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by dewintondave
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 14723

Re: Diesel Outline...

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Drive shaft and eccentric
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Test pumping
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Milling the ratchet wheel with homemade cutter
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30T 36T 42T Ratchet wheels - hardened
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Ratchet wheel and fixed pawl
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by dewintondave
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 14723

Re: Diesel Outline...

Lovely Dave, runs very smooth. I like the clicking noise as well. The mechanical lubricator on my 5" gauge loco is of the clutch type which although works well I am concerned longer term it will fail and I will end up with seized cylinders! Thanks Tom, it's a lovely project. LBSC would call it watc...
by dewintondave
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 14723

Re: Diesel Outline...

Can you please give us some more details? for example - how big is the body of this lubricator? Did you build it exactly as per Mason's book or have you used the book as an inspiration and adapted the design for your needs? Thank you The tank is 9/16" x 5/8". I built it exactly to the plans. But th...
by dewintondave
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diesel Outline...
Replies: 53
Views: 14723

Re: Diesel Outline...

A month ago I decided to have another go at fixing the diesel. The lubricator was still unsatisfactory as was the boiler sight glass. So I took the L.C. Mason book - Scale Model Traction Engine Building "featuring minnie" off the shelf and started to build the mechanical lubricator. It is a delightf...
by dewintondave
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 64
Views: 7098

Re: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.

Some great Fails coming through. Keep it up lads!
by dewintondave
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: IC Engines on Wish.Com for Live Diesel?
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Re: IC Engines on Wish.Com for Live Diesel?

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:01 am
This is brilliant!
It sounds just like my OS26 :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: NZR Df (1954) locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: NZR Df (1954) locomotive

invicta280 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:57 pm
I never saw one of these during my younger years in NZ. How long did they last?
There were only 10 made. They were used up until 1975

Check out: www.railcars.co.nz I know they are rebuilding a Fiat
by dewintondave
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: NZR Df (1954) locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: NZR Df (1954) locomotive

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:43 am
Not going to be a live diesel this one then Dave?
I don't know Tom :D
by dewintondave
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: NZR Df (1954) locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

NZR Df (1954) locomotive

My next project is New Zealand's first mainline diesel-electric locomotive, the NZR English Electric Df of 1954 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/DF1501.jpg I'm currently having a go at making a prototype nose hung axle motor arrangement. There's lots of wheels on this 2Co-Co2 loco...
by dewintondave
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 56
Views: 5716

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

Lovely loco Norris! That was a great Rustoleum tutorial too. What a great finish he got :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: What are the best options for fuel for G Scale gauge 1 locomotives
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: What are the best options for fuel for G Scale gauge 1 locomotives

I'm a fan of methylated spirits / alcohol firing. But, butane gas firing is so convenient. The only downside is that a loco mounted gas tank needs to be tested to very high pressures 300PSI - 20bar. However, gas tanks mounted remotely from the loco can suffer from a lock of pressure. Butane gas seem...
by dewintondave
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Need some direction on a first project
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: Need some direction on a first project

Jim, I started with Dave Watkins' "Idris". I certainly recommend it. I widened the design from 32mm gauge to 45mm gauge without scaling everything else up. The Idris design is available on this page: https://www.16mm.org.uk/resources/drawings/locomotives/ Here's the loco on the rolling road https://...
by dewintondave
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: 6 coupled diesel
Replies: 43
Views: 5326

Re: 6 coupled diesel

Lovely loco :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11556

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

FWLR wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:05 am
Are you going to need a bigger shelf Dave.. :lol: It's looking the business on there though. :thumbright:
It's ok for the moment Rod :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11556

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

The project is now parked on the shelf

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