Stuart 9 - PS8 Steam

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Quite a beast of an engine.  Weighs a ton!  This engine has lots of issues and has been looked at by lots of people.

Alignment problems between cylinder and the rest of the engine.  Runs just about.  Crankshaft resembles a banana!  Flywheel full of chips and knocks.  Suspect at some stage it was dropped and flywheel and crankshaft hit the ground first!

Jobs to date:

1. Strip down and clean
2. Paint base after removing casting remnants
3. Repair knocks in sole plate and paint
4. Order replacement flywheel casting from Stuart
5. Order drawings from Stuart

4th November 2018

A Stuart Model 9 and a Pendle Boiler on eBay.  I was expecting this to go for a small fortune, but I was the sole bidder for some reason and got it for a bargain.  All testing and runs well.  The finish in places is not so good and I think I can do a better job of cladding the boiler.

9th December 2018

Model 9 running nicely now.  Short video alongside.  I think the plan it to put this and the No 1 together with the 504 boiler on a single board.

(C) 2018 Kevin Murrell
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