HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Harold_V » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:43 pm

Fred_V wrote:Harold, you are correct it is a 2" dia.; fingers got ahead of brain.
Thanks for the response, Fred.

Pretty work!

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:29 am

I'm now working on the footplate waist sheets. These need some trim around the top edge. I've taken some 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/8" angle and machined one leg down to 1/16" but leaving a 1/8" reveal at the top. The problem is making it around the bend in the sheet. I ended up making the bend from 2 pieces silver soldered together. I still have to file it to shape.

I tore my rotator cuff in Dec. and will have surgery this week and recovery for the next 3 months, real bummer. won't be posting for a bit as a result.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:54 pm

I'MM BAA-AACK. Shoulder is much better and I'm back in the shop.

I finished off the saddle tank this week. Soldered it up today and leak tested it. Had a couple of leaks but easy to fix. I have the fittings for the bottom made also. The tape on the rear is where brackets will be bolted on with RTV to seal it up. This is a big job and I'm glad to have it finished; oh, the lid is also finished.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by ironhorseriley » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:34 pm

Beautiful work on that tank!
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:19 am

Thanks Jim. Once all the parts were made and drilled it took about 6 hours to buck the rivets and solder.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by timmy wheeler » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:47 pm

Fred, will this engine have a headlight or a lantern for night running? Do you know of anyone who has produced the English style (moveable) lantern? It seems the quarry style engine were especially prone to having them. (they were often mounted on the front beam on the drivers side). Thanks, Timmy
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:07 am

I've never seen a photo of a quarry engine with a headlight or marker light either in old working photos or in restoration. I don't think they used them on the Port class engines either. They never ran at night.
I will have to make something for this engine so I can run at night.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:36 pm

This week I finished the waist sheets for the cab area and the brackets to hang the rear of the tank. I'll remake the hand rails out of brass; will look much better, sort of frame in the backhead. It' time for the boiler wrapper next.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:48 pm

You're gonna have this done in time for the Mid-South meet, right??

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:59 pm

Scott, I wish. I have been thinking, is any way to get it to that point, even without paint but I don't think so. I'm not saying no for certain but it doesn't look good.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:34 am

I was just kidding, seeing as how the MSLS meet is just over 3 weeks away!

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:13 am

This week I got the superheater installed. The parts are shown on page 6. The element is made from 3/8" SS pipe and fittings. I bored the fittings and cut the pipe to desired lengths so it all fits in the firebox. TIG welding finished it up. The 3 legs have 1/4" pipe half couplings welded on but also have a shoulder machined on the forward end. That fits into the flue to prevent soot from entering the flue.

The 1st photo shows the whole assembly laid out in the welding jig. The jig didn't help much as I had to bend things back into dimension in order to install it.
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