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by dewintondave
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

The process of turning the eccentrics in case it’s useful to anyone, made up a little spring loaded thing which sits between the tailstock centre and a center pop on the workpiece, dial indicator mounted in the tool holder as I seem to have misplaced my magnetic stand and used to clock in the 4 jaw...
by dewintondave
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 58766

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

I'm really looking forward to another run Rod, but the weather is against me :thumbup: If it's not raining it's blowing a gale. In the meantime have I made another cover for the real steam dome. The old one leaked at the thread when using my gentle thread sealant or PTFE tape, it was visible at stea...
by dewintondave
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 58766

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Thank you Rod! :thumbup:

This fuel is lovely and clean burning, no need for tube sweeping, just a puff of air will do

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by dewintondave
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 58766

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Here we are lads! Had a great run on the line yesterday. The second run around the whole loop. BBQ briquettes are up to the job. I got two laps eventually on one firing before putting the loco to bed - to run the fire right down. Interesting video, an over full boiler with water coming out of the sa...
by dewintondave
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Another live "Diesel" (petrol)
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Another live "Diesel" (petrol)

What a lovely engine :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 58766

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

FWLR wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:58 am
Looks fantastic Dave. Wish I could smell it also. Are you going to film it having a run please....
It smells good Rod. A film will be done :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 58766

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Had a great run on the rolling road yesterday. It's a good way to observe what's going on. I've downsized the exhaust nozzle from 2.0 to 1.5mm, but I may go further as exhaust is not as effective as blower at my speeds, and it's a shame to run the blower all the time. I'm using coconut based BBQ bri...
by dewintondave
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 65
Views: 1826

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

That is beautiful work Trevor! I must continue my Charles project now
by dewintondave
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 58766

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

Thank you lads! The smell was lovely! No filming yet, it was very stop and start, building up pressure, and running low on steam. Not helped by pumping too much into the boiler - the crown sheet was well covered :thumbup: Very little ash came through into the pan. I need to learn how to fire it. Not...
by dewintondave
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 65
Views: 1826

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

Thank you Trevor!
by dewintondave
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 58766

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

That final picture shows what clean, solid work you've done on this engine. That is true industrial art. Thank you Keith! :thumbup: So when are you going to run it on coal? :mrgreen: Tom, before the forum goes *poof*, yesterday I ran the loco on coal :king: I had to come up a method of keeping the ...
by dewintondave
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 65
Views: 1826

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

Fantastic workmanship Trevor!
by dewintondave
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

Excellent work Aaron! I've used ball races on two locos :thumbup: Oh that's right, I forgot you've used almost identical bearings in your Fowler. What was the other loco? You've not had any issues with the bearings so far? I've got them on the steam diesel, and live diesel locos. No problems so far...
by dewintondave
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Live Diesel 1/12th scale
Replies: 152
Views: 73844

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Looking fantastic has always Dave. Thanks Rod :thumbup: Had a good run of the loco yesterday. Gave the new "speed wheel" a good going. It's connected to a 10BA thread so the pitch is very fine so its very insensitive. I spun the wheel to increase the revs before engaging the clutch, then when the l...