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by Keith S
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 28
Views: 4555

Re: Mamod Stirling

I actually rather like it. The side tanks perhaps want the pop-rivets replacing or maybe just painted, but anyone with half a brain could do as much. Here's a link to a video of one running around a small oval, with some trucks full of rocks. Seems to run freely and quietly. I think rather a lot cou...
by Keith S
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: DJB whistle trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: DJB whistle trouble

:D I've seen you silver-solder, so must be reasonably good at handy things. I will remove and clean the whistle. I'm just concerned that the little cup-shaped lower part was supposed to be fixed in position. On mine, it can slide up and down, changing the gap between itself and the upper bit. But I ...
by Keith S
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: DJB whistle trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: DJB whistle trouble

Good idea. Maybe there's a flake or chip of something lodged in it. I wish I hadn't binned the instructions that came with it. Don't happen to still have yours, do you?
by Keith S
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: DJB whistle trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: DJB whistle trouble

Could be? I only use water from the dehumidifier, though. I could put loctite on the screw that secures the top half, but is the bottom half supposed to be able to slide up and down? That's the bit I feel is not working correctly.
by Keith S
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: DJB whistle trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 209

DJB whistle trouble

I have been having trouble with the DJB whistle on my RH "Billy". It seems as though I may have stuffed it up somehow, but I don't know how or why. When I steam up the engine, it does not whistle; it just snorts and blows a lot of steam. If I fiddle with the little bowl-shaped thingy, which slides u...
by Keith S
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare
Replies: 119
Views: 37087

Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Any name suggestions for the driver?
...Clarence...?? :)
by Keith S
Thu May 23, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wooden coal cart - advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: Wooden coal cart - advice needed

Rik I think you might be overly worried about this "sanding sealer" business, if you don't mind my saying so. It seems to me that sanding sealer is useful when the wood needs to be completely hidden, like on a Brandbright "Panelled coach", but on a model of a wagon which in real life would have cert...
by Keith S
Sun May 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

No, I've never tried solder paste, although I've seen it on videos I've never seen any for sale in any shops around where I live. Definitely sounds convenient. Through working on these little DJB injectors, I've got a little better at soldering. I managed to solder collars and threaded bits onto the...
by Keith S
Sat May 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 8
Views: 172

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

Oh no! I hope my topic isn't an unintentional harbinger! Like "Busted Bricks" says, I too am a member of of a model aeroplane forum, and I must admit that one is a bit busier than average. I only read the posts related to scratch or kit-built aeroplanes, not interested in drones, although I was prev...
by Keith S
Sat May 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

I have noticed in the last couple of years, that participation in internet forums has decreased markedly. This one is a good example, but by no means unique. I built my own sailboat once, and participated in a forum on that subject, which was very helpful during the building process. It was once a l...
by Keith S
Sat May 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

I don't know how much interest this will garner, but I've finished working out how to apply this particular detail to my "Billy", and have officially used up all the detail bits I binge-purchased at Peterborough in 2017. I made the hose connection to the tender out of some silicone fuel tubing for m...
by Keith S
Mon May 06, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 2182

Re: Larger scale Stuff

Hi, what an interesting discussion above. I am the owner of a large (1/3 scale) Quarry Hunslet. I puchased it over a year ago now and after having had some fun with it am just about ready to rebuild it and get it looking good. I purchased the loco from a Model Engineering Club with an active Hydrau...
by Keith S
Sat May 04, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: R/C and whistle for a RH Jennie
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: R/C and whistle for a RH Jennie

Assuming your safety valve has been tested and is working properly, the pressure gauge is not essential to run yourengine. I think the gauge just adds something interesting to the model, in the same way that a whistle or chuff pipe does. I know some people like to run their engines at a certain pres...
by Keith S
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

Here is one of the injectors temporarily installed on the locomotive. I think it adds some visual interest to the area under the cab. Still have to fit a pipe to the rear buffer-beam and a hose to the tender. I fitted it by threading the steam-pipe and using a nut and collar to secure it to the cab ...
by Keith S
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 2182

Re: Larger scale Stuff

I suppose when it comes to larger scales versus smaller ones, with live steam anyway the cost of the extra materials required to make a bigger version is almost negligible compared to the cost of the man-hours going into making it which I imagine would be fairly constant regardless of the size- for ...