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by dewintondave
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 307
Views: 62968

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: 3279

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: 62968

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: 3279

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: 62968

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: 3279

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: 13
Views: 1349

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: 76274

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...
by dewintondave
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

Excellent work Aaron! I've used ball races on two locos :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 14723

Re: Diesel Outline...

Just had a good run of the loco with a full boiler of water. Had a 35 minute run with the water ending up still above the burner tubes I had recently made an oil injection port with a non return valve so that I can manually pump oil in with my new 1mL syringes - thanks to eBay Here's the new oil inj...
by dewintondave
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Live Diesel 1/12th scale
Replies: 152
Views: 76274

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Being a fan of narrowboats I decided on a speed wheel for engine speed adjustment on the loco rsz_dsc00591.jpg Another hole through the silencer was required, I was able to solder the tube in without damaging the paint rsz_dsc00588.jpg Adjusting the voltage for the LED rear light rsz_dsc00592a.jpg
by dewintondave
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Live Diesel 1/12th scale
Replies: 152
Views: 76274

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

The last run of the loco revealed that I need to be able to easily increase the revs of the engine when engaging the clutch

I'm planning on some sort of wheel by the dashboard for manual control

I've got the bodywork off to assess the situation

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by dewintondave
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 14723

Re: Diesel Outline...

Thanks Aaron! Well, the mechanical lubricator didn't work out. It was unreliable, so is lovingly displayed on the shelf. The loco has run very happily with minimal oil lubrication for a long time. In fact the loco sounds best on water lubrication only. When the lubricator was working it over deliver...
by dewintondave
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success...
Replies: 0
Views: 722

From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success...

Let's celebrate when we turn a failure into a success :D I had this scrap gear on the workbench for years (since when I built the live diesel) it must have moved on the mandrel so the teeth weren't in the right position. I wanted to make a starting wheel for the steam diesel rather than use an Allen...
by dewintondave
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 14723

Re: Diesel Outline...

Another brilliant build Dave.... :thumbright: :thumbright: Made me smile when I saw what you was using for the compressed air.... :D :D :D Thank you Rod! I call it quiet compressed air :D So many use those horrid noisy air compressors :thumbup: BTW what solder did you use to secure cylinder cover? ...