The charitable Mamod loco and event

A very popular starting point for Live Steam. With their low cost comes a number of problems which can be discussed here
Post Reply
User avatar
ace
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 291
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 am

The charitable Mamod loco and event

Post by ace » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:29 pm

Hi guys,

I want to organise a charity 'fun run' at my local club and I have set myself the task of building something from nothing in order to complete the challenge.

Basically I want to build a loco from any old scrap parts that I can come by. The challenge is to see how long I can keep a run going and gain sponsorship for the amount of minutes to do so. Ideally the only rule I want to set myself is that the loco remains in steam and that counts as part of a run.

The cause? I want to do this for the M.S society (multiple sclerosis), as my late mother was a sufferer and I feel that I want to do something to help.

I have posted an ad in the wanted section for if anyone has any scrap parts floating around in their parts boxes that they no longer need, that I can buy or if you feel that you can, gift to my cause.

http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/sutr ... php#107714

Basically anything is welcome from damaged, corroded, butchered or just utter rubbish bits. Anything that I can start a loco build with.

Ultimately I want to make this a regular annual money raising event with many participants each raising money for their own charity.
YouTube ChannelImage

User avatar
bessytractor
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 676
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:34 pm

Post by bessytractor » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:10 pm

Let me look through my bits box!
proudly flying in the face of convention

User avatar
ace
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 291
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 am

Post by ace » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:17 pm

Hi again folks, I have updated the blog for the recent events. I have had my first donation towards the cause. Kevin Gregory (Narrow Minded) has kindly passed on to me some Mamod items as well as some lovely upgraded bits and pieces, thank you so much! There is another in the pipeline, I await it patiently!

http://www.mamodcharityrun.blogspot.co.uk/

Image
YouTube ChannelImage

User avatar
ace
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 291
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 am

Post by ace » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:39 pm

The generosity of people has amazed me again. Our very own superbiker_uk has kindly donated a boiler to the cause. Many thanks Peter!

Peter advises me that the boiler needs soldering around the inserts to make it a useable pressure vessel, so I shall get on and do that in due course!

Image
YouTube ChannelImage

User avatar
Dannypenguin
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 632
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:57 am
Location: Forest of Dean, UK
Contact:

Post by Dannypenguin » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:36 pm

Am following this with great interest - shame I haven't any Mamod parts, lots of Roundhouse though...
Dan

Visit the PFLR website - http://poultonfarmlightrailway.webs.com/
Dean Forest Railway Society website - http://dfrsociety.org/

User avatar
ace
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 291
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 am

Post by ace » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:27 pm

Danny, maybe I could build a Millie instead? Send all the roundhouse parts you can! Lol, I jest. ;)

Don't forget to check out the blog at www.mamodcharityrun.blogspot.co.uk

Yesterday I received two parcels of goodies from Matt Nunn and my good friend Doug Roberts.

Matt was kind enough to go rummaging through his scrap pile on his layout and kindly send me the parts below for a very tiny sum (postage costs really) and Doug sent the items shown in the bottom picture.

Many thanks for your help and support guys and don't forget to have a look in your spares/parts boxes for any broken, warn out, butchered or rusty unwanted Mamod/Mss loco parts, thank you.

Matt Nunns supplied parts

Image

Doug Roberts donated parts

Image
YouTube ChannelImage

SapperAnt
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 464
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:20 pm

Post by SapperAnt » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:05 pm

Got cylinders you can have :D

User avatar
ace
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 291
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 am

Post by ace » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:22 am

SapperAnt:108229 wrote:Got cylinders you can have  :D
Really? That would be great. As you can see I have parts of cylinders, but nothing useable yet. Please let me know? :)

I'd like to thank Keith Wilson for the kind donation of a set of wheels. They do need a little work to be perfect and useable, but that is exactly what I want for this little project.

Thanks Keith!

Please have a look about for any scrap, unwanted Mamod/MSS parts that you no longer need - regardless of condition.

Image
YouTube ChannelImage

SapperAnt
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 464
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:20 pm

Post by SapperAnt » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:04 pm

I've found one; the other has to be somewhere. Let me have a dig.....

User avatar
ace
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 291
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 am

Post by ace » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:55 pm

SapperAnt:108443 wrote:I've found one; the other has to be somewhere. Let me have a dig.....
Many thanks, keeping my fingers crossed. :)
YouTube ChannelImage

SapperAnt
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 464
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:20 pm

Post by SapperAnt » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:56 pm

Duly located one pair of cylinders and a reverser block.

User avatar
ace
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 291
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 am

Post by ace » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:58 pm

SapperAnt:108445 wrote:Duly located one pair of cylinders and a reverser block.
That's excellent, those items would help me along nicely! :D

I just need a pair of frames now and I can put the chassis together. :)
YouTube ChannelImage

SapperAnt
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 464
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:20 pm

Post by SapperAnt » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:06 pm

I might have a frame spacer.........

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest