Roundhouse Engineering “Millie”.

casey jones snr

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The CFR has taken delivery of another steam locomotive. This time it’s a Roundhouse Engineering “Millie”. Millie is from the Roundhouse basic series range.
Here she is on the rolling road:-
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Locomotive prepared for lightning. EEF3B91F-1557-4077-92F9-AFBC685A4206.jpeg
Locomotive running at 40psi, a nice plume of steam coming from the chimney.
 

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Millie is a manually controlled, gas fired(Butane), slip eccentric locomotive. I have added the pressure gauge and safety valve cover. She has been renamed “Megan” after a very good friend of the CFR.
Millie/Megan is the third slip eccentric locomotive to join the CFR fleet, she will serve alongside a Jennie and a Bertie. She will haul the CFR heritage stock when she enters service.
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Millie/Megan cooling down after first run on the rolling road.
 

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Paul,
What is the 'top link' on the motion?? - First picture..
It appears to come from the valve-chest (so outside of the wheels) but passes behind the second wheel?

Is it the control arm for the reverser, or driven from that second wheel/axle?

It just look's a little strange, in that picture. :wondering::think:
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Paul,
What is the 'top link' on the motion?? - First picture..
It appears to come from the valve-chest (so outside of the wheels) but passes behind the second wheel?

Is it the control arm for the reverser, or driven from that second wheel/axle?

It just look's a little strange, in that picture. :wondering::think:
Philp.
It is the Slip Eccentric reverce rod.
 

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Paul,
What is the 'top link' on the motion?? - First picture..
It appears to come from the valve-chest (so outside of the wheels) but passes behind the second wheel?

Is it the control arm for the reverser, or driven from that second wheel/axle?

It just look's a little strange, in that picture. :wondering::think:
Philp.
Phil, I believe that it is the slip eccentric arm, it is connected to the rear axle.
 

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Megan has completed four hours running on the rolling road. She’s now ready for running on the CFR.
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Megan waiting to get up steam.
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Megan departing St Bernards Station.
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Megan passing over St Bernards Viaduct. She has been running for 30 minutes and still has 30psi on the pressure gauge.
 

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Another Roundhouse Millie has joined its sister at the CFR:-
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She has plenty of extras fitted.
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Full Cab, safety valve cover, water top up system, pressure gauge and linkage.
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The locomotive has been named “Evie”.
The cylinders, wheels, motions and buffers need painting.
 

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The rather obvious and odd-looking 'arm' can easily be toned down by the application of some matte-black paint.
 

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The rather obvious and odd-looking 'arm' can easily be toned down by the application of some matte-black paint.
Tac, I’ve already done that on my other Millie and will do the same on this one.
 

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A few hours spent painting parts of the recently acquired Roundhouse “Millie”:-
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Sorry for the poor picture quality, I only have natural light coming through the open cabin door.
 

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Have to say that makes an enormous difference, Millie is a nice looking loco only spoilt by those eccentric rods that you have now nicely lost.
 
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What a big difference, as Jon said the eccentric rods certainly do look better if you can't see them!!!
 
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I’m rather pleased with the results, this is the fourth locomotive where I have painted the slip eccentric rods to disguise them. With my next Millie I intend to paint the wheels, cylinder covers and pressure cover in deep Brunswick green. The coupling rods will be painted red and the slip eccentric rods black.
 

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I don't know what I'm looking for, so can't see them anyway! :)

A pretty little thing... Not sure if that makes it appealing, or not? :wondering::wondering:
 
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I don't know what I'm looking for, so can't see them anyway! :)

A pretty little thing... Not sure if that makes it appealing, or not? :wondering::wondering:
Take a look at the pics in Post #10 to see what Casey has skillfully lost.