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by tom_tom_go
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 53
Views: 1863

Re: Larger scale Stuff

Thanks Jim, I had forgotten the name but the brown coloured loco uses a Dholpur chassis but freelance in appearance.
by tom_tom_go
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 36
Views: 742

Re: Applying custom lettering?

If the lettering rubs off in places it will look authentic!
by tom_tom_go
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dreaming of a small Indoor layout
Replies: 30
Views: 965

Re: Dreaming of a small Indoor layout

Hi Greg,

They negotiated 2ft 6" with ease, I reckon they will work for you.

I will get a photo of two items coupled together so you can see how much they can swivel.
by tom_tom_go
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 53
Views: 1863

Re: Larger scale Stuff

The loco I posted from SRS is the same size in 7 1/4" so you get the benefits of a large loco on 5" gauge track!
by tom_tom_go
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 53
Views: 1863

Re: Larger scale Stuff

The club I am joining has a raised track so that was my thinking with 3 1/2" gauge.

5" gauge is fine for ground running.
by tom_tom_go
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 53
Views: 1863

Re: Larger scale Stuff

Hi Dave, 'Lucky 7' certainly does look the part, one of only two made by the same builder. The one I saw today was apparently the 'first attempt' but looked great to me! I am looking at 5" gauge, however, narrow gauge in 3 1/2" is bigger than I thought it was so could be an option. Money no object, ...
by tom_tom_go
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 53
Views: 1863

Re: Larger scale Stuff

I went along today to the model engineering society I hope to be a member soon and there were a couple of 5" narrow gauge looking locos I though you all might be interested in seeing: IMG_20190623_145737-01.jpeg IMG_20190623_145333-01.jpeg 'Lucky 7' below is 3 1/2" and dwarfed in size everything run...
by tom_tom_go
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dreaming of a small Indoor layout
Replies: 30
Views: 965

Re: Dreaming of a small Indoor layout

Magnetic couplings are the way to go:

by tom_tom_go
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 162
Views: 28122

Re: eBay madness

16mm scale prices are bonkers these days!
by tom_tom_go
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: IP Engineering Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: IP Engineering Wheels

Try heating them up as they will be secured with Loctite.

Place the wheel in a vice and gently tap the axle out.
by tom_tom_go
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dreaming of a small Indoor layout
Replies: 30
Views: 965

Re: Dreaming of a small Indoor layout

Nicely done Greg, I do like a bit of operational shunting with magnetic uncouplers!
by tom_tom_go
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point problems
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Point problems

What points are you using Andrew, is it the newer short radius Peco SM32 type?

Some of my first built rolling stock items ride up on the frog which is down to back to back measurement being incorrect, however, on the original longer radius points they are fine.
by tom_tom_go
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Gang Motor
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: TVT - Gang Motor

The small motor on the Heng Long smoke unit I bought was very quiet but the gear train (plastic) made a right noise!
by tom_tom_go
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy

Take your time Rod, like I said to you my projects take months not days!
by tom_tom_go
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy

I asked about the paint used on the boiler wrapper as it hasn't fared well although Halfords acrylic based paints should be fine (I wouldn't use them for smoke boxes though): IMG_20190617_103835-01.jpeg The sanding gear has been chemically blackened but will be weathered like the safety valve bonnet...