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Posted by Deserteagle | Jun 13, 2015 @ 05:12 PM | 9,548 Views
Looks like imageshack took down my pictures for sharing on forums Oh well I got my moneys worth LOL

Lady Shannon Clyde Puffer

Sorry about the long read but there are plenty of pictures and movies for those that don't want to.

The project started about 9 years ago when I bought a Hemmens Caton V4 from a collector. I have dreamed of owning this engine since the early 90's when I seen one at a model train show. The one I purchased came with all the original documents, manual and boiler certificate. It also had the optional attenuator which was perfect for what i was going to use the engine for. The engine had been run a couple of times but was very tight and the timing was a little off so I ran about a couple of gallons through it and readjusted the valving as per instructions. After the break in the engine runs very smooth almost clock like in precision.

The Ship.

Since I was a child I had always wanted to build a Clyde Puffer. My Grandfather had a picture of a Puffer hanging in the guest bedroom that he took while he was stationed somewhere in the UK during WWII. He told me that he took a ride on one while he traveled around Scotland after the war and it was a very memorable experience for him. He also liked the movie High and Dry (The Maggie) and I was able to get him a copy of that movie while he was still alive.

picture of the Rivercloy I found on the internet

I searched around and found the Puffer in kit form from Mount fleet Models and also found a...Continue Reading
Posted by Deserteagle | Jun 13, 2015 @ 05:11 PM | 9,025 Views
Posted by Deserteagle | Jun 13, 2015 @ 03:55 PM | 9,168 Views
Puffer part Part 3

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