Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:33 pm

Having owned a RH SL for a few years now I can say although it's very pretty and has rivet detail, simulated drain cocks, sprung chassis, etc if I could start again in this hobby with the knowledge I have now I would of gone down the kit building route and bought a Lady Anne saving myself quite a few quid. I really don't think the sprung chassis makes a difference in performance in this scale.

I can't take credit for the paint job on the chassis as this was done by a family member who runs www.smtsmodels.com as I am building their website. It has a satin finish unlike the RH factory paint which I prefer. The boiler is due in October which seems a long, long time away!

I would of liked a 0-4-0 from Riverdale, however, Elke (Billy) was only on offer at the time and I wanted a British looking loco. Also, Amy (Lady Anne) has all her batteries hidden inside the body whereas on Elke and Irene (Katie) the batteries are underneath the cab roof.

I think I need a diesel next for the line as sometimes you just want to sit back and watch a train go by.

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Post by Boustrophedon » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:31 pm

GTB:84275 wrote:
Boustrophedon:84221 wrote:I was wondering if you could persuade Roundhouse to part with a Silver Lady chassis, it's the same dimensions as Lady Ann but has sprung wheels so the centre one actually does some work.
So this thread doesn't get hijacked again, this topic was covered recently in the following thread. The answer is not what most people think........

http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/ftop ... asc-30.php

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Actually that conclusion is obvious assuming classical friction.

But that is not what I was talking about at all.

I like my models to be functional, if it's there then it ought to work. Two wheels not touching the rails are doing no "work" and that slightly offends my  sense of good modelling.

Given the choice and money no object, I would prefer a Silver Lady chassis with 6 sprung wheels all touching to a Lady Ann one with only  four touching and two pretend wheels, irrespective of whether this improves performance or not. Wouldn't you?

I had no wish to hijack the thread, so please continue this discussion here: http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/ftop ... asc-30.php

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Post by TTHLRMatt » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:39 pm

Has anything happened to this thread or is it just not happening at the moment.

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:49 pm

Hi Matt,

No progress yet as I am waiting on the boiler to come in October as I need the Riverdale exhaust/inlet tees otherwise it means taking one of the cylinders off later on which I would rather not do.

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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:28 pm

Boiler on the way!

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Post by Keith S » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:22 pm

Oh, good! I've been looking forward to seeing this project continued.

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Post by LnBmad » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:24 pm

Good to hear your continuing with her!
If it can be made full scale it can be made 16mm

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Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:56 am

So after a long wait the boiler and coal finally arrived from Riverdale (and no it was not made by Elves).

Everything was perfectly packed and well organised with documentation and boiler certificate, very impressed.

I am glad I waited for the exhaust/inlet tee's you have to use with their coal fire set up as it would of involved taking both cylinders off to get them on:

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The chassis is now on it's way to Tony (Rhos Helyg Locomotive Works) to be completed as work have decided I need to take a bunch of exams just as I was about to start again on this project :evil:

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Post by LnBmad » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:14 am

Nice work! Keep it up buddy!
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Post by Big Al » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:02 pm

Looking good Tom
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Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:31 pm

Update from Tony:





And as he rightly says anyone can make them go fast!

Excellent work, very pleased :)

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Post by LnBmad » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:29 pm

Very nice
If it can be made full scale it can be made 16mm

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Post by Lner fan Sam » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:52 pm

I thought that was yours Tom :D saw the vid on Facebook, looks very smooth.
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Post by Big Al » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:25 am

Looks great Tom you will have to come and melt some of my Peco sleepers with your coal fire breathing creation if it can go down to 32mm gauge. :lol:
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Post by Mattyrallye » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:05 am

That's cracking valve timing.
#projectRoundhouseBilly

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