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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: OMWB - On my work bench ARCHIVES  Reply with quote

With the colder months coming in, Ive relocated my 'works' to my upstairs study. Ive been busy cleaning and maintaining a few of the Meccano based workshop outfits Ive been running this year. At the moment my 1954 SE2 has been getting a deserved clean and 'decoke'! After a good number of steamings this year at home, at STIA and at Exeter the boiler was very blackened. The lacquer was so burnt and dark brown. Ive decided to give it a thorough strip and clean. The firebox was pretty chatty too as were the wicks.
This engine has had a fair few runs this year and this is the first time I have really cleaned the engine. Im also relocating a polisher from the 1950s to the workshop and putting the 1970s version on another Meccano-based outfit. My 1976 SE2a which did sterling work at Exeter this year has undergone a thorough clean and overhaul too.

A few images of work in progress.











The boiler will be allowed to dull back to a rich yellow now. Expect this lovely SE2 variation to be at STIA2011.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats on your work bench this moment in time.

Get yer' benches up!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say that SE2 is shiny and i'll be sure to check it out at STIA. I like that variation and i have a 60's model. As for workbenches mine features in all of my videos. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you get the bress that shiny
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cream metal polish carefully applied.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A cream metal polish carefully applied.

so is that a secert on the make
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solvol Autosol or Peek?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autosol. A tube of it is in the picture above.
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Inspired (or shamed?) by Mike's incredibly tidy work area, I did some clearing and tidying myself and took some pics inside the 'Silver Fox Steamshed'! I've arranged some of the work-in-progress for your perusal.

The workshop is in fact the house garage that, thanks to an interconnecting door I fitted a couple of years ago, allows easy access and acts as an overspill/extension to the kitchen!

Late in the summer I replaced the up-and-over metal door with timber framed and heavily insulated folding doors. This has made a huge difference to the temperature in the place as you can imagine!

Here we are, firstly an overview from left to right:








The kettle's NOT for tea!

Now some detail of the projects:

The 'Big' Falk (model number unknown)



This is slowly coming together as I gather parts for it. The base will need a repaint at some stage but right now I'm more concerned with getting it as 'complete' as possible.

The Doll 339/4



The Plank with the boiler job



A Mamod SE1 being sorted for sale



A couple of PW203's awaiting completion



The one on the right I've had for a while now, the other was purchased this year as it had an original burner. The second one isn't running too well at the moment and needs fettling.

A boiler from a Mamod SR destined for a 16mm Loco my son has



My son picked up a 16mm scratch built norrow gauge loco a couple of years ago. He's sorting the bottom half, I've got the top!

Finally, my only piece of 'real' machinery - my trusty pillar drill/vertical lathe(!).



I'd be lost without this! It's not just for drilling holes, I've made wooded handles for whistles and other valves, and turned brass for pulley wheels and other small parts in this - that's why I call it a 'vertcal lathe'  Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not on my workbench but certainly taking up room in the workshop!

A local clubs electric engine ive been given to give a cosmetic overhaul... tis a big bugger!



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you,ve got plenty to keep you busy this winter Stephen!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just looked at my workbench and I am now officially ashamed of the mess I have.    Embarassed
I will have to clean up now.   Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

made-in-england wrote:
Not on my workbench but certainly taking up room in the workshop!

A local clubs electric engine ive been given to give a cosmetic overhaul... tis a big bugger!


What's the gauge Will?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have just looked at my workbench and I am now officially ashamed of the mess I have.    Embarassed
I will have to clean up now.   Shocked


Mine does too! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's an awful mess! I'll get some photos at some stage! Laughing

Stephen, can we have some more photos of your sons loco? Very Happy


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