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by Chris Cairns
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse TX issues
Replies: 3
Views: 3418

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...
by Chris Cairns
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Widening back to backs
Replies: 11
Views: 6102

Re: Widening back to backs

Rik, I pointed out this Topic to David Hippey (Mr HGLW) - if you get in contact with him he will sort you out. Thank You. When I tried to remove one of these MDF axleboxes with a sharp knife it actually shred a little (like paper) but was still re-usable. My understanding is these HGLW wheel sets ar...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc
Replies: 9
Views: 6213

Re: Accucraft Caradoc

eMail contact for Accucraft UK at present - https://www.accucraft.uk.com/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-update-office-closure/ https://www.accucraft.uk.com/products/hexagonal-headed-screws/ As GTB states above they are soft and easily stripped. The nut spinners supplied with the locos are not much cop...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 13
Views: 15008

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

It will be featured in Garden Rail 305 January 2020.

This is the photo Garden Rail posted on Facebook. I guess it is a Penrhyn Quarry version with that upside down coupling!
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by Chris Cairns
Mon May 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: ACCUCRAFT L&B OPEN WAGON IN L&BR GREY
Replies: 4
Views: 4246

Re: ACCUCRAFT L&B OPEN WAGON IN L&BR GREY

I have a rake of Accucraft L & B stock which is my go anywhere in any weather stock set to 32mm gauge. SMET May 2019 01s.JPG I ran it yesterday at the SMET Open Day - forecast was for heavy rain at the beginning but fortunately it was just light showers. SMET May 2019 02s.JPG On this layout the ...
by Chris Cairns
Mon May 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Trims on Radio Control
Replies: 11
Views: 6275

Re: Trims on Radio Control

Radio controlled regulators on Roundhouse locos not fully shutting off has been a regular occurrence in both the West & East of Scotland 16mm NGM groups. We've had to change a few internal 'O' rings (available from the factory). Many of the loco manuals (not the Millie one) including the followi...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dual Gauge Peco SM32 Track
Replies: 10
Views: 8906

Re: Dual Gauge Peco SM32 Track

angr607 wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:21 pm What were the costs like?
Peco SL-802 rail chairs - £5.62 per pack of 100
Peco IL-8 Code 200 rail - £18.95 per pack of 6 lengths
E.M.A. Model Supplies PLASTIC WELD - £3.50 from trader at show

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by Chris Cairns
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 268
Views: 271169

Re: eBay madness

and it's not the original box...It's a plain white one..... Actually that probably is its original box, as not all BMS stock comes in the coloured boxes. I purchased a R19-24D – W & L SHEEP WAGON BAUXITE, DATA ONLY direct from Accucraft at a Llanfair C show, a R19-9B – L& B BOGIE GOODS VAN ...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dual Gauge Peco SM32 Track
Replies: 10
Views: 8906

Dual Gauge Peco SM32 Track

Not sure which section to post this in? My initial plans for a Garden Railway layout started with using Mamod/MSS track. However after attending several 16mm NGM running days I was persuaded to use Peco SM32 track instead. My back garden (yet to be built) is relatively small so I needed to go with a...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Run time
Replies: 39
Views: 21196

Re: Run time

One reason I have a soft spot for pot boilers is that their 'sweet spot' in terms of running is much larger than that of the single flue, internally fired, types. The down side is that they are appreciably less efficient. My Millie will chug away happily for 30-35 minutes after the initial temper t...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Run time
Replies: 39
Views: 21196

Re: Run time

I got 30 minutes or so from the Bertie on a light load this afternoon, which would seem to be all right. One thing though: it does seem to take at least ten minutes (of the run time, after pressure has built up) before it settles down to smooth and steady unattended running. Obviously part of that ...
by Chris Cairns
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: HGLW
Replies: 8
Views: 5270

Re: HGLW

Hi Peter,

Just been in touch with David Hippey (Mr HGLW) and he has asked that you contact him direct on sales@hglw.co.uk please.

Thank You

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Stolen Items
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc - Sir Caradoc
Replies: 4
Views: 11506

Accucraft Caradoc - Sir Caradoc

Accucraft Caradoc in Maroon, quite distinguishable as you can see from the photo's. Please can I ask if you could keep an eye out and report back to me if it is seen, so I can pass the information to the Police . Stolen from SE London/Kent area. Many thanks Stolen Caradoc 01.jpg Stolen Caradoc 02.j...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Boulton Mamodifications
Replies: 6
Views: 6718

Re: Boulton Mamodifications

There's an ' Introduction to ' article by Tag Gorton in the April issue of Garden Rail, with the prospect of a further article on his modifications & makeover. However, if you surf to his Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/Cornwallsteam/ ) you can already see his makeover, including a vide...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Millie Tender
Replies: 4
Views: 4198

Re: Millie Tender

RH dont show the Tenders on their website, how do you get to find out size information? They are listed under the relevant locomotive kits, but no sizes are (or were) provided. Fowler tender HBK9 ( http://www.roundhouse-eng.com/pdf/kitinstructions/hbk9.pdf ). Mine measures Length over rear buffer 2...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 29
Views: 30939

Re: Mamod Stirling

Chris Cairns - that's interesting, and suggests cash flow problems could be a possibility. Much as I hate to ask the question, is there any hint that we might lose the Mamod company altogether? It is interesting how the written English language can be interpreted, as that is not how I interpret my ...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 29
Views: 30939

Re: Mamod Stirling

I was looking forward to some reviews on the Stirling as I really like the look of it The problem with the current review policy is there is no longevity or durabilty testing. Mike Wakefield has one of the two review piston valve Thomas Telford's, and just over 2 years later he had to fit replaceme...
by Chris Cairns
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: New Addition to the CCLW Roster
Replies: 8
Views: 5642

Re: New Addition to the CCLW Roster

With thanks to Graham Austin of Garden Railways Ltd. for turning down a Regner Part No. 30201 to make it a 30202, so that I could fit the Accucraft syphon pipe to the Ruby's steam turret. Ruby Pressure Gauge 02.JPG Ruby Pressure Gauge 03.JPG I can now see the safety valve holds 50 PSI. Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Copper pipe
Replies: 16
Views: 8560

Re: Copper pipe

I did watch the video Tom, but why would you use one please. Can’t or do I need one for gas fired. For my gas fired locos without a chuffer pipe fitted I loosely hold a piece of rag or kitchen towel over the chimney to catch the condensate being cleared out of the cylinders/pipework at the start of...
by Chris Cairns
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Copper pipe
Replies: 16
Views: 8560

Re: Copper pipe

Be interested to hear if you have any problems with exhaust back pressure by putting the condensate clearing pipe directly over the exhaust pipe/blast nozzle Tom. My Riverdale Elke conversion is still pending - I wish to run my Billy under radio control first before continuing with the conversion. C...