Sunday, 30 July 2017

'Wildfowler' at Urmston - steaming issue solved!

As noted in the post of 23rd July, 'Wildfowler' has had a tendency to clinkering in the fire after a couple of hours of running, which restricts steaming.

Today I ran 'Wildfowler' with the new grate, and we adopted a policy of regular raking. What a difference! The loco now 'breathes' far more easily, steams like a witch, and at end of play today, after over three hours of running, showed absolutely no sign of reducing steaming rate.
I think we've solved it!

And we had a lovely day for it, the rain arriving as 'Wildfowler' was loaded into the car for the journey home.


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