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Thread: 5"gauge speedy
17/01/2022 20:01:08
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 17/01/2022 19:25:36:

JA Why put the brakes on all 6 wheels when the driving trolley has sufficient brakes ?

As per full size ?

Quick trawl through the SRS archive shows them fitted with a few exceptions.

17/01/2022 18:53:59

Speedy . Well discussed on MECH , Currently 748 pages to wade through.

Seems to be the most discussed locomotive on there.

17/01/2022 16:22:07

Only asked as the steam chest does not have one, so just to be sure.

If you go to you tube and enter -- model steam engine cylinder / liner there are several videos.

I have difficulty reading and taking it in so watching on you tube works for me.

I have a feeling there is a speedy book which may be worth getting ?

Hope this helps.

PS The MECH forum may be worth looking at as  Speedy  on there.

Edited By br on 17/01/2022 16:23:34

17/01/2022 15:47:35

Do you mean the liner in the cylinder bore that the piston travels in ?

If so, there are some excellent videos on you tube if you prefer to see it being done. I prefer this to reading about how to do it .

Edited By br on 17/01/2022 15:57:30

Thread: 5" Gauge Loco Project
17/01/2022 15:16:50

Buffer. said

Quote -- In hindsight I perhaps should have built a traction engine so I can drive it around the garden and take it up the road!

I wish I had made that decision years ago, too late now, and I am sure many would agree with you.


Thread: HOPPY
17/01/2022 13:25:08
Posted by JasonB on 17/01/2022 13:16:45:

So you bought it them?

Yes, Jason, and well pleased as assembling machined kits is ideal for me now, not too painful on the old hands.

Found the connection to B.& R. Tite of Colwell, Malvern , thanks to your other link

Much appreciated.

17/01/2022 12:41:40

My vital statistics are :- Length 8 inches, Height and width are both 4 inches, Flywheel diameter is 3.875 inches.

All castings are aluminium.



Edited By br on 17/01/2022 12:45:34

17/01/2022 12:21:09

Good afternoon all, from HOPPY.

I am an open crank engine , running on methanol.

I am a fully machine kit just requiring assembly.

I came into this world in August 1989 and have sat in a box ever since.

My drawing carries the name B & R TITE., but no address.

I suspect I am from the UK, but help on identity, particularly for close relation would be most welcome

A General Assembly drawing will follow.







Edited By br on 17/01/2022 12:22:19

Edited By br on 17/01/2022 12:23:24

Thread: 5" Gauge Loco Project
17/01/2022 08:42:01
Posted by Simon Collier on 17/01/2022 08:30:15:

Quite right br, it is a personal bias and unhelpful to the OP.

Thank you Simon. Your post appreciated.

16/01/2022 21:58:23


Picking up on redsetter's excellent suggestions

Reeves 2000. Blackgates engineering and Kennions all have sites showing pictures and prices of products, so worth a trawl through.

Prices vary , but I have found Blackgates to be more than fair.

If you have a local model engineering club joining and talking to members may be worhtwhile. especially if you need the services of the local boiler inspector.

Edited By br on 16/01/2022 21:59:20

16/01/2022 20:50:34
Posted by Simon Collier on 16/01/2022 20:37:46:

I also suggest a Simplex. A capable, good looking loco, powerful but easy to handle, with good valve gear design. Lots of information available and builders groups online. It has a proper locomotive boiler, not that horrible thing on Sweet Pea. Do look on MECH, as suggested above as there is a Simplex thread and much more loco stuff.

Nothing horrible about Sweet Pea boiler as the hundreds that have been built prove.

Please do qualify your comments and explain why you say what you say instead of just poo - pooing  comments aimed to be helpful.



Edited By br on 16/01/2022 21:10:26

16/01/2022 20:16:37

Advice I was given was choose something that really appeals to you - that way it stands a chance of getting finished.

Mine choice Sweet Pea., a narrow gauge loco of 5 inch gauge from Blackgates.

MECH is more loco orientated and is worth asking on.

Thread: Has anyone washed a Myford lathe cover?
16/01/2022 09:16:06
Posted by Bazyle on 16/01/2022 01:10:55:

Isn't it waterproof plastic? I would turn it inside out to make its own water container and put pater + detergent in it and manually swish it around with a scrubbing brush. A general washing machine relies on cloth being very water permeable so the water goes through it and especially out on the spin cycles.

Excellent suggestion Bazyle, but pater might object ? wink

Thread: Stewart S50 Name
13/01/2022 18:57:58

Good guess. 42 on drawing.



Edited By br on 13/01/2022 18:58:20

13/01/2022 17:56:32
Posted by Dave Halford on 13/01/2022 17:49:24:

These were originally supplied ready machined just needing a screwdriver, a spanner and pliers

Still available.

13/01/2022 17:47:02
Posted by John Gray 7 on 13/01/2022 17:42:43:

Thanks for the replies. Seems likely then that the S was more to do with the slide valve construction and not indicating a stationary engine. Interesting info on the link about the Stuart engines, and apologies to anyone offended by my spelling issues.

Suspect Jason has this right and just forget about spelling issue. Not important.

13/01/2022 15:48:01
Posted by JasonB on 13/01/2022 12:53:11:

For a start it is Stuart not Stewart!

The S50 was the replacement for the slide valve horizontal progress and they distinguished between the slide valve and oscillating progress engines by using "S" for slide and "O" for oscillating so that is most likely where the "S" came from.

I think the 800 gas engine is the highest number off the top of my head so not sure where the 50 came from and they also have quite a few that are just names, or letters such as the Lightweight or BB.

Good history of the various engines to be found here

800 highest number agrees with my catalogues.

13/01/2022 12:09:12

Stuart numbers in my catalogues are 1 up to 10. couple of odd a's on the way. then the S50 

Edited By br on 13/01/2022 12:09:49

Edited By br on 13/01/2022 12:14:53

13/01/2022 12:09:11


May be worth asking Andy Meakin at Stuart's.

Thread: Bristol Hercules 100
13/01/2022 08:48:16
Posted by dean clarke 2 on 13/01/2022 02:49:19:

Id Be keen to have/buy them and im fairly certain I have the abilities to finish them. PM me if it works for you.


Dean Clarke



His previous post says that they are going to a friend of his . Below is what he posted :-


After much discussion with the owner we have decided to present the engine parts to a member of the RR Heritage trust at Bristol who is known to me personally and more than able to progress at least one of them to completion.

Edited By br on 13/01/2022 08:49:51

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