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Hehe sounds like a Diesel, Pretty cool though. Is she strong?
 

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Yes ,all home made .
Boiler is 3/4 " copper tube . burner is from 2 gas blaster type lighters .chassis soldered brass plate .firebox is tin can , gas tank is two copper pipe blank ends soldered together and gas tap is from clipper lighter and whole thing is insulated with tin foil .
i did use the lathe to make flywheel and piston . The wheels and axles came from an old triang 060 tank loco. I left worm drive on middle axle and this is driven from front shaft giving approx 17/1 reduction .
it will pull 4 metal hornby dublo passenger cars but then wheelspins
Will post still pic
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I was looking at the Dublo stuff either side. I guess if Meccano ever had the idea of producing a Live Steam loco then that would be it!

Glad you mentioned that the firebox was a tin can. I was thinking it resembled a Heinz baked bean tin on wheels! I may be right or wrong but from memory you are a bit of a showman so would that loco be making a public appearance at some point?

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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Hi , must be another daz ,have never shown models . but have recently joined model engineers society so may be shown at some point . This is fairly old clip .am now half way through building another one that looks more like a loco . trying to make proper push and pull valves and pistons to this scale is tricky at best!!

Also i am building a 5 " 040 tank loco and after that a 7 1/4" midge loco . so i dont get much time to play.....
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 8 Feb 2007, 17:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Very good - made me laugh. The idea of you running around the attic after the live steam loco filming along the way.

Interesting sound. Does the steam drive a fan/turbine?
Ha Ha ,pity i didnt get any film of scrabbling over the layout to put out several fires that broke out when i was experimenting with spirit firing !!

Its not a turbine it has same type of piston as a mamod steam traction engine ( i took one apart ,measured it and halved the specs .)
Daz
 
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