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by Busted Bricks
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Becoming a loco manufacturer
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Becoming a loco manufacturer

I have had a limited company since I arrived in Denmark and as such am VAT registered. I was also VAT registered in UK and on Faroe Islands. :D I've run part time businesses on and off for over 10 years now.
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Becoming a loco manufacturer
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Becoming a loco manufacturer

Hi All Some years ago I started a thread called "Annual loco sales" - https://gardenrails.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=10385 where I talk about my ambition to become a loco manufacturer. The thread title might be a bit misleading and I thought I'd start a fresh thread where the focus is solely on my pro...
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 24 radius setter
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: 24 radius setter

If a radius setter is what I think it is, I can laser cut any radius you want from mild steel or stainless steel. I have some Faller track and it is quite a tight radius but OK for small diesel outline locomotives. It comes up for sale on German Ebay all the time - I bought a lot while living in Ger...
by Busted Bricks
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Congratulations, that's a very nice loco. I'm sure you will get a lot of enjoyment out of that.
by Busted Bricks
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: First Steam Loco
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: First Steam Loco

JMORG wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Millie is the best option.
Except direction can't be controlled via R/C which is what OP is looking for. Excellent loco though :D
by Busted Bricks
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: First Steam Loco
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: First Steam Loco

The Stirling has slip eccentric valve gear as I found out in another thread. Hence it would not be able to change direction via R/C.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 28
Views: 4556

Re: Mamod Stirling

Thanks :)
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 28
Views: 4556

Re: Mamod Stirling

I have not been able to find info about the valve gear - is it slip eccentric?
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: First Steam Loco
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: First Steam Loco

John Sutton Books and Models have an Edrig available. That can be radio controlled:

https://johnsuttonbooksandmodels.co.uk/ ... ft-edrig-3
by Busted Bricks
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Workbench advice

Desk with electric height adjustment are common in Denmark and can be picked up secondhand from as little as £75. They give you the best of both worlds as they can usually be adjusted to between 65-130cm height. I'm on the lookout for one myself at the moment.
by Busted Bricks
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laser cutting info for modellers
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Laser cutting info for modellers

The best is a file in dxf format. However I may be able to convert other formats. If you don't have CAD skills I can create files from a dimensioned drawing but it is work that I charge for (£36 per hour started plus VAT).
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 2184

Re: Larger scale Stuff

My dream loco would be a quarry Hunslet or a Bagnall for 7 1/4" track.
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Gang Motor
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: TVT - Gang Motor

I usually find these small gear motors are very quiet. Does the speed control use low frequency switching? That can generate some noise in the drivetrain.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Gang Motor
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: TVT - Gang Motor

If it is noisy then you have some end float in the axle which causes the gears to not mesh properly.

Very nice build!
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laser cutting info for modellers
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Laser cutting info for modellers

Cost is always going to be on the high side for one-of job. I'm cutting skips for a customer today and as he has ordered 10 sets, the cost per set works out very reasonable. Postage is also a tricky one. The bands are 0-1kg, 1-5kg, 5-10kg and 10-20kg. Each band only goes up by a couple of quid. I ha...