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LBSC's 1000 class in 3 1/2 gauge

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Paul Markey 303/01/2019 21:58:20
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Just purchased the drawings for LBSC's 1000 class locomotive marked as Rv2 does anyone know if I would have to look at updating the boiler or would it be okay ? I see that AJ Reeves have the same drawings so I am hoping this is the case .

Paul

Nick Clarke 304/01/2019 08:25:44
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Talk to your club's boiler inspector - not only will they be experienced but also they are the one who will have to certify your completed boiler for insurance purposes.

In general most of LBSCs boiler designs can be certified with little modification, if any - However the contruction methods he suggested (eg the use of brazing alloys such as SifBronze or Silbralloy and the use of soft solder to caulk stays) in the magazine instructions are far more likely to need changing to meet todays boiler code. But it is your boiler inspector who is the guy to talk to.

If you are not yet in a club join one. It is worth it!

Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 04/01/2019 08:26:22

Paul Markey 304/01/2019 11:33:55
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Cheers Nick , I'm not a member of a club at the moment but it's on my list of things to do,unfortunately I fractured my hip socket a few weeks ago so stuck in the house for the most part at the moment .

Paul

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