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mjb

why not wait till your son has his layout up an running and take them over to his layout and have a steam day. 

gowest

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The blokenext doors father worked for ICI and he told me he helped with test runs on a track spraying train years ago.

gowest

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It's funny but last night I thought that's something ive not seen is a line side fire on a layout don't know just how you would construct a couple of blokes banging away at an embankmen. My father told me of a farmer near Romford that planted a corn field and most years it would catch fire in the days of steam then he would make a claim against the railway. When the steam stopped running and it was an all electric line he sold the field and it was turned into a sports field, l think it's still a sports field now.

gowest

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Your right about the oil and water mdf don't like them just like the full size engines the only thing these little engines don't do is set fire to the embankments!

gowest

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Thanks Rob

armed with all that you and others have said I should have enough information to build a better track layout.

ken

gowest

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Caiptean

thanks for the information in the better weather I will start looking for the ply that you mentioned and with new track build a better layout

thanks again Ken

gowest

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I said to the person with the bike display that she wasn't peddling and they said it was an electric bike I have looked and you can buy the kit of parts for about £200 I think its magna track or the like.

as for my track it needs rebuild as it has a lot of faults I think the Mdf dont like the damp in the shed.would ply wood be a better bet?

gowest

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just put some video on youtube of yeasterdays model railway show i run live steam but thought others might like to see some other setups.

3 engines had problems 1 A4 Golden F no steam bad connection or dead heater, Railmotor ran but no control as a wire to the servo motor had come off and the W class lost a metal tyre but the rest ran fine. the video starst with Mallard then Flying S as these are the 2 engines that started this hobby then comes some of my rebuilds and Hornby built locos.

There are other layouts to see but take special attention to the 00 gauge bikes this chap i have meet before and buils stuff out of this world a vewry clever chap.

had load od interest in live steam and lots of questions most people did not beleive that with out heat and water they dont go some think the water is just to make the styeam

https://youtu.be/zfXA5tf1jhQ

gowest

741 posts

just put some video on youtube of yeasterdays show 3 engines had problems 1 A4 Golden F no steam bad connection or dead heater, Railmotor ran but no control as a wire to the servo motor had come off and the W class lost a metal tyre but the rest ran fine. the video starst with Mallard then Flying S as these are the 2 engines that started this hobby then comes some of my rebuilds and Hornby built locos.

There are other layouts to see but take special attention to the 00 gauge bikes this chap i have meet before and buils stuff out of this world a vewry clever chap.

had load od interest in live steam and lots of questions most people did not beleive that with out heat and water they dont go some think the water is just to make the styeam.

https://youtu.be/zfXA5tf1jhQ

 

gowest

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If I filled up my old Discovery 2 with it the car would double in price. I'll keep to 70% central heatering oil and 30 % water.

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