Took the Daylight out for it's
inaugural run on Sunday October 5, 2008. What a great time. Couldn't
be happier with the results. Have some minor adjustments to make but
overall, she ran great. It steams up and keeps a head of steam easily.
I made it around the club track without loosing pressure even though I
was still figuring out how to adjust everything to get her to run
smoothly. As you can see from the pictures, it doesn't look like a
Daylight yet except for the smokebox door and side rods/valve gear. Now
that I got the mechanical parts done I can concentrate on the skyline
casing, the skirting and the front pilot per the Daylight. Oh, and the
all important red-orange paint scheme. Here's a few pictures of the
Here she is just loaded off the
trailer. It was the first time the tender was connected to the engine.
Had to cut hoses to length and put the ends on and make sure everything
fit without interference.
Here I am going around the track
for the first time.
As you can see from my face, I am
having a great time. Ran the engine for over 4 hours straight!
Here's a few videos on YouTube
Daylight First Run
Now for the Post-Steam-up review