Yorkshire Engine DE2

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Hardwicke
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Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Postby Hardwicke » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:34 pm

Last week Branchlines supplied a new worm and gear set. They were installed for Scalefour North, where a trail on Paul Gittings test track showed the quartering was out. Michael Edge kindly supplied missing bits from the kit, so I'm now on course to complete the brakes and a few cosmetic bits.
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Postby Hardwicke » Tue May 14, 2019 8:08 pm

I was at Peak Rail Rowsley on Friday doing some work for LMS 10000 - Ivatt Diesel ReCreation Society. On a previous visit as I was leaving I spied a Yorkshire DE2, actually BSC No 2, "Rotherham", one of the prototypes. Seeing as none of the production ones survive I took the opportunity on this visit to take detailed photos.

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Front buffer


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Front buffer beam


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Bodyside vents


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Leading wheel front brake


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Brake cylinder


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Leading wheel sand pipe


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Brake - attachment to brake cylinder
Attachments
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Leading wheel trailing brake
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Postby Hardwicke » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:02 am

Thanks to Mike Edge's spare etches and the clambering over the real DE2 I know know exactly what is required of the brake gear. I've 3 pairs of one brake type but only 1 single complete one of the plain hangers. Mike only had the other type. The original builder of my kit used solid brass strip between the hangers instead of wire. Why? Somehow they'd damaged the hangers, beyond repair. So, I'm fabricating 3 hangers. Oops! Broken 2 drills and it's not even filed to shape. I'm drilling the holes before fretting the hangers. Slow progress, but progress nonetheless.
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Postby jim s-w » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:28 pm

Hardwicke wrote:Slow progress, but progress nonetheless.


Oh I dunno, it’s only 6 and a half years since you first posted! :D :D

Jim


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