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

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Laser cutting

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Introduction and castings Laser Cut parts
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

  Plate work lubricator and whistle



making of all buffers for loco and tender


The brakes on Loco and Tender

What to do to complete the loco.

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