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by -steves-
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: IP Engineering Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: IP Engineering Wheels

Hi, this is my first foray into scratch building locomotives. I am just creating a simple drive train where the motor is connected directly to one of two axles via a worn gear on the motor shaft. I therefore need to fit a gear to the middle of one axle. Someone told me that IP Engineering wheels se...
by -steves-
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dreaming of a small Indoor layout
Replies: 30
Views: 966

Re: Dreaming of a small Indoor layout

Also looking forwards to seeing the finished turnouts, as Rik said, I am surprised they are not produced commerciallyby someone already. :thumbup:
by -steves-
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: TVT - Reducing Wagon Rolling Resistance.
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: TVT - Reducing Wagon Rolling Resistance.

Great idea, when I get the time I will try this on some of my Accucraft rolling stock as so e of those struggle on my tight 32mm track, it will turn them into useable rolling stock on 32mm instead of converting them back to 45mm, awesome :thumbup:
by -steves-
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Gang Motor
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: TVT - Gang Motor

You could have used 18350 batteries as I did in my LKM diesel. You can see just how small they are here. https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=12154 They seem to do the job perfectly and fit in the smallest of spaces. Looks great and will probably use this motor setup in a few of my fut...
by -steves-
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

Not so cool I managed to break a 10ba bolt in the rear cylinder end where the slides are bolted, so it means I need to remake that again as well as the screw that goes on it. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. It doesn't take much force to shear the head off a 10BA screw...... They usually she...
by -steves-
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

Forgot to mention..... :roll: O-rings can vary a little in dimensions, so if the piston is too tight and hard to move when the o-ring is fitted, even when oiled, you may also have to shave a little off the depth of the groove in the piston. It's one of those goldilocks things, the o-ring fitting ha...
by -steves-
Fri May 31, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

What do you think I should use as a piston ring? I can't seem to find it on the sheets, probably there somewhere I would think. There are no o-ring details anywhere in the drawings, that I can find. The Idris model has those details in the article that was published with the drawings, but I don't t...
by -steves-
Thu May 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

I think once I get some O rings into all the right places that might help too? Still need to buy those as yet hence it running without them for now. I'm surprised it runs at all without piston rings......... :shock: There will be major air leaks until the piston rings, glands and gaskets are all fi...
by -steves-
Thu May 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

It sounds and looks ok to me Steve...But then again I haven't got my earphones in at the moment... :lol: :lol: :lol: Could you fit an air supply direct to it. You could then hear it better and it may round smoother. It may not, but no harm in trying is there. Thanks Rod I did make an adaptor for my...
by -steves-
Thu May 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

I've found it pays to walk away if things aren't going right. While you mull it over in the back of your mind, eventually the answer comes to you........ Well done, you must have made the parts properly, or it would never have worked. If it has run well once, then it can be made to run again. ;) Do...
by -steves-
Thu May 30, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Supplier of small nuts and bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Supplier of small nuts and bolts

For non specialist things like that I tend to use eBay as you can get a selection of all small sizes for very little money. Such as https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/600Pcs-Universal-Stainless-Steel-Nuts-Bolts-Screws-Kits-Assorted-12-Models-/303163156065?hash=item4695eea661. If you want something more spec...
by -steves-
Wed May 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

Been a bit quiet on this as I got a tad disheartened with it as when I tried to run it on air a few weeks ago I failed miserably. I tried to time it etc etc etc many times with no success. Kinda gave up for a while and left it on a back burner, but also to be fair, there has been a ton of other thin...
by -steves-
Mon May 27, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: DMLR - Yesterday
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: DMLR - Yesterday

Hi Steve’s I’m currently purchasing accucraft wagons along with Peco SM32 track. At the same time I am saving up for a Roundhouse Millie so I will be only be able to afford things as I go along. I am looking forward to building the garden layout which will be oval in shape with one siding. Plain an...
by -steves-
Mon May 27, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Track advice
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Track advice

As everyone has said, it really is the bigger the better, things just go around the curves so much easier and more naturally and as already said, it really does help protect it for any future stock that may come along, it might not be until years down the road you are glad you went bigger or wish yo...
by -steves-
Mon May 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: FWLR Fence
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: FWLR Fence

Hi Rod

Loving the garage and car lot, looks amazing with the lights on too. Fantastic work, but I am curious how you did all that lettering so well?? :scratch: