Diesel Outline...

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Re: Diesel Outline...

Post by dewintondave » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:26 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:23 pm
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 watchmaking

It's good to be able to see the winding handle going round rather than back and forth
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Re: Diesel Outline...

Post by dewintondave » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:06 am

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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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Re: Diesel Outline...

Post by FWLR » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:03 am

Another brilliant build Dave.... :thumbright: :thumbright:

Made me smile when I saw what you was using for the compressed air.... :D :D :D
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Re: Diesel Outline...

Post by bambuko » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:18 am

dewintondave wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:18 pm
...I can see myself using these on future models :thumbup:
:D
Thank you Dave, for details and all the additional photos and explanations :thumbright:
BTW what solder did you use to secure cylinder cover?
Mason just says "...solder to cylinder..." without elaborating whether silver solder or just soft solder.

I can see this lubricator being very useful in other small models as well - thank you for bringing it to our attention :!:
I have looked at "miniaturising" LBSC's lubricator... but came to the conclusion that it wasn't very practical :oops:

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Re: Diesel Outline...

Post by dewintondave » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:10 pm

FWLR wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:03 am
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:
bambuko wrote:
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BTW what solder did you use to secure cylinder cover?
Mason just says "...solder to cylinder..." without elaborating whether silver solder or just soft solder.
Soft solder, same for the bushes and bearings mounted to the tank
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Re: Diesel Outline...

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:46 am

Very, very impressive. :thumbright:

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Re: Diesel Outline...

Post by dewintondave » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:13 am

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 delivered and oil was spewed out on to the track, the exhausts and drain cock pipes were not well positioned. I have made some slip over angled pieces to redirect the pipes. Fingers crossed that it still sounds great. I'll be manually oiling the loco every lap or so through a port in the valve chest :thumbup:
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