CCT #1 “Robin”’ The Rising of the Phoenix .

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CCT #1 “Robin”’ The Rising of the Phoenix .

Post by Mitch stack » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:17 am

Hey Folks , In July 2019 I ordered my Second ever steam loco and my First ever Gas Fired Roundhouse Loco from Argyle Loco works in Olinda and I decided to make it look a Bit Different To other Sammie’s around,......
This Particular Sammie Is Painted in Maroon fresh from the Factory and the Only one in the Southern Hemisphere and possibly the world to be painted Maroon which suits it very well, I also Ordered The Basic Series Crosshead enhancement pack + Black Cylinder Covers and a Pressure gauge in the cab.,
I eventually plan to Fit Baldwin Worksplates to the smokebox sides and Name plates to the cab as well as Dumb Buffers and Lamp brackets from Loco works and maybe repaint the Rods .

Will update soon enough once I’ve steamed it .
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“Robin” sits outside the water tank for its Works Photo on the CCT.

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Re: CCT #1 “Robin”’ The Rising of the Phoenix .

Post by LNR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:45 pm

Nice one Mitch, bet you can't wait to steam it.
Grant.
PS hope you enjoy the GSSU today!

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Re: CCT #1 “Robin”’ The Rising of the Phoenix .

Post by Mitch stack » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:21 pm

Thanks Grant, the GSSU was Great on Sunday Seeming as I go 5 slots running my loco around!, Graham Fordham got a few clips of my loco in action and here is the link to the video.
https://youtu.be/V3vE5pfP9tE

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Re: CCT #1 “Robin”’ The Rising of the Phoenix .

Post by LNR » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:36 am

Hi Mitch,
Looks like you got enough running to familiarise yourself with the engine, and put a few running in miles on it.
As you may have guessed Friday and Saturday are when all the action is happening.
Did you happen to call in to the GSSU on Saturday afternoon?
Grant.

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Re: CCT #1 “Robin”’ The Rising of the Phoenix .

Post by Mitch stack » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm

Hi grant , no I i didn’t , well Ronan showed up on Sunday as well as me so our group was steaming together (one on 32mm and the other three on 45mm) I have redone the regulator adjustment on Robin last night and I got 50mins on blocks with 35psi!.

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