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by bambuko
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

It turned out to be rather pleasurable Graeme :D The parting was aided by syringing-in cutting oil using the trusty lubricator draining syringe. And, with an 18tpi hacksaw blade, the 1" was easy to cut, again with cutting oil.... +1 on that :thumbleft: I cut all my wheels with hacksaw and it's no b...
by bambuko
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13204

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

I am referring to the same document, but I haven't got the latest version (mine is 2006), so it might be that it has changed...
Section 2.5 (in 2006 version) is Coal Fired Boilers

Yes, I am aware about the moves to create separate code.
by bambuko
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13204

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

...For clarity, to which boiler code are you referring? in UK - The Boiler Test Code 2018: 6.5 Boiler water feed arrangements shall be by at least two independent means (two of each, or a combination of, hand pump, injector, mechanical pump, etc.). A single boiler inlet with two check valves is acc...
by bambuko
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13204

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

Yes, just been through Riverdale webpage. The arguments (with which I totally agree) against the use of axle pump are very well explained by Brian Wilson in this August 2014 article in "16mm Today" magazine: https://www.riverdale-loco.com/Today.pdf So I guess, you are right - it is acceptable to the...
by bambuko
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13204

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

...There were articles in AME magazine in 2017, they did thermal modeling of what happens in a coal fired wet leg boiler when run dry ...I saw this in action on the loco at my local ME club run... How does it square with the boiler code which requires you to have two independent sources of feedwate...
by bambuko
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13204

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

Something slightly different (i.e. no update, although I am making progress :thumbright: ) Here is one of the original, Leeds build Aussie Fowlers that made it's way back to UK: https://youtu.be/_IOnLpnF11E She is in "Steam Workshop": https://www.steamworkshop.co.uk/portfolio/2-fowler-16341/ and her...
by bambuko
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: Servo jitter and crosstalk

...I have now tested with a servo tester ... and the jitter isn't there; can't see a way of testing for the crosstalk, but the rx is starting to look very much like the culprit.... Yes, I think you have narrowed down the problem. If it was servo problem it would also be a problem with servo tester....
by bambuko
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Servo jitter and crosstalk
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: Servo jitter and crosstalk

Have you done anything to the RX antenna? Does it happen with servos and receiver just connected on the bench (i.e. outside of the loco). It's not likely to be faulty servo. It is not a normal behaviour. It matters - if it is that bad with transmitter only few feet away from the receiver, imagine wh...
by bambuko
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13204

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

You are doing such a nice job, put a grate in and burn the black stuff. Thank you. I would like to do it indeed :thumbright: but this particular model would need too much butchery to rear of the cab to permit easy access for the shovel. Plus, adding axle pump at this stage would be a bit of PITA I ...
by bambuko
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13204

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

Spent couple of days pondering how to fit the burner and pony truck in the space available and here is what I came up with: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49172533201_1ddb776374_b.jpg It's shown with LH frame removed for clarity. Red block secured with two bolts to frame stretcher is both burne...
by bambuko
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13204

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

Sounds like I got away with it :mrgreen: Cleaned axle holes in the wheels with wet & dry, soaked the wheels in acetone for two days, put them in a dishwasher and after preparing them as normal loctited using Loctite 638. Job done - they are solid :thumbup: Next is the rear trailing pony truck, to fi...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Reference Library
Topic: Narrow Gauge Railway Society Library
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Narrow Gauge Railway Society Library

link: https://ngrslibrary.wordpress.com/ In 2017 a Society volunteer working for the library undertook the epic task of scanning our entire back catalogue of in-house publications in a searchable .pdf format, right back to the first issues produced in 1951. As the wealth of our published material gr...
by bambuko
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 458
Views: 64069

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

I just discovered this gem of a thread hiding in the depth of the forum :mrgreen:
Thank you! most enjoyable hour spent catching up from the beginning :thumbright:
You sir, excel in all aspects of the hobby - an inspiration to the rest of us.
by bambuko
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 522
Views: 59070

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

When you say 1.6mm dia rivet, do you mean stem dia or head dia?
Impressive, regardless of which :mrgreen:
by bambuko
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: CAD (solidworks) narrow gauge steam loco models
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: CAD (solidworks) narrow gauge steam loco models

OK, I think my solidworks problem is sorted with the help of grabcad Instructions are here: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-convert-cad-files-in-workbench after uploading solidworks files into my workbench in grabcad, I can view the files in grabcad: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/g7nEePZNsd...