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by Keith S
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Identifying a Merlin locomotive
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Identifying a Merlin locomotive

I'm afraid I can't give you advice about the loco- although I'm sure she'll be easily fettled- but I decided to respond anyway to cheer you on! I've built a steam locomotive and rolling stock with no realistic hope of having anywhere to run them in the foreseeable future, and they live on a shelf no...
by Keith S
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: A Kab for a Konrad
Replies: 36
Views: 3900

Re: A Kab for a Konrad

Simon, I don't think the movable rings that sandwich the glass are meant to be soldered at all! In that case, I think very carefully applied glue to the inner flanges of the rings, so they will stick to the glass, is perfectly adequate. For the outer ones, the trouble I had was that after soldering ...
by Keith S
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: A Kab for a Konrad
Replies: 36
Views: 3900

Re: A Kab for a Konrad

I will try that. I can't remember what I was using, I think it might have been a butane pencil torch. The brass I used on the new spectacle plate is quite thick, so I thought I would need a lot of heat. I'm OK at soldering the big platework but this fiddly stuff with different thicknesses is more di...
by Keith S
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: A Kab for a Konrad
Replies: 36
Views: 3900

Re: A Kab for a Konrad

I will glue the front spectacle rims because I will have painted the cab by the time I come to fix them. The instructions supplied offer gluing as one method of fixing, albeit with soldering preferred. Normally I would agree with Tom about the glue, however I have installed the Swift Sixteen specta...
by Keith S
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Jennie
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Roundhouse Jennie

This locomotive would look grand with some Locoworks "Bertie" detail parts on it.
by Keith S
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 397
Views: 29904

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Sorry to barge in, but there is a misunderstanding here. Tom, H.D. can't test his boiler because he hasn't brazed it yet. This is why he needs to set aside more than just a spare hour. I wasn't aware myself that the inspector will look at it before it's brazed or soldered, but this apparently is th...
by Keith S
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 397
Views: 29904

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Sorry to barge in, but there is a misunderstanding here. Tom, H.D. can't test his boiler because he hasn't brazed it yet. This is why he needs to set aside more than just a spare hour. I wasn't aware myself that the inspector will look at it before it's brazed or soldered, but this apparently is the...
by Keith S
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Atlantic - rare find
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Roundhouse Atlantic - rare find

Wow, Doug, what a nice engine. I thought those had spoked wheels but yours seems to have solid ones. Anyway you must be very pleased with it. You're building up a nice collection of engines!
by Keith S
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 397
Views: 29904

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

So Dazza, I don't want to steer the conversation too far from your build, but with your wife and yourself both building a little garden locomotive for each of you, I am curious about where you will be running your locomotives. Do you have some rails in your garden, or will you be running them on a c...
by Keith S
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Small balcony garden railway
Replies: 72
Views: 5752

Re: Small balcony garden railway

The message with news that they no longer carry out international shipping was in my newsletter about a year ago. Since then, I can't complete the order on their site, an error appears on the display. Try, maybe for Canada it will work ... Actually, I apologize for being political for a moment, but...
by Keith S
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Small balcony garden railway
Replies: 72
Views: 5752

Re: Small balcony garden railway

I didn't know they ceased international shipping! I guess I won't be getting any more kits from them either, if that's the case.
by Keith S
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: To notch or not to notch
Replies: 59
Views: 2316

Re: To notch or not to notch

Well, I DID say "hard pressed", not that it would be impossible! Of course, on a Bullied Pacific, the massive boxpok driving wheels and chain-driven valve gear probably has the same effect as a "slomo", so I don't know if you're quite correct about them not having one!

:D
by Keith S
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Small balcony garden railway
Replies: 72
Views: 5752

Re: Small balcony garden railway

Lots of wonderful detail, and I particulary like your crane. Is that from a kit, or a scratch built item? The crane is a scratch built. The flat car is AMS (Accucraft), the crane - USA trains, the footboards and the handles - Ozark Miniatures. I like Ozark miniatures! I bought a little "Porter" for...
by Keith S
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Small balcony garden railway
Replies: 72
Views: 5752

Re: Small balcony garden railway

The little Porter is a nice model. It seems to have a hig( level of detail, like full working Stevensons' valve-gear and braking details. The location of the pressure gauge is a little weird, though.
by Keith S
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: To notch or not to notch
Replies: 59
Views: 2316

Re: To notch or not to notch

Amazing. A real driver on a full-sized locomotive would be hard-pressed to drive that delicately. Also, I love the simulated drain cocks. The little spurt of steam from the vicinity of the cylinders is very convincing and adds a lot of visual appeal.