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therat05

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A BING TYPE 10/128 ALTERNATIVE RESTORATION FROM 1902-06
« on: November 08, 2020, 03:52:56 am »
I bought this engine as a lock down restoration but i just couldn't leave it alone, so here it is completed before the full lock down has even started🤓.
The type 10/128 had 3 periods of production 1902 - 1906....1910-1914....and the last version in the 1920's.....this engine has the nuremberg badge on the fire box which dates it to 1902 - 06.
The engine has been altered over the years the wooden base was full of woodworm and the metal top base has been cut down and in poor condition, the chimney was missing and most of the chimney base....no burner and no safety valve, but the rest of it was all there and ran surprisingly well on air .

Now decisions what do i do?.... Put it back as it was when new...not an option for me as finding the parts would be difficult.

Do up whats there... still not for me as the condition is poor and in my opinion would still look rubbish when i had finished..

Make the missing parts myself and improvise the rest (bodge).... that's for me... right up my street,
 
So here it is  the list of parts ... drilled.. bent.. sprayed.. and soldered ..glued and hammered into shape the Blue peter way😂😂😂
I should explain,  Blue Peter was a childrens show running in the uk from 1958 which contained the making of things from everyday objects.

 Wilesco chimney..... bought new and painted using my technique for painting embossed model buildings, time consuming but reasonably effective  several layers of acrylic paint in any colour of your choice lightly applied then left to nearly dry then wiped with a rag doing this 2 or 3 times with different colours building up  the colour you need in this case i wanted an old brick effect so three colours were used black white and red, the white grout is applied by using a very watered down  white paint which when touched on the embossed grout lines is spread by capillary action even upwards, keep doing this until the whole chimney is done... the bad news is at least 4 coats are required to make the grout visible.

Chimney base and cowling.... Made from a Humbrol paint tin.... the body of the tin drilled and soldered to some brass plate as the top of the smoke box , the lid of the tin is drilled and shaped to make a cowl for the chimney

Base... new base donated from a mate...i fitted  real teak floor boards to finish it off .

This is not everyones cup of tea the way i have done this, i have tried to make it look as good as little ol simple me can get it ...i think it looks fantastic now in its bright colour scheme all of which are Bing colours but not of the same era..it runs superb and has had 21 steamings to date without any issues not bad for a 1900's steam engine.
here are some videos and pictures ....Steve

VIDEO
ENGINE AS PURCHASED
FIRST TEST RUN ON AIR TO SEE IF IT WORKS
AFTER CLEARING BLOCKAGES ETC
https://youtu.be/XRgW-8MT2qo

VIDEO
ALL FINISHED HERE IS A RATHER MOODY
LIGHT VIDEO OF THE ENGINES FIRST STEAM
https://youtu.be/s4xtCc9ADd4

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Steve
utube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYVA8psKVRH5bqv4JPyG7IA

34046

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An excellent job and pointers picked up for my Bing restoration.

The chimney is superb . Well done

Stuart

therat05

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Hello Stuart these old engines often have parts missing, this one at 114 years old had its fair share of missing bits which are very hard to find replacements for but as you see i have made usable bits from everyday items that give an acceptable representation
of the originals.
The chimney i could have cut down to size and left red to match what would have been on the engine when new, but i really liked the tall chimney and decorating the chimney just seemed the right thing to do....Steve
Steve
utube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYVA8psKVRH5bqv4JPyG7IA

Scorpion2nz

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Well done  and i agree it is easier to make parts than buy originals

Cheers
Dennis

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Hello Dennis there is nothing that cannot be made for steam engines if you have the right equipment and the skill set to use them.... which unfortunately i do not ....glue.. solder..metal polish...dremel and a hammer is about my skill set so im doomed to be a bodger forever....Steve😂😂😂😂😂
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utube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYVA8psKVRH5bqv4JPyG7IA

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Great job Steve.

I really like the look of this one.

Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!

therat05

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Hello Charlie i enjoyed repairing this engine and regretted not saving 114 years of patina but it was just crying out to be made to look good again which in my own style i think i have done.
With engines of this age finding the right parts is near impossible hence the improvisation.....Steve
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utube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYVA8psKVRH5bqv4JPyG7IA

 

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