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JasonB14/10/2019 13:31:29
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That looks rather good.

Ron Laden14/10/2019 17:17:32
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Thanks Jason,

I have enjoyed making it, though a couple of areas had me a bit challenged but just down to a lack of experience I guess. For the saddle fit to the boiler I have gone with an average of what I measured from the tube, the tube looks fine but its not so true when measured. I havnt checked yet but does the cylinder to boiler have a gasket I,m assuming it does and that will help with the fit.

Ron

JasonB14/10/2019 18:06:22
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The minnie has a thin paper gasket, you could also bed yours on Araldite or JBWeld

Ron Laden19/10/2019 08:30:54
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Four hours with the files and emery and its as good as it gets but I,m happy with it, its not perfect in places but thats ok, gives it a bit of a casting look. I have gone with 4BA for the fixing bolts and the mounting holes in the saddle are tapping size ready for spotting through once I know its position on the boiler.

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