Locomotion Steam Railbus - Getting it going ...

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Hello

I am new here, so please forgive me if I have posted to the wrong sub-forum.

I have been passed a Locomotion Steam Railbus from a relative and am looking to get it working - it probably hasn't been steamed for many years.

There are no instructions, so does anyone know where I can get these - I'd like to confirm that it works and I really have no idea about steaming this!

It does have radio control servos, but there's no transmitter. Given that I will at some point be selling this (since my interest is O Gauge) should I get the RC side of this working, or would most people not bother about RC on this?

Thanks
"G to O"
 
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Ok so you will need some Steam Oil, a Can of Butane Gas (Halfords sell this) and some wtare. Do not use Tap Water if you are in a hard water area for a test some soft water will be fine but not forever. So Steam Oil will go into a small reservoir which should be drained first. Water in the Boiler than gas into another tank that have a small valve that ought to have been with the loco. You may be able to get it going when steam preasure is blowing off which should read 40psi on the pressure gauge. If the pressure gets above this and the pressure valve does not blow off to keep the preasure at around 40psi turn off the fire and you may need to think about seeing someone to give more advice. Look for perhaps the local 16mm group if there is one near you and you ought to get some help from them.

As for the RC, depends on what you are looking for as without an interested fiddler may find it of interest but you may need to replace the Radio Receiver, simple enough if you get a full set which ought to cost nit much more than £30. But if it is a problem for you to get going you may be better off just moving it on anyway.

Pity you live so far away, down here I could have put you in touch with some of the right guys.
 
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Try the 16mm Association, there's a couple of groups in Scotland. You'll get all the advice you need and if your local, maybe somewhere to test it.
 
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thanks, folk. Much appreciated.
 
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Yep, I didn't think of that. Sandy Taylor's a great guy with a passionate interest in anything train related - full size and models. He knows the local scene as well, so if he can't help you himself, he'll know a man who can ...............:nod::nod::nod:
 
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He called the oil Engine Oil, for certainty this is Steam Oil. Good instructive vid that shows all of the stuff you need to know. Even does things in the correct order Water Oil Gas.
 
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Yeah. I only watched the video in it's entirety just then and was wondering the same. What does he mean? Engine oil? surely not motor oil... :eek:
 
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Yeah. I only watched the video in it's entirety just then and was wondering the same. What does he mean? Engine oil? surely not motor oil... :eek:
This is the stuff, you must have a supplier in sensible quantities stateside if that is where you are. Certainly do not use Car engine oil.


someone over where you are will surely advise and Roundhouse agent should be able to provide the correct amounts.
 
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The Locomotion models seemed to like the lighter grade of steam oil á la Roundhouse. I can't see what he is using on the Youtube movie. However, oscillating motors like most Mamods are also lighter grade users, and the Locomotion models are of the same design.
 
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This is the stuff, you must have a supplier in sensible quantities stateside if that is where you are.
Jon, he said he is in Scotland. Sandy at Scottish Garden can sort him out. If he makes contact, that is.
 
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Jon, he said he is in Scotland. Sandy at Scottish Garden can sort him out. If he makes contact, that is.
Keep getting confused by the flags by peoples names. If only all would state at least a County and Country!
 
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I understand your pain. I have no problems with my home town being made public. Nor the country by means of a little flag - many other sites do just that.
 
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I understand your pain. I have no problems with my home town being made public. Nor the country by means of a little flag - many other sites do just that.
I think part of the problem is that the flag can change if you are in another Country with roving location set up on a smart phone. Something that is a must if you wish to navigate by a map abroad but I do not want it posting back home that I am in say Iraq or even Hindia..
 
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I don't possess a smart phone. I rarely use the one in the homestead, in the belief that it is the machinations of Satan.
 
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I don't possess a smart phone. I rarely use the one in the homestead, in the belief that it is the machinations of Satan.
That may be so but in a strange country ir town the navigation via an online map and ones location is a great facility. But I do agree with you that they are spawn of the undead.
 
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Thats a 3 in 1 oil can, the stock contents are certainly not steam oil, at 9:56 you can see the word ONE and the red circle at top, clearly an older bottle.

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That may be so but in a strange country ir town the navigation via an online map and ones location is a great facility. But I do agree with you that they are spawn of the undead.
Whether or not I'm in the UK, Canada or the US, I know where I am - why do I need a phone to tell me? I don't go to strange countries, and if I do, my cars all have GPS. The problem with having a phone that tells you where you are is that it can also tell somebody else where you are, or have been, and I don't care for that amount of intrusion into what is left of my life.