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Paul Stainz Holt




PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:54 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
At last......Wink
Looks very clean and unblemished from the photo.
I see a working headlamp, and a shiny brass centre buffer!

If you need any advice then please ask. It is essentially the same mechanical locomotive as my Chiemseebahn.

They are rather different to run than Roundhouse and there are a few tips if you want.

Thanks Carl, Clive - my first task is to fit 2.4 GHz R/C.
I have the gear to do it, I need to sit down and study the instructions throughly.
The guy that sold me the loco was very helpful indeed and gave me a few tips.
(Like the gas lasts longer than the water so it needs filling every ten minutes or so - there is a sight glass fitted in the cab too).

He ran it with th ebatteries and the receiver in a tender.
I intend to fit the receiver and the batteries in the loco - receiver underneath and the batteries either in the cab or underneath too.



I would be interested in how your friend that owns a black version tackled those two items.
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PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:35 pm

I am pretty sure my friend Daniel fitted the receiver underneath the loco and the batteries were loose in the cab but sometimes he ran with them in a trailing wagon.

There wasn't enough room for batteries underneath beacause of the servo for the cylinder drain cocks.

I took my servo off for that and just operate them manually with a small stick.

Has yours got a water fill valve?
If not it would be worth getting one from Regner.
There are 2 types, ref.20230 with a bracket fitting (winkel.....) and ref. 20235 a stud fitting.

The boiler is quite small in these engines but very efficient due to the cross tubing construction and it will literally drink water.
I have to top up mine every 5-10 mins depending on load. They can quickly run out of water
as I have done a couple of times.

The servo for the valve gear needs to by quite powerful as the arm and linkage need a firm movement.
Thus the battery pack needs to by quite powerful too. I found 600Mah no good after about 15 mins use especially if you are using lights.
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:42 pm

Thanks Carl.

The filler spout is as per the real loco - see side funnel on the pic.
I can "inject" water here with a plastic syringe - I think.

The guy that built it has fitted a whistle inside the frames plus a manual lever inside the cab for the drain cocks.
So, provided the whistle outlet is pointing away from the receiver/batteries, I may be okay to fit both underneath.

I am "well chuffed" with the loco.
It oozes quality.

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:44 pm

Thanks Carl.

The filler spout is as per the real loco - see side funnel on the pic.
I can "inject" water here with a plastic syringe - I think.

The guy that built it has fitted a whistle inside the frames plus a manual lever inside the cab for the drain cocks.
So, provided the whistle outlet is pointing away from the receiver/batteries, I may be okay to fit both underneath.

I am "well chuffed" with the loco.
It oozes quality.


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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:27 pm

Well done Paul! Got your hands on it at last!

It's very unfair posting pictures of live steam Regners alongside plastic LGB, it makes me Stainz Green with envy No

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:38 pm

Fitted the R/C tonight. Smile

I just need to run the loco now.

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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:36 pm

Very sharp Paul. I can see why you are happy. I am sure more pix and vids are coming!

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:16 pm

The plan is to run it tomorrow with the Bottle train in tow, a bit like this..........

Perhaps no sunshine though Rolling Eyes


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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:00 am

Paul, how big is it when side by side with the already large-ish i9n 1:22,5 LGB Stainz?

I was wondering if the smaller locos from Regner also suffer from "Roundhouse Elephantitis"? But then scaling down steam locos is a toughy in the smaller scales in all the makers' defense.

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:28 am

Here is a comparison Garrett.........

It is slightly bigger in most respects.


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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:29 am

In spite of the awful weather, I just had to give it a run..........


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Paul Stainz Holt



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PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:34 am

I'm waiting for the rain to stop again.....


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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:57 am

Looks well at home there, Paul, regardless of the rain. I guess your soul is now on eBay, waiting for the devil to do a 'BIN'... But who cares, you've got what you wanted!

Nice one.

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:32 am

Very nice Paul. just to go back a couple of posts to the size comparison; does
Regner build his locos to a precise scale? If so what is it. It doesnt look big enough for 1.18 (but could be if the LGB model is oversized!)

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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:09 pm

Very nice Smile

The regner looks a bit bigger, but is it the picture or the wheel on the regner looks smaller ?
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:43 pm

clive_t wrote:
Looks well at home there, Paul, regardless of the rain. I guess your soul is now on eBay, waiting for the devil to do a 'BIN'... But who cares, you've got what you wanted!

Nice one.

On the contrary Clive, I've sold some track, wagons, a spare MTS II control system and an LGB auotmated cable car set to fund half of the purchase.
My Roundhouse Billy is for sale at the moment.

Mikey, the Regner Stainz is not to scale (neither is LGBs), because if they were at 1:22, they would be running on 34.5mm gauge track.
The LGB Stainz is approximately 1:19 but the "rubber ruler" is in evidence in several locations.

My take on LGB's interpretations of scale is that in general they look right, and that is good enough for me.


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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:44 pm

Bearcastle wrote:
Very nice Smile

The regner looks a bit bigger, but is it the picture or the wheel on the regner looks smaller ?

Thank you Very Happy
The wheels on the Regner are a little smaller.


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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:45 pm

I managed a few runs this morning between showers.


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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:47 pm

I have not run the Stainz on the mountain section yet, but five coaches is no problem on the lower circuit.


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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:55 pm

Hello chaps from stressmovingville!

Paul that is just great and the first time I've seen a pic of a Regner and LGB Stainz together.

Going by past comments and discussions elsewhere the Regner is probably built to 1:20 which is a compromise.
He generally builds the 760mm prototypes to this scale. Although in the catalogue it says the Stainz is 1:22.5 that would mean it should run on 34mm track!

1:18 would be look too big for such a dimunitive loco against LGB stock and actually 760 divided by 45 equates to 16.8 which would be huge.

The Stainz shares it's main components with the Chiemseebahn which was a metre gauge prototype and which mine is nearly to correct scale 1:22 hence everything being slightly bigger...except perhaps the wheels!

I hope all that's clear.... study Shocked

I'll get back to my packing now.....
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:00 pm

I hope you get some relief from the stress of moving soon Carl. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:11 pm

Not at the moment Paul...but thanks anyway.

I miss doing trains though. Neutral
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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:36 pm

Looking good in its natural habitat there Paul. Thanks for posting the pix.

Unfortunately, with it being bigger, you could not convince the Mrs. that it was one of the many other Lehmann Stainz around the house then eh?

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:56 pm

Looks great, Paul. I can't wait for my live steamer. Only about 2-1/2 years left on the wait list.

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:22 pm

Spule 4 wrote:
Looking good in its natural habitat there Paul. Thanks for posting the pix.

Unfortunately, with it being bigger, you could not convince the Mrs. that it was one of the many other Lehmann Stainz around the house then eh?

Its accounted for Garrett. I've sold track, wagons, cable car set and a spare MTS system to help pay for it.

A comparison...........


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PostSubject: Re: Regner availability   Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:24 pm

KleineDicke wrote:
Looks great, Paul. I can't wait for my live steamer. Only about 2-1/2 years left on the wait list.

Which loco are you waiting for Bill ? Smile


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