Poorly poorly Mersey

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RocDoc
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29 Aug 2017, 18:39 #11

Thanks everyone.

Yes was a bit of a bargin.  So far all I've done is taken her apart ready for a good clean.  Had to remove a boiler end cap as two of the bushes (for the whistle and steam pipe) had come loose. Easy repair job hopefully.

Pete
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nuvolari
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30 Aug 2017, 11:56 #12

Pete, give it love and care, and at the end of a hard days work it will be one of you most tendered engines. :wink:

At least that is how I always feel at the end of a restoration of a wrack, and I'm sure I'm not the only who feels that way. :roll:

At the restoration you start to talk to it, I call it the Wilson effect, and it will become your best pal :lol:

For the rest is everything ok with me... :lol:

Cheers,
Danny
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RocDoc
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30 Aug 2017, 21:11 #13

nuvolari:1380185 wrote:Pete, give it love and care, and at the end of a hard days work it will be one of you most tendered engines. :wink:

At least that is how I always feel at the end of a restoration of a wrack, and I'm sure I'm not the only who feels that way. :roll:

At the restoration you start to talk to it, I call it the Wilson effect, and it will become your best pal :lol:

For the rest is everything ok with me... :lol:

Cheers,
Danny
Thanks Danny,

Funny that you should mention talking to it ... I always do when restoring an engine or boat.   Somehow makes a connection.

Cheers

Pete
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the rat05
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30 Aug 2017, 22:15 #14

Thats a bit jammy Pete..10 for hours of swearing and aching hands... just think how it will shine when you are finished..cant wait to see it...Steve 8)
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RocDoc
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13 Sep 2017, 09:47 #15

A poorly poorly original Mersey burner to go with the poorly poorly Mersey.  Many thanks Edward  😀
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MrMamod
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13 Sep 2017, 16:15 #16

Poo the rust mice been nibbling at that one
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The_EnderPixel
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13 Sep 2017, 21:14 #17

The engine will be outstanding when you polish it up!
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RocDoc
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18 Sep 2017, 14:01 #18

Given the amount of rust on the inside ... and the holes ... I'm beginning to wonder if the burner tank is beyond repair ☹
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18 Sep 2017, 21:46 #19

   £10 was a steal for that! Was it local? Hopefully you'll have it running in no time!
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the rat05
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18 Sep 2017, 21:57 #20

Its not looking to good, i would get rid of as much rust as i can then treat with vactan rust treatment, i would then solder brass patches on the inside top and base or araldite the patches as it looks to be poor metal then fill the outside with filler rub down and paint..at the worst you are going to have a correct burner for just show... you can get a repro or ceramic for running.

Just my thoughts on what i would do....Steve
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