Roundhouse Darjeeling Garratt at the Compton Valence Light Railway

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Roundhouse Darjeeling Garratt at the Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by Chris Bird » Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am

Hi folks
Yesterday, thanks to Kris and Sam Dutson, I managed to make a little film of this amazing loco on their relatively new railway. The DJB resonator whistle sounds just right - though we didn't always have enough steam pressure for full voice.
[video]youtu.be/bLifP1rTLa4[/video]
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Re: Roundhouse Darjeeling Garratt at the Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by Chris Bird » Mon May 13, 2019 9:23 am

Well that didn't seem to work - I will try again

[video]youtu.be/bLifP1rTLa4[/video]

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Re: Roundhouse Darjeeling Garratt at the Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by Chris Bird » Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 am

Doh!

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Re: Roundhouse Darjeeling Garratt at the Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue May 14, 2019 8:21 am

Glad you managed to load your video Chris...It's brilliant, I love that Garrett and the line looks great too.

Is that one of bazzer42's bridges....
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Re: Roundhouse Darjeeling Garratt at the Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by Chris Bird » Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 pm

Thanks Rod - it was a real team effort! Not sure about the bridge - will ask Kris....
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Post by tom_tom_go » Tue May 14, 2019 12:49 pm

I do find that DJB whistles don't sound great on Roundhouse locos as 40 PSI isn't enough for a decent chime whereas Accucraft run at 60 PSI so the whistles sound better.

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Re: Roundhouse Darjeeling Garratt at the Compton Valence Light Railway

Post by GWR » Sat May 18, 2019 5:46 pm

Great video Chris. I do like your Garrett and the layout looks fantastic. :thumbleft:

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