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by dewintondave
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1469

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

Excellent progress Tom. You had some good weather. That's a nice whistle :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Interesting photo Dave. I assume the stuff fixed to the top of the Face plate is to balance the load. Novel way to power your lathe. Presumably with a small lathe it is a case of light cuts to not overload it. That's it, Don, it's counterbalancing. It was a successful way to power the lathe with mo...
by dewintondave
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old digital camera photos
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Old digital camera photos

How about this one? It's a pity to paint
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by dewintondave
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old digital camera photos
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Old digital camera photos

I'm busy transferring pictures from our old digital camera onto google photos. So many gems. Some of the most beautiful are these meths flame photos, showing no draught, and engine running draught. Filmed with a mirror under chocked-up loco #2
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by dewintondave
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Thank you Don! Here's my early set-up Rod, the motor had died so I used a long twisted belt connected to the original motor pulley held in a bench drill for power - much better than the original! I used this lathe set-up for the first 3 locos Boring the port piece to solder to the round cylinder tub...
by dewintondave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

I think it's my greatest achievement Rod :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Wow Dave, now that is a mightily impressive De Winton. The slow running is really smooth and the whistle is the best I have heard by far. :thumbright: :thumbright: How long will he run for at that sort of speed... :?: It can run for over an hour at normal speeds on one boiler fill. The smooth slow ...
by dewintondave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Aster Kiso Forest Baldwin on the bench
Replies: 15
Views: 3579

Re: Aster Kiso Forest Baldwin on the bench

I had the Baldwin back on the bench, this time on the rollers. Great run, prolific steamer, lots of action :thumbup:

by dewintondave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Now it's time for the big guy

Brothers together
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by dewintondave
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Thanks, lads! LOVE IT Dave....The whistle is just like you say...PERFECT.... :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright: Can you make me one for my Birthday in September please...... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That's not enough time Rod :D Love it Dave. Could your whistle valve be connected to a serv...
by dewintondave
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Here's loco #2, check out this whistle Tom!

by dewintondave
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

FWLR wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:04 am
Has posted on Youtube Dave.

Still nothing wrong with saying it again......


She is running more than well Dave, she’s running absolutely fantastic. Well done 👍

:wav:
Thanks Rod. I'm loving the rolling road :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1469

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Very wise. Did you notice how cold the cylinders get when running on air? It's quite a surprise
by dewintondave
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:42 am
Another great sounding whistle!
My first. I've got a soft spot for it :)
by dewintondave
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 229
Views: 36045

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Had a very nice test of Loco #1 on the rolling road today. It's been a while since this loco last ran