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Clarkson 5" Stirling Single

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StirlingSingle01/01/2017 12:26:15
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Has anybody built the clarksons engine. Black gates have the castings but the drawing seem low on detail. Is it an easy engine to build? Any thoughts?

Many thanks smiley

84E01/01/2017 17:49:24
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Hi, David Piddington of Reeves produced a revised set of drawings for that design. David's drawings I have are well detailed. He also produced new patterns for the castings I believe, still obtainable from Reeves. I have seen several models of this loco at exhibitions and one running. No crankshaft and only one driving axle for simplicity. Laser cut parts available too. Chris

84E06/01/2017 10:16:33
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Hi, Other points to note are, that the boiler is a domeless design with pull out throttle type regulator. Also the frames are cranked in the cylinder mounting area, which may require some consideration as to method of manufacture. At the end of the day all designs have aspects to consider, none could be described as easy to build. It depends on one's level of ability, workshop facilities, and determination to build a particular prototype. It may be of interest that the Stirling No.1 at York museum has been fitted with a later GNR standard pattern of tender so looking more like it's pre 1914 condition. David's drawings are of No.664, one of a production batch with more standardized features. RCTS published a history of GNR loco's including this type in pt2 I think.

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