Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:14 am

What I've done
Recently I've reduced the length of the regulator handle, it was far too long
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What I've got to do

Finish the firebox door
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Mount the whistle
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Plumb-in the whistle
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Make mountings to secure the grate and gas burner
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:38 am

It's still very impressive Dave. I do love your workmanship. :thumbright:

I am really looking forward to seeing her running with a full head of steam. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:04 am

Regulator handle looks much better, I didn't realise it was the large before.

The cab layout is very organised, I like it.

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:20 am

The fire hole door is done. It's got a counterweight to keep it closed. I had fun blackening the steel weight in old mower oil yesterday


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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by FWLR » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:32 am

Brilliant..... :thumbright:
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:04 am

I have been reducing the head height of roundhead screws to fill all the holes that I overeagerly drilled for the cylinder port blocks. Standard height is too close to the face of the port block. The frames are going to be black so I tried oil blackening the head of one to try it out. It looks good. I'd rather not spray over the screws.
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:48 am

Done a great job there Dave... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:24 am

Thanks Rod.

Progress is being made. The whistle connecting pipe is done. The whistle is installed. The gas burner mounting is arranged. The sight glass drain pipe is fitted.

I wanted to lower the lubricator lid as it sat too high, I think I forgot about the thickness of the o-ring. It's soldered to the buffer beam spacer, so I decided to skim a bit off the top in the lathe.
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:48 am

That looks better.

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:23 am

Big steam test today, stationary steam test, to test the whistle. Complete failure, the whistle didn't work at all. However, before that, I found a few things that weren't sealed, just screwed together and forgotten about. I lit the burner with the suction fan on and closed the firebox door, all good. When there was some pressure the steam blower took over, only a very small draught was required to keep the fire going the right way. That was very pleasing.

The butane gas cylinder couldn't cope with the gas draw-off in the chilly NZ winter conditions :D and the pressure fell right away. I shook the can expecting it to have run out of gas but it hadn't
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:40 am

Well, I had another test of the whistle, it's definitely no good. I'm going to make another, hopefully it'll sound as good as Tom's on his 5" Metre Maid :D


The leaks are all sorted. The boiler clack valves are sealing well, and water was pumped into the boiler via the Goodall valve. Pumping in water low down seems to have less impact on the pressure than high entry locations like on all my other locos.


The steam blower is delightfully quiet in use


The fire blew out a couple of times with the firehole door closed. The burner won't be able to withstand the engine's exhaust draught. I might make an exhaust extension to the top of the chimney, the steam plume will benefit


The gas cylinder was placed in a warm water bath, I've never heard the liquid vaporising before, the gas performance was really good
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:42 am

What's up with the whistle Dave?

I could send you the dimensions of mine for you to scale down?

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:08 am

It doesn't work at all, the tyre pump test video wasn't impressive. I should copy the large De Winton's that's a lovely and powerful whistle
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:31 am

I should have known it was no good from when I tested it with a pump

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by DonW » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:49 pm

I am no expert on Whistles but it sounds to me that the poor whistle is not resonating unlike the Dewinton one. I believe the length of the whistle is an important factor so I would compare it with the de winton one. DJB Engineering do one with a resonator chamber to get a deeper tone. Living within earshot of the WSR we do hear quite a few different ones. When Bittern was visiting Marion commented that ones got a funny whistle

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