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by TonyW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 27
Views: 575

Re: Applying custom lettering?

I prefer rub-down transfers over waterslide any day, but they are getting harder to find. However, I've just had great service and product from these people when I bought these: https://www.trainshop.co.uk/spares/16471-stencil-block-roman-white-dt-724771007524.html They stock loads of other fonts an...
by TonyW
Tue May 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Sm32.co.uk Fly Cranks required
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Sm32.co.uk Fly Cranks required

There are three current, different and distinct types of Roundhouse fly crank: - The normal "teardrop" shape used on most models. - The "wedge" shaped ones used on the Darjeeling B-Class. - The really big ones used on SR&RL No. 24. They all have the same geometry, fit the same axles and take the sam...
by TonyW
Tue May 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Sm32.co.uk Fly Cranks required
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Sm32.co.uk Fly Cranks required

They don’t seem to be around anymore but they used to sell fly cranks for roundhouse locos. Mmmm... yes, they used to make some really, really nice replacement fly cranks for Linda, Blanche and Charles that looked just like the genuine Hunslet product. Lovely square edges, and counterbored at the b...
by TonyW
Sat May 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

Love it, well done!
by TonyW
Sat May 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

I always take it as a sign of an egroup's or forum's impending demise when one of the discussion topics is said egroup's or forum's continuing existence. One only has to look at the 16mmngm egroup, where most of the messages are about the alleged perils of Facebook (*), "It's quiet, is anybody there...
by TonyW
Wed May 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 40
Views: 1602

Re: Larger scale Stuff

Hmmm.... a 16mm/foot loco with a steel boiler could be interesting. I wonder, does steel corrode faster or slower than brass...?
by TonyW
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Dummy injector detail- latest "Billy" modification

It's my understanding that locomotives always have two injectors. Now it would make a certain amount of sense for them both to be on the same side. But that's a huge jumble of piping! Do some locos have one on each side? Nice job! Yes, two injectors is the usual arrangement. Some (Lilla when first ...
by TonyW
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 2019 16mm Show
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: 2019 16mm Show

Fascinating ... Thanks for posting Tom!
by TonyW
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 2019 16mm Show
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: 2019 16mm Show

That blue Beyer-Peacock in the middle of the video wants its timing adjusted quite badly, doesn't it? I think its timing has already been adjusted badly! :) It is the steam-outline electric locos that puzzle me. Now, I know nothing about how the sound is done on these but the "chuffs" don't appear ...
by TonyW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft Yeo
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Accucraft Yeo

JMORG wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:52 am
Are they identical to Lew?
No ... Lew's cab has a flat back, Yeo and the others have a curvy back to accommodate the internal coal bunker.
by TonyW
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Merlin Loco Works
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Merlin Loco Works

I've seen two Merlins with the same number. Does that help? ;-)
by TonyW
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Chronicles of the Dirranbandi & Toowoomba Light Railway
Replies: 36
Views: 1686

Re: Chronicles of the Dirranbandi & Toowoomba Light Railway

-steves- wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Please do continue to post in your usual way as I like a good read and enjoy seeing other peoples projects and opinions :) :thumbup:
So do I.
by TonyW
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Run time
Replies: 39
Views: 2375

Re: Run time

Since Roundhouse engines don't have a steam dome, the only place for steam to accumulate is along the top of the boiler where you've left some space. Without exception, I believe, all Roundhouse locos have a turret on to which the regulator is mounted. The turret performs the same task as a dome, i...
by TonyW
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: "Garden Rail" 1994 Ross Harrison's 16mm Hunslet (Lilla)
Replies: 38
Views: 2431

Re: "Garden Rail" 1994 Ross Harrison's 16mm Hunslet (Lilla)

... Have you ever seen the work of Dave Shotter? His 16mm scale 3 1/2 ton Decauville type 1 tank was minute and beautiful in all respects - probably one one the finest models of a loco ever built, It ran for 30 minutes pulling 20 loaded skips at walking pace. A true jewel of a model... (Photo by Ke...
by TonyW
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Valve Timing
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Roundhouse Valve Timing

That's a help but it would be better if it showed the valve positions at just past back and front dead centre rather than AT back and front dead centre. So, instead of showing the three and nine o'clock positions for example, for the right-hand side show four and ten o'clock for forwards and two and...