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37/4 and 24/1 - sound + vision...

Posted by bcnPete , 06 November 2016 · 851 views

Afternoon all,

 

After the AGM the other week, 2mmFS mojo has been topped up and it was time to start looking at the rolling stock for KoL. I had always had the intention to have a class 24/1 as they were more frequent on the line than the 24/0 and the Etched Pixels etches were getting a little fidgety in the gloat box.

 

Following some filing away to the front cabs to remove door hinges etc. some filler has been added to create the distinctive smooth fronts. The roof fan has been drilled out and replaced as well as the addition of the head code boxes - very nice conversion kit of etches here. There are also some roof modifications required which were started this morning...some for 24/1's and some to correct Farish's errors.

 

Ploughs fitted it had a first coat of primer to flush out any filling errors...and there are quite a few judging by the close ups! More filler was applied earlier. The loco will end up as 24124 which I have a pic of at KoL. Lastly the front will be drilled to have to white jewel headlamps similar to what I did with one of my class 26's. Am not sure I will use the working lights as the lamps were all a bit dull in those days by accounts.

 

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First coat of primer...

 

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Some further filling and sanding required to the cab front...

 

Secondly, sound for my Farish 37/4 - it's all that Nick Bastable's fault for running his green 207 on the layout at the AGM :rofl: The sound was impressive and the next day I took the rash move of ordering a sound chip from Digitrains just to see how it was. There was away thread on here recently that showed a new Zimo chip which could plug in and the speaker attached was buried in the 37/4 nose/roof - instant sound was what I was after. :good:

 

What I hadn't taken into account was that they had not lowered their 37 so it did not fit :( Following various arrangements to try and locate I set about making my own lid for the mini speaker. This proved to be problematic so it was parked and slept on overnight - next morning I had a solution.

 

Cut the lid off the speaker housing using a razor saw, profile the shape to that of the 37 roof and then add a slither of 10 thou plasticard to make a new roof. This was then coated with a permanent marker black pen and then inserted back into the loco - this time it fitted a lot better and the lights were still working.

 

Attached is a short video of it in action. Must admit, I was never a fan of this sound stuff...but now I am bitten by it :swoon: It's only money preventing me from working through my whole fleet :no:...and perhaps any necessary hacking of the chassis block which I would prefer not to do. The aim is to put a sound chip in the other 37/0 and in future the 24, 26 and 27's can follow.

 

 

Am tempted not to have the lights working in these as per above but the high intensity light on the 37 is quite nice.

 

Am hoping to have the 24/1 and the other 37 ready for the Tonbridge exhibition 18 February 2017.

 

Toodle pip,

 

Pete

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nick_bastable
Nov 06 2016 18:38

not me gov surely some mistake    :laugh:

 

don't let Mrs bcnpete know how much that sound chips costs or there be domestics  :blackeye:

 

if you don't behave I will bring a 2 unit sound fitted Hastings unit to Tonbridge  always assuming  tide and wind is right from the Coast   :tease:

 

excellent work as always  24's  where seen in Dover so I look forward to it been painted green

 

Nick

Evening Pete,

 

Must say this is looking and sounding good ;)

 

The sound chip in the 37 captures the prototype nicely :D 

 

Nice work on the 24/1 as well :)

 

Look forwards to further Highland sounds funds permitting ;)

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

not me gov surely some mistake :laugh:

don't let Mrs bcnpete know how much that sound chips costs or there be domestics :blackeye:

if you don't behave I will bring a 2 unit sound fitted Hastings unit to Tonbridge always assuming tide and wind is right from the Coast :tease:

excellent work as always 24's where seen in Dover so I look forward to it been painted green


Thanks Nick - your rolling stock's always welcome...

Evening Pete,

Must say this is looking and sounding good ;)

The sound chip in the 37 captures the prototype nicely :D

Nice work on the 24/1 as well :)

Look forwards to further Highland sounds funds permitting ;)

Cheers,


Thanks also Mark,

Let's just say if I hadn't already committed to the new Dapol 08, that money might have funded more sound chips.

I have started drafting my letter to Santa mean time... ;)

I have started drafting my letter to Santa mean time... ;)

 

Just don't sit on his knee.......:D

Just don't sit on his knee.......:D


:laugh:

2 weeks hard graft and 50 weeks holiday a year ain't bad ;)

Hi Pete, well that does bring an extra dimension to KoL (although in general I remain a sound sceptic but that's just me being a bit conservative!).

 

I like  how you solved the problem of fitting the chip to the 37 - always helps to sleep on it. Although quite how you slept on a 37 beats me :-)

Hi Pete, well that does bring an extra dimension to KoL (although in general I remain a sound sceptic but that's just me being a bit conservative!).

I like how you solved the problem of fitting the chip to the 37 - always helps to sleep on it. Although quite how you slept on a 37 beats me :-)


Thanks Mikkel - likewise I was never a fan of sound...but there's no going back now!

:laugh: like me, 37's have big noses so it was easy to mould myself to it ;)
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cornish trains jez
Nov 13 2016 08:19
Hi Pete,

Not sure how I missed the video first time round but I've just watched it and that 37 sounds brilliant. I wasn't convinced on sound in 2mm but I think you might just have converted me with that!

Best regards,

Jeremy

Hi Pete,
Not sure how I missed the video first time round but I've just watched it and that 37 sounds brilliant. I wasn't convinced on sound in 2mm but I think you might just have converted me with that!


Many thanks Jeremy.

Don't blame me...it's that Nick Bastable's fault :laugh:

Pete,

 

Sound is definitely the way forward!  Very interested that you could get the speaker to fit so (relatively) easily without any butchering of the 37 chassis.  I've just found this thread which I'd missed previously - was this the one you were referring to?  

 

Regards,

 

Graham

Pete,
 
Sound is definitely the way forward!  Very interested that you could get the speaker to fit so (relatively) easily without any butchering of the 37 chassis.  I've just found this thread which I'd missed previously - was this the one you were referring to?  
 
Regards,
 
Graham


Graham, hi

Yep that's the one that inspired me.

I don't have the eyesight, patience and skill set to start cutting up chassis blocks so it was the plug n play that appealed to me...would have gone even smoother had I not lowered the body...but for me it's a worthwhile exercise.

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