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by Keith S
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 101
Views: 8371

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

That frame looks excellent. There's something about how square it is and the level of detail that makes it look "right". May I ask why you decided to omit the springs?
by Keith S
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Derogatory terms
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Derogatory terms

Not so much a "derogatory term" but I sometimes am a little chagrined by other peoples' perception of my hobby. There's nowt wrong with being obsessed with trains, but I'm not. What I love about the narrow-gauge trains of the British Isles is more the pastoral landscapes and scenes of small overgrow...
by Keith S
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...

I'm always astonished at what can be done with plasticard. It really does look like the van is made of real wood!
by Keith S
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Steam going straight up chimney
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Steam going straight up chimney

Thanks Don, I'll do that.
by Keith S
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Steam going straight up chimney
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Steam going straight up chimney

Yes, I'm quite sure it is. I thought the same thing at first, but when it's opened a great deal of steam comes out the chimney, with the locomotive remaining stationary. It will run without a load if helped by a push, but the exhaust beat sounds as though only one cylinder is doing anything. I'm pre...
by Keith S
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Steam going straight up chimney
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Steam going straight up chimney

Hi lads, I've got a problem with a locomotive. I think I know what it is but I'd like to discuss it before taking it apart. Several years ago I gave my Dad a little live-steam "Porter" locomotive made by Bowande. Just as an aside, this model was I think the first one made by that company and caused ...
by Keith S
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 10005

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

I'm in Vancouver. You're more than welcome anytime you're in town. Gotta find some kind of silver lining to the change from Milan to Abbotsford!! Not as bad as you might think. My training was in Malpensa, which is where the airport is; a particularly deserted and dusty little place, and Milano is ...
by Keith S
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 10005

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

I built my locomotive in an apartment, too.

I'm sure I've asked you this before Ted, but where are you located again? My twice-yearly work training sessions were moved from Zurich and Milan to Abbotsford, so I'm in British Columbia now and again.
by Keith S
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 28
Views: 5505

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: 340

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: 340

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: 340

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: 340

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: 37991

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: 631

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...