Live Diesel 1/12th scale

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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:27 am

This is how I spent New Year's eve. It's been quite a while since this loco last ran and the engine needed a lot of glowplug igniter before it would remain running unaided, perhaps the plug was loaded with oil. The silencer drain was gummed up for quite a while too. I like to run the loco for a full hour. The motor was set to run leaner, but there's still plenty of smoke. The fuel tank lasted about 25 mins, that's a scale 5 hours :D I always run the last tank dry at the end of the run, it took ages. When the bonnet is on the loco and clicked all the way home a cooling blower and two small extraction fans are activated. I now have a stationary plug in cable for the blower for running bonnet off when oiling, making adjustments, and waiting for the fuel to run out. I hope the smoke didn't annoy the neighbours, there was a bit of washing out :?

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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:20 am

Brilliant video Dave.

All the Best.
Rod

Life is so easy when I run my trains. :thumbright:

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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:08 am

Is that a tree the track runs through?

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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:06 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:08 am
Is that a tree the track runs through?
That's it Tom
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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:44 pm

How did you manage to bore through a whole tree?

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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:49 pm

It's just the aerial roots Tom, the line skirts around the tree trunks
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