- 11 Apr 2017
Do you mean the one for sale in the sales section......? If only I didn't need to eat...sigh.
Carriage, and excise duties, would kill that one.. AND it is black..Do you mean the one for sale in the sales section......? If only I didn't need to eat...sigh.
Bad memory Jimmy! Many moons ago I bought a RH Fowler Tender Locomotive when they were just introduced. Went to the old premises and it was demonstrated on LGB R1 Track! I had this on my line at the time and it ran just fine. Though I do not think you would get away with that with a Sandy River! Though I am happy to be proved wrong. Looks like you are looking in the right direction though Jimmy.Lots of good sound advice; just for some clarity, most of my curved track is LGB R3, but I have some Aristocraft 3 ft radius, my R1 points are going, my Bachmann doesn't like them, my gradient is around 1:25. Having been in touch with RH, it would seem most of their locos will manage this.
Second-Hand - as Jon has pointed out, as a novice I would steer away from this.
Thank you all for your responses, 30 posts and no real thread drift
Jon, at the risk of you thinking I'm being a bit naughty take another look at the link I posted Yup, there in the listing for the SR&RL loco it is stated that it will cope with LGB 600 cm curves. Blind centre drivers ? Whether it will cope with an R1 point followed by a couple of R1's in a reverse curve formation is another thing MaxThough I do not think you would get away with that with a Sandy River! Though I am happy to be proved wrong. Looks like you are looking in the right direction though Jimmy.
Remember it's slightly on the small size as the SR&RL was a 2 footer - it looks OK with 1:22.5 stock thoughJon, at the risk of you thinking I'm being a bit naughty take another look at the link I posted Yup, there in the listing for the SR&RL loco it is stated that it will cope with LGB 600 cm curves. Blind centre drivers ? Whether it will cope with an R1 point followed by a couple of R1's in a reverse curve formation is another thing Max
Edit - That is a rather nice looking loco now I think of it. A d you can get some suitable stuff for it to pull now from Bowaters. Must resist, must resist..........
An inertia wagon is an inexpensive solution for a runaway steam locomotive. Zach Bond is the original thinker who modified a Zecar toy & this video shows what can be done. The connection between loco & wagon must be rigid, so as to push the loco as necessary. I have built one for a Mamod SL1 & it really is effective.
Some of my vids show Jack slipping in the Snow before being fitted with the SloMo. And no no repeat of Blue Peter trashing the Valve gear, though I suspect too much of that sort of treatment over a lot of years would not be good. However with careful driving and now since the SloMo fitting slipping can be avoided. My Jack will now pull a greater load up my 1:30 since the SloMo has been fitted as slipping is eradicated, he just bites into the load getting it up the grade. Little bit similar to a 56 on a heavy Coal Drag round a pit or power station, just slipping but not loosing it to keep the train moving oh so slowly.I assume you have to 'balance' the load of the inertia wagon to the loco? - Too much, and I guess you could end-up with wheel-slip on the loco?
Would this be as catastrophic as on the 12" to the foot examples?
Rik, would you accept a ride up the DHR in a diesel powered Sharp Stewart (or NBL) steam outline loco with a coachload of passengers going, "Chuf, chuff, chuff, chuff wooo, wooo" ?OK. I appreciate that some people seem to like the idea of a live steam loco, but I am still yet to be convinced. From what I've seen, it takes about 20 mins to set one up, you get a runtime of 40 mins (or less) during which time you're tending to it like a needy child, then it takes another 20 mins to sort it out afterwards. They cost an arm and a leg to buy and if you want decent slow running you have to add a Slomo device which will set you back another £300.
I suppose it depends on what you run your railway for. I am more than happy with my battery locos. They are up and running almost immediately. I get up to 12 hours running from one charge. They seem to me to be less needy and I can make a decent battery steam outline loco for less than £150 - oh and they run very slowly and are highly controllable.
OK. I'll crawl back inside my box. But I do wonder about this obsession with live steam.
Or £1,600 PA if you were a 40 a day merchant like me and made 6 monthly trips to Adinkerke for supplies. Nice day out via Le Shuttle and the added benefit of a very large Leonidas choccy shop round the corner from the baccy' store. Oh, and it's the starting (and finishing - circular route) point for the coastal tram. I gave up smoking 15 years ago (hypnotherapy, worked a treat for me. probably the best £300 I ever spent)). I started in the Garden rail hobby 15 years ago - the two events are not totally unrelated. Thread drift on ! MaxAt, say, ten pounds a day for a pack of cigarettes, giving up the cancer-sticks will give you £3650 per annum.
Rik, my getting into G Scale was all about running live steam, first I needed some track that was stable, and some electric locos in the intermediate time, and now I am ready to progress.OK. I appreciate that some people seem to like the idea of a live steam loco, but I am still yet to be convinced.