Yup, Just pump it up to about 120psi & away it goes!Chris Cairns:89868 wrote:An interesting model.
So this operates on compressed air rather than steam like a true Fireless?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPRT_Oji ... 8X6xxnTtow
I guess the next model will be a true Fireless although getting a suitable source of steam at 120 PSI will prove interesting.
Our railway group, the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, is restoring an Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 Fireless (AB 1952/1928). As we do not have a stationary boiler it has/will be filled using our working Barclay (AB 2244/1947), which means a lot of work for the fireman as it needs maximum pressure to transfer the steam and is done over 2 days. It has been a long restoration but it is hoped it will be in steam again next year to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary.
A bit like the real ones then..INJIN:89890 wrote:Errr well.........................'Bout 30 yards!!
there used to be on at bressingham which stood at the entrace for years but before that it did go up and down there short mainline on cab rides I can remember it doing a few runs and needing topping up with pressure..
The loco was intended for shunting my layout, and was originally pressurised via an electric tyre inflater.
I donated the loco to the SKLR a few years ago- good to see it running again!
BTW- there is an older model of the same loco around somewhere, using Mike's own chassis with a short valve cut off to use the air with maximum efficiency- an article about this inspired me to get in touch with Mike to commission the one seen here.
Jon Taylor, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Great to here from it's original owner.
Derek Wiggins borrowed it from the SKLR for the show at Peterborough so we decided to give it a run before handing it back. The air pipe had a blockage when we first tried to get it to run, young Luke put a new one on & away she went.
The other engine was also at Peterborough this year, here are a couple of photo's of them together.
Roundhouse chassis £400
Bits for steam tank £150
Bike pump £40
Smile of face seeing your creation quietly running PRICELESS! :lol:
Have fun steaming
Now put the kettle on....sit back and browse my webpage http://fwpl.webs.com/
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