamod.

All its joys and frustrations.

And pyromancy

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