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by dougrail
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

Re: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!

That is a smart looking engine you have there, I do like the colour. I could be tempted down the route of a Bertie, but some of my other stuff would need to go first. I take it Fennec is after the little, fox creature with un-feasibly large ears? Very appropiate. The colour is the new Roundhouse 'd...
by dougrail
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Peterborough
Replies: 29
Views: 4030

Re: Peterborough

Could do...!
by dougrail
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

Re: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!

Anyone heard from KeithS...?

In other news, finally, a name has been reached for the little blue bombast: "FENNEC".

a photo reel from its first trip to Butterley last Sunday due up soon.
by dougrail
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

Re: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!

Nice work, Mike and Doug! Doug, the Bertie looks really good with red rods, and I've always liked "Bertie", someday I might get one myself, I think it's a very appealing engine. Must have been very exciting to make the trip to the factory to pick it up in person, especially after your experience wi...
by dougrail
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

Re: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!

Mike - brilliant work! I suspect you'll need to cut a hole in the lower cab front for the reverser control to get through to the linkage? Chris - RH now supply a brass rod the size of a gauge glass within the kit to help you align the turrets correctly. Must confess even using this caused me a smal...
by dougrail
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Refitting a trunk guide
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Refitting a trunk guide

Nicely done Dan, cheers for the photos there as I'd have had no idea what a trunk guide was.
by dougrail
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: stripping paint
Replies: 18
Views: 3682

Re: stripping paint

Be aware that a lot of high end paint strippers will attack plastic bigtime. In my case I use BioStrip which eats anything in warm temperatures. I'd sprayed Halfords acrylic onto a Newqida plastic coach body and screwed up - out came the BioStrip - supposedly totally environment friendly and nontoxi...
by dougrail
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Llechfan Garden Railway 19-03-17 - New Little Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 2743

Re: Llechfan Garden Railway 19-03-17 - New Little Engine

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:23 pm
Wonderful pictures as usual, shows what a good time was had and a birthday treat a well!
What more could you wish for?
Thanks Peter. It was a lovely if slightly grey afternoon - and a perfect way to end my birthday weekend, what with cake, family and new engine inaugurated 8)
by dougrail
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roundhouse Slidebars and Crossheads
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Roundhouse Slidebars and Crossheads

Hi guys, For a while, something had been bugging me about my IoM-esque loco 'Vixen'. The motion - specifically the slide bars section. On the prototype, it's double bars with an 'I' sliding back and forth between them: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/53/81/a2/5381a2538d3a1825758b7719828d2...
by dougrail
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

Re: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!

Nice modifications! Love the red side rods and different crosshead and guides. Definate step up from the the Mamod/MSS engines. I having loads of fun modifying my USA version of Bertie called Sammie. I went whole hog and am installing Roundhouse's Walschaerts valve motion on mine. It partially done...
by dougrail
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Llechfan Garden Railway 19-03-17 - New Little Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 2743

Llechfan Garden Railway 19-03-17 - New Little Engine

After the trials in Derbyshire last autumn, and the assistance in finding the helpful little engine a new home in Meriden in the West Midlands, the new board decided that, indeed, a new engine of the same design and repute was to be purchased. Upon placing the order and choosing the livery, as well ...
by dougrail
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

So, after the successful steamtests and an inauguration down in Llechfan Garden Railway as is the tradition for three of my four locos, it was time to start tinkering and upgrading the Bertie. Less than two weeks ownership, and it was in pieces.... :lol: You can see the still uncluttered makeup of t...
by dougrail
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Paddock Garden Railway 12-03-17
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Hi Doug, you would be welcome now you are independently mobile you might venture this far south-west.  When is the Llechfan Gala Day this year?  I enjoyed the visit last year and our brief meeting.  Please post details on the Forum and perhaps we can encourage more members to go? How far is this so...
by dougrail
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

The New Arrival - No.4 - a Roundhouse Bertie!

In replacement of last summer's theft of the wellknown 'Swordbreaker', finally, a new little engine has been sorted. It involved a massive cash drive as some of you may have seen, a phon call - and a trip in person to Doncaster. I have to confess - sorting this little fellow out and readying it for...
by dougrail
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Paddock Garden Railway 12-03-17
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Excellent photographs of some beautiful stock items there.  I'd love to see them on my line when you're passing!!! Thank you Peter, would be more than happy to steam her up when passing - where is passing to you though, and will you be at Llechfan Gala this year? Plan is to bring Vixen, her IoM rak...