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Wild Rose 16mm. Dave Watkins's Live Steam Page. A favourite pursuit is designing, building and running live steam model railways.

Dave Watkins's Live Steam Page

I usually work to a scale of 1:19, that is approximately 5/8" or 16mm to 1 foot, The models follow narrow gauge practice using a track gauge of 32mm (1.25") to represent real trains that run on lines of 600mm or 2 foot gauge or thereabouts. From the vagueness of the last sentence you will gather that I do not count rivets when I build models. The Birches Barn Light Railway runs at ground level round a suburban garden. The main circuit is 1.25 scale miles in length.


16mm Locomotive Reference List. Lagging - IBLS. Lagging is a covering placed over the boiler and serves three purposes: Reduce heat loss from the boiler Provide a cooler external surface to reduce the chance of burns to humans and equipment Provide an improved aesthetic look to the boiler and locomotive.

Lagging - IBLS

Section_9. Drain Cocks_1. Drain Cocks_1. De Winton. Class A Climax. Garratt. Steamtram. Mamod steam locomotive.

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Wild rose. Capproti and poppet valves. Crowther Winding Engine. 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. The email goes on to describe a locomotive that he is designing. There were to be three versions; ‘A’ 32mm gauge with inside frames known as ‘La Belle Anne’ ‘B’ 32mm gauge with outside frames known as ‘La Belle Barbara’. 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. ConwaySaddleTankLocoSm.pdf. 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

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

Roundhouse Charles Pooter - Garden Railway Club

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. 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) More than a decade after steam vanished from Britain's main line railways we find ourselves with an abundance of live steam models unknown since the early years of the century. 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.

As far as Model Engineering is concerned we can more or less do as we please. An attempt was made some while ago to introduce a set of metric standards for model engineering work. A model engineer should have facilities to produce the full range of internal and external ME & BA threads together with a selection of BSW, BSF & the Metric Fine & Coarse threads up to at least ½" or M12 sizes. 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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Flash steam. 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. Live steam model locomotives. Home-made "Dacre"

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. Gentoo's Journals - all about a Station Road Steam Stafford model steam locomotive. 16mmngm - Articles on Construction and Techniques. 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.

Again, nothing new there.