Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:09 am

I am surprised how much the lagging has reduced condensate on this loco.

As it runs with a SSP Slomo and my line is not continuous I suspect I suffer more condensate problems than most so this is why it is noticeable to me.

I can now have the Summerlands Chuffer FX set to use the large hole (big steam plumes) without the loco being showered in oil.

If you plan to lag pipe work make sure the body will still fit around the pipes as I had to rework a fair bit of the piping to make the body fit back on easily with no resistance.

I want to repaint this loco as I have never liked the gloss finish but don't know whether to paint her as a well used black and grimy loco like Sophie (my Riverdale coal fired dragon) or keep the existing colour but start again with a satin or matt finish.

Then there is the problem of time!

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by GTB » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:58 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:09 am
I want to repaint this loco as I have never liked the gloss finish but don't know whether to paint her as a well used black and grimy loco like Sophie (my Riverdale coal fired dragon) or keep the existing colour but start again with a satin or matt finish.

Then there is the problem of time!
There is another alternative, if you like the original colour, then give the model a coat of satin clear on the red bits and matt clear on the black bits. You'll need to experiment a bit, as a lot of clear coats have acrylic in them and they will soften and get tacky when hot.

Can't help with extra modelling time, I found mine by retiring. I assume your missus is unlikely to go out to work to support you in the manner you might wish to become accustomed?....... 8)

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:44 pm

I keep being told that you are busier when retired Graeme!

After painting the wheels on my Riverdale loco I decided to have a go on my SL:

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Slightly weathered as with my other loco. It's nice to see the wheels rotating now in the evening sun.

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by TonyW » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:14 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:44 pm
After painting the wheels on my Riverdale loco I decided to have a go on my SL:
Good man!

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:21 pm

I thought you would approve Tony, shiny wheels urk me as well.

First run with her new painted wheels:

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by daan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:48 pm

Nice touch.. :thumbright:
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Re: Domes and top up valves

Post by Jopayne » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:42 am

Hi Tom, looking good. I too am not convinced by the Silver Lady dome and would like to change it like you have. Where did you get the shortened top up valve from?

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Thank you gents for the comments (and nice to hear from you David, glad you have not been blown away or drowned in the weather where you are).

It's a standard Lady Anne dome sprayed by RH, however, to get it to fit on the SL you need to change the water top-up valve due to the size difference:

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One on the left is original SL top-up valve

The safety valve is standard RH one although I cleaned it which is why it might look different ;)

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:38 pm

Hi Joe,

I wouldn't recommend doing what I did as it isn't perfect and tends to spit water out when steaming up.

There are now suppliers who sell water top up plugs that will allow you to fit a Lady Anne dome:

https://www.thetraindepartment.com/roun ... use-parts/

Anyone know of a UK supplier? The Anything Narrrow Gauge offering doesn't look like it supports the dome and is just a water top up valve?

https://anythingnarrowgauge.co.uk/16mm- ... h=Top%20up

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by Jopayne » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:00 pm

Cheers Tom! I might just learn to live with it for the moment then. Or maybe see if it is possible to remove a bit more from the inside of a standard dome? Is it the same dimensions, but with just the extra lip and a hole? If so it should be possible to make space for the refill valve, maybe with just a very small hole in the top for the valve.

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Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Post by IanC » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:31 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Hi Joe,

I wouldn't recommend doing what I did as it isn't perfect and tends to spit water out when steaming up.

There are now suppliers who sell water top up plugs that will allow you to fit a Lady Anne dome:

https://www.thetraindepartment.com/roun ... use-parts/

Anyone know of a UK supplier? The Anything Narrrow Gauge offering doesn't look like it supports the dome and is just a water top up valve?

https://anythingnarrowgauge.co.uk/16mm- ... h=Top%20up
http://www.chuffed2bits.com used to sell them. I got mine from them, but it needs it's own dedicated top-up bottle.
Ian

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