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GWR Buffalo (1076 Class) in 2FS (Part 2)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 21 July 2016 - * * * * * · 1,083 views
GWR, Buffalo, 2FS
After a few months of doing other things, I have once again started work on my 3rd loco. Previously, I had formed the saddle tank (http://www.rmweb.co....6-class-in-2fs/ ) and there the project had stalled for no other reason than I wanted to progress Modbury for the 2mm Association's Supermeet las...


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GWR Buffalo (1076 class) in 2FS

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 03 August 2015 - * * * * * · 1,024 views
2FS, GWR, Bufallo
GWR Buffalo (1076 class) in 2FS For my next 2mm scale engine I had been considering an Armstrong Goods 0-6-0 tender engine (which I will also build) but in the end I've decided to begin work on a GWR "Buffalo" 1076 class. This engine is effectively a tank engine version of the Armstrong Goods, having the same wheelbase but slightly smaller wheels (and obviously no tender), and also has...


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GWR Small Metro Tank (7) - Ready for Warley Exhibition!

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 14 November 2014 - * * * * * · 1,463 views
GWR, 2FS, Metro Tank
GWR Small Metro Tank (7) - Ready for Warley Exhibition! After a few trials and tribulations, I've done it!!! I've finally managed to scratch build a working locomotive in 2mm Finescale :sungum:

Since the last instalment, the sub assemblies have been primed with Halfords No 8 Self Etch Primer, the footplate sprayed with Precision Paints Indian Red. Before the buffer beams and footplate top were brush painte...


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GWR Small Metro Tank (6) - Ready for the paint shop

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 28 October 2014 - * * * * * · 1,604 views
GWR, 2FS, Metro Tank
GWR Small Metro Tank (6) - Ready for the paint shop More progress has been made on this little project, such that she is now ready for the paint shops.

To finish her off, the cab roof needed some detail (the whistles won't be added until she has been painted). There is a rain strip along the back edge of the cab roof, this was added from a single strand of multi-core wire (0.2mm diameter). To get this p...


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GWR Small Metro Tank (4) - Footplate Detail

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 03 October 2014 - * * * * * · 1,068 views
GWR, 2FS, Metro Tank
GWR Small Metro Tank (4) - Footplate Detail As they say the devil is in the detail ...

The body is now in 3 sub components :
Footplate,
Boiler, Cab & Tanks
Bunker

And now comes the slow task of adding the minor components and details to these to achieve a complete model. The first part to be "detailed up" is the Footplate. To this I need to add the springs and axle boxes for the leading...


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GWR Small Mero Tank (3)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 09 September 2014 - * * * * * · 1,267 views
GWR, 2FS, Metro Tank
Some significant progress has been made with my first scratch built 2FS loco - It works!!!

Following on from the last instalment, I had determined that I needed to construct some of the body work in order that I could determine how well or otherwise my dog clutch arrangement would be successful in transferring drive from the motor to the gearbox. A dog...


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GWR Small Metro Tank (2)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 13 August 2014 - * * * * * · 1,207 views
2FS, GWR, Metro Tank
The chassis has moved on a little since the previous post, a gearbox has been milled and the profile of the chassis has been milled/filed to shape.


The gearbox has a peg at the rear right corner which locates in a corresponding hole in the main chassis block, and a 12BA bolt secures the gearbox to the block at the front. Cutouts in the main chassis (an...


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GWR Small Metro Tank (1)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 28 July 2014 - * * * * * · 1,283 views
2FS, GWR, Metro Tank
A couple of years ago, I made a somewhat abortive start on a 2FS scratch built loco. I had got to the stage of a rolling chassis, and a body that consisted of footplate, valances, buffer beams and a cab bunker. Where I had failed was getting the chassis to actually run happily. In the end, I decided to shelve the project and move onto my 1854 Saddle Tank...


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2mmFS GWR Metro Tank (Part 2)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 03 March 2012 - * * * * * · 662 views
GWR, Metro, Boiler, 2mm, 2FS
A little more progress with the Metro Tank, this time with the Boiler and Smokebox.

The Boiler itself is simply a length of 11/32" Round Brass Tube, cut slightly overlength (finished size 35.4mm long), and the ends sanded off so that they were perpendicular to the outside of the tube. This was done by carefully rubbing the end on a piece of emery,...


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2mmFS Boiler Fittings Without A Lathe

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 29 February 2012 - * * * * * · 993 views
Metro, GWR, Turning
A little more progress with the Metro Tank. I have now made some of the boiler fittings (Dome and Safety Valve cover). Unfortunately, I do not possess or have access to a lathe so these have been turned up in an electric drill using needle files.

To produce the parts, I used an electric drill, a vice (big enough to hold the drill), various needle files,...


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2mmFS GWR Metro Tank (Part 1)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 10 February 2012 - * * * * - · 997 views
2mm, GWR, Metro Tank
Work has begun in earnest on my GWR Metro Tank, I chose this prototype for a number of reasons :
I had the wheels for a GWR 0-4-2 / 2-4-0 (originally i purchased the wheels from the 2mmSA in the late '80s for a Langley 14xx which never got off the ground)
Metro Tanks have both sets of drivers within the side tanks (there are no awkward...


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2mmFS GearBox (for Open Cabbed GWR Metro Tank)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 26 January 2012 - * * * * - · 1,595 views
2mm, Loco Construction
Work has begun in earnest on the GWR Small Metro Tank that I wanted to build, some of you may already have seen the little gearbox that I had built for the project in a reply I had posted in Missy's blog http://www.rmweb.co....-2mm-finescale/.

Well as the chassis...





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