A boiler for Ellie.

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A boiler for Ellie.

Post by Tony Bird » Tue May 04, 2021 8:16 am

Hi,

Over Bank Holiday I finished and tested the boiler for an Ellie that I am making.
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Re: A boiler for Ellie.

Post by georgesheppard » Tue May 04, 2021 9:50 am

Tony Bird wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 8:16 am
Hi,

Over Bank Holiday I finished and tested the boiler for an Ellie that I am making.

IMG_2480 LR.jpg

IMG_2481 LR.jpg

Take care Tony
Hey Tony, what are the pipes at the bottom of the boiler for? Are they superheater pipes or such?

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Re: A boiler for Ellie.

Post by Tony Bird » Tue May 04, 2021 12:21 pm

Hi George,

They are staple shaped heat exchanging rods made from 2 mm solid copper when straight these are often referred to as hedgehog pins. They increase the heating area of pot boilers and are well worth the effort in fitting.
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Take care Tony.

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Re: A boiler for Ellie.

Post by georgesheppard » Tue May 04, 2021 3:49 pm

Tony Bird wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 12:21 pm
Hi George,

They are staple shaped heat exchanging rods made from 2 mm solid copper when straight these are often referred to as hedgehog pins. They increase the heating area of pot boilers and are well worth the effort in fitting.

IMG_3416 LR.jpg

IMG_3417 LR.jpg

Take care Tony.
Thanks for the explanation Tony!

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Re: A boiler for Ellie.

Post by Tom85 » Fri May 07, 2021 11:54 am

Looks very professionally made. Looking forward to seeing the finished loco! And a chain drive Ellie - that's an interesting take on the design

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Re: A boiler for Ellie.

Post by dewintondave » Sat May 08, 2021 5:01 am

Lovely job Tony!
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Dave

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Re: A boiler for Ellie.

Post by Old Man Aaron » Wed May 12, 2021 8:00 am

Real tidy, you love to see it.
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Aaron - Scum Class Works

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