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Robert Thompson 824/10/2019 16:11:22
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Hi all

I am trying to finally finish my 5" Boxhill in particular grate and ash Pan.

Am I missing something or does the grate really slope forward at quite an angle?

It also says that the inner fire box lip should be notched to take the grate cross bars so is it not also necessary to notch the top of the ash pan ?

All help greatly appreciated

Bob Thompson

Bruno Taylor26/10/2019 17:08:19
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Hi Robert

Here are some photos of my Boxhill Grate. Yes it is steeply sloped. I did not have to cut out anything from the boiler which is exactly as drawn by M Evan's. In use the little screws to hold the ash pan in place ade awkward. If I did it adina l would put a pin right through. May even do so for this one. The grate is cast iron a project over the winter is to widen the gaps to get more air through. A better fire may help steam production as she is prone to running out of puff on the back incline at Bristol's track.boxhill grate 1.jpgboxhill grate 2.jpgboxhill grate 3.jpg

Hope this helps

Robert Thompson 827/10/2019 06:11:26
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Hello Bruno

Thanks for the Info. I see you have two "forks" at the front end I guess to locate the grate??

My grate is stainless steel and the bars sit on top of the cross bars as it is a welded construction from Blackgates.

My instructions which are copies from Model Engineer 1964 Say" The bottom edges of the inner wrapper being slotted to take the projecting lugs of the grate"

With regards to your steaming problem a few of my fellow members at Chelmsford have fitted Rosebud grates to various locos with a fair degree of success dont know how this would would work with a sloping grate ??



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