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BillAuld
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29 Class

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I'm looking for information on the 29 Class. Nearly finished building one from the SE Finecast kit. Need information on the boiler bands. None of the photos I have shows the bands at all. Were they actually applied. I was assuming that the bands would follow standard practice.
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jimwatt2mm
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Re: 29 Class

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I assumed they were, but with absolutely no supporting evidence.
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David Blevins
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I have tried a few enlargements of Class 29, 0-6-0T Condensing, and what appears to be vague lining of Boiler Band next to the smoke box.
I leave it up to yourself to judge, but I too always assumed the Class 29 were lined on the Boilers.
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David Blevins
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Re: 29 Class

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Here is a comparison with a Class 29 and Class 782, the Boiler Bands which appear to be very similar.
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BillAuld
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Re: 29 Class

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Thanks for that, I'll go with the standard lining.
Orbiston
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Re: 29 Class

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You've left the condensing pipe from the smokebox to the side tank brass. Is this correct or have you not finished painting it? Just about to embark on a similar project.
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Re: 29 Class

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The Condensing Pipes from the Smoke Box to the Tank are polished copper.
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Re: 29 Class

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Regarding the Condensing Polished Copper Pipes - I used to have my doubts if they would be so Highly Polished whilst working through the Tunnels in Glasgow, from Parkhead to Botanic Gardens or Partick West is quite a distance!
But on Holiday in Chester, England I had to use the toilet in a Very Old back street Pub, one too many Beers, and a 19th century toilet appeared - porcelain cistern with chain and handle about 8ft high, and below it, a 5 foot length of Copper pipe descending to the Bowl.
What amazed me, was how Highly Polished it was, the cleaner spending time to polish this pipe - if left alone I am sure it would have gone green in the damp conditions of a Toilet, it is amazing to think a person can take pride in the Job and had to continue to polish it every day - just could not help themselves - saying it looks so much better now!
The Driver and Fireman would similarly keep wiping down (polishing) the Locomotive, whilst standing at Stations, "just could not help themselves", it had to be done - taking pride in the Job and their Engine! So Highly Polished Copper Pipes are definitely correct.
So that was my revelation in a Foreign Land, and the Beer was Good and the atmosphere wonderful - Oh those were the days, time we returned to Happier & Merrier times.
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Orbiston
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Re: 29 Class

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Thanks David, that's an image that will come to mind every time I run my "29"!
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