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#51 steam-driven boy

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:32

Hi,

Feelings of jealousy absolutely blown away by delivery of the first half of my first order yesterday (2 parcels noted on packing slip).

There will also be another with my second order - my! what a lot of tanks! Plenty more motivation to get the layout completed to put under them.

 

Regards, Gerry.


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#52 jbqfc

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:26

got mine yesterday great wagon they are
some of mine have a rattle i think the weight is loose but i don't think it will be a problem
fitting DG couplings to the outer ends of my rake looks like a challenge
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#53 alibuchan

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:37

I will be interested in seeing your DG fitted solution as I am going to be going that way with my EWS ones on each end and each ends of the blocks of 6 on my greenergy ones.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:02

Hi folks

 

If you get one that rattles it almost certainly means that the internal barrel weight has come loose in the post.

It is important to note that a loose barrel weight should not affect running, but if you want to secure it then the following should sort things:

- remove one of the barrel ends (preferably the non-ladder end) - it should just ease off though you may find a thin blade useful to get things started
- put the weight back into the retaining clip
- if it is really loose then a drop of superglue or epoxy should do the trick
- replace the barrel end.

Cheers, Mike


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#55 Scottish-Exile

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:09

Come on guys, all those who have received your models ...

 

 

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:13

I didn't take any pictures, as there's a shameful amount of detritus on my baseboard shattering any sort of illusion that it's a reasonable layout! I did take a blurry iPhone video though!

 


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#57 Ben A

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:41


Hi Nick,

Wow, thanks for posting. I haven't myself seen a proper "long train" of the Greenergy tanks yet, even though Mike and I have spent hours packing and posting them out over the last two weekends. I am very happy with how they look.

A note on the weights - I had a look at some of the samples we received and the weights are lengths of steel rod held in place by a plastic loop in the centre of the barrel. I suspect that if the wagons get cold (maybe they did in transit) perhaps the rods contracted and therefore slipped loose. But it is worth pointing out that they can only slide back and forth a couple of centimetres, and cannot actually "roll" about. This doesn't have any impact on the running, but can be fixed as Mike has outlined above.

There are still some wagons to be sent out, and with the exception of some very large orders we are sending them all out in the order the orders were received, if that makes sense.

We certainly expect to get all the models dispatched by the end of October, including those to traders.

Cheers

Ben A.
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:54

Thanks Ben! I'll try and get a proper photo of the rake later in the week (once I tidy the layout up a bit!), they really do look superb, even mrs njee20 was impressed!
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:11

Congratulations on delivering your first product.

 

Any sign of scaling up the Class 320/321 into 00 gauge yet?


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 15:31

Come on guys, all those who have received your models ...


here you are a couple of pics of mine

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29964359730_254e2c9f76_b.jpgTEA Grey by john brace, on Flickr
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#61 Steadfast

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 19:02

Here's all 10 of mine with a pair of TDAs done from the 3D print available on Shapeways. I've not added any weight to the 3D prints yet and I was pleasantly suprised how well they held the track inbetween the heavy TEAs! The 0117 (Bristol) phone number on the Hazchem board is a nice touch for those modelling the Murco trains. Much better traction than Ben and Mike had running at TINGS, too :P

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Please excuse the dining table, it was the only space available for setting up the test oval today.

Here's 6B33 Theale - Margam seen on 9th May 2015.

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Visible in the mix are the red and grey VTG tanks done by Revolution along with several TDAs like the 3D print. Most of the other types are potentially convertible from older Farish models

 

Jo


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#62 roundhouse

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 17:57

Waiting next door for me to collect was this lot
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So four of them immediately unboxed. Only another 17 to go

Superb is an understatement. Excellent close coupling.
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I can see me being busy weathering them this Sunday

Thanks Ben and Mike plus anyone else involved with these.


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#63 Ben A

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 18:16


Hello all,

It's great to see people now receiving their models and every package delivered proves that if we work together as modellers we can make things happen.

Thanks too for all the kind words. As everyone will know, Rapido, VTG (and Mike and I!) worked really hard to get as much detail in as possible while ensuring at the same time that the models would work and not be crazy-expensive.

Now we are looking forward to completing and delivering the Pendolino and showing off progress on the 321 and KFA flats at Warley. Plus the OO tankers and, further down the line, the Class B tankers and the containers. And there's something else too... Oh yes, the 92!

Cheers

Ben A.
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Posted 12 October 2016 - 22:35

Congratulations to all involved! These wagons look and are superb!

Thank you for posting pictures and videos.
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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:32

Weathering and coupling changing has commenced. Using the short fixed Dapol knuckle coupler on a few to test on Banbury. If they work fine then the rest will be converted.
I have also replaced one axle with a fox Valley resistance fitted wheel set to work future block detection. The plan is to do about a third of the rake with these.

The non ladder tank end does come off with a bit of careful easing with a knife blade. I then cleaned off the paint so that it's a slightly easier butvtighter fit. This will allow fitting of a battery operated tail light in he next few days.

Despite all the handling including removing wheeelsets all the detail is still in place as they do feel much more robust than other makes of finely detailed wagons. Bogies are screwed in place rather than clipped in.

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#66 No Decorum

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 13:58

Gosh! They should look even better in 00.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 20:07

A little bit of test fitting the tail end flashing circuit and battery holder. A bit tight but it should go.

Excuse the clutter on the workbench but quite a few things on the go.

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 20:52

I have a feeling I've missed out here . . . . . 

 

So another production run of these TEAs unlikely?



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 21:06

Think C & M models have some red ones.. other then that keep a eye on eBay.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 21:49

I have a feeling I've missed out here . . . . . 

 

So another production run of these TEAs unlikely?

 

 

As Matt said try C&M or Colletts, though I don't know what they have left.

 

In terms of a second run - we will have to see.  It wouldn't be for some time and we would have to be convinced that there was sufficient demand to produce another run.  Plus of course we've got a few other projects to work on (320/321, KFA, 35t tank, 92 and a couple of other things...).

 

Cheers, Mike



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 17:17

Not my era of interest, but they do look very nice. Well done chaps.



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 18:17

For those wanting some justification for a small rake of the Greenergy tanks saw this earlier today (Not my video I will add) but was 6E35 Cardiff Docks to Port Clarence working on a Saturday which in itself is unusual ...


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 19:35

Following a cancellation, we have the following available. Please note that we hope to receive our stocks through in the next 7-10 days.

 

EWS Grey (Triple)                    x1        NOW SOLD

EWS Grey (Single)                   x1        NOW SOLD

Freightliner Green (Single)       x9        NOW SOLD

VTG Red (Triple)                      x12

 

Link to our online shop is:

  http://www.ekmpowers...gons-340-c.aspĀ 

 

Mike, C&M Models


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 20:12

i think i need some commission from you Mike.

 

I passed it on to some people i knew had missed out and i think they have had most of your stocks!

 

Alistair


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 22:38

Looking at these tankers they really do look superb - well done chaps.
Not being an 'N' gauge modeller they are not relevant to me, however, I understand they are also going to be produced in 00.
Now where is my wallet.....
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