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by Garethh
Fri May 12, 2023 10:29 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: New line, advice needed!
Replies: 9
Views: 3147

Re: New line, advice needed!

I hadn’t looked back at this post for a while, thanks for the advice, as it happens I ended up going with fibre cement board, and once I’d got the correct blade on my circular saw it’s done the job very nicely so far. 578B9267-DED9-4559-87AD-AF2D27DAA6D3.jpeg 4C83763E-1374-488A-8A05-EEFC602672F9.jpeg
by Garethh
Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: New line, advice needed!
Replies: 9
Views: 3147

Re: New line, advice needed!

I suspect paving slabs will be a bit too heavy, it’s surprisingly strong but I think that might be asking a bit much
by Garethh
Thu Apr 06, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: New line, advice needed!
Replies: 9
Views: 3147

New line, advice needed!

I’ve been a bit quiet on here of late, mostly due to a house move putting most projects on hold. The upside is that I finally have my own garden in which to build a line. I started yesterday by constructing a frame for the steam up/yard area out of square section pvc guttering, I’m now trying to thi...
by Garethh
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Eric build
Replies: 7
Views: 3652

Re: Eric build

Very much appreciated, expect an email shortly! Looking forward to seeing the resumption of steam tests…
by Garethh
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Eric build
Replies: 7
Views: 3652

Re: Eric build

Thanks for the advice, if I can’t find something online then a back issue may be the answer!
by Garethh
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Eric build
Replies: 7
Views: 3652

Eric build

I’ve been slowly beavering away at the ‘steam trains in your garden’ Eric loco, just reached the stage of having a chassis that runs on air. It’s basically as described in the book with the exception of removable axle boxes with ball bearings fitted, pretty much as per dazzas epic build! Much use of...
by Garethh
Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 118
Views: 49840

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Took her for another run at guildford last night, did a bit of load testing with a borrowed rake of wagons as my 7 weren’t really troubling it! Pretty surprised it managed to shift them. Some bonus footage of some lovely locos down there.

by Garethh
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Atlantic
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: Roundhouse Atlantic

High temp silicon sealant could be an option if you’re concerned about whether paint will handle the heat
by Garethh
Fri May 06, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 118
Views: 49840

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Out of interest how easy are these to take apart in the future? Apologies, missed this question. It depends how you build it really, I tried to make mine easy to work on so the bodywork bolts on in sections, and the wheels are Walsall ones one square axles so can be easily removed without disturbin...
by Garethh
Thu May 05, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 118
Views: 49840

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’



finally got to give her a proper test run at gmes, few minor tweaks needed but pretty happy overall! Bonus footage of a couple of matts locos at the end.
by Garethh
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 917
Views: 338108

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Congratulations, that must have been a very proud moment!
by Garethh
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: June 2022 Gallery - LAST TWO days for entries
Replies: 25
Views: 9055

Re: June 2022 Gallery - enter here

Thank you, I’m quite proud of her!
by Garethh
Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: June 2022 Gallery - LAST TWO days for entries
Replies: 25
Views: 9055

Re: June 2022 Gallery - enter here

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My ‘rusty’ train, kit built lady Anne ‘Rosie’ with a simply 7/8ths body pulling a mix of swift sixteen and binnie stock, all looking like they’ve seen better days!
by Garethh
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Yet another Ellie
Replies: 14
Views: 5920

Re: Yet another Ellie

It goes better than expected, it’ll definitely get worked a bit harder once it’s run in a bit! Still looking at ways to get it producing a bit more steam though, think a burner redesign may be on the cards
by Garethh
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Yet another Ellie
Replies: 14
Views: 5920

Re: Yet another Ellie

First proper running session on a visit to a mates line, definitely improving with use. Keeping trains light for now but feels like it’d pull a fair bit more.

by Garethh
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 917
Views: 338108

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Just a thought, maybe a ptfe seat in the needle valve could be a solution?
by Garethh
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Yet another Ellie
Replies: 14
Views: 5920

Re: Yet another Ellie

You may be right about the gearing, but now the cranks are drilled and pinned it’s a pain to change it unfortunately. I deliberately geared it low as my little line has some nasty gradients on it. I’m hoping as it runs in and loosens up it’ll be a bit more efficient, and hopefully some burner tweaks...
by Garethh
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Yet another Ellie
Replies: 14
Views: 5920

Re: Yet another Ellie

Been chipping away at the Elle and got the bodywork and rc install done. It works but not 100% happy, it’s a bit reluctant to get started, as you can see in the video there’s exhaust up the chimney before it starts moving, I’m thinking the tolerances in the Chinese reversing valve may not be up to s...
by Garethh
Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: New project, coal fired live steam kit time
Replies: 32
Views: 11221

Re: New project, coal fired live steam kit time

Wow, that was some speedy painting!
by Garethh
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: New project, coal fired live steam kit time
Replies: 32
Views: 11221

Re: New project, coal fired live steam kit time

Many thanks for the measurements, much appreciated. Any chance you could take one up inside the firebox? Looking forward to seeing this come together should be interesting!