HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by little giant » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:47 pm

Fred_V wrote:The tank is 19" x 23". The tunnel should go down the 23" length. I rolled the tunnel across the 19" side of the sheet. NOT GOOD.
You could make a coffin feed water heater and said you meant to do it that way :shock:

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:25 pm

I got started on the cab waist sheets today. These are 10" high with a 2" +- radius bend. I did the cheap/easy method to bend the radius. Turned out great and was soooo easy; took 5 minutes. Just clamp it down and push up on the sheet.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fender » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:48 pm

Fred,
On your saddletank, how much space will there be between the boiler and the tank? Do you plan to put any insulation in there?
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:23 am

Fender wrote:Fred,
On your saddletank, how much space will there be between the boiler and the tank? Do you plan to put any insulation in there?
Thanks,
There will be about 1/4 to 1/2" and some insulation as well as insulation on the boiler tube. This is my 3rd saddle tank plus 2 side tank engines. I find that while running I fill the tank often enough that the water doesn't get too hot. If sitting still for any amount of time I'll turn on the injector water valve and drain water so i can fill up with cold again. The Superscale Economy will take a good amount of hot water before getting fussy. The English injectors quit at about 80 degrees!!
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fender » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:38 am

OK, thanks. Maybe the fill hatch on the saddletank needs to be large enough to dump in ice cubes!
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:44 pm

Fender wrote:OK, thanks. Maybe the fill hatch on the saddletank needs to be large enough to dump in ice cubes!
Great idea Dan.
Mine is big enough to fit my hand in.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:47 pm

Today i finally, after 3 weeks, finished the water sight glasses. I still have to make the stripped sheets to go behind the glass. I'm experimenting with this and find a copper sheet with Sharpie lines drawn on it seems to work well.

I also got the coal bunker cut and bent.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by redneckalbertan » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:05 pm

In the picture entitled 'sight installed', the water level in the picture is very well defined by the change in direction of the lines. Is that how it appears in person as well?

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Harold_V » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:45 am

Fred_V wrote: with a 2" +- radius bend
Just curious, Fred. Did you mean a 2" radius? That would mean you'd use a 4" diameter bar, but the one shown is too small.

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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:21 am

redneckalbertan wrote:In the picture entitled 'sight installed', the water level in the picture is very well defined by the change in direction of the lines. Is that how it appears in person as well?
Yes it does but I have to get my head down at that level to see it. Red line might be better to see with my head up higher. Bill Shields showed a plastic ball floating in the water once; I like that too.

Harold, you are correct it is a 2" dia.; fingers got ahead of brain.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by kcameron » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:37 am

Fred,

Check with your lines behind the site glass all different directions. Your photo showed where they line, up sort of, with the angle of the water. You may find other alignments will show off the water better. One easy idea for using copper would be etching the lines on PC stock. The substrate would take color well and you could still paint the copper another color.
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Re: HUNSLET QUARRY ENGINE BUILD

Post by Fred_V » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:59 pm

kcameron wrote:Fred,

Check with your lines behind the site glass all different directions. Your photo showed where they line, up sort of, with the angle of the water. You may find other alignments will show off the water better. One easy idea for using copper would be etching the lines on PC stock. The substrate would take color well and you could still paint the copper another color.
Thanks, I'll try that; didn't think about the glass being at an angle too.
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