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Flash steam. Garratt. SM32 - 16mm Model railway running on 32mm gauge. One problem I have found with the speed control is that the speed of the loco is affected by the load it is pulling.

SM32 - 16mm Model railway running on 32mm gauge

Again, nothing new there. In real life, the driver would apply the throttle or regulator enough to get the loco moving, and then ease off as the loco accelerates. The locos will be told some basic speed instructions - shunt, normal and fast.

Colin binnie

Lady anne. Steamtram. Capproti and poppet valves. Crowther Winding Engine. Wild rose. Loco lamps. Steam motor. Showthread. Hi In May 2005 Colin Binnie started a thread in an egroup entitled; ‘La Belles’ for home construction. Which started; A long while ago in a galaxy far, far away……. Well, about two months ago at Withington actually. Scratchbuilt Mamod Esque Loco using PPS Cylinders. Hi!

Scratchbuilt Mamod Esque Loco using PPS Cylinders

I'm a new member to these forums and currently planning a small live steam project using some pps parts, gas burner, cylinders, regulator etc. Machining Locomotive Wheels. Locomotive Gallery. Prototype information The loco is based on the mills or tramroad locomotives built for Dinorwic quarry in north Wales by Hunslet.

Locomotive Gallery

They where the largest engines to work there. The first of the pair of locomotives was named Vaenol, built in 1898. A sister locomotive, called Port Dinorwic, was purchased three years later. Both names where changed after a few years service. Vaenol became Gerry M and Port Dinorwic became Cackler. Background to the model Robin Gosling built these chassis/boiler units in the early 1980s. ConwaySaddleTankLocoSm.pdf. My projects - My name is Chris Bird and although I spend a huge amount of time on the design and marketing of the Summerlands Chuffer, I am a garden railway enthusiast, first and foremost.

My projects -

And if I am honest, it is live steam locos that come at the top of the garden railway list! Over the past few years, I have taken on many projects and usually write them up, either in the garden railway magazines or on the Garden Railway Club (GRC). Atlantic Publishers have kindly allowed me to include scans of my articles on here and the links below will take you to those pages.


What's new in small-scale live steam. The nielsen chuff pipe. May we present the “Nielsen Chuff Pipe”, designed to give a really loud chuff when fitted on an Accucraft Superior, but the basic design could be adapted and altered to suit other Accucraft locos.

the nielsen chuff pipe

Although the drawings state the size ratio, the drawings shown here may not be exactly to size in you browser - Therefore Frede Nielsen has produced an Adobe .PDF file which is available to anyone interested in using this design of chuff pipe for their loco. Measurements in Millimetres. NOTE ! Not for commercial use without the designers written permission. © Frede Nielsen, Viborg, Denmark. Please Note :- this design is only for non-commercial application. Please note that due to spam we have been forced to write our email address with 3 extra Z ‘s in front of "chuffpipe" “tumblydown” and “cottage”, please remove the Z’s from the address before sending an email.

Notes - Getting Started with Frank S - 1. "Notes from the Unit Shop" Kevin O'Connor's advice for the beginning small scale live steamer Getting Started with Frank S.

Notes - Getting Started with Frank S - 1

How to build your first steam loco. In which a modeller decides to build his first live steam locomotive in 16mm scale.

How to build your first steam loco

Inspired by an article about building a small locomotive, in the 16mm magazine, he enquires on the 16mm e-group for information and advice on his first engineering project: a coal fired vertical boiler locomotive. A vertical boiler loco by Colin Binnie © 16mm association Andrew S asked: I have decided to make my self a project — a coal fired vertical boiler loco, using the boiler design from the recent magazine As I have never made anything before, I think this could be a nice little project, quite simple, and no major parts.

[he posted some photos of his initial drawings] What is the best place to buy metal for it, steel for the frames, copper and brass for the boiler? Many replies were received, explaining where to obtain materials and what to do. Notes on the EVT concept for oscillating steam engines - By Michael Martin. The following illustrations capture the important events through a single revolution of a single acting oscillating steam engine.

Notes on the EVT concept for oscillating steam engines - By Michael Martin

The illustrations depict both the EVT and "Typical" layout in a single model to better compare the similarities and differences. The illustrations are correctly scaled so that the relative difference in the size and location of the ports may be appreciated. The actual engines would, of course, have only one set of ports. Click on images to enlarge. Use your browser's "back" button to return. A Forum Project locomotive. I spent some time last night going over the diagrams and consulting Peter Jones' book (Building Small Steam Locomotives) and my confidence is confirmed.

A Forum Project locomotive

Yes, I think I can do this. Couple of questions, though. Are there suitable commercial substitutes for the safety valve and regulator? Spirit Burner. Modelling the Kerr-Stuart Brazil Class 0-4-2ST locomotive in 16mm scale. - Keith Bucklitch Spirit Burner.

Spirit Burner.

This is made as a single unit, that can be removed for servicing. I could never do that. Roundhouse Charles Pooter - Garden Railway Club. Before stripping the loco I decided to sort the wicks on the burner and give it another test run. Once again it performed reasonably, but it struggled to maintain more than 20psi and there was clearly steam blowing by either the pistons or the valves. Roundhouse Charles Pooter - Garden Railway Club. Before stripping the loco I decided to sort the wicks on the burner and give it another test run. Once again it performed reasonably, but it struggled to maintain more than 20psi and there was clearly steam blowing by either the pistons or the valves.

Then it was down to business. A Buyer's Guide to Steam - Page 1 of 5. This article is reproduced from Model Railways July 1981 A Buyer's Guide to Steam A Survey of the current small scale steam scene conducted by Jack Wheldon One end of the spectrum. The Mamod SL1, externally fired with oscillating cylinders. (photo Mamod) Boiler making material? - - Forums - G Scale Forums - Live Steam. HLR Home. Default. Thread data. Threads See Health & Safety Notice Note: This information is produced for Model Engineers only. Commercial users should refer to the correct British or ISO standards as applicable.

See Notes on British & International Standards Screw fittings, essentially a matching internal & external constant pitch and diameter helix (female & male) form an essential part of society as we know it. Threads were developed in many parts of the world, and as such produced a bewildering array of different standards. As far as thread development is concerned the Metric form is almost certainly the end of the road. Technical Information. 7/8N2 (USA) 7/8":1 foot scale (1:13.7) running on 45mm gauge track. Models are of narrow gauge railways and represent 2 foot gauge. Garden railway scales and gauges A little extra information is added for what are generally termed the Garden railway scales as there are several which are normally used together and can cause confusion.

Although any railway laid round a garden can be called a garden railway, today the term is normally applied to Gauge 1, 'G' scale, SM32 and SM45. 'G' scale, SM32 and SM45 are normally grouped together as size compatible, despite the scales being slightly different. Though we have two different gauges, 32 and 45mm, all three represent narrow gauge models and have similar overall sizes of locomotives and stock.

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Steam Engine Plans 3. How to build your first steam loco. Live steam model locomotives. This is a freelance model of a typical narrow gauge locomtive as used in Wales on gauge 0 or 1. It was build early 2001 over a period of 12 weeks. Home-made "Dacre" (Text: Dick Summerfield.) Building Brazil - Contents page. Steammodelloco16mm : 16mm NG steam loco builder. This group will offer help and support to builders of NG steam engines. 126P40-42coal. Small scale live steam frequently asked questions.

So-called "small scale" live steam is actually on the large end of the usual model railroading spectrum, though most live steam equipment runs on much wider track (.75" scale or larger). There are quite a few different sizes and scales which fall into this category. Live steamers are easy to find in 1 gauge (45mm or "G" gauge), and in 0 gauge (32mm). In the US, most live steamers are in 1:22.5 or 1:32 scale, running or 1 gauge track. The correct US narrow gauge scale, 1:20.3, has become widely accepted in live steam circles more quickly than among electric train buyers.

In the UK, the most common size is SM32 (16mm/ft scale narrow gauge on 32mm gauge track). Gentoo's Journals - all about a Station Road Steam Stafford model steam locomotive. 16mmngm - Articles on Construction and Techniques. Articles on Construction and Techniques 16mmNGM Group Construction Project ("Les Belles") 16mm Electronic Guide Andy Watkins's pages based on wisdom culled from the 16mmngm mailing list.

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