Funny you should mention boilers Rog, because the part I had been waiting for arrived in the post from China today, I decided to 'pimp my boiler' with a whistle rather than the clack valve inlet - I have got a little pump for topping up the boiler, but prefer the whistle because ot at least gives a safer way of rapidly releasing steam besides the obvious musical attraction.(Health and Safety note, Ive only shown it with the whistle mouth facing towards the camera for display, from a practical point of view I will rotate that away from my face before using :)Dr. Rog wrote:Oh goody.Spot99 wrote:Easy tiger Its out of shot, about 3 foot above the bench on a shelf, waiting for the first steam up Rog, Cotswold boiler that I used last week to power the Stuart beam engine.Dr. Rog wrote: They are classy engines.
Where's the boiler???
Took the Gryphon to bits tonight, sorted out some of the bits that were binding a little, esp the crank pins that needed a tiny bit of polishing, to free them up slightly, and reset the timing. Will give it another test run tomorrow to see if Ive wasted my time or not, but quite optimistic its done some good.