New Beattie Loco from Mamod

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After a 3 month wait, I've finally got my hands on the new live steamer from Mamod.

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For £495 you get a gas fired, piston valve and slip eccentric 0-4-0. It's smaller than the Roundhouse / Accucraft basic locos but bigger and more powerful then the traditional wobbly cylinder types previously made.

The cab roof slides off giving good access to the cab.

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In the cab we have gas tank, needle valve regulator, water level sight glass and displacement lubricator.
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Comes as standard with brass steam dome, chimney cowl and spectacle rings. A 40 psi safety valve and what appears to be a water top up valve.

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Paulus

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Looks very nice!
Did you tried running it yet? Looking forward to your experiences.
 
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Looks very nice!
Did you tried running it yet? Looking forward to your experiences.
No not run yet. Need to get gas etc.
 
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Underneath is the typical layout for slip eccentric locos. The eccentrics are on the left axle between the wheels and frame. Looks well made and easy to service.

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The smoke box door is a separate casting held on with brass screw and hands.

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For size and scale it is the same height and width as an Accucraft box van.

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And very similar in size to the Mamod Boulton diesel.

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Well I steamed up the Mamod Beattie today with great success. First run was on blocks to test. Then light engine in the garden. Next with a with couple of wagons and stop starting until I got the controls worked out. This is the 4th run out of the box! The layout has 3ft radius curves with a couple of s bends. It's mostly level with with some very slight gradients. As can be seen she went round at a steady pace without stopping.

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She runs really well!
 
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Very nice, I would say this model follows much closer to the original classic look of the Mamod wobbly cylinder locomotives then their other attempts. Its great to see this company making positive steps in regards to their locomotives. Mike
 
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Very nice. Good to see it runs at a sensible speed as well.
How long does it run for on one fill of the gas and water please?
 
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That's a great-looking little loco, just crying out for some finishing touches to 'bring it up' a notch.
 
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Very nice. Good to see it runs at a sensible speed as well.
How long does it run for on one fill of the gas and water please?
I haven't timed it yet. The last runs were in very windy conditions with lots of adjustments to the gas / regulator controls to find the best settings. I will time it when conditions are right.
 
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That's a great-looking little loco, just crying out for some finishing touches to 'bring it up' a notch.
Yes, the downside of the loco is the rather crude riveted construction of the bodywork. On the plus side the steam and gas lines and components are good quality and well fitted with no leaks anywhere. So hopefully it will be a good workhorse rather than a "shelf queen". I'm planning on adding nameplates and a driver figure for starters and as you say ripe for upgrading. :)
 
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