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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Two New Live Steamers for the CFHC   Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:24 pm

As you will know from my other post regarding Geoff Parton, I have acquired two of his live steam loco's, and I thought I'd share some details of them here!

Firstly the Cheddar Samson


This is, exquisitely, if not over engineered, just look at the cab roof hinge mechanism


It sports a removable ceramic burner and gas tank assembly


That fits here, heating a complex series of cross tubes in the heating chamber of the boiler


I've swapped the aged 40Mhz r/c for a glitch free 2.4 Ghz version.  And it runs a treat.  It also has an Eynots valve for water filling and a sight glass, so continuos running is possible.

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Two New Live Steamers for the CFHC   Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:31 pm

The other loco is a Roundhouse Lady Anne



This was in kit form, and Geoff had part built the Chassis.
After a bit of tinkering with valve timing and a few test runs on a compressor, I had the chassis running in!

The valve gear is a modified Walschaerts and is great to see running
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I have test assembled the burner and boiler etc, and have done a couple of circuits of the CFHC.

The bodywork is assembled and I'm slowy building up the paintwork

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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Two New Live Steamers for the CFHC   Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:20 pm

Most everything painted and just waiting for of all things, an r/c switch harness before final assembly (I'm installing another Hobby King 2.4 Ghz  set)....








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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Two New Live Steamers for the CFHC   Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:04 pm

I like very much those Lady Ann. Theproportions are quite nice.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Two New Live Steamers for the CFHC   Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:15 pm

Here she is finally painted with a rake of coaches and sporting a substitute nameplate



Just waiting the buffer overlays and safety valve covers ordered from Roundhouse

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Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Two New Live Steamers for the CFHC   Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:25 pm

Very nice train, Brian!
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