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Offline Chipmaster

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Re: Retlas
« Reply #375 on: March 27, 2019, 08:04:28 PM »
A sunny day so I gave my Retlas an extended run outside, most of the time it was connected to a silencer bottle.
 
t=59s

Took it to our stationary engine club 'collectors fair' on Sunday but it bounced too much on the table.

Andy


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Re: Retlas
« Reply #376 on: March 27, 2019, 08:07:50 PM »
Just beautiful!!

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Re: Retlas
« Reply #377 on: March 27, 2019, 08:16:36 PM »
Hi Andy, a very nice engine, running like a clockwork.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Retlas
« Reply #378 on: March 27, 2019, 10:13:12 PM »
Beautiful engine, nice runner, but unless you're sitting next to it for extended periods, I do not see any need for damping the sound (unless the mic on the camera is turned down).  :praise2:

Offline Chipmaster

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Re: Retlas
« Reply #379 on: September 25, 2019, 07:40:54 PM »
Brass plaques and badges.
For posterity my wife has offered to pay for brass plaques for my engines that will name the engine, the builder and the year built. The small plaques with relief lettering would be fixed to the wooden bases. There are a few commercial suppliers in the UK advertising cast, etched and machined plaques on the Internet. Can anyone make recommendations or observations.

Andy
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Re: Retlas
« Reply #380 on: September 25, 2019, 08:38:28 PM »
After some time off Diane Carney (Editor of Model Engineer) is back doing etched plates which are very good quality.

https://www.loco-nameplates.co.uk/

J

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Re: Retlas
« Reply #381 on: September 25, 2019, 10:21:45 PM »
Thanks Jason, her plaques look very good.

Andy

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Re: Retlas
« Reply #382 on: September 26, 2019, 07:22:45 AM »
I have a set of plates for my Royal Scot from her and I can confirm they are excellent  :) The quality is reflected in the cost   :-\

Jo
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Re: Retlas
« Reply #383 on: September 26, 2019, 10:32:13 AM »
Good to hear Diane Carney is back making name plates I had a set made by her some years ago for my RLE engine which fitted over the existing cast in nameplate on the water hopper.
I have one spare if anyone wants it's free.
Mike.
 

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Re: Retlas
« Reply #384 on: September 26, 2019, 03:58:23 PM »
Nameplate now gone on first come first served basis.

Mike.