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by Garethh
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP JESSIE
Replies: 26
Views: 2484

Re: IP JESSIE

I also suspect it’ll be m3, if you’ve got a spare m3 bolt kicking about might be worth seeing if it fits. Probably got a few m3 grubs knocking around, happy to pop one in the post if it saves ordering a bunch when you only need the one!
by Garethh
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2244

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:41 pm
Did I detect hi-vis trousers in one of those photos?

Rik
You did, I rent take finished bits to work with me and bolt them together if I get a bit of free time!
by Garethh
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2244

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

I appreciate the positive words, just trying to not get carried away until I know it at least runs on air, if it doesn’t work then it doesn’t matter how pretty it looks! Here is a pic of her on the bench, railway is mostly mud and trackwork needs some leveling and joints unkinked for gauge one runni...
by Garethh
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2244

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Very nice workmanship!! Wish whoever in the UK that built the Project I have would have done that kind of work, and only wish I had the tools and skills to remake a few things like the whole cylinder block assembly. Mine was poorly done and looks like a hack job compared to your fine work. Keep the...
by Garethh
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2244

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Made a bit of progress since the last post, valve chest and valve are now finished 790E31DF-394C-4BD2-9B66-B5B0F5474950.jpeg Followed by a test fit in the chassis, happily it all turns over nicely! D0397EFE-9607-4432-A23B-2F58D9AC2E30.jpeg All becomes quite a tight fit once the trunk guide gets invo...
by Garethh
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Bachman lyn project
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Bachman lyn project

It went on eBay I’m afraid!
by Garethh
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Zach Bond "Momentum Van" project
Replies: 180
Views: 52390

Re: Zach Bond "Momentum Van" project

https://www.motionco.co.uk/ - think I got mine from this place, they do some useful bits and pieces
by Garethh
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2244

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Bit of progress since the last post, rear cylinder cover and piston gland all made up, as per the book. With the piston I decided to fit a silicone o ring rather than the graphite yarn packing described in the book: 40260D24-F22E-4BA1-A728-11F8099D66F3.jpeg 419FB4C8-3267-4BA6-AE80-9BC50E00E91D.jpeg ...
by Garethh
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Gauge One Rolling Stock in 1:32 scale
Replies: 18
Views: 2595

Re: Gauge One Rolling Stock in 1:32 scale

Looking good! If you haven’t got enough projects on the go, I’ll be looking for something to run behind the 4f when it’s eventually finished...
by Garethh
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Gauge One Motive Power
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Gauge One Motive Power

Brilliant, great to see that gauge 1 is doable without spending thousands on live steam models! Are you planning to produce these as kits? I’ve been thinking that G1 needed something at the more accessible end of the market to get more people interested...
by Garethh
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 50
Views: 3580

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

Over the summer I ordered an inflatable kayak for a similarly bargain price from a legitimate looking site. After placing the order I realised it was shipping from China and looked at the site closer and started getting a bit suspicious. I received a tracking number, which worked, and a few weeks la...
by Garethh
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2244

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

It’s a relatively large single cylinder and by all accounts the can suffer quite badly from hydraulic lock without draincocks of some kind fitted. My thinking was that auto ones would save chasing the loco to shut them once it’s managed to get started! I’m not a member of that group unfortunately, h...
by Garethh
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2244

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

820B521B-E143-4DB5-A5B0-71465B68A7CF.jpeg Front cylinder cover is done, just waiting on a 1/8 reamer before I can crack on with the rear. Quick question for anyone with experience, the book suggests fitting lever operated drain cocks, I remember seeing auto ones on the djb site but they don’t seem ...
by Garethh
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: electro-diesel time travel
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

Re: Semi-scale BR: electro-diesel time travel

I see the gbrf 73’s every now and again at work, you’ve definitely captured the look of them, very impressive!
by Garethh
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2244

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Started drilling exhaust ports and steam passages this afternoon, pretty terrifying but luckily everything lined up nicely!
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