Box of oily bits

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Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:00 pm

A friend of mine recently asked if I’d be interested in sorting out a lady Anne he’d bough s/h a while back and never got round to doing anything with. I love a project so without much hesitation said yes. I met him down the local model engineering club (keeping 2m distance obviously) and was presented with a toolbox full of bits:
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On closer inspection there was a well used lady Anne chassis and pretty ropey body, both seemingly randomly brush painted brown in places, I assume an attempt at weathering...
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Along with a brand new body kit and this, which appears to be a wild rose a fair way along the build:
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Should be fun!

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:12 pm

First job was to test the chassis on air, which I did and it ran surprisingly well

[video] https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ARfXmgytdGg[/video]

After that I set about piecing it together for a steam test:
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Couldn’t resist test fitting the body as well...
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Had to steal a few of the manual fitting left over from my own rc one but managed to get it together and steamed. It ran nicely but the pressure gauge has given up the ghost and there’s a few minor niggles that want sorting.

[video] https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_P-0pzx22pY[/video]

[video] https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KI_5yNtqOcw[/video]

Also made a start on the new body:



Just waiting for the owner to source some bits now then can hopefully get properly stuck in! Apologies for the big first post, tend to get stuck into a project before even thinking about putting it on here!
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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Keith S » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:58 am

Seems to run quite well. How odd. I wonder how it came to look like that?

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:34 am

I’d be interested to know it’s full story, it looks to be kit built as far as I can tell. I’m currently trying to iron out a few niggles in the chassis before stripping it part way to tidy it up. Have made a start on the new body in the meantime:
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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by TonyW » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:51 am

Garethh wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:12 pm
... but the pressure gauge has given up the ghost ...
Check for a blocked siphon pipe on the boiler.

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:48 am

TonyW wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:51 am
Garethh wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:12 pm
... but the pressure gauge has given up the ghost ...
Check for a blocked siphon pipe on the boiler.
Thanks for the advice tony, it appears to be clear as I blasted it through with the compressor, but the boiler is a bit limescaled up so it’ll get a descaling when it’s apart just in case.

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Scrat » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:02 pm

Looking great.

After just reading for years I finally had a reason to register.
What are you using as descaler? For my 5" gauge steel boilers I normaly usw strong vinegar and hot water.

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:18 pm

I was planning to do exactly that!

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:54 pm

Scrat wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:02 pm
For my 5" gauge steel boilers I normaly usw strong vinegar and hot water.
I see we have another 5" gauger, welcome!

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:56 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Scrat wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:02 pm
For my 5" gauge steel boilers I normaly usw strong vinegar and hot water.
I see we have another 5" gauger, welcome!
As it happens I can’t seem to get thoughts of a 7 1/4 battery loco out of my head...

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Scrat » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:21 pm

we should start a new thread in order to leave this one intact.

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:09 am

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Found a bit of time to strip the dodgy paint from the smokebox, unfortunately all the fittings are missing, fingers crossed the owner can locate them!

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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:56 pm

Progress has been a bit slow on this, not had much free time of late, gradually getting there though
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Post by steamyjim » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:11 am

Nice work!

I notice there was the best part of two bodies in the toolbox in the first photo. You wouldn't happen to have a spare cab floor amongst the bits would you?
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Re: Box of oily bits

Post by Garethh » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:25 am

Busy cab floor do you mean the whole footplate assembly?

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