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Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Mon May 13, 2013 10:29 pm

She is currently at DLR Dan's for work. He has kindly taken a few piccies for me to pop up here...

Meet DVLR No. 4 River Tang
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She is very pleasingly proportioned (got quite a bit about the southwold sharpies about her). She needs gas burner work, new cylinders (hence the add in the "wanted" section and various other bits and pieces. She will soon by DVLR standard livery (no real need for me to say that is there). She has a very short (mamod) wheel base and RC (which will be properly set up and self contained) so will be perfect for my line with its sharp corners and need for slow speeds. Thinking of adding motion covers like on the rye and camber locos to keep the grit from the quarry at bay (or to hide the ossilatiors)

I'm rather pleased with this one and think it will make a good addition to the fleet.
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Post by Lner fan Sam » Mon May 13, 2013 10:36 pm

she looks very nice zach!
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Post by pauly » Mon May 13, 2013 11:37 pm

wow its like the little brother of the Mayflower

really nice  8)
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Post by Big Al » Mon May 13, 2013 11:44 pm

That will look good in blue with a white roof :lol:
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Post by williamfj » Mon May 13, 2013 11:51 pm

Now that is a very nicely proportioned little loco.

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Post by dougrail » Tue May 14, 2013 1:29 am

I wonder if a pair of RWM Janet cylinders would be beneficial. I'd love to own a Merlin LW in order to experiment so, but fear that I would be crucified.

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Post by Narrow Minded » Tue May 14, 2013 8:43 am

That's a very nice little loco Mr Bond, and should look well at home on the DVLR :thumbleft:
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Post by Andrew » Tue May 14, 2013 8:44 am

What a lovely little loco! Don't think I've ever seen one before. Bet you can't wait to get your hands on it...

Have fun,

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Post by hussra » Tue May 14, 2013 9:13 am

Nearly bought one of these about 20 years ago. Lovely looking thing, looking forward to see it when it emerges from the works.
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Post by Chris Cairns » Tue May 14, 2013 7:10 pm

For an oscillating locomotive that does have some rather appropriate looking proportions, although the row of 4 screws either side of the smoke box could do with being hidden.

Must admit I do not recall this one in the Heritage Auction at Peterborough, but being 45mm I probably ignored it.

Look forward to seeing how slow it will run on R/C.

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Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Tue May 14, 2013 7:39 pm

It is regaugeable - the build is interesting with many features not seen on modern locomotives - the tanks wrap round and so give the impression of tanks rather than just hollow shells and all the bolts are hex bolts. does anyone know anything about the history of this locomotive or the little wonders in general?
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Post by Boustrophedon » Thu May 30, 2013 6:53 pm

Mr. Bond of the DVLR:36414 wrote:As much as I love the idea of home-made track I have decided to go for the Peco track. This I can put down and take up as much as I please when I move house etc.
Maybe one day I will have home grown track!
Having looked at the possibility of home made track I think this is the way I shall go too.

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Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Thu May 30, 2013 7:23 pm

Mmmm, peco track is just alot less maintenance and it meant I could buy a load second hand and could lay track when ever I was ready rather than having to wait until I had built the next bit. I love the idea of having built one's own track but the flexi-track really is a better solution for the time being and will last a lot longer!
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Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:38 pm

Phew, its been a while, got back from uni to find this...
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Hmmm, there's a railway in there somewhere...
So it was out with River Butley and a rake of wagons to clear the track (this train was for picking up the tree trimmings)
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For clearing some of the cuttings the "brick kiln" was fired up
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All set to start the improvements and enjoy running some trains
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Post by Big Al » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:45 pm

That looks better , How long was it left for to get like that ?
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