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by dewintondave
Tue May 05, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Thanks lads. The leaves are copper, I had a piece the correct thickness, and hacksawed and filed each piece. The central strap is now drilled through to attach to the axle box push rod. I'm working on the hanger brackets now

The leaves have been trimmed

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by dewintondave
Fri May 01, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

:D I'm using my budget phone camera, I'm a lo-fi kind of guy. No studio photography here ;)
by dewintondave
Fri May 01, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Having a go at making the leaf springs. The leaves need further trimming in length to get the profile better

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by dewintondave
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: LGB Train delivers coffee to customers to maintain social distancing
Replies: 1
Views: 424

LGB Train delivers coffee to customers to maintain social distancing

We've just moved to level 3 on the wuflu lockdown: businesses must use distancing when serving customers Whilst on level 4 this coffee shop person discovered an old LGB trainset stored away, the rest is history https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/palmerston-north-cafe-using-toy-train-contact...
by dewintondave
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: A kiwi model train enthusiast enjoying his hobby in lockdown
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: A kiwi model train enthusiast enjoying his hobby in lockdown

Jimmyb wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:40 am
Managed to get the FB link to work (dummy account with no details specifically for these type of things) very impressive.
Michael is a great guy from the Auckland garden railway scene. I love that steam loco he buit, it runs so well
by dewintondave
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Thank you!

Those are slots to pass the rod from the axle box to the leaf springs above. It's all likely to be solid as the loco could be rather lively with such overhangs if it were sprung, but we will see :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: steam pipe size (copper tube wall thickness)
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: steam pipe size

That would imply 0.4mm (27 SWG) wall thickness for the 1/8" tube ... Rather thin? but clearly it works OK for you :thumbleft: Maybe it is also the function of the steam pressure? Steam pressure in 16mm locos tends to be lower than what it is for example in G1 locos? I run my locos at 40 PSI when I ...
by dewintondave
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Finally the frames will stand up on their own - just. Drilling and fitting the angle pieces at the moment

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by dewintondave
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: steam pipe size (copper tube wall thickness)
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: steam pipe size

K&S for me too. 3/32" tube slides into a 1/8" tube
by dewintondave
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Thank you lads :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 89
Views: 9534

Re: Coronavirus projects

Lovely railway pics in this thread!
by dewintondave
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 19342

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

Good on you Tom, I haven't tapped cast iron
by dewintondave
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 72
Views: 11557

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Got the keepers finished. Next job axle boxes

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by dewintondave
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 89
Views: 9534

Re: Coronavirus projects

Two weeks into the lock-down and I'm working on the axle box keepers for "Charles" frames

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We march ever forwards