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Uncoupling Refined

Posted by RedgateModels , 26 March 2015 - - - - - - · 707 views

One thing that has been evident from operating my O guage layout Fourgig East at shows is that my makeshift uncoupling hook for 3-link couplings is a bit, well, poor, and I only have one of them so operators have to share!

Having seen 3 Link of this parish's "key idea" ( http://www.rmweb.co....plings/#entr...


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Hornby 8F with Zimo Sound

Posted by RedgateModels , 20 February 2015 - - - - - - · 466 views

I have another 8F to do a sound fitting so I thought i'd show how I fit the excellent ABS-230 speaker in the tender

First remove the weight and prise off the plastic supports. using a razor saw cut down the rear weight fixing pillar flush. Drill some holes in front and behind the centre wheels. Cement in two small fillets of 1mm plastikard to seal the bo...


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Servoset II - Complete

Posted by RedgateModels , 19 February 2015 - - - - - - · 414 views

So I finally got it finished



Pretty pleased with the finish, could be better but having the drill press made the machining of the case loads easier :) One thing I would do different, and this goes out to anyone else who is contemplating building one of these bits of kit is that the LEDs are mounted on the track side of the pcb. This makes them very pr...


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Servoset II - Continued

Posted by RedgateModels , 13 February 2015 - - - - - - · 411 views

Last night I managed to get the LEDs and push buttons fitted to the pcb and then fitted the front panel.



The front panel was tricky and takes time to get anything like right. A bit disappointing that the legend for the rotary controls does not line up fully. Something not quite right in the print methinks.

Anyway, here it it ready for the next stage...


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Servoset II

Posted by RedgateModels , 12 February 2015 - - - - - - · 499 views

The signals on Fourgig East are driven by MERG servo driver boards that for now are set-up using a laptop and the appropriate software. However lugging an ancient laptop (it still has a 3.5" floppy drive!) around just in case I need to adjust a signal was bugging me so I spent some Christmas money on a MERG kit 76A Servoset II.

SWMBO also arranged for Sa...


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Slater's All Third - (all but) Done

Posted by RedgateModels , 10 September 2014 - * * * * * · 628 views

Took a snap last night of the S9 with it's sister T34 brake coach.



it's 95% complete and ready for RMweb Live!

I've still got to make and fit the step end handrails and the couplings are just hooks at the moment, I will complete the JLTRT screw links before Wycrail, honest .......


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And Now For Something Completely Different

Posted by RedgateModels , 22 August 2014 - - - - - - · 656 views

Another PH Designs custom etch with some fancy Slater's bits has made an appearance on the workbench





It's O gauge again but distinctly West Midlands ........

peter220950 will know what this is for ;)


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Slater's All Third - Brown!

Posted by RedgateModels , 09 August 2014 - - - - - - · 484 views

As promised, the GWR coach brown was applied by my trusty 6 quid airbrush - which is now stripped down and it's vital parts soaking in thinners



That's all for a few days whilst the paint hardens, next step will be to flood the cream into the panels


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Slater's All Third - Primer!

Posted by RedgateModels , 09 August 2014 - - - - - - · 370 views

Bit of a jump forward, but all the detailing is now done on the body and this morning I masked off the windows and got a few coats of grey primer on





Now baking off in the sun. Should get the bits that will be yellow masked off and the brown on later :)


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Slater's All Third - Detail that WILL be seen

Posted by RedgateModels , 01 August 2014 - * * * * * · 555 views

Last night I got the roof drilled and the fixing strip drilled and tapped 8BA to take the threaded roof lamps. Next I got on with the end detailing - steps one end and brake gear the other, plus all the lamp irons etc





I also applied some Squadron White filler to the edge of the roof - the kit was second hand and whoever had cut the roof from the sp...






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