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by dewintondave
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 1381

Re: Early retirement

I love it Dave... :thumbright: The more skills that can be used for DIY from our hobby the better I think...Can save you loads of money hopefully..... :thumbright: :thumbright: I'm really getting some workshop time in now. It was a lovely rainy day :D I'm working on adding some variable air holes o...
by dewintondave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 182
Views: 31719

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

What I've done Recently I've reduced the length of the regulator handle, it was far too long IMG_20190716_130224.jpg What I've got to do Finish the firebox door IMG_20190717_164248.jpg Mount the whistle IMG_20190717_164300.jpg Plumb-in the whistle IMG_20190717_164407.jpg Make mountings to secure th...
by dewintondave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 182
Views: 31719

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Hi Dave, Can I ask if you have achieved a "blue cone" at every hole yet? The pictures seem to show only certain select holes having a correct flame. The blue cone attached to the burner is a pretty sure way of knowing you have the correct mix and ratios. No I haven't, infact with the standard lengt...
by dewintondave
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Very nice Tom!
by dewintondave
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 182
Views: 31719

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Bunsen Burners.....Those were the days..... :roll: :roll: Happiest days of our lives eh Rod ;) Here's one I prepared earlier, the rosebud grate and ash pan. I used the grate as a drilling jig for the gas burner. There was no way I was going to drill those holes the hard way again :D IMG_20190713_11...
by dewintondave
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 182
Views: 31719

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Well, what an interesting subject this is. I thought I'd have some fun with an overly long gas tube, first with 2 air holes then 3 then 4. With 2 air holes the gas tube made a great bunsen burner, but with all 4 only a small flame could be maintained before it got blown out. The long tube gave the b...
by dewintondave
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 182
Views: 31719

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Thank you lads. When I built the steam diesel I bought a wide selection of gas jets that are spare parts for camping stoves from our local big box store. They range from 0.11mm to 0.23mm, the steam diesel is using the 0.23mm jets IMG_20150406_152221.jpg Yesterday I was testing this new burner with a...
by dewintondave
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 182
Views: 31719

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Getting back in to it now! I've been working on a gas burner to slot-in instead of the grate. Had some success in the end lighting it inside the firebox. https://youtu.be/TMBlmjQunAQ Burner without end caps IMG_20190709_154024.jpg When I made the steam powered diesel I made a nifty jig for drilling ...
by dewintondave
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 1381

Re: Early retirement

FWLR wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:47 am
Seems our 16mm Garden railway skill are useful after all Dave... :lol: :lol:
They sure are Rod :thumbup:

This sunglasses shaped ultrasonic cleaner from eBay is useful for 16mm Garden railway stuff too 8)
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by dewintondave
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 1381

Re: Early retirement

I've been busy. Perhaps I had let things slip when I was working and indulging in my hobbies. We have six taps similar to these in our house, one was completely frozen, the others either dripped or water wept from their glands :shock: IMG_20190313_174200.jpg I could never work out how to get in to t...
by dewintondave
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Hi Everyone

Welcome back Dwayne
by dewintondave
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 1381

Re: Early retirement

Well lads, the day has finally arrived! :king:
by dewintondave
Mon May 27, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 1381

Re: Early retirement

I handed in my notice today, I'll be finishing on the 28th of June :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sat May 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Back to steam
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Back to steam

This bike is pure Steampunk, it even cooks sausages

by dewintondave
Sun May 19, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 28
Views: 4849

Re: Mamod Stirling

It's a lovely loco. I've just been watching Ferrysteam's videos where he's bench testing the loco on the rolling road. Hopefully he will take it out on the track soon. https://youtu.be/RtXWaRbVmYo The loco has a good natural chuff and seems to be able to run slowly. I like its lively rear-end :oops: