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by DLRdan
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Lubricators
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Lubricators

The mechanical lubricator itself very rarely fails. What does fail all to often is the check valves that are on the other end. A little bit of grit under the ball is enough to stop it pumping oil in. Having been haunted by leaking check valves I can completely understand why the near foolproof displ...
by DLRdan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Enlargement
Replies: 39
Views: 5982

Re: Enlargement

Just a note on controllers, most battery locos at my club are running 120 Amp controllers some are larger still.
by DLRdan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wet exhaust coal firing
Replies: 36
Views: 6461

Re: Wet exhaust coal firing

Yes, all the valve gear can stay where it is. Not sure how the steam pipes work on the coal version but you should be able to remove the cylinders and leave everything else in place. You will most likely need to reset the valve position once refitted but the timing will be un altered.
by DLRdan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wet exhaust coal firing
Replies: 36
Views: 6461

Re: Wet exhaust coal firing

Not sure why Tom as I have seen them fitted to a Billy on Youtube, they do hang very low so this might be where its come from. I fitted them to a 5 inch gauge bagnall over the summer and found that excessive oil caused them to stick closed, a problem you tend to find with any Roundhouse lubricator
by DLRdan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 71 Mile Garden Railway anyone?? Channel 4 - 7th Jan
Replies: 92
Views: 13512

Re: 71 Mile Garden Railway anyone?? Channel 4 - 7th Jan

I think calling him that is bit much, after everything else that happened he probably had other things to think about. Don’t think I called him stupid did I.....the whole program is stupid, apart as I have said the Viaduct was brilliant...I am going to record the further episode’s and fast forward ...
by DLRdan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wet exhaust coal firing
Replies: 36
Views: 6461

Re: Wet exhaust coal firing

That does seem an awful lot of condensate, however stopping will cool the cylinders down. Next time you have a run, try running on blocks at a similar speed to your normal run and see if the condensate lessens. Alternatively, is there a continuous run local to you ?
by DLRdan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 71 Mile Garden Railway anyone?? Channel 4 - 7th Jan
Replies: 92
Views: 13512

Re: 71 Mile Garden Railway anyone?? Channel 4 - 7th Jan

I think calling him that is bit much, after everything else that happened he probably had other things to think about.
by DLRdan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Why Live Steam?
Replies: 128
Views: 15302

Re: Why Live Steam?

Perhaps those that run in circles in the garden are getting the operational side from elsewhere, an indoor smaller scale layout perhaps.
by DLRdan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Why Live Steam?
Replies: 128
Views: 15302

Re: Why Live Steam?

This has been an interesting read, particularly as live steam has become something of a novelty in my group of late most preferring their battery powered locomotives in all outlines (steam, diesel and electric). In the past couple of years I have noticed that I have been making use of my diesel and ...
by DLRdan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: 5" gauge double fairlie
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: 5" gauge double fairlie

Looks like aluminium rail so it wont be the flanges that wear.......
by DLRdan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What sorts of power do you use for your locos?
Replies: 25
Views: 5057

Re: What sorts of power do you use for your locos?

Mostly battery power with some live steam (used to be the other way round). There may be a future experiment with compressed air if I can get some other projects out the way.
by DLRdan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 557
Views: 62950

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Its rare to see that level of dedication in the larger scales let alone 16mm, I look forward to further writings. I am also going to steal that jig for cutting bolts to the same length, simple yet brilliant.
by DLRdan
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: MSS loco on 4' diameter curves ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4977

Re: MSS loco on 4' diameter curves ?

I cant see any reason why you cant run it on a 2' radius on 45mm gauge. Ive had mine round an 18 inch curve on standard wheelsets
by DLRdan
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 7/8ths diesel kits
Replies: 33
Views: 4364

Re: 7/8ths diesel kits

195x80x160 This is as far as I got with it before something else got in the way. The frames are assembled as is the cab, the roof is still loose. Bonnet has the larger sections soldered together though I think there is some detail to add. The chassis is IP's MDF kit, I planned to replace with someth...
by DLRdan
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 7/8ths diesel kits
Replies: 33
Views: 4364

Re: 7/8ths diesel kits

Got the photos, just figuring out how to post. What is the max file size for the forum's gallery, I'm sure there is a thread but I probably cant see for looking !

Edit: just found it, currently resizing.