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by Tony Bird
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: New 5" gauge riding car
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: New 5" gauge riding car

Hi Dave, Some years ago the Cardiff MS converted to continuous vacuum braking of it riding cars and bogies that couldn't easily be converted were sold to members and I bought a pair. These bogies were very robust and heavy having many years of life left in them. 002 IMG_7732 LR.jpg As at that time o...
by Tony Bird
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: New 5" gauge riding car
Replies: 4
Views: 364

New 5" gauge riding car

Hi, One of my 5" gauge locomotives was due for its annual pressure gauge and safety valve check last weekend and it was the first opportunity to try out my new 4 wheel riding car. IMG_9501 LR.jpg IMG_9500 LR.jpg My bogie riding car was getting too heavy to transport and as the club was getting ride ...
by Tony Bird
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Llechfan Garden Railway.
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Llechfan Garden Railway.

Hi Rod, Can you tell what that little live steamer with the double overhead cylinders is called :i.e. Who built it. I think it was amazing. The over-type model locomotive is based on one of a pair of locomotives named Hops and Malt which were one of the first locomotives to be used at the Guinness B...
by Tony Bird
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Llechfan Garden Railway.
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Llechfan Garden Railway.

Hi,

https://youtu.be/IBeBjp33Qak

I hope you enjoy.

Regards Tony.
by Tony Bird
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Old model steam engine running.
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Old model steam engine running.

Hi Rod, It did seem to run better the more you ran her. Yes, possibly because the water was lower in the boiler better evaporation so more steam? With its virtually unprotected flame I wonder if they were ever intended to run outdoors? I have a few more about 10 old model locomotives both clockwork ...
by Tony Bird
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Old model steam engine running.
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Old model steam engine running.

Hi,

I have been working my way through checking a number of vintage/old model steam locomotives that my model club has. I have been told this is a Marklin from the 1920's. Video at:

https://youtu.be/bwoFdGxyJ9c

Regards Tony.
by Tony Bird
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Changes to a garden railway.
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Changes to a garden railway.

Hi Rik,

The swivelling points if that is what you would call them were laid in 2012 and have given very little trouble given they are out in the elements. Once the geometry is understood they are quite simple and quick to make though they do use a lot of track.

Take care.

Tony.
by Tony Bird
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Changes to a garden railway.
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Changes to a garden railway.

Hi,

The Cardiff Model Engineering Society has been altering its garden railway. A video can be viewed at:

https://youtu.be/-tGoOzidywQ

Regards Tony.
by Tony Bird
Sat May 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: More Statford Barn Railway videos
Replies: 2
Views: 261

More Statford Barn Railway videos

by Tony Bird
Wed May 15, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Rhydypenderyn at the Statfold Barn Railway.
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Rhydypenderyn at the Statfold Barn Railway.

Hi,

I hope you enjoy.

https://youtu.be/xWr0FmQL6cQ

Regards Tony.
by Tony Bird
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: CRACKER
Replies: 2
Views: 349

CRACKER

Hi,

More video.

https://youtu.be/RKbZ6QTk4eg

Regards Tony.
by Tony Bird
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: DIXIE
Replies: 1
Views: 251

DIXIE

Hi,

Being a little incapacitated at the moment and reduce to editing videos as SWMBO has hidden the keys to the shed.

https://youtu.be/SjnFkFe1NV8

Regards Tony.
by Tony Bird
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Restoring a Bowman 300 model steam locomotive
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Restoring a Bowman 300 model steam locomotive

Hi,

Restoring a Bowman 300 @

https://youtu.be/JdImVPMrziw

Regards Tony.
by Tony Bird
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: OVERHAULING A CRACKER>
Replies: 2
Views: 384

OVERHAULING A CRACKER>