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by tom_tom_go
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Gang Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 189

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: 260

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: 260

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...
by tom_tom_go
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy

What paint did you use on the boiler wrapper Peter?
by tom_tom_go
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 31
Views: 716

Re: The Circle Line

Same happened to us when our patio was done, dust everywhere!

I have a diamond disc for my chopsaw which for me is a more controlled way of cutting stone.
by tom_tom_go
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Merlin Leek and Manifold
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: Merlin Leek and Manifold

It's a great looking loco, looking forward to videos of her running.
by tom_tom_go
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 31
Views: 716

Re: The Circle Line

YouTube is great for instructional videos and you have made a good job of the platform.

When do you get the loco again?
by tom_tom_go
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy

Rod (FWLR) sent me his Billy recently as he was not happy with how it performed and had concerns that the Summerlands chuffer was not fitted correctly (and you will see he was right to suspect this). This is how she arrived: IMG_20190508_174253-01.jpeg IMG_20190508_174303-01.jpeg IMG_20190508_174242...
by tom_tom_go
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 177
Views: 49846

Re: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

I tried the supplier Dazza mentioned a while back but the metric nuts were quite large in thickness.

As Jimbo mentioned you would have to make your own to achieve a scale look when using metric threads.
by tom_tom_go
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Hi Everyone

I am glad you are still out there Dwayne and look forward to hearing about your new railway soon.

Take it easy!
by tom_tom_go
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 160
Views: 27600

Re: eBay madness

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3224498102

Old style cylinders, faulty pressure gauge and obsolete R/C - surely under £1000 is a realistic price?

Year of manufacture 2017...
by tom_tom_go
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laser cutting info for modellers
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Laser cutting info for modellers

How much was postage?
by tom_tom_go
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: New quarry engine
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: New quarry engine

When you login click or tap 'notifications', this lists all the latest posts in order.

Also:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=11217
by tom_tom_go
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Micron radio control
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Micron radio control

Why did they use a Rx102 when a Rx65 would perform both Rx and ESC functions?