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by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Ragleth; adding radio control
Replies: 29
Views: 6564

and fitted a much lighter friction spring
Do you need one at all? I discard mine and rely on the servo to hold the reverser in position.
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Ragleth; adding radio control
Replies: 29
Views: 6564

I totally agree, servos with nylon gears are a failure waiting to happen. The blue servo I showed (with the bracket I'd made) was just a broken one of the right size I'd had kicking around. The metal geared servo I used originally had been moved on and installed in a Bertie.
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Ragleth; adding radio control
Replies: 29
Views: 6564

I started off by having a servo for the regulator as well as the reverser but, as mine was one of the older Ragleths with the smaller side tanks (so no room for batteries in front of the gas tank) and also because I'm not a great fan of extra holes in the cab floor, I fashioned a bracket to hold a s...
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Ragleth; adding radio control
Replies: 29
Views: 6564

There is insufficient space left below the cab floor to fit an Orange RX receiver plus a 4 x AAA battery holder. Looks like I have no option other than to fit the receiver or battery holder inside one of the side tanks to keep everything R/C on-board (been previously running it with the battery hol...
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Question About Roadster Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

I don't know either. Why not ask Mamod directly?

https://www.mamod.co.uk/contact
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod RW? gray open wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Why not buy them directly from Mamod? They're gauge adjustable.

http://www.mamod.co.uk/shop-categories/goods-wagon
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Related Resources
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Also keep an eye on the 16mm Mamod and Oscillator Locos group on Facebook as bits and pieces are sometimes on offer there.
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Need BA hex wrench set
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Just search Amazon for a BA socket set
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft Isle of ManMannin
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

A lovely looking loco. What a pity its 45mm only.
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Billy Water Top Up Valve
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

Sorry, meant to type "plug" but it ended up as "plate", have corrected it. My 2009 kit Billy assembly instructions say: "BOILER BLANKING PLUG The boiler blanking plug is screwed into the turret at the top rear of the boiler. This makes use of a ‘O’ ring and needs only to be finger tight." whereas th...
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Billy Water Top Up Valve
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

Can you tell me where this filler is located ? The blanking plug on the top of the turret if you've got one. Sure you can fill it through the safety valve instead, but why bother? I'd just put down the safety valve cover and forget where I'd put it. I don't know, but suspect, that Roundhouse instru...
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Billy Water Top Up Valve
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

The later Billy (and Lady Anne - they use the same boiler) I'm going to correct myself. This is based on the early Lady Anne (1998) and later Billy (2009) that I've had. Both locos have boilers with the same physical dimensions but where the Lady Anne has to be filled through the safety valve (the ...
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Billy Water Top Up Valve
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

Billy uses the safety valve to fill the boiler, other engines have a separate filler plug which is normally replaced with the top-up valve
The later Billy have a separate safety valve and water filler.

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by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: A Tale of 2 Telfords
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

An excellent comparison Chris. Looking forward to the next episode.
by mikewakefielduk@btinterne
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Billy Water Top Up Valve
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

It would be hard to fit a sight gauge as there aren't the necessary openings on a Billy's boiler backplate. It obviously could be done but wouldn't be easy. One alternative would be to purchase a Silver Lady boiler from Roundhouse as I believe the Lady Anne and Billy have the same boilers. Expensive...