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by 11thHour
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 269
Views: 38993

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

Seems you can make real sleepers from plastic!

http://www.integratedrecycling.com.au/railway-sleepers/
by 11thHour
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 183
Views: 53502

Re: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:58 pm
Maybe I should of said the Riverdale boiler is the best RTR type in my opinion...
...and the article agrees with Riverdale, 2 large tubes are better than multi tubes and easier to make.
I am only sorry I didnt know this before I started my current project.

Tim
by 11thHour
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 183
Views: 53502

Re: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

Hi Tom, There was a fairly comprehensive article in Australian Model Engineer about a year ago on building a small 7/8ths two fire- tube boiler. The article ran to 6 or 7 pages and included a computer generated analysis of the heat distribution. The results were fairly posative and makes for good re...
by 11thHour
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bandsaw up to cutting metal?
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Bandsaw up to cutting metal?

The recommended bandsaw cutting speed for most metals is less than 100 meters per minute. Your bandsaw appears to be rated at (typically for wood) 1450 meters per minute. I think cutting metal at wood speeds is a big ask for any blade. That said I have cut aluminium and brass in thin section on my w...
by 11thHour
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: OVERHAULING A CRACKER>
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: OVERHAULING A CRACKER>

Really enjoyed that Tony. Interesting content- well constructed.
by 11thHour
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: "Garden Rail" 1994 Ross Harrison's 16mm Hunslet (Lilla)
Replies: 39
Views: 3652

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

Not really comparable I know, but this 45mm gauge by Julius de Waal shows how much more room is available in slip eccentric.

http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Huns ... ister.html

Tim
by 11thHour
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 183
Views: 53502

Re: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

Do you leave the exhaust valve slightly cracked all the time? Tim
by 11thHour
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 183
Views: 53502

Re: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

Good solution, nicely executed. Keen to see results of steam tests
by 11thHour
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Mild steel bodywork
Replies: 23
Views: 2888

Re: Mild steel bodywork

I am not against the idea in principle.
One of the advantages of etching is the ability to half etch fold lines, makes getting things square much easier.

Tim
by 11thHour
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: D J B Taleisin
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: D J B Taleisin

Pity it such a difficult project, a great start but so much more needed.
I love the project but in all honesty it’s beyond my ability. My wife says I have a whole pond of lame ducks.
Tim
by 11thHour
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Meths burner
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Meths burner

Dave,

Let the metal bashing begin!
Look forward to your conclusions

Tim
by 11thHour
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Meths burner
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Meths burner

Hi Dave,
The modern Far East ‘Trangia style’ rip-offs are all wider than 70mm which may prove a challenge. Without a remote feed most of them hold appropriately 100ml of fuel which they claim to give 20 - 30 mins burning time.
Tim
by 11thHour
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Meths burner
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Meths burner

The other problem may be that these are now colectors items with attendant price tag.
by 11thHour
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Meths burner
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Meths burner

Hi Dave, It’s a good idea. For a pot boiler you probably need 65mm from the bottom of the burner to the boiler? If you use a fire box and tubes you need the complication of a blower.? Could prove more applicable to 7/8ths than 16mm? Not trying to be negative, just trying to promote some discussion b...
by 11thHour
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse cranks
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Roundhouse cranks

Hi graff,
Belt & braces approach is always good, just make certain you use the right type of loctite!
Tim