:)Hi all, this is about as far as I've got. I've run it on air which is quite a satisfying experience when you're new. I'm going the Maccsteam route with the boiler mainly for safety, but also I think it'll be cheaper than the twelve or so attempts I'd need to get it right. Anyway, my question is; if you look at the blower/ regulator assembly you'll see the larger 1/4 pipe has a countersink. However, I am finding the 3/16 pipes have such a thin wall when drilled to the g1mra specs that when I try to cs them the walls break off half way round. Answers on a post card to; Blue peter etc etc... All thoughts and comments welcome, Adam.Just added pics of my state of the art lathe, sixty five years old, a full turn of backlash in every thread, no increments and not a guard in sight. Clarkson would be proud!
Hi abangay I used the same size pipe connectors on my regulator and just made my own ferrule with a smaller bore to take the blower pipe. As for your boiler I can recommend Maccsteam, I was very satisfied with the one supplied to me. Looking good so far and like me you will be quite happy when you see it running on steam. Then comes the paint job, now that is a challenge.
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Thanks Steve, after all sorts of wonderful livery ideas I'm beginning to think plain old black might be best for a first attempt. Fortunately I now have six weeks off work , unfortunately it's because I broke my right wrist! "don't be so dramatic, of course it isn't broken!" she said.( Hopefully she'll feel bad enough to let me spend some time in the shed.) Whether I'll be able to make anything with just a left hand is a different kettle of fish.Better go, got to sell my guitars to pay the rent! Thanks again, Adam.