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by Chris Cairns
Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Mamod Quarry loco - hellllp!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Mamod Quarry loco - hellllp!!

That's disappointing Nigel. Hopefully they will sort it out promptly.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Mamod Quarry loco - hellllp!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Mamod Quarry loco - hellllp!!

I received my Mamod Quarry loco after replying to your earlier Facebook posting, and looking at your video again, I see you have the same problem as I found on mine - the piston rod glands are too loose. Mamod Quarry Piston Rod Gland Loose.jpg Do these glands up finger tight so the 'O' ring is being...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Regner Vincent water refill frequency
Replies: 5
Views: 4534

Re: Regner Vincent water refill frequency

As Simon has posted above, if you have a Ronson gas filler valve conversion fitted then you will be putting more gas into the gas tank than originally designed so the gas will then generally outlast the water on most Regner Easy Line locos, including the Vincent. Most of the Easy Line locos use a 4m...
by Chris Cairns
Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: SM32 set-track
Replies: 21
Views: 6977

Re: SM32 set-track

Your problem is the Medium Radius points (SLE-695 & 696) are 1524mm (60in) radius. There is no setrack for that radius hence you need to make your own with the flexible track. Alternatively use the Small Radius points (SLE-691 & 692) with the 2nd Radius setrack curves (ST-607). Curious that ...
by Chris Cairns
Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: New jennie my frist steamer
Replies: 27
Views: 10837

Re: New jennie my frist steamer

I just got a round house Jennie. Its shipping now cant wait for it. A few questions Frist do i need a pressure gauge? the instructoions say to load up a heavy car for the frist run since it like to jump on the frist runs. I was hoping to get a whistle from DJB engineering Will i need a second servo...
by Chris Cairns
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dual Gauge Peco SM32 Track
Replies: 10
Views: 8560

Re: Dual Gauge Peco SM32 Track

Hello Phil, 1. No rail bender. I formed most of the required curve by hand & used pliers to make the required bend at each end of the panel. 2. I used my digital calipers which have a screw lock to hold the desired width. I start gluing the middle chair in place with the adjacent ones held in th...
by Chris Cairns
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Else
Replies: 7
Views: 3852

Re: Regner Else

Else was in the 2009 catalogue, but not the 2011 or later. It was only available as a kit, so German kit instructions plus the generic operating instructions. Cannot find the Else kit instructions, but found the similar Emma kit instructions. https://web.archive.org/web/20100923044917/http://regner-...
by Chris Cairns
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Upgraded MSS loco - expecting too much?
Replies: 19
Views: 17971

Re: Upgraded MSS loco - expecting too much?

Is there a way I can check the wheels? Best tool is a set of callipers. A fellow member of our 16mm NGM Group was running an MSS which was struggling at the same points on the layout. A collective cry from the members - check your Back to Back (B2B). These came out at 28.5mm (the maximum dimension ...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Upgraded MSS loco - expecting too much?
Replies: 19
Views: 17971

Re: Upgraded MSS loco - expecting too much?

Whilst considering my reply I found my original photos so have re-instated the missing images in my MSS Kit Build topic here - https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=6201 If you have not already found them, this library contains many useful files - www.hglw.co.uk/mamod.html I recomme...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Grub screws
Replies: 9
Views: 3832

Re: Grub screws

It is an M3 x 3 grub screw you require.

I endorse the recommendation to use Garden Railways Limited. I've had excellent service from Graham & Janet in supplying parts to keep my Regner loco roster running.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 268
Views: 267098

Re: eBay madness

One12Models was a sole trader set up in 2017/8 to sell small batches of kits of models that he had primarily made for family members. He had a Facebook page (now closed) and a basic website for ordering & downloading the instructions (also now closed). https://web.archive.org/web/20180902102213/...
by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 7451

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Thanks Tom.

I purposely do not do email notifications.

Was not aware the image limit was only 500 KB, have now posted an image that works.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Excelsior RC battery charging
Replies: 26
Views: 12901

Re: Accucraft Excelsior RC battery charging

Hi Andrew, That is incredible bad luck. You can get plugs for servo wires, but an easier option is to get a new male servo lead & solder splice it onto your current servo leads? I would definitely renew the switch harness (if you remove the receiver from the bunker you should be able to hold a n...
by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 7451

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Sorry for the delay Nigel / Andrew - I do not get notification emails & usually view the Forum without logging in so missed your postings. Nigel, your photo does indeed show that the reverser is out of timing. The scribed line should be flush with the valve block face whilst in reverse so needs ...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Servo Tester & Planet T5 Failsafe
Replies: 0
Views: 3372

Servo Tester & Planet T5 Failsafe

Was having problems with the reverser servo on my Roundhouse Atlantic, so bought one of those cheap servo testers for diagnosis. A no thrills handheld video showing how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkeU542OtPs The potentiometer on the output shaft is faulty, so fitted a replacement serv...
by Chris Cairns
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 7451

Re: forwards/backwards RC

If you need it, Planet T5 manual available here - https://www.manualslib.com/manual/929200/Planet-T5.html Planet T5 Transmitter.jpg Switch on top of transmitter is for Channel 5, so will not affect your reverser channel. The manual trims on the T5 transmitter are notorious for being inadvertenty mov...
by Chris Cairns
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Ragleth - fitting RC
Replies: 5
Views: 4369

Re: Accucraft Ragleth - fitting RC

The forward, neutral & reverse positions of the reverser lever are fixed using an M2 bolt which goes into the appropriate slot.

Accucraft Ragleth 06B.jpg
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So either unscrew or fully remove that M2 bolt. Job Done.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 268
Views: 267098

Re: eBay madness

The Taliesin Mk2 is only £2150 for R/C, and although closed at present Roundhouse are taking orders.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse TX issues
Replies: 3
Views: 3402

Re: Roundhouse TX issues

Your title says TX issues, but the content says issues with RH RXs? If it is the TX that is not powering up then ignore the rest of this reply. I picked up a pre-owned Little John. When it arrived the loco was dead so I tried charging it with the supplied Axtronics smart charger. It went through the...