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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 9

Posted by RedgateModels , 15 March 2017 - - - - - - · 520 views

The Hymek took a turn on Fourgig East at the Mansfield show and after a few initial hiccups performed well. I quickly learned that due to the large overhang the loco could not shunt wagons in the goods sidings - buffer lock was the order of the day. So one of the shunters took over these duties whilst the Hymek simmered next to the camping coach. 
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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 8

Posted by RedgateModels , 03 February 2017 - - - - - - · 481 views

Thought it was time for an update. 
I've lowered the loco on it's bogies by removing material from the bogie pivot - the thickness of two washers, so about 1.5 to 2mm. These washers sit inside under the shoulder screw to compensate. 
JLTRT couplings have been assembled, just need to chemically blacken them and get them fitted 
 
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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 7, roof details

Posted by RedgateModels , 18 January 2017 - * * * * * · 580 views

As most people (me included) will spend their time looking down on the Hymek I thought that the roof deserved more attention than say the underframe. Sadly this is the weakest part of the Triang model, apart from the roof section joins everything else is either wrong or missing! 
So first to the fan grille, which should be offset by quite a margin. E...


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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 6

Posted by RedgateModels , 13 January 2017 - - - - - - · 531 views

Quick update: 
cabs are now painted, small amount of fettling to do but basically waiting for the body to be complete then satin varnish and glazing/wipers. Here's a couple of shots of it as it stands at the moment. Must get on with that roof! 
 



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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 5, getting noisy

Posted by RedgateModels , 09 January 2017 - - - - - - · 523 views

Big thanks to Paul Chetter, a parcel arrived this morning with a Zimo sound chip and a selection of speakers to try to see which sounds best in the Hymek. Liking the look of the big round one to go under the fan :) 
 
Also cab roofs are getting there, vents are in place, just need the airhorns then I can get them painted 
 
EDIT: Cab...


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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 4

Posted by RedgateModels , 30 December 2016 - - - - - - · 579 views

Progress over Christmas :)
The main body is painted, just need to add handrails and buffers etc. Cab roofs are stripped of details and are waiting for new roof vents and air horns.    Main progress has been the bogies, pickups added and wired up so it now moves under its own power!  Wheelslip is a big issue but once I've added a couple o...


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George's first layout

Posted by RedgateModels , 21 December 2016 - - - - - - · 457 views

One thing I have been doing over the summer is making #2 son's first layout. Quite refreshing bunging down set track!  
It started as a 1st and 2nd rad loop set across the corners of two 2x4 boards using my now familiar dowels and toggle clamps. Power transferred from one board to another via the clamps.  
Santa is bringing him a centre board w...


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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 3

Posted by RedgateModels , 16 December 2016 - - - - - - · 479 views

Quick update from yesterday's progress: 
Bogies have met the razor saw and the front section that carries the coupling have been removed. A strip of plastikard replicating the rib at the other end for strength. 
 
 
Pickups next and a 10mm hole for access to the new roof fixings in the undriven one. 
I've also cemented in small...


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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 2

Posted by RedgateModels , 14 December 2016 - - - - - - · 456 views

Well I am steadily gathering parts together. Big thanks to Lord Flashheart for donating TWO spare drive bogies - I now have loads of possibilities should I need more traction :) 
I've also taken delivery of some A1 Models air horns and some lovely sprung buffers from NMRS-Models. 
The cleaning up of the bodyshell is continuing and I'm thinki...


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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East

Posted by RedgateModels , 12 December 2016 - - - - - - · 458 views

Been a while but here's the start of another budget loco build for Fourgig East - A Triang Big Big Hymek. 
I bought a pretty good example for £39 from eBay and the process of converting it to a running O gauge loco has started. 
 
First off the raised lettering on the side has been scraped off and the moulded handrails removed. I've also f...






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