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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: A bit cold on the S&CGR today, time to put the kettle on...   Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:04 pm

... the newly acquired one, that is...

A quick run light engine, to try and get a feel for the controls:





... Numerous unexplained derailments told me that all was not right with the wheel gauging - sure enough, it was a little under-gauge, but we soon put that right! Then a quick top-up of water and gas, and on to some passenger hauling duties:















... and finally, some goods work:





Not a bad little runner, once I'd gotten used to the controls. The reverser mechanism is different to my Lady Anne, and is less accessible. So I stuck to radio control today - the down-side of which was that taking pics of it running was something of a challenge. When up to pressure, she strolled away up my newly-reduced incline with 9 wagons on, and I would say plenty steam enough to haul more if I had them. I am officially: happy! afro

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Fat Controller of the S&CGR

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A bit cold on the S&CGR today, time to put the kettle on...   Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:34 pm

It must be cold I can see the steam!! nice one Clive

Mikey
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: A bit cold on the S&CGR today, time to put the kettle on...   Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:05 pm

My sort of kettle Clive............looks fantastic. Very Happy
Great pics too.

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: A bit cold on the S&CGR today, time to put the kettle on...   Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:15 pm

Strange about the gauge Clive. I never had any derailments here. Different environment and different trackwork perhaps.

The Hackworth valve gear and reversing are not the same action and response as the 'semi Walschaerts'. I think the Hackworth is better. It behaves more like a car clutch and you can 'slip' it a bit. It has a degree of variable cut off.

Nice set of pictures and it looks very much at home 'chez toi'.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A bit cold on the S&CGR today, time to put the kettle on...   Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:14 am

Cracking pics Clive!

Also get a good feeling for your railway!

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