Hunslett shunter

  1. gav0994 Member

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    Thought as much! I'm the guy behind the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre facebook updates. I'm the "Engineering Director" on the Board of the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group. It was the Shed 47 weekly updates that led to me doing similar for our place.

    You guys are doing an awesome job there and made a big change to the place in the last year.
     
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  2. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    Thats good to know Gav, I'm the guy behind the shed 47 updates, although i have passed the sunday update on to one of the other volunteers, i just do the Wednesday and any others ad hoc now and Robin does Sundays. keep up the good work, im sure some of our membership will be down for a visit this season.
     
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  3. gav0994 Member

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    Excellent! Are you the owner of the series 3 in British Railways livery? Its a smart looking wee Landy whoever owns it!
     
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  4. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    yep thats mine, my S&T bus,
     
  5. gav0994 Member

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    I've got you on FB, thought it was you. You had a good day today for your first openday of the season.
     
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  6. mechman Member

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    The Hunslet is running ok but doesn't show charge on tick over, as soon as the revs increase the charge is good as its a slow running engine, so I was talking to a guy the other day, ( he has several pieces of old plant with the same type on engine in them and he said he had changed the ingn warning light in one of them for a brighter one (by accident) and now it charges on tick over, nothing to lose but I've never heard of that one. The dark arts are for those that know.
     
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  7. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Supplies more current to the field windings via the warning lamp causing the regulator to close earlier (or maybe stay closed). Nice one.
     
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  8. jimbo84 Forum Supporter

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    Had similar on a mates canal boat, LED battery warning light, no charge, fitted a proper bulb and charging followed.
     
  9. mechman Member

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    This has been converted to alternator charge whether it makes any difference I know not.
     
  10. RWD3M

    RWD3M Member

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    Could it be down to the speed of rotation of the alternator?

    Perhaps a different pulley(s) is(are) needed?
     
  11. mechman Member

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    The pulley is the smallest one available (due to width of belt I believe)but as stated it's a slow running engine. The tick over can be increased but that creates another problem getting it into gear.
     
  12. RWD3M

    RWD3M Member

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    Oh Bu99er!
     
  13. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Any progress on this?
     
  14. mechman Member

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    Hi DieselKid 63
    I took the fuel line and the drain plug off the tank and made up a new on off isolation valve (stainless)system, then changed the drain plug for the same set up as the fuel supply side so you only needed to drain the crap out of the bottom of the tank instead of a total loss of fuel the way it was. Anyway all that was left to do was clean the tank out before fitting the new pipe work (tried a dry run with new pipe work and perfect). The day I went in to clean the tank the Loco had been moved into a siding about a 1/4 mile away access by a good set of secateurs, so its' languishing there unloved, been there a good while now. It's immobile now as all the new fuel pipe and headlamp fittings are in the cab. Maybe I was to keen.
    Norm
     
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  15. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    That’s a shame. I think it’s just a big model railway for these folk to be honest. You should have slapped one of these signs on ;)
     
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