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by dewintondave
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: 6 coupled diesel
Replies: 41
Views: 1748

Re: 6 coupled diesel

Lovely loco :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

FWLR wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:05 am
Are you going to need a bigger shelf Dave.. :lol: It's looking the business on there though. :thumbright:
It's ok for the moment Rod :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

The project is now parked on the shelf

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by dewintondave
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Thanks Rod!


Next step, locking the axle boxes in the down position
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by dewintondave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

We are getting there

Three more sets made, fitting in progress

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by dewintondave
Sun May 31, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wick Material
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Wick Material

Hi John, I've used the glass fibre wick since 2005 and it's held up well. You can re-pack the burner and raise/lower the wick height to get the flame right. I always extinguish the burners rather than let them burn down when meths runs out. "Just The Ticket" model supplies company sells a carbon fib...
by dewintondave
Fri May 29, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Thanks lads :thumbup:

I like roundheads to represent the abundant rivets on the original

The four bolts hold on the separate back plates, I didn't have thick enough stock for the usual milled flange arrangement
by dewintondave
Fri May 29, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

The first spring is complete

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by dewintondave
Sun May 24, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

We are getting there with the first spring

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by dewintondave
Mon May 18, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Neighbours of garden railways
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: Neighbours of garden railways

ge_rik wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:41 am
One day she leaned over the low fence we had at that time and asked, "Would you object if I sunbathed topless this afternoon?"
She liked you Rik ;)
by dewintondave
Sun May 17, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Neighbours of garden railways
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Neighbours of garden railways

Had a lovely run of the Quarry Hunslet yesterday, the longest run so far, well over an hour of near continual running (no photos or videos). The young family next door came outside early on and the twin boys were right in to it. We are blest with a fence that is not too high. All family members show...
by dewintondave
Sun May 17, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 2845

Re: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.

Shhh, don't tell the inspector that I've posted this! Oh snap! I had a good one too yesterday New loco running happily, then the coupling pin lifted and the loco started pulling on the gas line. The loco dragged the gas cylinder off the flatbed and was skidding along the track until it dug-in, and ...
by dewintondave
Fri May 15, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

I've been working on a new spring, with the leaves reduced from 1/4" to 3/16", with a type 3 hanger, and a different eyelet. Getting ready for for production :D

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by dewintondave
Tue May 12, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 5864

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

What do you think of this new one? Where larger rod meets flat strip. I think it gets my vote
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by dewintondave
Tue May 12, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 127
Views: 9965

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

Good job Tom! Endmills in a bench drill tend to be a disaster