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Offline John Rudd

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First completed steam set
« on: June 27, 2016, 11:13:43 AM »
My kids decided to buy me a steam engine for one of my birthdays.....About 4 years ago..
I finally got round to finishing it today....Last job, rivet the boiler bands on....

Here it is all finished, needs a good polish now...

And.....dont mock, I know its a classroom model, but they didnt know what they were buying me.... :Doh:
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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 12:14:02 PM »
Nothing to mock John ,  :thumbup: 


Beats the hell out of getting socks as a present     :palm:   I very nearly bought a similar engine  kit wile perusing the Deutsches museum gift shop  , anyway it  looks like  fun putting that kit together.  :dremel: 

When is the grand steaming ?


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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 03:12:33 AM »
Gotta agree with Rob, WAY better than sox n jocks.  :lol:
   Now, out with your favourite metal polish and apply some bling.
     We await the initial steaming run.
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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 03:34:12 AM »
Ok, I fired it up and it runs well..A few teething issues but nothing that cant be fixed.
Still waiting for photobucket to approve the video... :scratch: How long does it take to vet a 30 sec video? :Doh:
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 03:41:23 AM »
........Still waiting for photobucket to approve the video... :scratch: How long does it take to vet a 30 sec video? :Doh:

Well - if instead of "A Steam Set" you titled you video "A Steamy Set" I can imagine they'd pass it round them all for a look first!

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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 06:05:06 AM »
Well if they are...fecking perverts...but hurry it up... :coffee:

Got fed up waiting on them...
Here's a Youtube link til I find out how show it directly...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SSkr2qDbtMo
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 10:51:31 AM by John Rudd »
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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2016, 01:29:45 PM »
OK that is fantastic!!!!  Give your kids a thanks from me too!!!
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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2016, 01:32:25 PM »
Nice going John  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: 



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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2016, 01:57:42 PM »
To be honest, I was quite thrilled at seeing it run for the first time.....

The kit itself was quite easy to out together, although the brass sheetwork presented a challenge to my 'tin bashing skills' but it does adequately demonstrate the principles of thermodynamics very well for education purposes..
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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2016, 08:13:37 PM »
Just catching up on some threads here -- cool, John! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: First completed steam set
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2016, 08:30:25 PM »
Thanks for the great comment.....currently sat at Singapore airport waiting on my flight to Melbourne so wont be doing a lot for the next few weeks
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