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End of the road ?

Posted by Red Devil , 21 September 2017 - - - - - - · 400 views

Whilst nothing much has been happening with Grime Street......see previous entry about Sheffield Grimeside..... I've been giving some thought about its future, I'll be honest I like building stuff rather than operating and with pressure of work being another contributory factor taking it out was becoming less enjoyable than previously. 
So serious th...


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Grime Street takes a break....

Posted by Red Devil , 23 June 2017 - - - - - - · 312 views

Well work on it does, it's still out and about and more may well still happen but I'm currently messing with something similar but set a few miles south... 
So if anyone is interested they'll find progress or lack of it here..... 
http://www.rmweb.co....ield-grimeside/


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More Faller Car System builds...

Posted by Red Devil , 10 April 2017 - * * * * * · 442 views

Couple more FCS builds done/near done 
Done is an EFE AEC Hoover artic, my usual construction, Faller wheels, guide, motor mount, Nigel Lawton motor etc, scratchbuilt trailer chassis in plastic. 
 
 
In build but nearly done, LBC cast resin AEC Regal III in West Riding livery, pretty much same build. 
 
 
 



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Three wheels on my wagon....or a Fallerised Scammell Scarab....

Posted by Red Devil , 17 March 2017 - - - - - - · 324 views

One thing I've been messing about with lately is a Scammell Scarab for the Faller Car System, last night it reached the point of 'trial run' 
Whilst it's long way off finished it's getting there, based on the Oxford version with DIY steering, Nigel Lawton motor etc 
Very quick mobile video. 



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A radio controlled Remploy van......

Posted by Red Devil , 15 February 2017 - - - - - - · 379 views

Finally got round to getting the Wiking Control87 vehicle up and running at Doncaster last weekend.....it will be a bit of a learning curve getting it to drive it well....but I'll get there.....hopefully! 
The very first go on Grime St is shown bellow....yes it's not great! 

So, as a DHL box van...


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Leeds 600 gets a rework.

Posted by Red Devil , 31 December 2016 - * * * * * · 337 views

Leeds 600 was one of my earliest FUD prints now approx 5 and a half years old, never been happy with either its performance or finish.... 
So a 19mm powered Bullant/dummy Bullant have been fitted into the Halling C mech chassis frame, definitely better so far, the drive unit on this is another 38.5:1 Belt drive unit and has 'plenty' to shift the 3d p...


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Wiking Control87

Posted by Red Devil , 21 November 2016 - - - - - - · 455 views

Now being a sucker for moving road vehicles on the FCS and obviously the Magnorail cyclist I must admit I'm tempted to add a Wiking Control87 vehicle into the mix.... 
These being very much like the FCS vehicles but radio controlled....not a cheap item but one of the trucks altered to say a BRS wagon being reversed in and out of some of the factory y...


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Warley Woes.....

Posted by Red Devil , 16 November 2016 - - - - - - · 427 views

One or two of my regular readers (optimistic here!) may know that Grime Street was due to be at the Warley show very shortly..... 
Unfortunately I've had to withdraw and we won't be attending, last week my van and approx £3k of tools were stolen from where I was working, yep Grime Street had it's own van to travel in.....it doesn't now. 
Obvious...


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A bit more on the Bullants.

Posted by Red Devil , 30 October 2016 - * * * * * · 434 views

I've managed to fit a number of Bullants to various trams....very happy with the running these have now done....superior in pretty much every way to anything that I'd tried before, overall this is definitely the way forward for the Grime St fleet. 
A quick video of two Bullant powered reworked Horsfields. This was filmed yesterday at the Hazel Grove...


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A bevy of Bullants.....

Posted by Red Devil , 01 October 2016 - - - - - - · 597 views

Most if not all of my fleet of trams run on Halling or Halling derived mechanisms, up till recently I've been fairly happy with their running yes slower would be nicer, I too hate 100mph, crash stop, 100mph, crash stop, 100mph running as seems to be the norm on some tram layouts, to a degree unless you're prepard to build your own the tram market is gover...






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