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by artfull dodger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: First Steam Loco
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: First Steam Loco

If you can manage to swing the cost of a Roundhouse model, that is truely the best route to take. Roundhouse's parts and logistical support is second to none being built right in the UK. Accucraft is a wild card, nice engines but will the basic parts that wear like valve gear, eccentrics and cylinde...
by artfull dodger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: tinplate semaphore signals, shallow depth station & platform
Replies: 0
Views: 41

tinplate semaphore signals, shallow depth station & platform

I am looking for a few of the overscale(for O scale) tinplate semaphore signals for the GWR side of my railway. Anybody have some on the shelf that need a new home? Also looking for older tinplate Bing items like the raised water tank. I am also looking for a shallow depth station with platform. I s...
by artfull dodger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: GWR/V&T gauge one raised railway construction
Replies: 0
Views: 63

GWR/V&T gauge one raised railway construction

This spring I made a decision to move away from narrow gauge and tight radius curves. To that end, I have bought/built a new raised railway under a large tree in our back yard. I found a set up, sans track, for $140 for sale locally online. It was built for indoor use, and is 10 foot wide with 25 fo...
by artfull dodger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Bassett Lowke Titley Court in Gauge 1
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Bassett Lowke Titley Court in Gauge 1

Earlier this year, I traded off my Regner Stainz for an Aster Reno and started my transition from narrow gauge/16mm modeling to gauge one. I still wanted a UK style engine but most Asters were well beyond my means, even the smaller ones like the Jumbo. I didn't want a tank style engine with alcohol ...
by artfull dodger
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.
Replies: 6
Views: 645

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
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Stainz steaming last Sunday.
Replies: 6
Views: 645

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: 40
Views: 2738

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: 40
Views: 2738

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: 40
Views: 2738

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: 645

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: 645

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: 40
Views: 2738

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: 871

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: 871

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: 826

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...