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Steve_S
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November 3rd, 2012, 12:52 pm #21

Looking forward to this very much!
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stenella
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stenella
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Joined: March 25th, 2010, 9:29 pm

November 3rd, 2012, 1:14 pm #22

Well ...the youtube update madness struck here too - I've used the time to look at a few other tables while you're all salivating in anticipation ... however, NOW the video is uploading! 24% and counting ...
Thank you all for the nice comments so far - I think my table holds the record for generating the most comments with one single picture which doesn't even show a steam engine ! ;-)
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stenella
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November 3rd, 2012, 1:50 pm #23

OK guys, here you go!



So it did run, on coal, for about 75 yards, before I screwed up. Obviously, this was not very satisfying, and I had to try it again, this time eliminating the mistakes, namely, go to my trusty home track which I know well, and crush the coal some more so it would burn faster. In addition, the shenanigans with the gas burner were a bit much, so I opted to use a simple blowtorch instead. The result ? Just wait until tomorrow! :-)
Last edited by stenella on November 3rd, 2012, 10:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Les
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November 3rd, 2012, 2:03 pm #24

Coal firing these small engines is very fiddly but well worth it when everything goes right. :D  :D
Les - Don't panic - it's your round next. :D

http://www.bucketofsteam.co.uk/
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Dave S
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November 3rd, 2012, 2:16 pm #25

Superb Loco Cris.  Anyone who fires with coal knows your pain.  I tried doing the same thing with my Robroy once but didn't get as far as you did.  It looks like you will need some sort of tapered nozel for for a electric blower as to avoid damaging the chimney top.  Looking forward to the next video :D
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Sandman
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November 3rd, 2012, 3:16 pm #26

Mesmerizing to watch.
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Annie
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November 3rd, 2012, 6:26 pm #27

An absolutely fascinating video to watch.   :D

What a great little loco.
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Keith S
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November 3rd, 2012, 7:20 pm #28

Interesting how the same machine has such a different personality when you switch fuel sources. I can see now why coal-firing has such dedicated advocates in the live-steam world. By comparison, gas-firing a model steam engine is almost like playing with electric trains. To think people successfully fire O-gauge locomotives with coal!

I was almost holding my breath watching you trying to keep the engine in steam.
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Steve_S
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November 3rd, 2012, 7:33 pm #29

Very ineresting stuff; looking forward to the next part.
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Devobowman
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November 3rd, 2012, 9:04 pm #30

Fascinating video, as with the others I can't wait for chapter 2...
Dave
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