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5 inch Stirling Single - Maker identification needed

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Ian Watson 627/08/2019 07:54:02
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I have recently aquired a 5 inch Stirling single which had been used as a static display model. Parts of the motion were there. The eccentric sheaves needed to be tapped and set up on the driving axle . Knowing the maker would be helpful.
The bogie uses proper leaf springs as opposed to solid castings.

Ian Watson 627/08/2019 07:56:01
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Here is a photo of the bogie on my Stirling single which may help with the identification


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Clive Brown 127/08/2019 08:53:10
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Reeves offer a design by J Scarth, who won an award with the original model. A friend of mine built one, but found the inadequacies of the drawings very frustrating. He eventually bought the Clarksons drawings, who offered their version, to supplement them, but I can't remember if he found them much better.

Although Clarksons seems to have passed on to Blackgates, the Blackgates Stirling single that they currently list appears to be a 2-2-2 by Martin Evans.

BTW, I can't see the springs in the photo above having much flexibility.

A thought has just occurred that I heard that the Reeves drawings may have been revised in later years, but I'm very uncertain of that.

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Ian Watson 627/08/2019 20:32:21
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Thanks for the help and advice. Its much appreciated.


Weary27/08/2019 21:37:37
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There are two active builders of 5" Stirling singles (4-2-2) on Model Engineering Clearing House forum so an enquiry there may elicit some information.



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