Steam Plant Boiler testing
|neil howard-pritchard||12/05/2008 18:24:00|
1059 forum posts
I bought a Cheddar Maxi steam plant with two twin cylinder puffin engines of a gentleman some time ago which are planned to go into an Imara Tug eventually.
I bought them as second hand although they were brand new and never even had compressed air put through them.
I have three questions if anyone could answer, please.
1) although the plant came with a boiler certificate when new in the late 1990's it has obviously expired. Do I need a boiler certificate every year for such a plant.
2) does anyone know of a tester up here near Blackpool/Fleetwood who would be able to test and certificate this boiler, and does one need to be a member of a club to have a cert issued.
3) I believe ther is an "owners club" for cheddar steam plant owners, does any member know where they hale from.
Many thanks for any info on these questions.
|HS 93||14/05/2008 07:48:00|
91 forum posts
Try your local model engenering club.is that the one sold on ebay recently ?if so it was a bargin I was going to bid but missed the end, also have you got a biger gas tank for it as the one that was being sold with it was for a mini Vap plant and a bit small.
|neil howard-pritchard||14/05/2008 09:07:00|
1059 forum posts
I bought this one about 2/3 years ago complete with an Imara tug that had had a lot of beautiful work done on her already for the staggering price of (wait for it) £500 in total.NOW THAT WAS A BARGAIN.!!
the gas tank on the one I bought was just the normal cylindrical flat bottomed cannister that fits into a cradle inside the hull.
What i got for my money has to be seen to be beleived.
the club locally to me isn't the greatest in coming forward with help I'm sorry to say?
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