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Building a boiler

George G

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Hi George


You can get tube in the sort of diameter you want but not easily. I see that you live in Essex. In the North East Essex Gauge 0 Group we have a set of boiler rollers and with these it is possible to make a boiler tube of any size. I rolled my own for my first J15 before the plethora of kits came out. If you can make our meeting in October with a length of brass sheet it can be rolled to shape in a matter of minutes.


I would also recommed getting a set of brass boiler fittings from Alan Gibson whilst they are available. They do two chimneys, dome various safety valves and perhaps most importantly, a very nice brass cast smokebox door.


Best of luck with the project.


Martin Long

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