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#3976 AlfaZagato

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Posted Yesterday, 19:29

Hi Alfa,

 

The cut outs near the firebox are for maintenance and washouts, very important on plastic locomotives ! The length of the side tanks are as a result of using the parts of the kit that are available, the 9F tender sides are too deep and so I used the ones from the class 4.

 

Gibbo.

 

I think I actually meant smokebox, but who needs maintenance access anyways!


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#3977 Ohmisterporter

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Posted Yesterday, 19:49

That's the one, Sam. 



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Posted Yesterday, 19:51

I think I actually meant smokebox, but who needs maintenance access anyways!

Currently undergoing modification using an off cut of the left over 9F tender. Photos in due course.



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Posted Yesterday, 21:13

I wonder what a Beyer-Garratt Kitson-Meyer would be like.

#3980 RedGemAlchemist

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Posted Yesterday, 21:15

I wonder what a Beyer-Garratt Kitson-Meyer would be like.

Organised chaos probably.
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#3981 Northmoor

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Posted Yesterday, 21:19

Ducati is the name of the game at my house although I'm currently building this;

 

Er, are you replicating THE Britten?  Quite possibly one of the greatest motorcycles ever made.



#3982 Gibbo675

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Posted Yesterday, 21:47

Er, are you replicating THE Britten?  Quite possibly one of the greatest motorcycles ever made.

Hi Northmoor,

 

I certainly am !

 

After Guy Martin saw the photos he said, "The man's a FUBARRING legend", which is pleasing.

 

No craftsmanship clever for the bike yet, only my plastic toy train which is disappointing.

 

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#3983 Michael Edge

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Posted Yesterday, 21:48

Hi Mike,

 

That usually denotes either external admission piston valves or slide valves, the return cranks are very often in back quarter when the rods are down if that is the case but all the bits may be swapped around and placed in opposing quarter to make the locomotive go in what ever direction accordingly.

 

Easier to look at picture than describe somehow !

 

Gibbo.

 

The return cranks are in back quarter, this configuration would normally result in the loco going cylinders first. It was normal practice for radius rods to be down in the usual direction of travel but most locos have the cylinders at the front end.



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Posted Yesterday, 21:50

The return cranks are in back quarter, this configuration would normally result in the loco going cylinders first. It was normal practice for radius rods to be down in the usual direction of travel but most locos have the cylinders at the front end.

Hi Mike,

 

I haven't actually looked at the photos closely, what is the arrangement of the combination lever top joint ?

 

Gibbo.



#3985 AlfaZagato

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Posted Yesterday, 22:33

Organised chaos probably.

 

Don't let Gresley near that, or we'll have a 50% increase in cylinders.



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Posted Yesterday, 22:40

I wonder what a Beyer-Garratt Kitson-Meyer would be like.

About as complex as a Mallett-Garratt.

http://www.douglas-s...arrattquads.gif

(I thoink this has been mentioned before)

 

This is bit like a Kitson Garratt:

http://railwaywonder...cca8a_05_06.jpg

 

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Posted Yesterday, 22:42

Don't let Gresley near that, or we'll have a 50% increase in cylinders.

And he will conjugate the valve gear.

 

Keith



#3988 The Johnster

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Posted Yesterday, 23:12

the links are to Antofagasta & Bolivia railway meyers at Uyuni and the photo is of what was the last running TalTal meyer

 

From one of the Colin Garratt books, can't remember which one.  He says the loco was steamed for the photograph having been derelict for some time, and failed terminally in a cloud of steam within seconds of this image being recorded; luckily nobody was hurt...



#3989 melmerby

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Posted Yesterday, 23:30

From one of the Colin Garratt books, can't remember which one.  He says the loco was steamed for the photograph having been derelict for some time, and failed terminally in a cloud of steam within seconds of this image being recorded; luckily nobody was hurt...

It's one of 11 stock photos of the same loco "at work" in 2013 from the Alamy website.

 

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#3990 Michael Edge

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Posted Today, 07:57

Hi Mike,

 

I haven't actually looked at the photos closely, what is the arrangement of the combination lever top joint ?

 

Gibbo.

 

Below the valve spindle as usual for slide valves.














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