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by MRail
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Any tips for steaming Ogwen?
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Any tips for steaming Ogwen?

Quite nicely behaved, Chris.
I've still not visited Ian's line.

Stuart's Ogwen is the earlier Roger Marsh version, so the gas burner comments are not entirely valid.
by MRail
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Any tips for steaming Ogwen?
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Any tips for steaming Ogwen?

Hi Guys, Echo everything said so far. My MH Ogwen is an absolute pig to light up. Having lit, she runs like a Swiss watch, but should the gas blow out, a pig to re light. Problems were eased by making a "fire iron" from a U shape of brass with an angled handle. I use this to choke the air holes whil...
by MRail
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 71
Views: 2676

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Rod,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzgBMBPumVI

Shows the DHR zig-zag system.
At around 6 mins 30, I think you'll see the answer.

Sorry about the ads.
by MRail
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Radio Controlled Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

Re: Radio Controlled Quarry Hunslet

Somewhat belatedly, pic of reverser quadrant on Jonathan (ne Bernstein).
West Lancs Lt Rly, 2000.
[attachment=0]WLLR00-004.jpg[/attachment]

It appears my problem with pics was down to Firefox.
Using Chrome, it works.
by MRail
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 71
Views: 2676

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

OK, Rod,

I guess you're proposing to reverse out of your dead-end station, past the junction to the "Limit of Shunt" and then forward round the turnout.
It sounds like you need to adopt DHR practice and run back & forth up their zig-zags.
by MRail
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 71
Views: 2676

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Oops! Belatedly looked at Rik's link.
Anyway, found an FR pic:-
[attachment=0]FR95-103.jpg[/attachment]
by MRail
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 71
Views: 2676

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Rod,
I think you mean push-pull? Auto-train in GWR speak.
You'll need a driving trailer.
Ffestiniog ran them for a while, using a diesel loco.
by MRail
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: ACME Engineering Sound systems
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: ACME Engineering Sound systems

Just noticed...

Right at the beginning of this thread, in Mike's original post, he does give his eMail on the signature panel.
by MRail
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: ACME Engineering Sound systems
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: ACME Engineering Sound systems

I have a response from Mike:-

Hello Rob.
Yes I’ve had problems with my ISP and the website has been lost. Need to recreate it.

My business email is sales
(insert the curly chr)
acmesteam.co.uk

I don’t mind you handing this out.

Best

Mike Ousby
by MRail
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: ACME Engineering Sound systems
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: ACME Engineering Sound systems

Yes, happy to post any response here.

Not sure if I should publish his personal eMail.
I did ask his permission.
Also sent eMail contact via this forum.
by MRail
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: ACME Engineering Sound systems
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: ACME Engineering Sound systems

AFAIK, Mike is still trading.
I bought a pressure gauge from him in December (2018!).
He was having problems with the website then, and it appears he still is.

I've sent a direct eMail, so we'll wait for a response.
by MRail
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Brandbright Circket smoke generator trials
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Brandbright Circket smoke generator trials

Tom, I can't imagine fitting all that gear under the bonnet.
Mine is crammed full of batteries etc!
by MRail
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Radio Controlled Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

Re: Radio Controlled Quarry Hunslet

Definitely a quadrant, but I've fallen at the hurdle of uploading a pic!!
by MRail
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 140
Views: 23529

Re: eBay madness

Perhaps he's hoping to cash in on the waiting time.
Track Shack are inviting reservations for delivery May 2020.
by MRail
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Merlin Spares
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Merlin Spares

Gareth, Your description sounds like a "banjo" bolt. Merlin are long defunct, so parts are unavailable. A model tool/screw supplier may be able to help, but you would need to know the size & thread pitch etc. Alternatively a Merlin owner may have some better suggestions. Must say, there have been no...