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by tom_tom_go
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 14644

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea

I have tried to get into the habit of opening all steam valves slightly after blowing down - mostly to stop them from jamming as the cool - but it also stops a vacuum forming in the boiler. I have followed the same ritual since owning the loco and leave all valves open when not in use. Degreasing w...
by tom_tom_go
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 14644

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea

Keith S wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:46 pm
I don't have any useful advice: I just wanted to wish you good luck with it and may you have patience until the project is successful and satisfactory.

I, too, absolutely loathe painting. Especially metal.

May the force be with you.
Thanks Keith!
by tom_tom_go
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 14644

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea

It's been a while, time for an update. I fitted new commercial clack valves to the boiler back in August after one of them kept sticking open (after the last failed steaming I discovered that the ball valve in one of them had been sucked into the boiler). When I took apart the other valve I discover...
by tom_tom_go
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 3379

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

Hammerite is garbage paint these days, it will just flake off! I found these guys that supply smaller tins but it is listed as 'tinted', does that mean it is a mixed colour to order? https://paintersworld.co.uk/7300-combicolor-smooth-metal-paint-1?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItd6Vp4yE7AIVCuntCh3WDgfnEAQYAyABEg...
by tom_tom_go
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 3379

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

What about the cylinders as they get hot, same paint type?

Thanks for helping!
by tom_tom_go
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 3379

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

New van colour looks good.

Did you use the same paint range of the gloss colours you used as I can only find gloss type paint from the manufacturer you mentioned?
by tom_tom_go
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 3379

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

Hi Nomis,

What colour did you use on the chassis of your loco as it doesn't look like a gloss colour to me?
by tom_tom_go
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Farlington & District Light Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Farlington & District Light Railway

Use the screws on the wood then tack the felt down afterwards with galvanised roof nails.
by tom_tom_go
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Farlington & District Light Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Farlington & District Light Railway

I painted the pressure treated wood gravel boards I used as a base for my raised railway and then covered them with roofing felt, worked well. I would recommend you use stainless steel or external grade screws as when it came to take apart the railway the general purpose screws I used were all ruste...
by tom_tom_go
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 129
Views: 5141

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

The smaller wheels look right to me Rik.
by tom_tom_go
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare
Replies: 123
Views: 44245

Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

I finally got round to adding the fireman although this required some reworking inside the cab (can you spot what has been moved?): IMG_20200905_162002-01.jpeg IMG_20200905_162151-01.jpeg IMG_20200905_162209-01.jpeg IMG_20200905_162256-01.jpeg IMG_20200905_162533-01.jpeg IMG_20200905_162544-01.jpeg ...
by tom_tom_go
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Track Sweeper Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Track Sweeper Wagon

Rather than using a brush maybe try a broom (no more bending down).