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by GTB
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 132
Views: 10553

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Had a bit of a setback :scratch: with wheels loctited on the axles. The retention strength is nowhere near what it should be... I don't know whether it is the age of my Loctite (I am using ancient 648 I had for years). It shouldn't be, since I didn't have problems with it before, but just in case o...
by GTB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

As mentioned elsewhere, this years Great Southern Steam Up was held near Melbourne last weekend and Graham Fordham has posted his videos of the event on line. My Bagnall 2-6-2 ran on day 1 (Friday) and can be seen ambling along with a goods train, around the 7 and 8 min. marks. https://m.youtube.com...
by GTB
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

It's by a chap whose name I've forgotten, but was beautifully detailed and ran very well too. Mine won't be as good as that one, but it's good to have something to aim towards! Looks like one of the batch built by Dave Holroyd. If so, there is a review and photos in the Jan. 2017 issue of Garden Ra...
by GTB
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

Ah Lovely, I am becoming a expert on these Locos! John Buckland's book “Sandfly and the Lost Tribe” is still available from the LRRSA for the princely sum of A$2.00 + A$2.50 postage. Like all back issues of ‘Light Railways’, it is also available as a pdf download. https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/epages/l...
by GTB
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

Graeme, I took a photo of a Baldwin at work on the tramway and it is hauling Two different types of Log Wagons, the normal Disconnected Bogie type and a 4 wheel wagon as well. Mitch Thanks Mitch, I haven't seen that photo before. I assume it is one of the displays beside the walking track on the ol...
by GTB
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 437
Views: 59943

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

The new van looks good. The guards will be happy little vegemiters, especially the ones on the goods roster.....

The greenery behind Warringine seems greener and thicker than I remember, has that taken off now it gets more sunlight?

Regards,
Graeme
by GTB
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

Good to hear she runs at a realistic speed as well as looking good! A flat track with large radius curves makes it fairly easy to run a small manual loco at reasonable speeds. Which is just as well, as there’s no space to fit r/c gear. I think this little Baldwin might be as frisky as a Mamod when ...
by GTB
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

Good to see this rural Aussie scene, full of character. The bauxite coloured van is an interesting item. Is that rolled up 'blinds' I see there? Not sure what they're really called but it's a nice touch. I’ve seen them called either weather blinds, or weather curtains. They are on the original, so ...
by GTB
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

Mitch stack wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:46 am
I went to Noojee a while ago and I saw a Photo of one of the Baldwins with a log Bogie Similar to yours.
I’ve never been up there, but I gather the local historical society has some photos and the firebox of one of the Baldwins survived scrapping and is on display.

Graeme
by GTB
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

The best laid plans of mice and men......... Between recalcitrant burners and lousy weather, the bench testing took longer than anticipated, but the new Baldwin finally ran it's track trials this afternoon. It was a nice warm day, no wind and not a cloud in the sky, good for boiling some water. The ...
by GTB
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: wiring?
Replies: 24
Views: 1249

Re: wiring?

I've got a dead Andel "Moelwyn" which I'd like to bring back to life - I'm pretty sure the problem is that the rechargable batteries have been allowed to get so flat that they'll no longer take a charge. It's because I can go for long periods without running a loco and am very bad at remembering to...
by GTB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Mail/Inspection Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: TVT - Mail/Inspection Motor

Mitch stack wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 am
Nice work Graeme, is this R/C or Manually Controlled?
Mitch
Manual control, just a simple on/off switch and a reversing switch. There's space for a Deltang Rx/ESC, but not worth the cost for something that will run very rarely.

Graeme
by GTB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

I've started running the Baldwin in on the bench and the photo shows it on the rolling road while it was steamed for the first time a couple of days ago. The workshop isn't well lit, so the photo is a bit dark and grainy. Sandfly-u.jpg It ran, but had some problems to be sorted out. The throttle was...
by GTB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

There once was a time when an old fart like me could learn such skills in later life with night classes at local colleges. I did a hobby course in fitting and turning at the local tech school about 40 years ago, run by one of the trade teachers. They also ran other courses in useful hobby skills li...
by GTB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

I love the black paint you use on your models. I'm old enough to remember when steam locos worked hard pulling real trains and were still maintained regularly. That's the effect I try for....... I rarely use straight black on a model, it is usually cut back with dark grey and sometimes some red oxi...