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by dewintondave
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Thanks Rod!


Next step, locking the axle boxes in the down position
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by dewintondave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

We are getting there

Three more sets made, fitting in progress

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by dewintondave
Sun May 31, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wick Material
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: Wick Material

Hi John, I've used the glass fibre wick since 2005 and it's held up well. You can re-pack the burner and raise/lower the wick height to get the flame right. I always extinguish the burners rather than let them burn down when meths runs out. "Just The Ticket" model supplies company sells a carbon fib...
by dewintondave
Fri May 29, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Thanks lads :thumbup:

I like roundheads to represent the abundant rivets on the original

The four bolts hold on the separate back plates, I didn't have thick enough stock for the usual milled flange arrangement
by dewintondave
Fri May 29, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

The first spring is complete

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by dewintondave
Sun May 24, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

We are getting there with the first spring

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by dewintondave
Mon May 18, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Neighbours of garden railways
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Re: Neighbours of garden railways

ge_rik wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:41 am
One day she leaned over the low fence we had at that time and asked, "Would you object if I sunbathed topless this afternoon?"
She liked you Rik ;)
by dewintondave
Sun May 17, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Neighbours of garden railways
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Neighbours of garden railways

Had a lovely run of the Quarry Hunslet yesterday, the longest run so far, well over an hour of near continual running (no photos or videos). The young family next door came outside early on and the twin boys were right in to it. We are blest with a fence that is not too high. All family members show...
by dewintondave
Sun May 17, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 64
Views: 7098

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

Shhh, don't tell the inspector that I've posted this! Oh snap! I had a good one too yesterday New loco running happily, then the coupling pin lifted and the loco started pulling on the gas line. The loco dragged the gas cylinder off the flatbed and was skidding along the track until it dug-in, and ...
by dewintondave
Fri May 15, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

I've been working on a new spring, with the leaves reduced from 1/4" to 3/16", with a type 3 hanger, and a different eyelet. Getting ready for for production :D

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by dewintondave
Tue May 12, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

What do you think of this new one? Where larger rod meets flat strip. I think it gets my vote
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by dewintondave
Tue May 12, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 19341

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea

Good job Tom! Endmills in a bench drill tend to be a disaster
by dewintondave
Mon May 11, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

I've made another hanger this time out of brass rod. Hmmm, I wonder which to go for? The leaf spring and hangers so far are just a trial

(Using the old digital camera for Tom)
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by dewintondave
Thu May 07, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Had a whoopsy yesterday with the hanger cross-hole position being too low. Plugged it with a piece of rod, silver soldered, and then cut out and filed down.

(hq pic for Tom)
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by dewintondave
Wed May 06, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

FWLR wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:06 am
Nice job Dave, are you going to just let them weather naturally.
I think I'll paint them Rod

Here's the hangers so far
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