Mamod Stirling

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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by IrishPeter » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:47 am

The question for me is always - 'Can it climb hills?' I seem to be congenitally incapable of building a railway without 1 in 30 gradients, so I never look at Mamods usually but it seems that technologically they may have come of age.

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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by BorisSpencer » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:41 am

Had a little look at Peterborough, it is a nice looking loco with a certain presence, but at that price point it is competing with the Roundhouse basic range.

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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:55 am

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:42 am
https://m.facebook.com/MamodSteam/posts ... 8695847379

I saw the price as well...
Not being too well up on these things Tom...Is the price too much and what RH loco compares to it....
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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:57 pm

I don't understand why anyone would pay that sort of money for a new Mamod today.

Maybe it's nostalgia for people but being of a younger generation I have no interest in what they offer.

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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by GWR » Sat May 18, 2019 5:51 pm

At those prices you may as well spend the money on a RH. I agree Tom nostalgia has a big part to play as I grew up with Mamod steam engines and I am a collector of their previous stationery steam engines.

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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by dewintondave » Sun May 19, 2019 1:02 am

It's a lovely loco. I've just been watching Ferrysteam's videos where he's bench testing the loco on the rolling road. Hopefully he will take it out on the track soon.



The loco has a good natural chuff and seems to be able to run slowly. I like its lively rear-end :oops:
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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by kins73 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:28 pm

Why is everyone so quick to shout this loco down? We aren't going to encourage anyone to build better locos if we slate it before it's been properly reviewed. From my perspective it is a nice looking loco with decent proportions and decent sized cylinders etc. Yes the roundhouse basic series are about the same price but without pressure guage etc. I have recently bought a Mamod Boulton, yes it is what it is for the money but not bad for British built.

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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by FWLR » Tue May 21, 2019 8:14 am

Well I think it a nice looking loco... :thumbright:
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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by Keith S » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 pm

I actually rather like it. The side tanks perhaps want the pop-rivets replacing or maybe just painted, but anyone with half a brain could do as much. Here's a link to a video of one running around a small oval, with some trucks full of rocks. Seems to run freely and quietly. I think rather a lot could be done to dress this loco up- there's lots of room in the cab for a couple of figures too. I like the slanted cylinders, valve-gear inside the frames, and the smokebox is a very nice casting. I think it's a nice little British-built basic loco. Of course Roundhouse has set a very high bar in terms of what you get for your money, but I see no reason this engine shouldn't compare favourably with the "basic" series: it's nice to have a choice.

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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by FWLR » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:11 am

Thanks for the video link Keith. I agree that it's great to have more choice. Why should the big boys be the only ones who think they are better than anyone else. Mamod are a well respected company and should be recognised for doing some excellent builds....

Too much snobbishness in the hobby I feel..Look what I have and what you have, seems to be the norm. Just like all of the scales in model railways really. I get that from the local club we go to sometimes down the road from us. Some of the bigger gauge and some of our gauge are real snobs when it comes to others....

Flipping heck my own brother is one with his 7 1/4" engines. He has built 3 now and on his fourth... :lol: :lol:

Sorry for going off topic Mod's..... :oops:
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Re: Mamod Stirling

Post by CSL » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:42 pm

I like it too. Although since the CVLR already has a side tank (SL3) and a saddle tank (Bertie), I'm drawn to something that looks different if I can justify the expenditure: "coffee pot" Brunel for me, I think. Would give me both water level gauge and pressure gauge for the first time, too.

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