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Big Big Hymek for Fourgig East - Part 9

Posted by RedgateModels , 15 March 2017 · 509 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.

 

Traction was also an issue, ok on the straights but couldn't get more than two wagons and the brake van into the goods loop. It was happier on passenger duties ans settled into this for most of the weekend. Ivor hardly got to pull the pretty GWR coaches LOL.

 

I've been working since them to convert the undriven bogie to a driven one using spares kindly donated by Lord Flasheart. Successful running tests last night mean that I now need to sort out the lead ballast more evenly over both bogies and that issue will be put to bed :)

 

Cab details and handrails left to do along with the wiring up of the LEDs too.

 

here's a couple of snaps from the Mansfield Show

 

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It looks fantastic! You'd never guess the origins.

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