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Chinkoa25/02/2019 20:49:45
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I have two 5" Locos that I need to start cladding. Does anybody know of any books or articles in ME. that cover it. The cladding material I do not have a problem with. But the techniques of joining the cladding where the Steam dome joins the boiler and how to join the Belpair cladding to the boiler. Also the techniques for lining up any Bolier fitting the cladding around and finishing, IE Clack valves, safety valves etc, in the Cladding. Neither of the Boilers are tapered.

Brian H26/02/2019 07:53:52
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I've done it with thin card to arrive at a template for cutting the steel or brass cleading. Any gaps can be covered by separate pieces of card glued on. When you are happy with the shape then it can be cut in metal.


John Ockleshaw 127/02/2019 05:46:31
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Hello Colin, For my "Twin Sister", a side tank loco, - The dome cladding was machined and freehand filed from a piece of steel bar. It is located by the dome and it's own saddle. It is secured by a countersunk bolt tapped into the domes plug. There is a boiler band hard up against each side of the flange.

For the firebox cladding - I flanged a piece of 0.025" thick copper sheet just like the firebox throat plate. It only reaches down to the boilers horizontal centreline, with a 0.06" corner radius and a 0.3" long flange. This wa soft soldered into tthe firebox lagging with 0.07" projection, The assembly can be sprung and slid down over th firebox from above. Here again there is a boiler band hard up against the firebox cladding.

For the twin saftey valves cladding - I machined and hand filed the flanged cladding from a piece of flat bar, it is located by the saftey valves and held in place by another countersunk bolt.

If you care to send me a PM with your email address I can send you some phottographs.

Regards, John

Chinkoa28/02/2019 08:11:26
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Hi John,

Re. Email I will try again.



Chinkoa04/03/2019 11:34:43
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Hi John,

Did you get my Photographs?


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