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by Graff B.
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Fly cranks for IP Jessie
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Fly cranks for IP Jessie

Does anyone know where I could buy some metal ones to replace them? IPE used to supply metal cranks in the early Jessie kits, so maybe someone has some sitting around and would part with them. Presumably they use the same crankpins and sizes as the current plastic design. Walsall and Roundhouse bot...
by Graff B.
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Essel Engineering Chattenden locomotive.
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Essel Engineering Chattenden locomotive.

Hi All, I am looking for an Essel Engineering Chattenden locomotive. Must be in good condition, preferably in green but possibly other colours.
Regards Alan.
by Graff B.
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Any idea where and when this photo was taken?
Replies: 8
Views: 2821

Re: Any idea where and when this photo was taken?

Having another look at the picture, i agree it is most likely to be taken at Portmadoc harbour. As Jack said, the curve of the sidings and the line in the foreground match the layout at Portmadoc. It looks like ship masts above the carriages (not the simplex roof supports) further suggesting Portmad...
by Graff B.
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Any idea where and when this photo was taken?
Replies: 8
Views: 2821

Re: Any idea where and when this photo was taken?

Hi, I can’t figure out where it’s taken or when but i would say it’s definitely pre preservation days as the coaches in the background are not semi derelict and if they had been restored would be in the green and cream livery. The simplex was purchased in Colonel Stevens days so was around before th...
by Graff B.
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff

Thank you Andrew, I knew it was a junction fishplate but didn’t know it was an unusual type. I actually found it on a street near where I live, phoned a friend up and we put it in his car. How it ended up in the street I’ll never know. I find permanent way fascinating, I’ve got a proper book on the ...
by Graff B.
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff

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I actually have a junction fishplate, unfortunately it’s a bit to big. :D
by Graff B.
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff

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I’ve used silver soldered joints between different rail sections for years, works well. I believe the Festiniog railway has flatbottom welded to bullhead as well, so it’s true to life.
by Graff B.
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Essel Engineering Fowler
Replies: 5
Views: 2834

Re: Essel Engineering Fowler

Hi Mitch, I have an Essel Fowler, quite a powerful loco. Nice slow running too, as usual with Essel well made and reliable. My only dislike is that the battery box projects into the cab so there is little room for a driver. Speed control is on the bonnet disguised as an exhaust.
Regards Alan.
by Graff B.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 13
Views: 7257

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

I saw it at Steam in Beds yesterday, nice looking loco in its own right but not really a quarry Hunslet. I think they should market it as a simply a quarry loco. Apart from on here I can not find any mention or pictures of it anywhere.
by Graff B.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse cranks
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: Roundhouse cranks

Hi All,
Thanks for advice given. I checked the screws and found no trace of loctite, so,reassembled the cranks etc without loctite. They are nice and tight, but I will keep an eye on them in case they loosen.
Regards Alan.
by Graff B.
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse cranks
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Roundhouse cranks

Morning all,
I am going to remove the cranks and conrod off my Bulldog loco. Was just wondering if the screws holding cranks in place need screw lock or are just tightened up as they are.

Thanks Alan.
by Graff B.
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 28
Views: 15803

Re: Mamod Stirling

I was looking forward to some reviews on the Stirling as I really like the look of it The problem with the current review policy is there is no longevity or durabilty testing. Mike Wakefield has one of the two review piston valve Thomas Telford's, and just over 2 years later he had to fit replaceme...
by Graff B.
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Why Live Steam?
Replies: 128
Views: 32501

Re: Why Live Steam?

Been giving this some more thought. We are a broad church and we all like what we like, which is how it should be. For me, I find it annoying that battery locos generally tend to be regarded as something to run when you have not got time to steam up or something to retrieve a dead steamer. To me as ...
by Graff B.
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Why Live Steam?
Replies: 128
Views: 32501

Re: Why Live Steam?

Hi all, Although I enjoy seeing and running steam, I have far more battery locos in my fleet than steam. I run them far more often and enjoy them for what they are, a loco, not a substitute. In fact the first forum I look at on here is the battery one. This is my personal preference, the hobby would...