The Preseli Mountain Railway.

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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by LNR » Fri Jun 21, 2024 12:56 am

Love that Lister "D" load for a wagon. Some tie downs perhaps!
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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Fri Jun 21, 2024 11:03 am

LNR wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 12:56 am Love that Lister "D" load for a wagon. Some tie downs perhaps!
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Hi Grant .
Yes I will be rummaging through the wife's sewing box to find some thick thread to use as roping . the brackets on the wagon floor are from a grs level crossing kit with some brass rod to act as a tie bar . I also need to find some lolly pop sticks to fettle into a pair of planks to assist offloading .

The Lister d is a resin printed model available via a online auction site . I need to add a HT lead and spark plug , But I will leave that for a rainy day . My colour of choice was from images of a listing for a lister . I actually saw one in the flesh only last week which was in its original darker green colour.

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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Tue Jun 25, 2024 7:45 pm

Scenery on the line is developing using various evergreens which are pot bound and a discarded windswept rosemary bush placed line side. The shrubbery on the curve helps to hide the fact that the line is a tail chaser.
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Post by Preseli Chris » Tue Jun 25, 2024 7:48 pm

Scenic break.
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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Sat Jun 29, 2024 2:15 pm

Lady Anne's new running mate Linda arrived today . Hopefully Linda will be a lasting Soulmate as Dylan steamed off in a huff. This is my first Fosworks controlled and first water top up loco so a bit of practice is on the books.
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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:50 pm

Just out of interest, what is a "water top up loco"? Does the water replenish itself from the tender somehow?

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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:08 pm

After Running Linda for the first time I now know Why there is a sight glass and a water top up facility on the loco .The boiler capacity is much smaller than my Lady Anne and my previous loco Dylan. Normally once the gas has run out there is about 80ml left in the boiler, a sort of fail safe. But I noticed after approx 15 mins of running the level in the sight glass was very low so I turned the gas off. I didn't have the supplied top up bottle at hand. The boiler can be topped up via a non return valve fitted in the brass boiler plug. which is under the brass dome.
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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:11 pm

ge_rik wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:50 pm Just out of interest, what is a "water top up loco"? Does the water replenish itself from the tender somehow?

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Not sure about the mk1 Linda but on the mk2 version the tender doesn't house a water tank or any electrics everything is onboard the loco.

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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:18 pm

Like this.
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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:19 pm

Preseli Chris wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:08 pm The boiler can be topped up via a non return valve fitted in the brass boiler plug. which is under the brass dome.
Ah! That sounds like the same system I have on my Regner Challoner. Not being a steamie, I assumed all live steam locos were similarly equipped. Does that mean that without it, you have to release steam pressure in the boiler to top it up?

Sorry to ask naive questions, but I'm just curious.

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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:51 pm

The top up system acts like an injector. Without it one has to let the pressure drop and cool down before replenishing. The Reger locos are very good .I almost bought one recently it was at a very tempting price . I like the way they are low geared.
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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jun 29, 2024 5:27 pm

Preseli Chris wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:51 pm . I like the way they are low geared.
Yes, that's what tempted me. I've seen quite a few videos with live steam locos charging about at unrealistic speeds so wanted something which was a lot more controllable. Only problem is, it's more 7/8 scale than 1:20.

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Post by gilfachphil » Mon Jul 01, 2024 9:58 am

Chris and Christine very kindly invited me to an excellent lunch yesterday, for which many thanks, after which trains were run.


Here Russell rushes past Lady Anne in the station and climbs the gradient.

Here Lady Anne with freight passes Russell cooling down in the siding

We also ran Chris' new LInda but i'll leave him to post that run!

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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by gilfachphil » Mon Jul 01, 2024 11:14 am

Posted on behalf of Chris

Linda on her first steaming



Linda with the WLLR coaches


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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Mon Jul 01, 2024 11:29 am

Thanks for that Phil .Although it was a bit windy your rake of coaches weren't phased by the breeze. They were ideal rolling stock for the conditions. Great video clips thanks.
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Post by Preseli Chris » Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:46 pm

I made a start on adding a crew to Linda. I first made a card template of the tender footplate pressing the template over the two bolt heads which protrude above the deck .I then cut to shape some 1.5mm styrene sheet and drilled holes to match the screw heads thus giving a flush surface hiding the bolt heads.
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I then offered up the loco crew .The taller driver figure was a recently purchased 3d printed figure. I added the fireman from my box of bits but had to make a plinth for him as I wanted to add a shovel . The base was primered and painted black .
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Post by Preseli Chris » Sun Jul 07, 2024 6:49 pm

Driver and Fireman in situ.
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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Driver Dave » Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:50 pm

Hi Chris, Just having a look at your new loco and I have to say it looks superb. I thought you may like to see a picture of the loco that "steamed off in a huff" (if I work out how to attach it!) - the nameplates are temporary whilst new brass ones arrive. I have put on the alternate buffer beam overlays and added its fleet number. I'm still extremely pleased with the loco.
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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by Preseli Chris » Sat Jul 13, 2024 7:27 pm

Hi Dave
Dylan is looking good .There were Dylan brass name
plates stapled to the Roundhouse folder ,or are you going for another name ? Looking forward to seeing images of your railway in the layout section.
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Re: The Preseli Mountain Railway.

Post by FWLR » Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:12 am

Forgive me Chris, why haven't I looked in on your thread and build of your line, what a complete idiot I am. :oops: It looks absolutely fantastic the line of yours. It will constructed and you have left space for loads of expansion. I am really really impressed with it and would be proud of it and would have meeting everyday if I could, even in the winter months when the frost can give us some superb running with live steam.

One day in the very near future I would love to visit hopefully,( I have so much to do with builds and getting our line up to some kind of level to run locos,) and run my "Patrica Anne"...Roundhouse Billy. on your line with it's lovely long straight run. :thumbright:

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