Mamod SL2 / SL3 Refurb/Restoration

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Re: Mamod SL2 / SL3 Refurb/Restoration

Post by WWLR » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:07 pm

To bring things up to date I finally got the locomotive running on a loop of track in the garden. Initially there were issues with steam leaks which were resolved by lapping the steam valve faces and fitting a stronger spring. Next task is to sort out a lubricator and improve the speed control with either a steam valve or exhaust throttle.
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Re: Mamod SL2 / SL3 Refurb/Restoration

Post by Old Man Aaron » Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:34 am

Good to see it running, and looking forward to seeing it at the head of a train. Love the 7/8ths extensions so far.
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Re: Mamod SL2 / SL3 Refurb/Restoration

Post by WWLR » Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:38 pm

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Progress update – taming the beast!

I decided to make a steam turret to go in the rearmost boiler ferrule to provide 4 connections. An extended connection to the cab regulator, a top mounting for the whistle and two side connections, one for a pressure gauge(when funds allow) and the other one for the water filler. It’s a banjo style connection sealed with two ‘o’ rings.

Next task is to route the regulator output pipe via a lubricator to the front control block.

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Re: Mamod SL2 / SL3 Refurb/Restoration

Post by LNR » Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:59 am

Very nice and neat machine work there.
Grant.

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