hi.........i have 3 of the 2 cylinders ans 1 .1 cylinder...nice and good looking they are,,,bot not the stronges in the long run,,,bot for that price they are okay..here is a link to 2 off mineregards Bernhard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CICE-XgTszA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQlqhgRgz9g
Sorry, I meant search on TVR1A
I imagine that as with Stephenson gear, the forward/reverse might also act as a speed control.
Kiwi,RC steam valves can be hard to find, particularly for imperial sizes.Kramer does a superb metric one, perhaps he's do you a special?I've bought a couple recently from Polly Engineering in the UK. £16.50They've been out of stock for a while, not any longer.http://www.pollymodelengineering.co.uk/I'm in the UK, and I'd be happy to forward them to you for free if their postage is high.(assuming you're in NZ, you might not be :)
...The connections for steam and exhaust at the engine are correct, and cannot be reversed. This is dictated by the valve gear.The TVR1 is a slide valve engine and the steam and exhaust must allways remain on the correct sides of the slide valve.Engine Reversing is a mechanical function of the valve gear not the steam/exhaust direction....
Just seen this thread and as I got towards the end I thought "Bl***y hell, somebody has stolen my Alexander Steam Launch but then a bit farther the poster admitted he'd borrowed it from the web, phew! As some smart-eyed person noticed, the ACS steam throttle WAS upside down and it was after seeing this picture that Andy pointed that out to me. This has all been sorted out now and the whole thing runs as sweet as a nut. I am of the opinion that the Graham engines are incredibly good value for money and can be built up into superb little engine.Greebo