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BK
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Joined: October 28th, 2008, 4:55 am

November 2nd, 2012, 9:28 pm #1

Good morning and welcome to my little effort.
I've been trying to get my "stand alone "boiler and steam winch (Oh no not more logs, I hear you say)  :lol:  up and running for this event.
It's been a bit of a battle, what with non return valves not working, bad soldering  :oops:  of joints, then blocking the steam line with too much solder.  :evil:
I fitted a pressure gauge on top of the sight glass......yep....I broke it  :help: , replaced that and went to fit the exhaust to the feedwater tank and had to take the whole thing off as I'd onlt tapped the inlet to 5/16" not 1/4"  :roll:  :roll:
Eventually got it finished and working in time for this event.  :D  :D



xyz$, now it seems like photobucket isn't working, oh great start, sorry.
BK (Bernie)

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Roly Williams
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November 2nd, 2012, 9:38 pm #2

A new creation from Bernie? - just has to be worth waiting for!
Have Fun
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Les
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November 2nd, 2012, 9:43 pm #3

You do have me intrigued with this picture.  :D
Les - Don't panic - it's your round next. :D

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classixs
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November 2nd, 2012, 9:45 pm #4

Look very interesting indeed.

Bernie... You`ve got my undivided attention...zoom out and pres play ;)
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Stoker
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Joined: February 23rd, 2010, 4:23 pm

November 2nd, 2012, 9:52 pm #5

I'll have to guess a steam donkey set-up as used for logging. If so, I'll be enthralled, and if Bernie built it, it will likely go well beyond expectations!!!

Can't wait either! :?  :roll:  :D
Are we having fun yet?
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November 2nd, 2012, 11:03 pm #6

:D from what I see so far, it promice a lot. these look like life size wood logs. that is heavy stuff compared to normal work load of engine models. so this look really promising :D I will drop by later and watch more :)
Im Knut, the norwegian. I hope you all have a very nice day :-)

https://www.youtube.com/user/Camst648/videos
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Celsius 100
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Joined: August 31st, 2009, 12:31 pm

November 2nd, 2012, 11:09 pm #7

I like your trailer for the main event to come.
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BK
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Joined: October 28th, 2008, 4:55 am

November 2nd, 2012, 11:18 pm #8

Can't fool the old Stoker eh!!  all I have to do is find my photos :x

This is the afternoon before I had a few blokes lined up to help with the video, still working on it.




:roll:

It was finished in time for the shoot.


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BK
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November 2nd, 2012, 11:57 pm #9

If you bear with me I'll try and explain "Skyline logging" it was and still is used in USA, also here in Oz in the steeper areas of Victoria and Tasmania.
The idea was to rig a tree as a "tower" usually on top of a ridge to winch logs up to it, another "anchor" was set up on the opposite side of the valley. This "anchor" was moved when the logs were harvested, but the "tower" stayed in place and they could log in an arc from that point, then move the whole plant.
This might help understand.


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Stoker
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November 3rd, 2012, 12:31 am #10

Wow that is one hefty "Spar Tree" you have set up there Bk. How much can that thing lift anyway?

Think I'm going to be Way Wowed with this one!!! :shock:  :P  :D
Are we having fun yet?
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