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by Keith S
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Roundhouse Fowler

As things heat up, the gas pressure rises, and the fire gets hotter. On these engines you must keep an eye on the pressure-gauge and safety-valve and turn the fire down progressively during the first part of a run. With practice you should be able to find a gas-regulator setting that keeps the engin...
by Keith S
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

[quote=tom_tom_go post_id=152022 time=<a href="tel:1584777506">1584777506</a> user_id=395] Why does the prototype have that cut out, is it purely cosmetic? I don't know. Perhaps it's to give it a graceful swallow-like appearance befitting a mainline engine ;) [/quote] The Ffestiniog locos have a le...
by Keith S
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

It's like an Indian hill railway with no hill! Put a Roundhouse Darjeeling on this job. It IS in a garden...
by Keith S
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 103
Views: 6636

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

I really like how the engine looks with its new chimney. Much better than its previous appearance. What sort of cab are you thinking of adding? Half-height like a quarry Hunslet, or something with spectacles?
by Keith S
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 294
Views: 46216

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

That final picture shows what clean, solid work you've done on this engine. That is true industrial art.
by Keith S
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2558

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Well, I had no idea that you owned this or that it costs money. Count me in when the time comes to make a contribution.
by Keith S
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62578

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

That is an absolutely brilliant demonstration of the value of flywheel devices such as the SSP "slomo". I like the 0-6-0 one particularly: It is hidden much better than the 0-4-0 one. With its higher boiler, and lack of tanks, the Roundhouse "Billy" is particularly unable to conceal a device between...
by Keith S
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2558

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Since my time using the forum it has done the following for me: .... Improved my knowledge of phpBB software and web hosting (since taking ownership of the forum) These are all positives and I am sure many of you can relate to at least some of these points. I was never disputing the advantages of f...
by Keith S
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2558

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

That would be fun, Boris. I was able to guess at quite a few peoples' identities, plus being "Keith from Canada" helps in my case; there's only one of me.
by Keith S
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brandbright coach paint schemes
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Brandbright coach paint schemes

Here is my one completed Brandbright coach, with my maroon "Billy". It's not Roundhouse maroon though, it's "Wild Raspberry" Tremclad enamel rust-paint from a spray-bomb. I've been told it's pretty close to the Roundhouse colour but I've never had the chance to compare them. I painted the locomotive...
by Keith S
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 65
Views: 2558

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Forums are my life-line as there is very little interest in this hobby where I live. There is no one around to discuss ideas with face to face. We don't have model engineering societies like you do in UK. This makes it very hard to fulfill my ambition to manufacture locos. Therefore I'm greatful fo...
by Keith S
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 553
Views: 62578

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I like the idea of the "slomo" in the tender. While I greatly appreciate the contribution it's made to the realistic motion of small steam locomotives, I find that one thing I do not like is how difficult it is to hide the unit between the frames of a little 0-4-0. On a six-coupled locomotive like L...
by Keith S
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: IC Engines on Wish.Com for Live Diesel?
Replies: 15
Views: 821

Re: IC Engines on Wish.Com for Live Diesel?

What is an "executive toy"? :scratch:
by Keith S
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 103
Views: 6636

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

I'm pretty interested in this project. I just don't have much constructive input- but I watch out for new posts and read every one. I find the Bagnall "drum" boiler very elegant and does away with a lot of the tricky and high-stress bits like the mud ring and throat-plate.
by Keith S
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Ordered me a new Brunel
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: Ordered me a new Brunel

Hi Mike, if you fancy something like an SL1 but with all the upgrades, have you considered a "Janet" made by Roy Wood? They look like great little engines and are basically just that- an upgraded Mamod.