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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.
Cheers
Ian

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
Cheers
Ian

stirlingsinglebogie1a.jpg

3404627/08/2019 08:17:21
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Blackgates and Reeves both offer castings

Station Road Steam archive site is worth searching through to see if something similar as plenty of pictures and mention of supplier.

Bill

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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Edited By Clive Brown 1 on 27/08/2019 08:59:46

Ian Watson 627/08/2019 20:32:21
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Hi

Thanks for the help and advice. Its much appreciated.

Ian

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.

Regards

Phil

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