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Steam Dome Covers

brianhicks

Joined: 5-05-01

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Posted: Wed 6th Dec 2017, 11:17pm
Steam Dome Covers

Captain Hook an enlarged and improved Tinkerbell Is having a locomotive Boiler fitted.The new Boilers steam dome is consequently Larger than the original. We would appreciate any help that will enable us to find a supplier or skilled individual craftsman who could make us another one to fit our new boiler Steam dome. Any help and guidance would be appreciated. Our initial enquiries from Metal spinners in the Leeds area have drawn a blank. Seems none of them have got the correct skills these days but there must be workers in aluminium who can help Many thanks. Please note my current e.Mail is georgebrianhicks@gmail .com.Membership No3072 Brian Hicks
 

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stephenashton

Joined: 2-04-03

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Posted: Thu 7th Dec 2017, 12:37pm

They're not metal but Moors Valley do fibreglass Tinkerbell domes, see link below
http://www.moorsvalleyrailway.co.uk/pages/narogauge-services.html
 

brianhicks

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Posted: Fri 22nd Dec 2017, 10:03pm

My apologies Stephen for my late reply. I could not get the 71/4 website to accept me?? Your information about the Moors Valley Fibre Domes was known to us as we are regular attenders at their events.We are trying to keep our dome as slim as possible but we may well have to use one of theirs. I am in contact with other metal spinners but as yet none have confirmed they can do an ally one to our design and spec. I live in hopes..Also looking for someone who can Water jet cut our fire bars. Yes , we are very sure of what we want !!!!???? Thank you so much for your reply,Happy Christmas to you Brian
 

Foote

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Posted: Tue 26th Dec 2017, 10:15pm

Try https://www.bmspinning.co.uk/ they did my dome in brass.
 

Martyhuck

Joined: 9-10-17

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Posted: Wed 18th Apr 2018, 1:39pm

I have tried emailing Moors Valley twice, once from my aol account, and once from my gmail account. I have not received a reply to either. Do they block overseas emails?
 

Wotsoccurring

Joined: 29-10-10

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Posted: Mon 23rd Apr 2018, 11:43am

Hi I had 2 domes spun for my Lilla at Calder Metal Spinning Co Ltd,Brighouse, they were wery helpfull.
 

brianhicks

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Posted: Tue 24th Apr 2018, 9:50am

Wotsoccuring. Hi ,thank you for your information regarding Calder Metal Spinning. We have been in touch with many Metal Spinners in the Halifax area. None of them could do one to the design we wanted. The flared bottom of the Dome to fit the Circumference of the boiler was the sticking point. However we decided buy one from The Moors Valley Rlwy and have it adjusted for height. It is now with a Body shop hopefully to be done to our satisfaction. If not we will contact CalderMetal Spinning . Thanks for the information.PS The Locomotive Boiler has been fitted and had it's first run on Sunday 22nd April. A great success so far.We are all very excited !!
 

brianhicks

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Posted: Tue 24th Apr 2018, 9:51am

Hello Marty Huck, I will reply to you when I have contacted Moors valley on your behalf. Brian Hicks
 

Peter Beevers

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Posted: Tue 24th Apr 2018, 3:31pm

Brian, a spinner won't want to do the flared bottom. But that's not an issue - get them to do the hard part - the top. Then, develop the curve required on the bottom edge to suit the boiler (plus say 1" for flanging), and mark it on the dome. Cut to that profile, then anneal and flange the bottom over a suitable hardwood former, rotating it all the time as you hit it with a soft mallet. You need to be brave/confident to do it, but it does work.

 

Martyhuck

Joined: 9-10-17

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Posted: Wed 25th Apr 2018, 4:42pm

Hi Brian - Thank You! My name is Marty Knox, Martyhuck is my screen name. It made sense when I worked at the Huckleberry Railroad.
I have built 300+ boilers, written about boilers for Live Steam Magazine. My website www.RidgeBoiler.com.
 

workwright

Joined: 10-12-17

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Posted: Sat 30th Jun 2018, 7:39pm

Hi, I have just found this topic. I was wondering what information has to be given to Calder Metal spinners to make two domes for a Lilla. I have purchased a certificated , running Lilla in a very tatty state and want to re-build her over winter to something better. I need a steam dome and a safety valve bonnet for this project. "Wotsoccurring",(I am sorry I do not intend to immpolite addressing you in this way) Did you have to supply the spinners with a drawing, a hardwood form,did they flange the dome for the tank top? What is a typical cost for the work?
 

Wotsoccurring

Joined: 29-10-10

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Posted: Tue 17th Jul 2018, 11:46am

Hi sorry I haven't replied earlier I have just noticed your post.
I only had the steam dome spun at calder, I just sent them a drawing, they spun the bottom curve but it was flat I just made a wooden former to put the very slight curve on to match the tank top.
As for price I'm not too sure but I seem to think it was very reasonable . I had 2 domes just in case .
Hope this helps. Tim
 
 
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