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by Keith S
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Box of oily bits
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Box of oily bits

Seems to run quite well. How odd. I wonder how it came to look like that?
by Keith S
Sun May 10, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 71297

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I thought the black rings around those bolts on the Slomo were rubber dampers of some sort. I think it's a good idea like you say to put a rubber pad under the machine where it sits on the tender frame. I was reading Chris Bird's article on the Slomo he mounted in a tender- he said it worked well bu...
by Keith S
Fri May 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 71297

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I don't know if you're already planning to do this, but the heavier you make that vehicle, the better it will work. I have two steel plates inside my "flywheel" van, about 3/4" thick and approximately 8"x3". I tried to weigh it for you, but it maxes out my kitchen scale and doesn't register on the b...
by Keith S
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 71297

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I think you will be satisfied with the flywheel device being mounted in the tender. With the device not being on a driven axle, of course there is the possibility of wheel-slip on the loco itself when starting, just like you would get with a full-size locomotive. Depending how you feel about it one ...
by Keith S
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 28
Views: 1644

Re: Roundhouse Fowler

For whistles, many people install a DJB resonator whistle. They are interesting because the part you can see is mounted on the front of the cab, and looks close to the proper size. In order to make a nice tone, the whistle has a separate resonating chamber hidden in the cab. It comes with a spring-l...
by Keith S
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 28
Views: 1644

Re: Roundhouse Fowler

As things heat up, the gas pressure rises, and the fire gets hotter. On these engines you must keep an eye on the pressure-gauge and safety-valve and turn the fire down progressively during the first part of a run. With practice you should be able to find a gas-regulator setting that keeps the engin...
by Keith S
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 6187

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

[quote=tom_tom_go post_id=152022 time=<a href="tel:1584777506">1584777506</a> user_id=395] Why does the prototype have that cut out, is it purely cosmetic? I don't know. Perhaps it's to give it a graceful swallow-like appearance befitting a mainline engine ;) [/quote] The Ffestiniog locos have a le...
by Keith S
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

It's like an Indian hill railway with no hill! Put a Roundhouse Darjeeling on this job. It IS in a garden...
by Keith S
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 127
Views: 10407

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

I really like how the engine looks with its new chimney. Much better than its previous appearance. What sort of cab are you thinking of adding? Half-height like a quarry Hunslet, or something with spectacles?
by Keith S
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 294
Views: 49555

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

That final picture shows what clean, solid work you've done on this engine. That is true industrial art.
by Keith S
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 76
Views: 4095

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Well, I had no idea that you owned this or that it costs money. Count me in when the time comes to make a contribution.
by Keith S
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 604
Views: 71297

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

That is an absolutely brilliant demonstration of the value of flywheel devices such as the SSP "slomo". I like the 0-6-0 one particularly: It is hidden much better than the 0-4-0 one. With its higher boiler, and lack of tanks, the Roundhouse "Billy" is particularly unable to conceal a device between...
by Keith S
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 76
Views: 4095

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Since my time using the forum it has done the following for me: .... Improved my knowledge of phpBB software and web hosting (since taking ownership of the forum) These are all positives and I am sure many of you can relate to at least some of these points. I was never disputing the advantages of f...
by Keith S
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 76
Views: 4095

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

That would be fun, Boris. I was able to guess at quite a few peoples' identities, plus being "Keith from Canada" helps in my case; there's only one of me.
by Keith S
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brandbright coach paint schemes
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Brandbright coach paint schemes

Here is my one completed Brandbright coach, with my maroon "Billy". It's not Roundhouse maroon though, it's "Wild Raspberry" Tremclad enamel rust-paint from a spray-bomb. I've been told it's pretty close to the Roundhouse colour but I've never had the chance to compare them. I painted the locomotive...