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napolion
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February 12th, 2018, 1:43 pm #21

Hopfully the photo`s will be posted this time
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martstb
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February 12th, 2018, 2:19 pm #22

you are making a grand job on that, look forward to seeing more
of the restoration
Martin

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txlabman
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February 13th, 2018, 10:40 am #23

Well done!

Thank you for sharing your restoration journey. 

Looking forward to the next chapter. 
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napolion
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February 22nd, 2018, 11:55 am #24

The time has come the Walrus said

Started on the base you can see the plain border on the rear where there the frame fell off which gave me the size of the frame width and the front very much burned. Sanded down to try and clean much of the burns but did not want to go too far type of wood for the base i`m really uncertain i think Sycamore due to lack of grain. Still a long way to go on the base it has to be polished so photo`s are only an update so far.
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txlabman
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February 22nd, 2018, 12:38 pm #25

Great progress. 

The base looks great. 

The finish line is in sight!
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napolion
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March 3rd, 2018, 11:03 am #26

DSC02303.JPG The last hurdle crankshaft pin to my own surprise i was able to make one

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Tried using a couple of aquarium air pumps but just no use

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Waiting for an adaptor to fit the S.V. boss then i will try again. It has been sugested to use an airbrush compressor but some look too expensive however there is one that does finger nails only and relatively cheap and it does say 15 to 25psi ( £25 or there abouts ) has anyone tried that type.
So now i would say the resoration is finnished firebox should be soldered to the boiler when the time comes i think i will use epoxy. The burner please NOTE is only a one wick burner have seen some sold with a two wick burner which i don`t think correct for this model. I think using meths for operation would be foolish so i will stick to air.
Not much more i can think to say except my short time on the forum have noticed some restorations are absolutly masterpieces and i take my hat off to you guys.
We have a saying (you cannot make a silk purse out out of a pigs ear ) but i tried.

Ron
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txlabman
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March 3rd, 2018, 11:14 am #27

Ron:

Congratulations on a great restoration. 

The last leg of the journey is a video of the completed engine running!  

I have thoroughly enjoyed following your restoration journey. 

Thank you for sharing. 

Charlie
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napolion
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March 13th, 2018, 11:53 am #28

Carette now up and running don`t know how to post a video but believe me it does.
Reason for posting this photo is to let you see the compressor i used very small, quiet not very expensive will reach 25psi

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txlabman
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March 13th, 2018, 4:01 pm #29

napolion wrote: Carette now up and running don`t know how to post a video but believe me it does.
Reason for posting this photo is to let you see the compressor i used very small, quiet not very expensive will reach 25psi

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What brand is the compressor?

Looks great!  As I have said before, I have really enjoyed following this restoration. 

If you post the video on YouTube other members can assist with posting. 
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napolion
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March 13th, 2018, 6:35 pm #30

Found it on Ebay

SP16  Air brush compressor cost me £23_68 plus postage i find it very neat.
Others are called Beauty Compressors really the same thing

Ron
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