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Old 02-04-2020, 11:23 AM   #31 (permalink)
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A fiend brought one to a steamup and I noticed that the speed you see on videos is actually as fast as it will go. It also seemed light on power. It looks like it is about 6 to 1 gear ratio for the little cylinders to pull a load.

The only way to fill the boiler is through the goodall valve mounted on top of the sight glass.

It does not perform as well as the Accucraft but is cheaper and still a fun little loco to run
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A fiend brought one to a steamup and I noticed that the speed you see on videos is actually as fast as it will go. It also seemed light on power. It looks like it is about 6 to 1 gear ratio for the little cylinders to pull a load.

The only way to fill the boiler is through the goodall valve mounted on top of the sight glass.

It does not perform as well as the Accucraft but is cheaper and still a fun little loco to run
You can fill the boiler up using the safety under the dome, like most of the other Regners. I had mine pulling three log cars, with real logs and a small boxcar with no problem in 27-degree weather. I would imagine it will pull more especially in warmer temps.
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Bill, you might notice that the difference in both size and weight have a huge impact on tractive effort being the WSL is a 37ton locomotive.


The Regner is a 10mm bore vs the Accucraft WSL is a 5/8" bore. A difference of 1/4" is quite huge in ability to pull.


If you want to compare things equally its a match up to the Catatonk Heisler built by Mike Chaney. Both models were 14t and both are the same size physically.


As to filling, every Regner is filled and drained through the safety valve. You always want to drain the boiler after the run and I leave the safety out so the boiler is dry during storage.
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Thanks Shawn & Jay
I wasn't trying to be critical just letting potential buyers know of the differences I saw between the two.
For the money, the Regner seems to be a good deal.

Also, this was the maiden run so it may run better after it is broken in.
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this was the maiden run so it may run better after it is broken in.
All Regners seem to work better as they are broken in. My 2 are nice a free-running now.
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Thanks Shawn & Jay
I wasn't trying to be critical just letting potential buyers know of the differences I saw between the two.
For the money, the Regner seems to be a good deal.

Also, this was the maiden run so it may run better after it is broken in.



Even better Regner will get me repair parts for locos that could be 30+ years old!
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