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by tom_tom_go
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 450
Views: 83435

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Brilliant photos Andrew, the best I have seen in a long while that capture running trains in the garden at home.
by tom_tom_go
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

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

Video of her running today, drivers are MES members:

by tom_tom_go
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

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

The club I belong to is very active with Friday evening running sessions and Sunday running throughout the summer (we run a passenger service to the public on Sunday afternoons): http://maidstonemes.co.uk/ I have loads of video of the loco running today so will produce a film in the week, however, h...
by tom_tom_go
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

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

I have found with both the Little Green B@##%r and the club engines that they need regular attention, don't like being left alone, sulk for no apparent reason and cost you a fortune. I am not finding 5" gauge anymore expensive than 16mm scale as I am no longer having to buy RTR, kits or materials t...
by tom_tom_go
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

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

The new taller chimney is very effective, I only had to crack the blower open when raising steam and it was shut off during the entire running session. I didn't find firing her difficult, the axle pump fills the boiler quickly and there is a hand pump as a backup or for use when stationary. Not sure...
by tom_tom_go
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 230
Views: 36134

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

That looks great, chemically blackening shows off rivet detail and plate work far more crisper than when items are painted.
by tom_tom_go
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

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

Time for an update. Depsite running on air a few times I was still unhappy with the stiffness of the motion (she still would not move when pushed or pulled and sometimes would lock up when the regulator was closed too much). The piston in the cylinder that I had issues with at the beginning of this ...
by tom_tom_go
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Looks great Tom, the Metermaid is a cracking engine, well appointed and well designed. You will have some fun with her. Now, when are you coming down to Wales to have a play? Thanks Jimbo, it's very easy to work on. I believe the club I have joined do visit other lines throughout the year so we may...
by tom_tom_go
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Very wise. Did you notice how cold the cylinders get when running on air? It's quite a surprise I was using light machine oil while running on air and yes I did notice how cold the cylinders were while running in this way. With the friction of all the moving parts I was expecting at least some heat.
by tom_tom_go
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 101
Views: 8298

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Excellent work, I can appreciate the effort you have put into that finish.
by tom_tom_go
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2159

Re: A bit of time in the shed

Have to start charging you commission soon Steve!
by tom_tom_go
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cardboard railway
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Cardboard railway

DonW wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:01 pm
I do not know if you have seen this but I found it much more interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZsjikgGvmg
I didn't, far too small...
by tom_tom_go
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'

The Brandbright Circket I had would pull a Roundhouse 0-6-0 steamer although required to be powered with a 12v battery.
by tom_tom_go
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'.

The Accucraft Baguley Drewry (metal chassis version) is capable even when powered at a low voltage:

by tom_tom_go
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Tyn-y-coed (1993)
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Tyn-y-coed (1993)

The ride on steamer at the start is possibly a Maxitrak Ruby?

Maybe they have records of selling the loco.