Fylde Area Group (February 2017)

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mike_t_norris
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Fylde Area Group (February 2017)

Postby mike_t_norris » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:18 pm

The 16th February found 9 members present with apologies from two friends and members; it was a good turnout for this time of year.

Also we had a fine selection of stock to run, Richard Dunning brought along his BR standard along with a complete train which provided a nice test rake, but unfortunately the standard developed a problem with its valve gear and need to be retired, hopefully it won’t need too much work to sort it out again. He followed this with his ‘Q1’ class.

Next Peter Sutherland brought along another train, this time an S&T works train, which was complete with signal posts and various materials need to erect them, complete with a tool van. The only problem is that I think he concentrated too had on this project, because the brakevan seems to be part of another railway company! I am glad I am not the only one to make mistakes like this!!!

Finally we were treated to one of John James own locomotives a beautiful finished Midland 0-4-4. Quite a night with some very nice models on display, photos are below.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 16th March, at 7:30pmfor 8:00pm, and is a ‘Run and Natter’ evening, details available from myself or via the ‘Blue Sheet’.

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Rdunning
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Re: Fylde Area Group (February 2017)

Postby Rdunning » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:57 pm

Just for the record the cause of the 4MT failing was a front crankpin unscrewing itself and fouling the connecting rod. It's the recessed type to provide adequate clearance in this situation. Thinning down the front boss on the coupling rod seems to have cured the problem. Thankfully no damage was sustained anywhere else in the motion.

mike_t_norris
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Re: Fylde Area Group (February 2017)

Postby mike_t_norris » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:59 pm

Glad to hear it did not prove to be a major problem.
Are you going to risk it again next month?

Rdunning
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Re: Fylde Area Group (February 2017)

Postby Rdunning » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:18 pm

I should really shouldn't I? Otherwise I'll never know if I've actually fixed the original problem...


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