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by Lner fan Sam
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Slip eccentric not changing direction
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

The steam will be leaking through to the cylinders so when you try to push the engine it will be acting angainst you. A freinds Millie had the same issue.
by Lner fan Sam
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Slip eccentric not changing direction
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Sounds like the regulator is leaking steam which means that the o ring in the regulator is perished. Replacing the o-ring should fix the issue..
by Lner fan Sam
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Buddacre Garden Railway has its first steam engine
Replies: 17
Views: 5861

I saw that loco on the mamod group on Facebook and by looking at the loco it would seem that the boiler, burner and gas tank are the same as the ones used in another 16mm live steam loco, wild rose. Looking at your locos cab it seems that it isn't possible to add a sight glass but you could fit a pr...
by Lner fan Sam
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Advantages of a blow down tap/valve?
Replies: 21
Views: 6666

A blow down valve would be a useful addition but it would be a bit of a pain fitting it to what ever boiler is fitted to the loco. My mamod is fitted with a copper boiler and the only real place a valve could be fitted is on top of the water gauge which wouldn't really help drain water from the boil...
by Lner fan Sam
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Advantages of a blow down tap/valve?
Replies: 21
Views: 6666

Would the mamod that you are fitting the valve too have a upgrade copper boiler fitted or the orginal brass boiler?
by Lner fan Sam
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

The rwm boilers are fine on meths but just as a word of cation I have one of these boilers and the o-rings supplied with it( or they were at least with my boiler) are pretty useless. You should replace them with some fibre ones. Also the paint that they are painted in is rather weak, I had to get mi...
by Lner fan Sam
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The CVLR gets it's new home (WIP railway & stock)
Replies: 1206
Views: 201984

I will admit to posting on Facebook alot more than i do here, probably because it is so much easier to post photos and videos on there. Also I do 99% of my browsing on my iPad and unfortunately it is impossible to post photos on here through my ipad. :oops:
by Lner fan Sam
Tue May 13, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The RHBR fleet
Replies: 186
Views: 54185

Tis was a pleasure to meet you William at harrogate and I noticed that Minnie had gained another nice brass valve under the cab whilst it was running! :D
by Lner fan Sam
Fri May 09, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Jokes & Humour
Replies: 183
Views: 40579

When's a door not a door?

When it's a-jar...
by Lner fan Sam
Fri May 09, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Thomas Telford Locomotive - Take Two
Replies: 206
Views: 47361

Thanks mike for the prompt response seems like this loco is a step forward for mamod.

Did the loco empty it's lubricator when it first started to run like the mk11 or did it behave it's self?
by Lner fan Sam
Fri May 09, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Thomas Telford Locomotive - Take Two
Replies: 206
Views: 47361

I'm sorry for sounding like a critic but would you say that the build quality on this loco is better than the mk2?
by Lner fan Sam
Thu May 01, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2225
Views: 314317

Is your line a complete circuit now peter?
by Lner fan Sam
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: What's your thoughts on this idea...
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

What's your thoughts on this idea...

Hi all What are you thoughts on this. Say you took a standard boiler and a inline lubricator. The normal set up is the steam leaves the boiler through the regulator and travels through the lubricator and to the cylinders. Now say you put the lubricator in a tender and there is flexible piping betwee...
by Lner fan Sam
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: 16mm NGM Member to Member Sales Stand Bargain Upgraded SL1
Replies: 16
Views: 3774

That is a excellent loco Chris and it was great to meet you after all this time. :D
by Lner fan Sam
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 183
Views: 55491

great progress tom! :thumbup: