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Peckett "Y" Class - Framed! (part 3)

Posted by 2mmMark , 05 March 2017 - - - - - - · 352 views

A little white ago, we left the chassis soap opera with this cliff-hanger "Coming in part 3, mounting the motor and meshing the worm & wormwheel". Well, it's here at last!. The chassis block and frames have been trimmed up thus


This chassis is a particularly unfancy set of ironmongery, referring back to the prototype photograph in part 1
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Peckett "Y" Class - The Body Beautiful

Posted by 2mmMark , 03 March 2017 - - - - - - · 399 views

Well, it's certainly been sometime since I last updated this blog! In the intervening time, it seems that Pecketts have become very fashionable. The Hornby version is indeed a superb model and has deservedly been a runaway success. This has prompted me to get a move on with my model, which has been languishing for a while. In an effort to get motiva...


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Distracted from the straight, onto the narrow

Posted by 2mmMark , 07 February 2015 - - - - - - · 853 views

I've come to the conclusion that I am my own "man from Porlock". I'm so easily distracted from whatever path I've embarked upon. I could have been CEO of a major British .... ooh what's that shiny thing over there? :senile:

Anyway, back here on Planet Mark, at the 2mm Expo in 2013, I was chatting with Allan Doherty about various things, including 2mm nar...


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The Aveling & Porter steps out

Posted by 2mmMark , 02 November 2014 - - - - - - · 628 views

I had a chance to run the Aveling & Porter on Jerry Clifford's "Tucking Mill" today. Looks quite at home, I think. There was one embarrassing moment when the pusher van accidentally uncoupled and revealed the secret of its propulsion but on the whole, it ran acceptably well.





Mark


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Aveling & Porter - the twiddly bits

Posted by 2mmMark , 27 October 2014 - - - - - - · 576 views

I've been adding a few details to the Aveling & Porter mentioned a while back in this blog. I had hoped to get this done and a lick of paint on the loco for the 2mm Scale Association AGM but I simply ran out of time. I did manage to add a boiler backhead and some rods & piping. There's a bit more to do. Brake shoes are quite noticeable on an Aveli...


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Peckett "Y" Class - Framed! (part 2)

Posted by 2mmMark , 28 June 2014 - * * * * * · 996 views

We last left our intrepid adventurer holding a set of parts for a 2mm chassis but with no way of assembling them. So the first task is to find a way to hold the frames & spacers together. In this case, the frames will be screwed to the plastic spacers using 12BA screws. The first step is to mark out and centre-punch the screw locations. The actual pos...


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Slight Digression - an earlier chassis

Posted by 2mmMark , 13 June 2014 - * * * * * · 774 views
2mm finescale, 2fs and 1 more...
I found a set of photos I took when building an 08 chassis a few years ago. These predate the 2mm Scale Association kit for the 08 shunter and the chassis is now sitting under an original Farish body, with all its inaccuracies. My aim was to see how a triple stage high reduction chassis might turn out. Quite well as it happens. This isn't a complete build...


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Peckett "Y" Class - Framed! (part 1)

Posted by 2mmMark , 08 June 2014 - * * * * * · 1,142 views

"I didn't do nothing wrong, but I always got the blame" sang Alex Harvey in Framed. Well, let's hope nothing goes wrong in making the frames for the Peckett. An inside framed 0-4-0 is a reasonably simple starting point nowadays.

When I first started in 2mm finescale circa 1982/83, something like this would have been much more difficult, as appropriately...


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Peckett "Y" Class - Bodywork

Posted by 2mmMark , 10 May 2014 - - - - - - · 950 views
Peckett, 2mm, 2FS, Industrial
One of the things I'm pretty good at is starting a new project before finishing off others. Not sure why but I do like the planning & construction phase. I like to get a model running and then it can wait ages to enter the paintshop for final finishing. I also have a lot of unmade kits awaiting their turn on the workbench. I've recently done an invent...


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A long standing project revived

Posted by 2mmMark , 21 June 2013 - * * * * * · 975 views

I forget exactly when it was but at a 2mm Expo a few years ago, I was sitting next to Richard Wilson, each of us doing different demos. Richard was working on something that caught my eye. It was a little cast white metal traction engine which looked rather nice. However, cleaning up the wheel spokes was taking rather a long time. I recalled I had the sam...


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By way of an introduction

Posted by 2mmMark , 20 June 2013 - - - - - - · 461 views

I thought it is about time I documented some of my projects, partly to see if anyone else had similar odd interests and partly as an incentive to getting some of them finished, or perhaps just even started! I am a terrible procrastinator & time-waster.  

Why the name “Notlob” you may be thinking?  Well from 1864 to 1898, Isaac Watt Boulton ran a loco...





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