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yussufhippo

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Bassett-Lowke Super Enterprise
« on: December 01, 2020, 12:01:17 pm »
Hi Folks,
just a quick look at my latest acquisition, another BL Super-Enterprise 4-6-0 locomotive.
Won it at an auction in GB. It is well-used and the boiler has some scorch marks - but I am really happy, because I have always wanted to add the LMS version to my collection (and in addition it is complete - apart from the "steam-dome" cover around the SV. Tested on compressed air - no indications of any problems!).

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See the droplet under the whistle in the following photo?
When I opened the lever, when it came fresh from the package, the whistle breathed a last sigh... (there must have been some pressure in the boiler...)
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tenniV11

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Re: Bassett-Lowke Super Enterprise
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 09:18:57 am »
Congrats - a very nice looking engine with the correct amount of patina!
I hope it was not the last time you have heard a blow from the whistle
- thats a funny story ;D
greetings from around the corner, Arnold

yussufhippo

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Re: Bassett-Lowke Super Enterprise
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 10:22:24 am »
Congrats - a very nice looking engine with the correct amount of patina!
I hope it was not the last time you have heard a blow from the whistle
- thats a funny story ;D
greetings from around the corner, Arnold

Grüezi, Arnold.
Well, judging by the compressed air test, she's a bit tired but alive and kicking. I have straightened a connecting rod and given her a new crank-pin already. Now the burner is up for a test and then I'll try her under steam.

I am still wondering about the pressure in the boiler - must have been a really "high pressure" system in England when the SV was screwed in last time. I know that oscillating cylinders work like air-pumps and create some pressure in the boiler when you turn the flywheel over a lot of times - I don't know if this works for fixed cylinders as well. And I doubt that anybody has turned over the wheels of this loco that often...  ???

 

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