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Stationary Engines / Re: McDonald Imperial Super Diesel
« Last post by cobbadog on 30 May, 2020, 03:50:08 pm »
The next bit of dribble for today after work gave me just enough time to linish the cam profile but I found a couple of spots that need to be built up higher. The guy who welded this must have known as he mentioned that if I needed any part built up just bring it back, so it will go back to him next week.
Then I fitted both Speedi-Sleeves to the crankshaft. This took all of 5 minutes. I picked up a piece of exhaust pipe that was the correct ID to fit over the sleeve and a couple of light taps to get both sleeves into the correct position.
Not much play time today but at least something got done.
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Stationary Engines / Re: McDonald Imperial Super Diesel
« Last post by cobbadog on 29 May, 2020, 04:24:35 pm »
Cam gear is home and I started to linish it to shape.
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Stationary Engines / Re: McDonald Imperial Super Diesel
« Last post by cobbadog on 27 May, 2020, 03:42:51 pm »
Cleaned up the outside of a paint thinners tin to use as the fuel tank. I think it is about 1 litre bigger than standard so it is a long range fuel cell now. I have strengthened the bottom where the tap will go in and made up the mounting brackets to the hopper.
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Models / Re: 7 1/4 inch steam train
« Last post by cobbadog on 26 May, 2020, 04:22:23 pm »
Good luck with your search, I have the same thing happen to me all the time, you don't like it happening but you get used to it.  ::)
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Models / Re: 7 1/4 inch steam train
« Last post by tonyb1953 on 26 May, 2020, 11:25:54 am »
Not sure could have been on one of the Facebook pages,rusty wrecks etc or even Gumtree,have looked at all the areas that I lokked at but cannot remember where it was,this person had a number of items from his late fathers estate that he was selling.
Thanks for asking Tony
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Models / Re: 7 1/4 inch steam train
« Last post by cobbadog on 25 May, 2020, 04:04:50 pm »
Where did you see the advertisement?
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Stationary Engines / Re: AUSTRAL RUNNING PROBLEMS.
« Last post by Eric Schulz on 25 May, 2020, 12:35:00 pm »
The Austral gas engine.

Eric

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Stationary Engines / Re: AUSTRAL RUNNING PROBLEMS.
« Last post by John 54 on 25 May, 2020, 12:10:24 pm »
Hi Holden
A few things first. What coil are you using? is the hot box clean (no carbon inside as carbon is an insulator), have you tried running with the timing valve open all the time?
Try holding a rag hard against the flywheel to make it work and get it hot.
regards John

 
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Stationary Engines / Re: AUSTRAL RUNNING PROBLEMS.
« Last post by Holden on 25 May, 2020, 10:26:54 am »
Hi Austral,
I run it with the magneto in operation, can't seem to get enough heat into the engine to run without the magneto.
Holden
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Stationary Engines / Re: Baltic Symplex N type 3 hp
« Last post by Holden on 25 May, 2020, 10:02:25 am »
Hi Ian,
according to the Ronaldson Tippett date register that no. comes up as 1964
hope this helps
Holden
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