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#26 Wigan Wallgate OO Gauge

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:54

Now this is going to be amazing!
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#27 Howard Smith

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:37

My old archived site from which the 10.25 Society originally sprang is here

http://gilesfavell.c...ailway site.htm

 

Thanks for the link Giles, the standards will be very helpful - don't want it to be incompatible with track!



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:15

I think you need to be in contact with a guy called David Moore if you aren't already. I don't know your background but a project like this is undoubtedly more complicated than an equivalent steam loco, and is a lot more complicated than sticking a generating set in a class 47 shaped body. A lot of smaller gauge engineers get around this by simply having a gen-set in a body charging batteries which are used for traction current. If you want to take traction current direct from the power unit then you have to consider miniaturisation of key components like load regulators, electrical control cubicles and air systems. Dave has built his 10.25g class 60 over the last 20 years or so and is a proper diesel electric and as far as I am concerned is the final word in miniature diesel locomotives.

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Steve

 

Wow, talk about stunning - not just the bodyshell, but the internal parts etc are just unbelivable. I would love to have the skill (not to mention knowledge and patience) to tackle something like that!  Full credit to the chap.

 

Does anyone know what engine is actually in it?  I presume the builder/owner has his own railway at home to run it on - I have an image of his own Tyne Yard! Lol!

 

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#29 NickBrad

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 22:38

Any further progress on this Howard?



#30 Howard Smith

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 15:14

Any further progress on this Howard?

 

Hi Nick,

Not as yet I'm afraid...I've a little project on the go to finish yet...

 

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#31 mswjr

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 20:41

Ah ,My Favourite engine,I have rebuilt 2 rover v 8 engines in the past,dead simple to work on,and the sound,  with that chassis,its gonna go like stink,,I ride bikes so i do not hang around,But a few years ago ,My mate took me out in his kit car,Went around a roundabout faster than my bike,or felt like it it did,stuck to the road like glue, Nice work,roll on summer


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#32 NickBrad

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 23:49

It's a shame you can't shoehorn that V8 into the loco  :danced: 

I'm sure the car will make for much summertime fun, so I can easily forgive you being distracted by it.


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#33 dajt

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 22:57

That looks like huge fun!
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 19:42

I'm on the hunt for a six cylinder turbo diesel - maybe something out of a 4x4... will run a generator which will power traction motors.

Do you know the width and height you've got to play with for the engine? I've got some merc and bmw 6cyl engines I can run a tape measure around for you.


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#35 Howard Smith

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:36

Do you know the width and height you've got to play with for the engine? I've got some merc and bmw 6cyl engines I can run a tape measure around for you.

 

Hello Simon,

Thanks - 48cm width, around 70cm in depth (ideally 65), but I guess I could dry sump the engine if needs be... are they diesel?













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