Gea II at the Fall 2017 meeting

The second Gea has been steaming up at the Fall 2017 Member meet at Rading Spoor.
After one round on the track, we noticed problems with

  • Boiler feed pump: Not providing a lot power to pump
  • Injector: Difficult to start, steam supply pipe too small?
  • Steam blower line: No power from the blower in the smokebox, supply line blocked?
  • Steam raising blower: 12V Power supply failing, and this is a 24V motor.

So back home, to fix some things this fall!

First steam run of the sister locomotive of Alberdina

The second locomotive, the sister of Alberdina, has been assembled during the last year. Although not completely finished yet, it is running well on compressed air. During the last spring, I also build a locomotive stand, for more details see Locomotive Stand This stand was very helpfull in the last steps …