Live Diesel 1/12th scale

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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:07 am

Being a fan of narrowboats I decided on a speed wheel for engine speed adjustment on the loco
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Another hole through the silencer was required, I was able to solder the tube in without damaging the paint
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Adjusting the voltage for the LED rear light
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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by FWLR » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:00 am

Looking fantastic has always Dave.
Rod

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Re: Live Diesel 1/12th scale

Post by dewintondave » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:00 am

FWLR wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:00 am
Looking fantastic has always Dave.
Thanks Rod :thumbup:

Had a good run of the loco yesterday. Gave the new "speed wheel" a good going. It's connected to a 10BA thread so the pitch is very fine so its very insensitive. I spun the wheel to increase the revs before engaging the clutch, then when the loco is moving spin the wheel back again to decrease the speed.

Last week I gave the cylinder head a good clean of all the gunk in the rocker area, it had a lot of castor oil jelly building up. I now lube the valve with 30W 4-stroke lawnmower oil. There was a bit of slack on the exhaust valve adjustment so I fixed that too. Here is the head after the run yesterday


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