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by Garethh
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Thanks for the info Dazza, still undecided whether I’ll bother or not! Made a bit of progress, some bits for the valve gear, namely rocker, slip eccentric, crank and axle pump eccentric. C1B4B1C5-AC5B-421B-AEF8-6D8CA45E1077.jpeg 60CEE49A-F477-4FDF-B539-09AAA7AE5C72.jpeg The process of turning the ec...
by Garethh
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Hi, Guildford Model Engineering are a dangerous bunch aren't they! They're the reason I got into Gauge 1. Always good to see someone else doing it on here. I look forward to seeing how your Project turns out! Jon They certainly are, I think I’ll be joining up once all this restriction stuff starts ...
by Garethh
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco
Replies: 80
Views: 7708

Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Looks great, would love to see a video of it running! I was impressed with the loco remote system as well, but agree a dedicated handset is preferable
by Garethh
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Interesting Graeme, maybe I’ll do a spare cylinder at the same time if I manage to get the first one right!
by Garethh
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 636
Views: 88009

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Some lovely work there! Soft soldering a bit different to brazing steel with brass isn’t it! I still silver braze some brass bits with silver. I silver braze my frame tubes with 56% Harris silver. Brass is only used now on the cutout piece in my chainstay bridges, but I do brass brass frames for ye...
by Garethh
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 636
Views: 88009

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Some lovely work there! Soft soldering a bit different to brazing steel with brass isn’t it!
by Garethh
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Updates may be a little slow as Christmas will definitely impact funding for tooling and materials... it’s crossed my mind that the basic cylinder design could be used in a 16mm loco, although can’t think of any inside cylinder prototypes
by Garethh
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

That does look like an impressive start. Looking forward to seeing how it develops. If I remember rightly, Dazza has drilled oiling points into the bearings on his live steam loco build which is described on this thread. There's quite a few posts to wade through but I think you'll find it referred ...
by Garethh
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Gauge 1 ‘project’

Not sure how much interest in gauge 1 there is on here but thought I’d stick this up anyway, mostly because I’ll probably need to ask for advice at some point! A while back I bought the g1mra ‘project’ book, out of curiosity really as I thought the info in there might be helpful for other things I h...
by Garethh
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Bachman lyn project
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Bachman lyn project

This was running nicely on battery rc before it took a TIL I’m leaving from a shelf which has resulted in a crack and damage to the motor block so is very much spares or repairs at the moment, thought I’d put it up here in case anyone’s interested before it goes on eBay. 097291C6-E04F-4D4D-ACB4-043B...
by Garethh
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Box of oily bits
Replies: 17
Views: 2385

Re: Box of oily bits

Thanks Aaron, I particularly hate the paint stripping bit! Bit more progress today, rolling chassis is back together and couldn’t resist a quick test fit of the body and smoke box to get and idea of what it’ll look like when I’m finished. 69526AF7-4397-4FF5-91AF-13DA2D0EDC80.jpeg 8D928A30-9521-4632-...
by Garethh
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering 0-6-0 chassis build
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: IP Engineering 0-6-0 chassis build

Many thanks for the info, very helpful! I’ve done two build so far with the mfa 30:1 gearbox motor thing and it seems to the job quite nicely, although both mine are running bevel gear final drive so it’s nice to see another way of doing it, I do like the sound of a 90:1 final ratio!
by Garethh
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering 0-6-0 chassis build
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: IP Engineering 0-6-0 chassis build

I’m intrigued by the slaters worm wheel, what reduction is it? I’m not entirely happy with the Deleon chain drive on one of my locos so have been looking at other options, how have you found this setup?
by Garethh
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Box of oily bits
Replies: 17
Views: 2385

Re: Box of oily bits

Finally got round to stripping a repainting the frames, they got taken back to bare metal, etch primed, a few coats of grey primer followed by matt black enamel. Decided to chemical blacken rather than paint the bolts and stretcher that will be visible as I figure paint will only interfere with the ...
by Garethh
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Brandbright couplings
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Brandbright couplings

Can anyone tell me if brandbright chopper couplings eg rsa70 are compatible with accucraft choppers?