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by bambuko
Fri May 29, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 66
Views: 4479

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

dewintondave wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:00 am
... The four bolts hold on the separate back plates, I didn't have thick enough stock for the usual milled flange arrangement
understand,thank you (although I'd have probably silver soldered it to get the right thickness?).
Having said so, there is no right or wrong way of doing it :D
by bambuko
Fri May 29, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 66
Views: 4479

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Looking very nice, indeed :thumbright:
What attracted my attention though (and is puzzling me) are four bolts on the axleboxes (inside).
What are these about?
by bambuko
Thu May 28, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 164
Views: 15832

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Test cranks continue :D https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49944237911_086543a332_b.jpg Crankpins loctited in. I am trying pinning/pegging the crankpins using pivot steel (0.8mm dia) in a fashion used in larger models rather than across as suggested in Brain Wilson's book. Hex bolt is there to secu...
by bambuko
Wed May 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 164
Views: 15832

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Continuing with cranks, I have made another fixture to allow me to machine different thickness of crank and balance weight, as per: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49878420656_efb86f2820_b.jpg Here, I am setting up the fixture (with crank blank) on rotary table: https://live.staticflickr.com/655...
by bambuko
Tue May 19, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 67083

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Thank you :thumbright:
enjoyed this little "kicks and giggles" :D
by bambuko
Tue May 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 67083

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Hydrostatic Dazza wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:11 pm
Tender work at the Llewellyn Loco Works.
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What is this?
by bambuko
Wed May 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 3.5” gauge coalfired loco identification help.
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: 3.5” gauge coalfired loco identification help.

BTW you are indeed correct when you say it is narrow gauge loco.
Prototype runs here:
https://www.ffestiniograilway.org.uk/ga ... ountaineer
by bambuko
Wed May 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 3.5” gauge coalfired loco identification help.
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: 3.5” gauge coalfired loco identification help.

Mountainer was one of the 100 locos ordered by British War Department for service in France during 1st World War, to be built in USA by ALCO. I see no reason why a competent model engineer couldn't customise the appearance and details to suit his ideas, but using sound basic design available in ME a...
by bambuko
Wed May 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 3.5” gauge coalfired loco identification help.
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: 3.5” gauge coalfired loco identification help.

Like I've said in my comment on Youtube it is probably based on Don Young's Mountaineer.
Series of articles started in Model Engineer Vol 139, No 3467, June 1973
Here is the GA from the first part:
mountaneer.png
by bambuko
Mon May 11, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 66
Views: 4479

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

dewintondave wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 9:15 am
...Hmmm, I wonder which to go for? ...
I like flat one better, but both are equally plausible - you can find prototype for each :)

p.s. pictures are better as well :thumbup:
by bambuko
Mon May 11, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 164
Views: 15832

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Huh, I never knew about any real differences between the two... They are not really significant in a grand scheme of things :mrgreen: but to OCD afflicted, anally retentive old git like me, they are interesting... ...You seem to know more about Airdmillan & Bundy than I do! :lol: I enjoy research p...
by bambuko
Sun May 10, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 164
Views: 15832

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

...Aye, Airdmillan is up the front of our storage compound. Like most things at Woodford, it looks worse than it really is... Good to have confirmation :thumbright: It's the last steam loco (I understand) build by Fowler in UK. ...Here's the only shot I have of the loco... Yes, that's her allright....
by bambuko
Sun May 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 164
Views: 15832

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Thank you for your very kind (and generous :D ) comments Old Man Aaron :thumbright: I enjoyed your blog, in particular this post: https://anzaccreekworkshops.blogspot.com/2019/10/detailing-your-roundhouse-fowler.html Whilst it is different prototype to my loco, family resemblance, many identical com...
by bambuko
Sat May 09, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 67083

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Best way to add weight is to use tungsten :D
It is approximately 1.75 denser than lead.
It is expensive, but if space is limited...
You can get it on :twisted: Bay
by bambuko
Fri May 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 164
Views: 15832

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

... I cannot see why you would cross pin the crank pins to the cranks. I could not find where B. W mentions this in the book ??... There it is (scanned from the book): https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868821548_75c7dd80c8_o.png I guess it's another poetic licence by the illustrator and book's ...