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Offline Pakrattuk

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Model boiler
« on: February 21, 2017, 04:41:16 PM »
Hello, bit of an odd request but I'm looking for a source for a representation of a boiler, not an actual working model, just something that looks like a boiler (preferably a twin burner horizontal type). This is for a retirement gift for a work colleague who is about to retire and just a small memento of his time in our boiler house. We have 4 15MW Cochran twin burner boilers and looking to get a small model of one of them, something like a salesman type model or the like. Hope someone might be able to help.
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JKM

Offline ieezitin

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Re: Model boiler
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 06:10:07 PM »
Pretty easy request to solve,

Since you work in a boiler room there has to be copious pipe fittings and instrumentation fittings and tube, cobble something together that looks to scale and spray paint to finish.

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Offline Pakrattuk

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Re: Model boiler
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 07:32:31 PM »
Thanks for the reply, yes it might come to that but not a lot of time left but still might be possible. Might try contacting Cochrans themselves to see if they have anything suitable, not looking for anything extravagant, a plastic representation would do as its just a keepsake, not his actual retirement present, but like the idea of using fittings.
Cheers
JKM

Offline SwarfnStuff

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Re: Model boiler
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 11:37:56 PM »
If you do contact Cochrans, ask if they have a good quality print or photograph that you could get framed. Sure to be something in their sales department?
    I realize it's not a model boiler as you requested but could make a great memento.
    John B
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Offline DMIOM

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Re: Model boiler
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 05:37:49 AM »
May not be exactly what you're after, but this just popped-up on JS's "homeworkshop" site

http://www.homeworkshop.org.uk/index.php?option=com_adsmanager&view=show_ad&adid=29034&catid=2

Dave

Offline Pakrattuk

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Re: Model boiler
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 07:51:02 AM »
Thanks for the replies/suggestions, think we're decided on a collage of photos of our actual equipment, easier to shove in a drawer if he doesn't like it  :-)

JKM