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by IanC
Tue May 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Candleford Green Light Railway
Replies: 45
Views: 3173

Re: The Candleford Green Light Railway

They are quite scary to watch though in any breeze as the metal roof makes them quite top heavy & they do sway alarmingly exacerbated by my being on 32mm track :shock: Paul, One way to cure swaying coaches is to leave one bogie to pivot normally and to have two bolts either side of the other bogie ...
by IanC
Tue May 19, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rylston Pickle Factory
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Rylston Pickle Factory

Those are great pictures. Very impressive and realistic.
by IanC
Sat May 16, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 28
Views: 1152

Re: Roundhouse Fowler

Jimmy, Water from under the smokebox is quite normal. The cylinders are cold when starting so the steam condensates and turns back to water. This is then expelled when the locomotive moves. Once you have moved a short distance this will stop because the cylinders will warm up. To avoid this your loc...
by IanC
Sat May 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Excelsior RC battery charging
Replies: 26
Views: 572

Re: Accucraft Excelsior RC battery charging

Andrew, Sympathy I can do. Electrics are also a mystery to me so I can't help. I have a Caradoc which I am trying to sort out. It's running deteriorated quite markedly last year and I change or replace one part, only to find it shows up a problem in another area. Like you, one step forward and one b...
by IanC
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 265
Views: 30920

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Good to see progress on the POR and MAMs Lady Anne. Run time will improve when it's fully run in and MAM gets used to the settings.
by IanC
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Weebee Safety Valve Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Weebee Safety Valve Cover

There's nothing wrong with the safety valve. The old cover is at fault. It was designed to fit the Accucraft safety, not the Weebee which is a different design and has different dimensions. There is a recess in the old cover which is not deep enough. I'll speak to Simon though to see what he can sug...
by IanC
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Weebee Safety Valve Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Weebee Safety Valve Cover

You can use your existing safety valve bonnet by fitting a brass collar around the safety valve that matches the ID of the safety valve bonnet. I had one fitted to my Riverdale boiler using the Roundhouse cover. When you order the valve from TTD ask them to supply a collar for your engine. Thanks T...
by IanC
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Weebee Safety Valve Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Weebee Safety Valve Cover

Does anyone know if anyone makes a cover for the Weebee safety valve?

Thanks in advance.
by IanC
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann Coaches get a repaint
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Bachmann Coaches get a repaint

I seem to recall it may be possible to restore glazing by dipping in clear floor polish. Not tried it myself, or seen it done though.
by IanC
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 76
Views: 2892

Re: Coronavirus projects

The trestle bridge is a great solution and looks great. :thumbright:
by IanC
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann Coaches get a repaint
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Bachmann Coaches get a repaint

That's an excellent paint job. The coach is looking great.
by IanC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Caradoc Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Caradoc Issues

Thanks Tom. I propose to tackle one issue at a time. If I change more than one thing at a time it might mean I can't be sure what has improved matters, and what hasn't.
by IanC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Caradoc Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Caradoc Issues

I have an Accucraft Caradoc that is in meed of some TLC it was bought second hand and whilst it runs it has some shortcomings. Possibly it has had a hard life and/or lack of maintenance previously. I will list some of the issues below. The burn time is only 20 minutes. I have changed the gas valve f...
by IanC
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 3618

Re: Botch Idea

I like the Swift Sixteen coaches and those have turned out well.