Poorly poorly Mersey - now with video

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RocDoc
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August 29th, 2017, 6:39 pm #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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August 30th, 2017, 11:56 am #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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August 30th, 2017, 9:11 pm #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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August 30th, 2017, 10:15 pm #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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September 13th, 2017, 9:47 am #15

A poorly poorly original Mersey burner to go with the poorly poorly Mersey.  Many thanks Edward  😀
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September 13th, 2017, 4:15 pm #16

Poo the rust mice been nibbling at that one
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September 13th, 2017, 9:14 pm #17

The engine will be outstanding when you polish it up!
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RocDoc
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September 18th, 2017, 2:01 pm #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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September 18th, 2017, 9:46 pm #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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September 18th, 2017, 9:57 pm #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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