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    ๐Ÿ“ Cwmbran open day.
    21 days ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sorry Colin wonโ€™t be able to get there, Iโ€™m at the other end of the country. Enjoy, the grandchildren will remember the day for years to come.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aliphatic resin glue
    1 month ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have just thought. When I went to buy some pva to build my model, I bought Aliphatic resin if you are not in a hurry for the adhesive to go off. I was offered Super Phatic as well. It is quite โ€˜wateryโ€™ but really good stuff. Got to say, I donโ€™t use the Aliphatic resin.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aliphatic resin glue
    1 month ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wow!! Cascamite!!! I also remember using it for a water proof application, mixing the powder with water. Yes a distinct smell. Also when I was at school, we used to use โ€˜pearlโ€™ beads and heat them up in a pot when gluing wooden joints. Enough!! I am showing my age ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. I was recommended using Super Phatic if a quick bond is required (about 15mins if that). I use it all the time now. Got it from Deans Marine, Peterborough
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aliphatic resin glue
    1 month ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    I use super โ€˜Phatic! Glue and that is excellent in all temperatures. Not sure if it the same.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Dreadnought from Deans Marine - first build!!!
    1 month ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Itโ€™s obvious, piano has to go!!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ I am fortunate to have Deans Marine about 10mins from me. If you are ever in Peterborough area, they are well worth a visit. Good luck with the build.
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Well. I have spoken to the man himself, John Hemmens. He has offered to have a look at the system and get it working. Rather than post the unit to him, he has agreed for me to visit and get it running. We will see what he has to say.
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Descailed the boiler with no evidence of scale. Replaced all pipes now. I have no pressure build up, not showing anything on the gauge. Fitted another gauge from My Roundhouse loco. (I Decided to run the system on air, using my car electric pump and it ran beautifully with all valves open at 25psi. With all valves closed, I could not get above 45psi. With water in the boiler there is no evidence of any water leaks. Why is the boiler not building up pressure to run the engine????? Ahhh!!!!I need to find someone in the Peterborough area who is familiar with steam boat engines.
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sorry to be a pain. I have just fired up the burner and it has no hint of a yellow flame, so that seems ok. Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have now filled the boiler with a descale solution and will leave it for a week, as I am going on holiday. Thank you again for your support. Will resume when I get back. Regards Andy
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sooty??? (with respect). The baseplate you see is where it has got extremely hot. There is also a photo of the wooden bench the boiler was on when lit, which has really burnt.
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    In theory, I should have enclosed photos
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Originally the boat came with 2 x water tanks, 1 long one that feeds via pump action on the engine (I think) and the smaller one as you have suggested to be and oil separator. I have now removed the larger tank, so just relying on the boiler volume (looking at sight gauge) and the separator tank.
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    I understand what you are saying. Mine is a different type and does not allow for the jet to slide back and forth as you are showing. There is only a tube with 11 holes (3 on top, 3 on each side and 2 on the bottom) around the inlet and the jet fixed with a 'locking' nut.
    With reference to pipes being blocked, all except for the internal pipes in the boiler have been removed or replaced.
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello Dave. Very good advice. Looking at the way the model has been built, I think the last thing that will have been done is maintaining the power unit. On the assumption that the boiler pipes are scaled up, before taking the unit to the 'expert' (wherever there is one), I will try filling the boiler with a descale solution and see whether there is evidence of any scale. Thank you again. Regards Andy
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Firstly Nick, I really appreciate you taking time to discuss the issues. There is a ceramic burner approx 75mm dia at the base of the boiler. When I first stripped the boiler, I found that the ceramic burner was not sealed and the fire cement had disintegrated. I have the burner assembly out now, so I will fire that up away from the boiler and see what is happening. My thoughts are to take the complete unit to an expert and get tested and replace all the seals etc. If all else fails, buy a complete new system. Ahhh!!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello Nick again. As a new member to the site, I am not familiar with posting photos or a video.
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for your reply. I have spoken to someone and they are going to carry out an air pressure test. The only evidence of leaks is at one of the 'V' cylinders when they rock. I have totally stripped the engine and blown out all the ports. The water tank was seriously half full of solidified oil. That has now been cleaned out now. The pressure gauge is not showing any pressure. I also build Roundhouse locos, so have swapped one of my gauges and nothing. Lets see the reults of the air test.
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    ๐Ÿ“ JOHN HEMMENS LADY JANE
    2 months ago by Andycheese ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have bought a badly built Lady Jane and now restoring it. I have got around to checking the engine. Very disappointed!!! I cannot get pressure up in the boiler. Also there is so much heat coming out of the boiler base, it almost set fire to my workbench. I have sealed the burner with fire cement and no improvement. Checked for leaks and nothing. The boiler is a Wharfedale and I have a twin Richmond engine. Is there anyone out there with experience with the boiler/engine please?๐Ÿ™„
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