Live Diesel 1/12th scale

A place for discussing diverse methods of powering locomotives, such as Internal Combustion, Wind, etc...
User avatar
Peter Butler
Driver
Driver
Posts: 4006
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:33 pm
Location: West Wales

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:59 am

Nice and steady, beautifully smooth realistic speed. Looks just right Dave, brilliant!
The best things in life are free.... so why am I doing this?

User avatar
Mr. Bond of the DVLR
Retired Director
Retired Director
Posts: 4459
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:43 pm
Location: Suffolk
Contact:

Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:19 pm

What a stonking success. Beautiful slow running and it didn't seem too loud.
Image
The railway which people forgot
(to build)

User avatar
Annie
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 471
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:45 pm
Location: New Zealand

Post by Annie » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:44 am

What a wonderful loco. Lovely slow running and just the right amount of delightful mechanical sounds to accompany it on its way.
What has Reality done for you lately?

JCSteam
Trainee Fireman
Trainee Fireman
Posts: 115
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:52 pm
Location: Darlington

Post by JCSteam » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:19 pm

Really enjoyed reading through this thread :)

The work you've put into that wonderful loco has created a truely unique, and marvelous creation 8) Look forward to seeing more runs of the loco ;)
Jon

Have fun steaming
Now put the kettle on....sit back and browse my webpage  http://fwpl.webs.com/

User avatar
dewintondave
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 664
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 am
Location: New Zealand

Post by dewintondave » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:34 am

Thank you, much appreciated!

Best wishes,
Dave

User avatar
dewintondave
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 664
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:53 am

I bought a new glow starter after failing to start the loco a few weeks ago.

What a transformation! The engine started easily today with only one priming. It makes me think that the original glow starter was a dog, causing my very first video (engine starting) to be so long :roll:

The glow starter is LiPo powered, with an indicator lamp
Image

The loco was run NZR style with the headlight on during the daylight
Image

First gear running


I spent a pleasurable hour in the garden with the loco running. The last tank full lasted 24 minutes, I top up every 15 minutes or so with the engine running.

The loco was run backwards and forwards in all three gears. It climbed the steep, tight 180 deg return loop the wrong way in third gear without trouble at the same engine revs as the video.

This run I tested out the 12V extension cord to power the onboard centrifugal cooling fan for when the hood is off and the loco stationery. I bought a 12V plug pack from eBay plus two 5M extension cords, all plugged together they easily reach the sidings
Last edited by dewintondave on Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
Best wishes,
Dave

User avatar
tom_tom_go
Driver
Driver
Posts: 4824
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:08 am
Location: Kent, UK
Contact:

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:42 pm

If only they made 1/12th scale narrow gauge live steam locos to run with your diesel!

User avatar
dewintondave
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 664
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:24 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:42 pm
If only they made 1/12th scale narrow gauge live steam locos to run with your diesel!
I'm working on it Tom! In the meantime this one is 1/12.7th
Best wishes,
Dave

User avatar
tom_tom_go
Driver
Driver
Posts: 4824
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:08 am
Location: Kent, UK
Contact:

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:14 am

I forgot about your live steam build, oops.

The diesel in neutral waiting for the line is brilliant and it would be great if a commercial offering ever happens to be the same build quality as your one.

Why go 7/8ths when you can go bigger!

User avatar
FWLR
Driver
Driver
Posts: 3120
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:45 am
Location: Preston, Lancashire, UK

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by FWLR » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:39 am

Just read the whole thread and I must say this is a very very impressive build…far and away more than I could ever achieve in my lifetime. :notworthy:

Just love it and so very envious :mrgreen: of you Dave, you sure are a master engineer, craftsman and builder and anything else that goes with what you can do. :thumbright: :thumbright:
Rod

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

🚂🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 41&t=11364

User avatar
dewintondave
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 664
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:12 am

Thank you Rod!

I've just re-read the whole build again, it was so much fun. Wish I had posted some photos of the gear making, they took so long to make but were so satisfying.

I did a service of the loco in November and removed the sump cover, and was pleased to see that the amount of metal debris had reduced a lot. I'm using magnets to attract the steel particles.

Image
Image
Image
Last edited by dewintondave on Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
Best wishes,
Dave

User avatar
tom_tom_go
Driver
Driver
Posts: 4824
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:08 am
Location: Kent, UK
Contact:

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:04 pm

Just like in a car Dave, great thinking!

User avatar
dewintondave
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 664
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:55 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Just like in a car Dave, great thinking!
I'm using 20-50W multigrade oil too :D
(correction. It was actually 15-40W)
Last edited by dewintondave on Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
Best wishes,
Dave

User avatar
Hydrostatic Dazza
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 764
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:17 am
Location: Brisbane
Contact:

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:39 am

Bravo, well done.
I don't have a Kiwi stamp so the Aussie one will have to do

Image

What is next ?
A gas turbine loco ?
Cheers from Dazza, The Hydrostatic Lubricator 8)
The chances of finding out what’s really going on in the universe are so remote, the only thing to do is hang the sense of it and keep yourself occupied. Douglas Adams

User avatar
FWLR
Driver
Driver
Posts: 3120
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:45 am
Location: Preston, Lancashire, UK

Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:59 am

dewintondave wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:55 am
tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Just like in a car Dave, great thinking!
I'm using 20-50W multigrade oil too :D
Just goes to show what a bit of oil can do Dave. Love the gearbox and sump. :thumbright:
Rod

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

🚂🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 41&t=11364

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests