Steamtram. Capproti and poppet valves. Crowther Winding Engine. Wild rose. Loco lamps. Steam motor. Showthread. Scratchbuilt Mamod Esque Loco using PPS Cylinders. Hi!
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. The loco is based on a Kerr Stuart Sirdar 0-4-0 Tank Loco. 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.
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. This particular one originally belonged to my good friend Frank Howell, who had it from new. Last year I had the good fortune to meet Ken Best of Kenversions fame (he used to build drop on bodies for Mamods in the 1980s). ConwaySaddleTankLocoSm.pdf. My projects - summerlands-chuffer.co.uk. 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.
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. Where they are on the GRC, the link will take you there. Please note that the GRC ones are more of a blog and are not as 'polished' as some of the magazine articles! I will also occasionally add pages to give more photos or videos of the projects. You can contact me on coxhillcottage (at) yahoo.com for more information if you need it.
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.
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.
How to build your first steam loco. In which a modeller decides to build his first live steam locomotive in 16mm scale.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is made as a single unit, that can be removed for servicing. This consists of a sump and the burner tubes, connected by pipework. 1. The Sump. 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. Then it was down to business. Four bolts held the body on (well three really as one was missing). Two on the front footplate and two on the cab floor at the rear.
With these removed, together with the lubricator drain plug, the body could be jiggled off. 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. Four bolts held the body on (well three really as one was missing).
Two on the front footplate and two on the cab floor at the rear. 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? - myLargescale.com - Forums - G Scale Forums - Live Steam. HLR Home. Default. Thread data.
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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.
Steam Engine Plans 3. Page 3 of the popular John-Tom Steam Engine Plans for Free Model Engine Downloads by John Tomlinson - Please click on the links to download the relevant files Please Contact Me if you have any questions or if you would like to Share you own plans on this page - full credit and links to relevant websites will be given. A simple live steam engine made from a UK standard 13Amp Electrical Plug - all stock parts taken from a donor plug - a great little project Plans in PDF format 209kb in size Plans and instructions with build photographs for a mini 2V CO2 engine.
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. This small narrow gauge loco has outside frames. This makes it possible that the wheels can be shifted over the axles. Two cylinders with slide valves, slip eccentric valve gear, a single flue boiler and a gas burner make up the 'works' of this 300 mm long locomotive. The design is based on Peter Jones 'Dacre' and Roundhouse models.
In october 2005 I've build some goods wagons to go with it. Information of this freelance design is available on the fabulous web-site of Dick Summerfield. We started this project in early 2001 and it was designed, built, tested and painted over a period of 12 weeks. Because this is an outside framed locomotive, there is a possibility to slide the wheels over the axles. Three locomotives were build at first (by Dick, Arie and me), fired either with gas of spirit. Home-made "Dacre" (Text: Dick Summerfield.) On a rainy Sunday afternoon Erik-Jan Stroetinga saw my Roundhouse "Millie" running on an oval of Mamod track in the loft. He was impressed and decided he wanted to build something similar. "Better still," said he, "we'll make two. One each". Building Brazil - Contents page. Steammodelloco16mm : 16mm NG steam loco builder. 126P40-42coal. Small scale live steam frequently asked questions. Gentoo's Journals - all about a Station Road Steam Stafford model steam locomotive.
16mmngm - Articles on Construction and Techniques.