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by Anton Richards
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40069

Hi Barry I know we have spoken on other forums before, but I think that the look of your locomotives, is what gave them character> I had uploaded of few pictures on this forum and another, of two of your locomotives, the tradesman, and another twin bogie yellow creation of yours, and frankly my hat ...
by Anton Richards
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

Hi Guys As promised, ive finally managed to get the basic concept of my twin bogie BoBo live diesel locomotive, using my OS FS four stroke nitro engine. I may be wrong, but from the research that I have done, I am either one of the first, OR THE FIRST PERSON, to make an Electric start, 4 stroke live...
by Anton Richards
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

As promised, ive made some more videos, this time at the club, and pulling and shunting wagons and coaches up and down gradients. 32 axles piled with real wood batons seems pretty good to me, please let me know what you guys think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvMIxQdXoiw http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Anton Richards
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40069

As promised, ive made some more videos, this time at the club, and pulling and shunting wagons and coaches up and down gradients. 32 axles piled with real wood batons seems pretty good to me, please let me know what you guys think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvMIxQdXoiw http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Anton Richards
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Live Diesel 1/12th scale
Replies: 152
Views: 132159

Hi Dave First of all ide like to say well done on what you have achieved, that looks pretty impressive, and i am a HUGE fan of what David Watkins has achieved with his detritus locomotive. I am very interested in this build, as im not sure if you are aware or not, but I am also playing around with l...
by Anton Richards
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40069

some more videos of the latest changed. It now has an AC generator instead of DC and uses gearing instead of a straight 1:1 coupling. Below are some videos of the diesel on a test track in my garden... Please stay tuned as ive got the 4 stroke diesel number 3 coming out the shed soon. Enjoy http://w...
by Anton Richards
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

Hi Guys After seeing someone else play around with AC forms of generators instead of DC, I decided to give it a go....and well its worked for me...which is unusual, as usually the first time I try something with models, it fails.... Im now using a clutch, a brushless motor from a plane, and some gea...
by Anton Richards
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

Hi Richard Thank you very much, and i find that the camera actually exagerates the noise sometimes. The wires and 'thing' coming out the top is actually the control unit (potentiometer) which controls forward speed. I currently dont have anywhere to put it, as when i turn it, the loco emediately sta...
by Anton Richards
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

by Anton Richards
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40069

Some more videos for everyone to enjoy (i hope) This time at the Vale of Aylesbury Model Engineering Society....which i am now a member of. Let me know what you guys think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScXo3tL5tNE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu5DJk4Q3Jc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1NF03JlmO8
by Anton Richards
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

Some more videos for everyone to enjoy (i hope) This time at the Vale of Aylesbury Model Engineering Society....which i am now a member of. Let me know what you guys think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScXo3tL5tNE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu5DJk4Q3Jc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1NF03JlmO8
by Anton Richards
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

midwalesstokie: Thank you. You are right in thinking 'Shunt' has no ESC, but instead of a speed controller it has a voltage regulator. You are correct in saying that theoretically you could just have the generator linked directly to the traction motor (letting RPM govern forward speed) but as i have...
by Anton Richards
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40069

Hancockshire: Its really not as hard as it sounds. It just all about how much your willing to experiment, and learn from mistakes. I have the problem that i am very impatient and just want to get things done as quickly as possible.

Let me know if you need any pointers

Anton
by Anton Richards
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

Invicta280 - yes i was very pleased with the way the gearing turned out and how the engine rpm fluctuations dont seem to effect the locos speed to much....it was a bit of trial and error to be honest and luck played a big part but it seems to work pretty well. I now want to attach as many cars/carri...
by Anton Richards
Fri May 18, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40069

Please look at the two new videos of shunt hauling his first train...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RbiuP1vVsw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxbXX-u5W04

Please like and comment :D
by Anton Richards
Fri May 18, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

Please look at the two new videos of shunt hauling his first train...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RbiuP1vVsw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxbXX-u5W04

Please like and comment :D
by Anton Richards
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

Hi Nigel I would love the opportunity to come and run SHUNT on your line one day, and i go to university in buckinghamshire, (high wycombe), so your not that far from me. So if thats a formal invitiation, then i would love to accept sometime :) As far as the electrics are concerned, it can be as str...
by Anton Richards
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Anton's Live Diesel Locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 39065

This is the latest vidoe of 3 live diesel locomotives all running on the same line. Its a world first i believe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC2o335F ... ideo_title

Please like the video and comment
by Anton Richards
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40069

This is the latest vidoe of 3 live diesel locomotives all running on the same line. Its a world first i believe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC2o335F ... ideo_title

Please like the video and comment :)
by Anton Richards
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40069

Hi David Thanks for posting that info. Not to sure if youve looked at my thread on this forum, under 'Antons Live Diesel' : http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/Anton_s_Live_Diesel_Locomotive_about4608.html As i use a similar (although much simply) design. ./myff/1158157/iphone+pictures+102.jpg . ./my...