Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by FWLR » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:03 am

Great photo Dave, I love it. :thumbright: :thumbright:
The line there looks a brilliant spot for more photos...
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:38 am

Here's the video clip that goes with the still. I put these on my fb story to give my non-steamie mates a wink :D

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:06 am

FWLR wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:03 am
Great photo Dave, I love it. :thumbright: :thumbright:
The line there looks a brilliant spot for more photos...
Thanks Rod! :thumbup: It's a great spot for viewing returning trains:

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:15 am

The display case was delivered this morning. After a 4 year build a display case is a must! I've used this company many times over many years, this is the 7th one I've had. They do a really good job. I always go for the same style
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Test fitting. Need a longer piece of track
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The intended home
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by LNR » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:14 am

That is a great display case Dave, no frame to get in the way of the view. Very clean and crisp looking.
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:43 pm

A fine collection of locos.

I hope the shelf is not the final resting place for the Hunslet though!

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:48 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
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I hope the shelf is not the final resting place for the Hunslet though!
Certainly not! But it has released a nice bit of room from the workbench and is now safe from knocks and swarf :)
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:10 am

The final aesthetic, replacing the clear silicone water tubes with black coloured :thumbup:
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by philipy » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:29 am

A beautiful finished product Dave. Thanks for sharing the journey with us mere mortals who can only dream!

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by Keith S » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 pm

That final picture shows what clean, solid work you've done on this engine. That is true industrial art.

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:57 am

Keith S wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 pm
That final picture shows what clean, solid work you've done on this engine. That is true industrial art.
Thank you Keith! :thumbup:
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So when are you going to run it on coal? :mrgreen:
Tom, before the forum goes *poof*, yesterday I ran the loco on coal :king:

I had to come up a method of keeping the grate and pan in position
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Ashpan knob below the buffer beam
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First dump :thumbup:
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:43 am

I hope you enjoyed the smell!

Did you film the run?

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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by FWLR » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:57 am

Fantastic bit of engineering there Dave. Well done...Brilliant.
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:56 am

Thank you lads! The smell was lovely! No filming yet, it was very stop and start, building up pressure, and running low on steam. Not helped by pumping too much into the boiler - the crown sheet was well covered :thumbup: Very little ash came through into the pan. I need to learn how to fire it. Not too much ash came into the smokebox either, I may need more blast
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Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Post by dewintondave » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:59 am

Had a great run on the rolling road yesterday. It's a good way to observe what's going on. I've downsized the exhaust nozzle from 2.0 to 1.5mm, but I may go further as exhaust is not as effective as blower at my speeds, and it's a shame to run the blower all the time. I'm using coconut based BBQ briquettes as fuel. The first run on the line a few days ago I filled the firebox and then lit with the blowtorch for top down burning. This time I lit individual pieces with the blowtorch and dropped them into the firebox (it's deep) for the first layer on the grate. With this "charcoal" very little suction is needed for them to catch alight and my weak little homemade fan is fine. After a while the blower can take over and this generates a lot of heat. I'm getting ash out of the funnel :thumbup:
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Thank you Aussie!
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