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by artfull dodger
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Regner Stainz
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Regner Stainz

A Merlin Major would also be ok, If you have interest and have something live steam to swap, shoot me a message. You never know what might interest me these days.
by artfull dodger
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Regner Stainz
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Regner Stainz

Updated the add and price, opened up to other live steam locomotive trades including 16mm stuff. Most of the UK style Roundhouse engines or one of the old Pearse Countess/Earl locomotives would be perfect. Thanks Mike
by artfull dodger
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Regner Stainz
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Regner Stainz

I know the feeling of looking behind cushions and such for $$. Never seems to work though! I would also take the Marklin 55001 0-6-0 with tender live steamer in trade for the Stainz. Going all gauge one over the summer here. All of my LGB stuff is going away. Only non gauge 1 will be my custom Autis...
by artfull dodger
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.

If my memory is correct, Stephenson's link refers to the curved link part that connects the two eccentric rods together and has the slot for the die block to slide in to achieve forward and reverse. Allen straight link has obviously a straight link connecting the forward and reverse eccentric rods t...
by artfull dodger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Regner Stainz
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Regner Stainz

Live steam Regner Stainz (black/red version). Built from kit by Marc Horovitz(former editor of Garden Railways Magazine). around 3 hours of use and just starting to become run in. Gas fired, cylinder drain cocks, water sight glass, boiler refeed valve, sprung front axle, Allen straight link valve ge...
by artfull dodger
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.

New video of the Stainz running slower yet smooth. Getting better with every run. Engine is for sale/trade as I am moving away from narrow gauge and into Gauge 1 now.
https://youtu.be/pt6H-irZQOs
by artfull dodger
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Run time
Replies: 37
Views: 1863

Re: Run time

I use the safety valve made by Wee Bee Locomotive works, which is sold thru "The Train Department" website and shipped world wide. Available in many different pressure settings. According to the builder of the valves, who is also the leader of our local steam group, is the design of the RH valve tha...
by artfull dodger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Run time
Replies: 37
Views: 1863

Re: Run time

The upgrade "pop" style safety valve just prevents the steam wasting from a valve that by design doesn't seal well so it wisps steam constantly instead of releasing at a specific pressure then resetting till pressure rises again. Ground level or raised doesn't matter much. Upgrading Bertie with the ...
by artfull dodger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Run time
Replies: 37
Views: 1863

Re: Run time

Excellent run times of your Billy! Keeping the safety from wasting steam from lifting or weeping is key to long run times, just as keeping the gas turned right down.So many have no clue about this and steam around the track with the burner roaring and the safety lifted. Learning each engines quirks ...
by artfull dodger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.

Correct, its scaled to the same basic scale that LGB uses for thier narrow gauge European trains. Regner has also done live steam examples of the Harz 2-10-2T, the 0-4-4-0 mallets, 0-6-6-0 mallet, Austrian U series and the green cabbed Stainz #2. I think it was either WYKO or Ralph Reppenigen that d...
by artfull dodger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.

Here is a short video of my Regner Stainz running on our steam group's portable layout at the NMRA train show in Noblesville, Indiana last Sunday. Finally getting run in and able to run smooth at slower speeds with out stalling or being a big jerky. He was quite stiff when I got him, had an issue wi...
by artfull dodger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Run time
Replies: 37
Views: 1863

Re: Run time

I used to get a touch over 30 min from my run in Bertie. But she had a upgraded safety valve that popped off properly instead of weeping and wasting steam. Something the RH safety is good for. I also kept the gas turned right down after boiler pressure was reached. This had to be adjusted 2 or 3 tim...
by artfull dodger
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Stainz burner issue
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Regner Stainz burner issue

The Chimney is very narrow at the bottom(think an old school loud hailer) so most of the exhaust gases go downward. The sides of the smoke box support above the frame are like a heater grate to allow heat/fumes to escape. But most end up under the engine. On your usual Roundhouse, the frame is open ...
by artfull dodger
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Stainz burner issue
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Regner Stainz burner issue

The problem has been solved with some help from another forum. On the Stainz engine, the frame is enclosed to simulate the "well tank" design of the prototype. However there is an opening from the underframe area into the cab right under the burner. This allows the exhaust gases to travel from the b...
by artfull dodger
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Regner Konrad on a cold afternoon run
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Regner Konrad on a cold afternoon run

I normally try to run without the safety lifting much unless standing still for any duration. However, Regner gas valves are a bit tempermental and with the cold air I wanted to keep the boiler good and hot for the short run. If I was doing a longer run on a nicer day, I would have made a few statio...