Gauge one "Project" engine under steam on the rollers

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Gauge one "Project" engine under steam on the rollers
Posted by emdmike on Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:22 PM

Here is my newest aquisition off a friend.  A troubled G1MRA "Project" engine that has struggled with raising steam to timing issues with the valve.   I have fixed the timing issue enough for it to run, gave the model a respray into Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway blue with decals from the UK once they come off holiday.  This is an alcohol fired model, so a bit more techinical to run over a butane gas fired model.   Enjoy!    Mikie

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:50 PM
Awesome! It is very satisfying to see a problem become a joy!
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Posted by emdmike on Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:56 PM

Its still a thorn in my behind, but its definatly starting to put more smiles on my face and less frustration.  I only feel bad for the member of our club that originaly bought this from a builder in the UK that sold this as a running model.  He will be all smiles when Covid restrictions ease and our group can meet again and run steam.  Mike

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:48 PM

We have a B'mann railtruck that, like your friend's model, was a lemon out of the box.  The ' truck was new from the dealer, too!  It has been an intermittently functioing thorn in my side mocking me from the shelf for several years.  I'm workig with a hobbysit "pen pal" to engineer a non-Bachmann based engineering solution to bring this phyically charming model into operation.  Then maybe this thing wil bring more smiles than anguish, too!

 

Eric

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