My name is Anton Richards and for the last year i have been working on a 32mm live diesel shunter locomotive. As i can see on this forum, there is a fair bit of interest. I am currently part of the "Continental garden trains" forum and have posted many pages on the build process of this locomotive.
The link to my latest video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6RCl-qa ... ideo_title
I will post further pictures and videos shortly...
We did try to fit normal rail but it was not successful
As for photos...click 'Attach File' below your text box when you reply
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I am desperately trying to fins somewhere on someone who wouldn't mind me coming and trying out on there railiway, either 32mm or 45mm as it has adjustable wheels, as i just cannot really run it on mine.
A local club, "The North London Society of Model Engineers", has a gauge 1 track and i had been contacting them asking if i could bring it along, but apparently its to noisy...i know its not for everyone this kind of thing, but for a large outdoor railway such as theres i though that a bit strange.
So if there is anyone who wouldnt mind a live diesel being run on there track and they live close to Hertfordshire, then please let me know.
And thanks for the info on photos btw, as its always the simplest things that seem to be confusing and difficult.
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Not my scene, but power to your elbow(s) ! Excellent to see someone try something different. How about a silencer ?
I presume "Shunt" is a diesel electric ? With the engine driving a dc dynamo powering a traction motor via electronic speed control ?
Yes a silencer would be a good idea, but to be honest, i have tried different things and to really quieten it down enough i need more room which in Shunt, there is none. Whereas the Warship diesel i am currently working on has allot more room and i am experimenting with different forms of silencer.
And yes it is a 'Diesel Electric'. the generator motor also acts as the starter motor as you can see from the video. This particular machine doesn't use a ESC, instead it uses a variable voltage regulator, so this machine is not RC.
The Warship, has a receiver and speed controller and is 100% remote control.
Hi DaveDaveWatkins:58446 wrote:Anton,
Thanks for sharing the videos. I do like the way your loco truindles slowly round your line. You inspired me to give my live diesel loco an airing this afternoon.
I know ive contacted you a few times asking different things about the live diesel concept.
im glad i inspired you, and thank you, but as you said, slowly, and that is the trouble with the track I have, it has to be very slow otherwise 'Shunt' just derails, as i have found when i made one of the first videos and it shot straight off the elevated track and flew into a flower bed.
I love the video by the way (gave it a thumbs up on your account ), and it seems very quite? You can definitely hear the mechanical drive inside, especially when it starts off, as i can see it jumps forward/backward, but as i said, i love the loco.
I must say, i know what a pain it is having a pull start on these locos as it has a tendency to flood, then lock up the pull cord and you end up flinging the loco into the air...
Is that your railway by the way?
Further videos of shunt, some illustrating the frustration with my layout...
Yes you are right, i should have built a much more straight forward track, but as you do, i got carried away a little as there was a little space at the back of the garden. And thank you, im starting to see how welcoming many people are and its really nice to hear that people i dont even know, wouldnt mind me using there railway. So thank you
Dave, i love the railway, i looked on AA maps and its about a 110 mile drive, which is very tempting, and one day i would love to come down to your track, as i would love to see your loco and run on your railway, and im sure a video of both of our locos running on your track would go down very well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC2o335F ... ideo_title
Please like the video and comment
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I am new to this forum so I'm not sure if you have found anywhere to test your locos. I am just north of Aylesbury in Bucks and have a garden line in 45mm part elevated to waist height and partly at ground level with generally level track. The are no neighbours within 100 metres so the noise is unlikely to be a problem.
I have yearned for a disel powered loco for some time but I am not confident with the wiring so have not yet actually made a start. Perhaps your example will inspire me.
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I would love the opportunity to come and run SHUNT on your line one day, and i go to university in buckinghamshire, (high wycombe), so your not that far from me. So if thats a formal invitiation, then i would love to accept sometime
As far as the electrics are concerned, it can be as straight forward or as complex as you want, depending on whether you want it to be manual control, radio control, electric start etc.
And yes, your correct, it is DECKING underneath the track, as it was the easiest thing to source and would last outside.
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