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by tom_tom_go
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: IMPORTANT!!! - Transferring GRF ownership to myself
Replies: 35
Views: 1907

Re: IMPORTANT!!! - Transferring GRF ownership to myself

The transfer of the forum domain name and the forum itself is complete, Steve is now running the show.
by tom_tom_go
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEW FORUM FUNDING
Replies: 37
Views: 1338

Re: NEW FORUM FUNDING

There is £18.28 left from the donation drive that Big Jim organised in 2017 so these funds will be donated once my name is no longer associated with the forum domain name and hosting.
by tom_tom_go
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: IMPORTANT!!! - Transferring GRF ownership to myself
Replies: 35
Views: 1907

Re: IMPORTANT!!! - Transferring GRF ownership to myself.

-steves- wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Tom, could you make this an announcement please so it gets as much view as possible?

Thanks
Steve
Done
by tom_tom_go
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wooden dumb buffers
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Wooden dumb buffers

Thank you Graeme, knowledgeable as always.
by tom_tom_go
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wooden dumb buffers
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Wooden dumb buffers

No it doesn't, I need to see how the are fitted.
by tom_tom_go
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wooden dumb buffers
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Wooden dumb buffers

I am interested in how these are fitted to the buffer beams of locomotives such as Quarry Hunslets as I can't find any photos of how they are attached (possibly coach bolts?) The reason I ask is I want to replicate the actual fitment to my 5" gauge engine. Any photos of how they are attached would b...
by tom_tom_go
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 62848

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

I hope you enjoyed the smell!

Did you film the run?
by tom_tom_go
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

Looks great, brilliant job.

Replace the cheese head bolts then it would be complete to my eyes.
by tom_tom_go
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 662
Views: 98166

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Incredible Dazza.
by tom_tom_go
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Gables Garden Railway (7 1/4")
Replies: 74
Views: 5635

Re: The Gables Garden Railway (7 1/4")

Have you fitted R/C to the electric loco as it appears to start and stop without manual control?
by tom_tom_go
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 19281

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea

I have tried to get into the habit of opening all steam valves slightly after blowing down - mostly to stop them from jamming as the cool - but it also stops a vacuum forming in the boiler. I have followed the same ritual since owning the loco and leave all valves open when not in use. Degreasing w...
by tom_tom_go
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 19281

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea

Keith S wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:46 pm
I don't have any useful advice: I just wanted to wish you good luck with it and may you have patience until the project is successful and satisfactory.

I, too, absolutely loathe painting. Especially metal.

May the force be with you.
Thanks Keith!
by tom_tom_go
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 19281

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea

It's been a while, time for an update. I fitted new commercial clack valves to the boiler back in August after one of them kept sticking open (after the last failed steaming I discovered that the ball valve in one of them had been sucked into the boiler). When I took apart the other valve I discover...
by tom_tom_go
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 5701

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

Hammerite is garbage paint these days, it will just flake off! I found these guys that supply smaller tins but it is listed as 'tinted', does that mean it is a mixed colour to order? https://paintersworld.co.uk/7300-combicolor-smooth-metal-paint-1?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItd6Vp4yE7AIVCuntCh3WDgfnEAQYAyABEg...
by tom_tom_go
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 5701

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

What about the cylinders as they get hot, same paint type?

Thanks for helping!