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The Diary of the Building of a 5" gauge Stirling Single

At 16.15 on the 6th November 2017 the driving wheels, for the first time, were driven round on compressed air.

This web site started to follow the building of my Stirling Single in December 1990, now today 26th Jan 2018 I have decided to hand over the completion of the build to Lynx Model Works as the time I will have available to me is now limited due to my wife suffering another bout of illness. I am hoping that I will be able to progress reports, may be even on a monthly basis, particularly as I have friends who are following my build and wish to continue to do so ...

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This link will take you to the calendar pages. Each RED DOT on the calendars represents a build day
Page 1 Laser cutting Page 21 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 9a Page 9b Page 9c Page 10
Introduction and castings Laser Cut parts Timing the valve gear Main Frames

- all the Wheels

Eccentrics Main Axle Horns Erecting the Main Frames Bogie horn blocks, axle boxes and axles Main and trailing horn blocks, axle boxes and axles Feed pump Cylinders - part 1 Cylinders part 2 Cylinders part 3 Cylinders part 4 Crosshead and piston
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Connecting rod - motion plate Valve gear, axle pump link and reverser

Valve Gear continued The boiler Smoke box

Smoke box part 2

Plate work lubricator and whistle

Tender & making of all buffers for loco and tender

The brakes on Loco and Tender What to do to complete the loco. Making the gaskets fit ! Running the chassis on air. Completion of the build
A red dot indicates the days at least some work was carried out on the build of my Stirling Single.

Latest page Click on Latest page to go direct to the current build progress.

If you have any comments / questions about the project then please email me ...