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by tom_tom_go
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Start of things to Come!
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: The Start of things to Come!

The railway is no more but it was a shelf railway mostly:

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by tom_tom_go
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Start of things to Come!
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: The Start of things to Come!

As you have fence posts already in the garden for the fence why not use heavy duty brackets attached to them?
by tom_tom_go
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 223
Views: 33886

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Love it Dave.

Could your whistle valve be connected to a servo?
by tom_tom_go
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 94
Views: 2839

Re: The Circle Line

When I sprung my points in 16mm scale I just used electrical wire placed under the track as a tension rod.
by tom_tom_go
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 94
Views: 2839

Re: The Circle Line

Join us (in a zombie toned voice)...
by tom_tom_go
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 94
Views: 2839

Re: The Circle Line

Why don't you make the point sprung so it always resets so it is set for the siding (assuming you always go round the circle the same way).
by tom_tom_go
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Full size railway reference and picture thread
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Set as a sticky.

Please ensure if you are posting photos and you are not the owner that you have permission to do so.
by tom_tom_go
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'
Replies: 23
Views: 962

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

The bubbles do make it look like beer now that you mention it!

The oil chamber was bubbling as one of the ball bearings was stuck, easily fixed and now pumping freely to both cylinders.
by tom_tom_go
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'
Replies: 23
Views: 962

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

As it's running on air I am using light machine oil.
by tom_tom_go
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 223
Views: 33886

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Another great sounding whistle!
by tom_tom_go
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Steam going straight up chimney
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Steam going straight up chimney

Are you sure the regulator is opening fully?
by tom_tom_go
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'
Replies: 23
Views: 962

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

dewintondave wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 am
It's nice to see a mechanical lubricator.
Even better when it works unlike when I first filled it up (spot the problem):

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It's fixed now as you can see in the video I posted yesterday!
by tom_tom_go
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'
Replies: 23
Views: 962

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Second attempt on air was successful now that I have an adapter fitted in place of one of the safety valves allowing better flow rate into the boiler: https://youtu.be/9IlwNB8nXGU The new rolling road units from CMD Engineering are brilliant: http://www.miniature-trains.co.uk/product/5-rolling-road/...
by tom_tom_go
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 223
Views: 33886

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Bang on Dave, I like how the whistle sound gradually changes when the condensate clears.
by tom_tom_go
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 176
Views: 17580

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

I like the new look Goblin idea, a working loco not a gloss queen!