Accucraft live steam Mogul

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BRIAN

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Giving the mogul a clean I remembered something which might be important! I sometimes had the burner blow out at start up, when big globs of oily water were exhausted. Following various trials I decided that the problem was the exhaust pipe going up the smokebox into the chimney. I unscrewed this to see if it made a difference. IT DID! Not only no more blowing out but much freer running. Maybe you should try that?
Thanks again Ken for your suggeations. I will give this one a try although my track is sitting under a layer of leaves right now. Hope to make a last run of the season yet though.
Brian
 
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Alleyer

US narrow gauge
16 Aug 2012
14
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Gloucester
Thanks again Ken for your suggeations. I will give this one a try although my track is sitting under a layer of leaves right now. Hope to make a last run of the season yet though.
Brian
 
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Alleyer

US narrow gauge
16 Aug 2012
14
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Gloucester
I have come late to this discussion but earlier posted about my early experience with the Mogul. I have subsequently seemed to have shared all the experiences and tried all the remedies of others at one time or another. Having got mine to about the best state that I can, it is still underpowered compared with my other locos (Accucraft Sandy River, Pearse Sierra Nevada and Cheddar Philadelphia. Valve timing is a compromise between port and starboard. Mine has a single eccentric. I do not know whether all Moguls have a single eccentric or indeed the history of single eccentrics vs double eccentrics in the Accucraft model range. Perhaps you are more vulnerable to wear and manufacturing tolerances with a single eccentric. There are many old posts on Accucraft timing on Mylargescale.com including very comprehensive details for a double eccentric Ruby ; one post which I think was for a Mogul goes so far as cutting a single eccentric in half using a just a hacksaw - perhaps not for the faint hearted, seemingly with good results.
 
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