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Old 04-08-2020, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a few thoughts, now it's mostly finished.
Rather than deal with Google translate, I used the English instructions from www.gardenrailways.co.uk


The steam line from the reversing valve does not resemble the one in the pictures. That's fine it was prebent but a tad long.


The exhaust line was it bit short and fouled the tab for the boiler hold down screw. I moved the hold down screw to the front of the smoke box where it's easier to reach.


You might leave the trucks off till the end, I had to keep taking off to reach things.


There a few, if any, spare screws so be careful.


Other than that it's a great kit and runs really well.


I added the details to the smoke box front, it looked really bare.


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Old 04-08-2020, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks Harvey, I didn't realize there were English instructions! I built mine just looking at the pictures.

I am still testing it. Overall I really enjoyed the kit. That said, mine seems to run a bit better in reverse than in forward. I think this may be due to the reversing bar not moving forward enough but I have not had time to test that.

Will post some pictures of the build in a few days. Looking forward to watching it meander around the layout
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Way to go Harvey!
I decided not to get this kit as I still have to get the Shay (after all these years) running well. The insights you have given me will be a big help.
Congrats on another loco build. Let's have some videos of it running. You too Kevin.
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Now that you mention it, I had to take the lock nut off the reverser piston to get enough travel to get it to run well in both directions



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Pretty cool!
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Mine looks like that too - a big box of wrapped parts.


I have ordered the r/c kit. While Jason calls it "R/C Ready", there's actually a kit of parts that Graham at https://www.gardenrailways.co.uk/ [Harvey - your link is not working] has on his list.
https://www.gardenrailways.co.uk/reg...ocomotive.html
I emailed to ask what was included.

The R/C kit comprises of a replacement reversing rod to connect to a servo (the reversing arm in the cab and the existing reversing rod are removed). 2 servos, 1 servo bracket mount for the regulator, a replacement R/C regulator arm plus the control rod and connectors. A replacement bunker cover with the cut outs for the switch and charger socket and an assembled wiring loom including the switch and charger socket.
You will need to find the rechargeable batteries, transmitter and receiver, they are not included.

The price from the UK is about $60.
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Thanks to all for postings re the Regner Heisler. My Aster BR-5 is about done and looking for another project to start!
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Are the wheels pressed onto the axles or held on by a set screw? I can't imagine that it's terribly easy to get all eight wheels quartered properly.
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