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by Keith S
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 80
Views: 4067

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: 827

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.
by Keith S
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond

I don't fancy American prototypes, but what about a CANADIAN one? Ha ha. I wonder if a RH "Davenport" with 32mm frames could be modified to run on 45mm with wheels on the outside? Would make a credible MLW locomotive for the Canadian "Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway". 35F833E8-2AB9-45DC-9CC6-C3A...
by Keith S
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond

Being a Yankee, I love the new Davenport, and if the delivery date is on or after a certain month, I am going to switch my preorder to one of those instead of a Lady Anne. Ah, I thought of you when I saw the announcement Mike! Not my cup of tea, but an interesting choice, and I look forward to seei...
by Keith S
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Nameplates
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Nameplates

How small can you make nameplates with this technology? My Dad had a OO scale "Royal Scot" that he wants nameplates for, he was asking me about it but I don't know if they make them this small.
by Keith S
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 287
Views: 44605

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

You wouldn't hear any complaints from me if you wanted to post a few more videos of that locomotive.
by Keith S
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 145
Views: 13390

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

Those "Riverdale" boilers don't have feed pumps. Apparently designed to carry enough water to last until fuel exhaustion. I wonder if the design takes into account that the fire will die when the blower stops. I've seen them running at expositions in public, so must be insurable at least under the 1...
by Keith S
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Earl in the cold and snow
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Earl in the cold and snow

LNR wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Nice video Mike, gee I'm jealous of your steam plumes, something that's hard to get down here.
Grant.
And I'm jealous that it's warm enough for your butane to burn, something that's hard to get up here!
by Keith S
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Good, haha I was worried you were going to rest on your laurels a bit after the ossie Hunslet and I wouldn't be able to look forward to seeing your build updates. Looks like I was worried for no reason.
by Keith S
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Brian Dominic
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Brian Dominic

Oh, I DID miss that thread. Thanks, Philipy
by Keith S
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Brian Dominic
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Brian Dominic

Well I was quite shocked when I opened the latest issue of "16mm today" and found a memorial article dedicated to Brian or MDLR as he was known on this forum. I'd like to extend condolences to anyone on this forum who was friend of his. He was one of the many contributors to this forum who have myst...
by Keith S
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 45
Views: 1612

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

I guess I miss some of the younger folk who used to be on this forum and no longer seem to participate, like Douglas and Zach Bond, for instance. Both of whom were very interested in garden railways and had some very good models. I'm friends with Douglas elsewhere, but the last time I saw or heard a...
by Keith S
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Whether or not it resembles an actual Hunslet, I think that's a very good-looking engine. I think Mamod has hit the nail on the head with this one. With some lining and a driver figure, it would look really excellent.
by Keith S
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 287
Views: 44605

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

I am very impressed with this engine. Your usual excellent fit-and-finish and smooth running are extra-evident in this machine. At first I was astonished that you chose to use oscillating cylinders, but I have to admit I love the sinuous look this engine has as it moves along. It reminds me of an os...
by Keith S
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1985

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

I love the black paint you use on your models. That and the natural light in your photographs reminds me of the habit of Canadian locomotive- builders (and everyone else for all I know) of giving black locomotives a wash of very dilute lime for their official builder's photographs. I suppose it was ...