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by Keith S
Sat May 22, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Used Edrig
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Used Edrig

I knew a guy whose Accucraft Countess would routinely run out of water before fuel. Nothing bad ever seemed to happen to it honestly, it would run out of puff and he'd walk over and turn off the gas. Just like Jimmy B said above, the only thing you can really do to wreck one of these modern copper s...
by Keith S
Mon May 03, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - Mt Delusion O&K
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: TVT - Mt Delusion O&K

As usual, as well as looking at the excellent workmanship, I enjoyed your description of the thought process that went into your model. I, too, had the same thought process after I ordered the "Billy" components, but I went the complete opposite direction and cut off the little supplementary tanks, ...
by Keith S
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 702
Views: 128820

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I always look forward to progress updates on this locomotive. I think it's a fascinating project, with many refinements not seen on commercially-available models. It's gratifying to follow along with projects like these.
by Keith S
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 69
Views: 9097

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

I have a silly question: what are the holes in the flue-tube? I speculate they increase heating surface by allowing water to flow through the flue itself? I've never seen this before.
by Keith S
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 39
Views: 5346

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

What an excellent job. The glowing ashpan is a very interesting detail. I think also it bears repeating how realistic your track is. The rails themselves are a modelling triumph.
by Keith S
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 39
Views: 5346

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

If you're doing water connexions between the tender and the loco, perhaps you'd like to make these dummy injectors to go along with it. Here is a link to the post I made about how I did mine. I think it adds some visual appeal to the locomotive. https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=123...
by Keith S
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Coal fired Garratt K1
Replies: 20
Views: 2495

Re: Coal fired Garratt K1

"Simpling valve" is a term I'm familiar with from marine compound engines. I had no idea locomotives employed this as well. At the risk of sounding over-enthusiastic, I am really enjoying your efforts to include these "complications" (and I'm deliberately using a watchmaking word here) on your model.
by Keith S
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Coal fired Garratt K1
Replies: 20
Views: 2495

Re: Coal fired Garratt K1

I am always astonished at what people can make at home when they have the appropriate skills. That little pump is a miniature marvel.
by Keith S
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Ace Engineering Works Mss 'Reaper'
Replies: 9
Views: 3971

Re: Ace Engineering Works Mss 'Reaper'

Ace, I've been looking for a Mamod/MSS body and frames for a while now, because I've got a set of Wilesco cylinders and eccentrics laying about and I've not made up my mind to turn them into a boat or a twin-cylinder steam tractor or locomotive, or what. If you're done playing with this corpse, I wo...
by Keith S
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 39
Views: 5346

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

Aaron, I'm enjoying watching your work on the locomotive, but I think someday you must write a bit about how you've laid the track in your garden. It looks absolutely real- in fact in the first picture the only thing that gives it away as being a model is the locomotive sitting on it and the fence i...
by Keith S
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Trouble with steam engine-need help
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Trouble with steam engine-need help

It may be a good idea to ask Accucraft to provide a set of instructions when they return the locomotive to you.
by Keith S
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 50
Views: 7586

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

It boggles my mind that anyone thinks this could possibly be anything BUT a total scam. Every day my "face book" page features these obviously Asian adverts featuring things including: a large tandem-rotor radio controlled helicopter an all-metal radio-controlled bulldozer large enough to carry a ch...
by Keith S
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 69
Views: 7924

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

The drawings showed 8BA grub screws holding the eccentrics. I adjusted them initially at dead centre. When assembled I adjusted each one until the valves were opening just after dead centre, and closing again after about 75 - 80% of the travel. A bit crude I know but it seems to have worked. Trevor...
by Keith S
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 27754

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

I don't have any useful advice: I just wanted to wish you good luck with it and may you have patience until the project is successful and satisfactory.

I, too, absolutely loathe painting. Especially metal.

May the force be with you.