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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: More Live Steam on the SCGR Today...   Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:47 pm

...although the blustery wind here on the South Coast of England saw to it that you wouldn't actually know it was live steam; the plumes from my Cheddar Raisa being blown to oblivion the moment they emerged.

Getting this beast to run on my line in 'manual' was a bit of a challenge - for one thing, the regulator was only accessible from under the rear axle, via the servo linkage - not an easy place to get at when hot metal surfaces are in close proximity. The gas regulation was difficult too, as the turning motion for opening/closing of the gas is exactly the opposite to the Lady Anne, and I found myself giving it too much when I wanted to reduce it, and vice versa... More than once I was favoured with a spout of scalding hot water and emulsified steam oil as I assisted it over the seemingly many uphill stretches Mad More than once, my neighbours were treated to a fine repertoire of ancient Anglo Saxon invective.

Matters were not helped by my running out of butane after the first tank of water, and before I was able to ready my camera Evil or Very Mad - so a hastily convened visit to Halfords was required, to pick up the last 2 cans of butane in stock.

Still, for what it's worth, here are a few pics of the day:











Finally, here's a couple of other shots to finish off with:

A bit of clearance appears to be needed around the Dewey's End sidings, as the encroaching vegetation threatens to engulf this seemingly abandoned scrap metal wagon:


Meanwhile over at Chipside, another delivery is left at the fuel facility, in this rather decrepit-looking tank wagon:

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Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: More Live Steam on the SCGR Today...   Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:42 am

Great pics Clive. I like the shed and the encroaching vegetation, makes it look very 'french'

Mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: More Live Steam on the SCGR Today...   Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:01 am

Excellent pictures.

In one of them, there shows a signal. I seem to rember an article you did somewhere which I can't find on this forum.

If you still have the details it would make interesting reading.
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: More Live Steam on the SCGR Today...   Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:00 am

Cheers Carl - I think the home-made signal thread was on Troy's old place, but I still have the pics on PhotoBucket somewhere, so reposting some words around those shouldn't be a problem. Definitely a lesson learned there then!

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