Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:58 pm

Big Al:90959 wrote: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:
Sam's little meths breathing dragon is good at melting sleepers :D

Thanks Al, I run 32mm (the one true gauge I was always told when I started in 16mm).

Waiting for the boiler to dry so I thought I would take some pics:

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Once it's all built the BBQ paint colour should make the cab look more prototypical rather than shiny gloss which you all know by now I hate ;)

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Post by Big Al » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:25 pm

I thought you went over to the dark side and ran 45mm. I would of been down and annoyed you more if I new you ran on the 32mm track gauge. The new boiler is looking good.
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Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:11 am

Your welcome to visit Al as I get bored just running trains on my own!

If you have a trailer bring your bike and I can strip it for spares ;)

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Post by Lner fan Sam » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:40 am

Wait I melted some of your sleepers?
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Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:45 pm

Lner fan Sam:91065 wrote:Wait I melted some of your sleepers?
Only teasing Sam about the little spillage you had in the siding on the points ;)

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Post by Lner fan Sam » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:03 am

Well I'm gas now so that wont be happening again... :roll:
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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:17 pm

Glad to hear you are running on gas Sam. You should have more fun running trains now :)

My chassis is back from Tony so while I wait for the floor plate and left/right mounts for servo's and R/C equipment to be painted here are some pics:

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My first go at riveting of the ash pan with grate:

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Post by Keith S » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:48 pm

It looks very clean and workmanlike so far. I would be very excited indeed if I were building one of these.

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Post by LnBmad » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:16 pm

Very tidy tom! A little more plumbing and you should be ready to run ;)
If it can be made full scale it can be made 16mm

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:02 pm

Just waiting for the chassis plate to mount the boiler and the left/right brackets to house the R/C gear and battery to be painted.

Once I have all this fitted I should be able to steam her :)

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Post by Dannypenguin » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:27 pm

Looking forward to this. :)
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Post by KNO3 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:21 pm

tom_tom_go:91185 wrote:Glad to hear you are running on gas Sam.  You should have more fun running trains now :)

My chassis is back from Tony so while I wait for the floor plate and left/right mounts for servo's and R/C equipment to be painted here are some pics:

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I have noticed your very compact water gauge. It looks like it allows more visible glass tube length than the standard type with separate screw fittings.
How is the glass tube installed and how does it seal? Do you have any pics of it disassembled, or a drawing?

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Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:50 pm

The water glass is supplied as part of the coal fired boiler kit from Riverdale so it is not available separately although there is no harm in asking them I guess.

The water gauge itself screws onto the boiler itself and these are sealed using O-rings.

Then the order of fitment for the glass goes O-ring, glass, O-ring, copper washer and then banjo screw (using a very, very small amount of Loctite).

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Post by Gremlin » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:44 pm

Oh that all looks very nice, quite mean and workman like, how close are you to lighting up?

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Post by KNO3 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:34 pm

tom_tom_go:92865 wrote:The water glass is supplied as part of the coal fired boiler kit from Riverdale so it is not available separately although there is no harm in asking them I guess.

The water gauge itself screws onto the boiler itself and these are sealed using O-rings.

Then the order of fitment for the glass goes O-ring, glass, O-ring, copper washer and then banjo screw (using a very, very small amount of Loctite).
Thank you, I understand the construction now.

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