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Trevor Simpkins05/10/2018 16:53:13
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Hi, im looking for anyone selling used drawings for Metre Maid 5", any help gratefully received, cheers Trev.

Trevor Simpkins10/10/2018 19:41:50
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Surely someone has some for sale!

JasonB10/10/2018 20:18:01
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Put and add in the Wanted Adds down the left of the page

DMB10/10/2018 20:50:12
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A now deceased friend built a Metre Maid a few years back, but I dont know what happened to his drawings. I assume that you are plannning to build it. The point of this message is that he had a boiler made professionally by Helen Verrall and he had the design amended to a large flange on the site of the safety valves in the original design. He put a large tubular steam dome on the flange with the safety valves on top and a regulator valve at the back with a pipe leading down to the usual regulator position on this design. He reckoned that he had made a big improvement to the design with a proper steam dome rather than relying on the raised fire-box. Loco works ok, was donated as a club loco to Worthing & DSME. HTH and good luck. Try looking on internet for list of drawing errors - there are error lists for many designs.


John McNamara11/10/2018 03:03:21
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Hmm I did a double take on that title. Obviously not made in Queensland.

Trevor Simpkins11/10/2018 11:58:40
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Thank you, I have put a ad on wanted about 2 weeks ago and still no luck ! Thanks John I will have a look, cheers Trev.

Neil Wyatt11/10/2018 16:59:51
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Posted by Trevor Simpkins on 11/10/2018 11:58:40:

Thank you, I have put a ad on wanted about 2 weeks ago and still no luck ! Thanks John I will have a look, cheers Trev.

I suspect the actual number of people on the forum who have made a Metre Maid is probably very small (compared to, say, Rob Roy), then knock off any who want to keep the plans as a reference/keepsake or whose plans are now in a bit of a state and it may take a while for some to turn up.

Steambuff11/10/2018 18:53:08
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I believe Blackgate's have the drawings for sale


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