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progress made

Posted by nigelb , 14 October 2017 - - - - - - · 395 views

Made a fair bit of progress. the plunger pickups are fitted fully with a blob of araldite.  the powerd part of the chassis goes together very well and with the slaters squares axle ends make quartering simple and effective.
one thing i would like to see in the instructions are more images ( i am going to send some off to add )
I have fou...


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Its aliveeeeee

Posted by nigelb , 04 September 2017 - - - - - - · 158 views
motor run, slaters wheels.
After a short while just collecting thoughts i soldered the couplng rods together and fitted them ....... mmm and there was something binding .
I realised you have to countersink the crankpins at the back of the wheel, they were rubbing on the bearings, a 2.5 mm drill gently created a pocket for the bolts head
then all rotated smoothly,
mmm should I ???
o...


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1st try at track

Posted by nigelb , 31 August 2017 - - - - - - · 355 views

Now being in possession of the required bits I thought I would try a short (very) length of 0FS track.
The sleepers were first treated to two coats of celeron dark scratch remover ( its pretty old so i may get a different product ( any recommendations ??)) The rail was cut to length de-burred and two chairs threaded on placed on the sleepers wi...


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1st 7mm loco part 2

Posted by nigelb , 16 August 2017 - - - - - - · 348 views

This evenings efforts resulted in a lovely free running rear bogie and rear frame extensions
The instructions refer to the front bogie not sure whats going on there ( unless i decide to run it bunker 1st LOL )
Assembly was straight forward apart from no mention of the 2 rivets to be punched out at the ends of the bogie equalsing beams


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1st 7mm loco

Posted by nigelb , 15 August 2017 - - - - - - · 369 views
NBR G7
Pete Mullens G7 arrived on Monday , I was good in that i waited till tonight to begin. The chassis is well thought out with tabs and slots on sensible place's first stop was to cut of the S7 spacers and compensated frames ( i am F7 modeling and not compensated)
These were therefore scrap so i had practice on soldering the frames together no pro...


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location finally decided

Posted by nigelb , 10 August 2017 - - - - - - · 146 views

I have settled on Lauder as the location for the layout as the real station is build on a curve, and I am limited on space i shall follow a leaning L shape will allow me to set up 5 1.000 by 0.750 meter baseboards in my lounge / kitchen area (just) more details to follow 
stock continues to grow ( well the kits do) now its going to be a ca...


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Next steps

Posted by nigelb , 08 May 2017 - - - - - - · 245 views
Parkside waggons
all my good intentions of doing photographic records came to naught i now have a 4 plank open and 8 ton van ready for the paint shop 
RSU on order should be here later this week, so today i purchased a sheet of armor plate ( that is what it feels like ) got it home and stuck cork tiles ( to the bottom) LOL ready to move forward on the brass kits


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so It begins

Posted by nigelb , 18 April 2017 - - - - - - · 185 views

I have decided as do many others to start a blog about my Foray into 7mm NB railway modeling as I am slowly building up my 6 wheel coaching stock ( very Slowly) i am going to be increasing my goods stock so far a Parkside dundas 4 plank NBR open . nice model needs a bit of refining
I have a connoisseur models 20 ton brake van whick is going togeth...





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