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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:41 am    Post subject: OMWB 2017  Reply with quote

A fresh new topic for a New Year.

ON MY WORKBENCH 2017...

Keep us up to date of whats on your bench now and what what you are doing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To kick off, it's mostly Wilesco on my workbench at the moment...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: OMWB 2017 Reply with quote

Hi Mike nice looking workbench thanks for sharing I will post some pics when my MM1 arrives as I only have a small collection at the moment.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

image by sv dave, on Flickr

Two small Luton Bowmans in for surgery.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting pair Edward. Like these a lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old aricle form the Mamod site:

http://www.mamod.co.uk/category/mamod-news/more-about-mamod/page/3

A rare 1946 SE2 is on test in the image.

Scroll down for other interesting bits.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: OMWB 2017 Reply with quote

Edward you have two nice Bowman engines there. Will be waiting to see the finished articles.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: OMWB 2017 Reply with quote

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An old aricle form the Mamod site:

http://www.mamod.co.uk/category/mamod-news/more-about-mamod/page/3

A rare 1946 SE2 is on test in the image.

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Mike a very interesting article from the Mamod site well worth reading guys and girls. Thanks for the link Mike.. Very Happy
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IMG_4372 by sv dave, on Flickr

The result. The PW201, while looking ok, was made by me from parts. It never ran very well, and wasn't complete, and as I now have an original one it wasn't too hard a decision to do this with it.
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They used good brass on those engine units.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What with all the lovely Wilesco engines being shown here of late... I fancied a play too, so managed to grab this D10 from Germany. Seen here on the workbench after a test steaming.. I managed a nice long, slow run with just one tablet underneath it.

I had to carry out a little work before it could be steamed. A quick rinse round the boiler with some white vinegar to clean the scaled up sight window and a general clean. I also found that the eccentric for the valve kept sliding off so I've added a washer to help stop that.. Very similar to what Mike has done with his oscillating Wilesco.


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A very nice looking D10 engine.. Approval
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've grown to really like a lot of Wilesco kit!
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I don't know if it's because I haven't run an engine in a while, but this seemed to make so much less mess than a Mamod... It looks like I'm going to have to have a take-away so I can make a "chuff-pot" Laughing
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The wilesco engines are quite clean when running but I must be odd as I like noisy and messy engines.. Laughing


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