5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by DonW » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:01 am

Runs lovely on air. You are getting to the exciting bit next.

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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by dewintondave » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 am

:thumbup:

It's nice to see a mechanical lubricator.

Snap! I'm making a rolling road set-up right now
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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:38 pm

dewintondave wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 am
It's nice to see a mechanical lubricator.
Even better when it works unlike when I first filled it up (spot the problem):

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It's fixed now as you can see in the video I posted yesterday!

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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by dewintondave » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:38 pm

Even better when it works unlike when I first filled it up (spot the problem)
What is that liquid in the lubricator, not steam oil eh?
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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:43 am

As it's running on air I am using light machine oil.

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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by Busted Bricks » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 pm

For a sec I thought you were using lager for lubrication..... ;)

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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:50 pm

The bubbles do make it look like beer now that you mention it!

The oil chamber was bubbling as one of the ball bearings was stuck, easily fixed and now pumping freely to both cylinders.

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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by DonW » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:58 pm

It looks like detergent with all those bubbles. I presume you were using a light oil to reduce drag while running on air.

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Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Post by dewintondave » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:29 am

Very wise. Did you notice how cold the cylinders get when running on air? It's quite a surprise
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