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41313 overhaul at East Somerset for IOWSR

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by gwalkeriow, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. pete12000

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    Some excellent pipework there!!

    As a matter of interest is copper pipe for steam loco's bent by annealing and sand loading? There's clearly a lot more skill involved than in forming 15 and 22mm diameter pipe for domestic plumbing and heating....
     
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    Fascinating sequence of photos, many thanks!! I'm looking forward to visiting for the launch in June
     
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    Unless it's a very tight bend, you can usually bend thick walled copper pipe without filling with sand. Just heat till cherry red and tease it round, moving the torch along the pipe as you progress the bend. Don't force it, though.
     
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    Anything under 1" diameter doesn't need filling as you say but anything over will flatten at the bends if not filled.
     
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    Is there a british standard for locomotive copper pipe? There's loads of information on Table X,Y and Z the plumbing / heating varieties
     
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    There is a British standard for the material: BS2874 C106
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    The loco gained a bit more identity this afternoon...[​IMG]
     
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    Excellent! All your efforts are much appreciated..
     
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    Couple of photos taken during the shunt last Wednesday to move 41313 from workshop to engine shed.

    41313 & 46447.jpg 41313 Nearly There.jpg
     
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    Fantastic job - well done to the team of workers!


    Keith
     
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    Timetable updated for June 24:

    11am - 41313
    12pm - 41313 and 46447
    1pm - 46447
    2pm - 41313 and 46447
    3pm - 41313
    4pm- 41313 and 46447

    All are passenger stock.
     
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    Will there be speeches and a bottle of bubbly before the 11am departure?
     
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    At Cranmore station normally.
     
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    Looking f0rward to being there - a coach load of us from the IWSR are coming over from the Island for the day!
     
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    Unfortunately I'm elsewhere that weekend. How long will you have use of it before it returns to the IoWSR?
     
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