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jerseysteam

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Re: Dora fuel issues
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2019, 04:50:13 pm »
Interesting. Could you provide contact info for the UK service agent that can provide the valve on the right (assuming you purchased it)? Thanks!
Dave
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Chris Cairns

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Re: Dora fuel issues
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2019, 01:00:04 pm »
Hello Dave,

I got the gas filler valves from Dave Mees of Abbeybach Engineering - http://www.abbeybach.co.uk/index.htm

He gets them direct from Graham Langer at Accucraft UK. They are also stocked by Anything Narrow Gauge - https://anythingnarrowgauge.co.uk/16mm-accessories/z13gas-filler-valve

I'm surprised that Accucraft USA are still selling the previous faulty valve, but maybe they have not updated the image they use. A fellow modeller had that problem when he ordered a goodall valve for an Accucraft UK loco that I had recommended - he got a different version to the one I received (mine was as the image they were using).

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Re: Dora fuel issues
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2019, 01:04:31 pm »
Hello Dave,

I got the gas filler valves from Dave Mees of Abbeybach Engineering - http://www.abbeybach.co.uk/index.htm

He gets them direct from Graham Langer at Accucraft UK. They are also stocked by Anything Narrow Gauge - https://anythingnarrowgauge.co.uk/16mm-accessories/z13gas-filler-valve

I'm surprised that Accucraft USA are still selling the previous faulty valve, but maybe they have not updated the image they use. A fellow modeller had that problem when he ordered a goodall valve for an Accucraft UK loco that I had recommended - he got a different version to the one I received (mine was as the image they were using).

Chris Cairns

Thanks! I have a new gas can adapter from Forest Classics (along with a Mamod SR/TE Bix burner set!) coming today. If that doesn't work out, a new valve is next.
Dave
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Re: Dora fuel issues
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2019, 01:38:54 pm »
Not sure which version of gas filler valve I have fitted on my Dora, but I'm due to operate the 45mm indoor layout at a Heritage Railway next month, so I'll have a look then I prepare the Dora for running.

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Re: Dora fuel issues
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2019, 05:05:22 pm »
Not sure which version of gas filler valve I have fitted on my Dora, but I'm due to operate the 45mm indoor layout at a Heritage Railway next month, so I'll have a look then I prepare the Dora for running.

Chris Cairns

Thanks! The tank seemed to fill with less fuss with the new gas can adapter. Also less spillover while filling my Ragleth. Heading out for a couple of runs now.
Dave
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jerseysteam

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Re: Dora fuel issues
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2019, 06:21:11 pm »
The new gas can adapter seems to have done the trick. The tank fills normally and Carmela is back in business. Thanks for all of the helpful advice!  ;)

Dave
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Re: Dora fuel issues
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2019, 09:23:31 am »
Glad the fix seems to have been so simple, but finding the culprit can be a mysterious adventure where the process of elimination can provide an ongoing series of frustrations.

Congratulations on finding a simple solution!
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jerseysteam

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Re: Dora fuel issues
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2019, 10:49:24 am »
Back in steam.
Dave
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