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#401 gobbler

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 21:19

Been doing a bit of drawing tonight.

I think the first piccy shows the side sof the restaurant car the top one is from above and the lower one is hopefully the other side. If anyone had any extra info on the coach, would be appreciated.
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Next up, is a corridor brake that looks like it may be an interesting build, again any extra info you chaps may be able to help me with.......
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I think that building three at a time like the last builds was a bit too much, so it'll be one at a time from now.

Seeya soon

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 20:52

If I can pick up from post 41, some more progress on the 6 wheelers I'm building.

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D. 84 Lavatory First now on a rolling chassis. This vehicle has rowmark sides, 3D printed ends and brass droplights from 51L/RDEB.

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From above you can see how I've held it together, with a piece of Plastruct angle superglued to the end. A piece of scrap etch with two captive nuts is glued to that, then holes marked and drilled in the floor to suit. Countersunk 10BA bolts up from below then hold everything together. To disassemble, the bolts are removed and the floor drops out.

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From below, the copperclad side of the paxolin floor with the screw heads visible. Solebars are 4mm x 2mm brass angle soldered along their length and filed to be a very snug fit between th ebuffer beams. 14mm W irons from Comet, one fixed, one rocking and the centre axle floats on the end of a piece of .45 mm wire.

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The start of the 1938 train - hopefully I'll be somewhere near completing it when the Stirling Single turns up.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 21:40

That's an elegant  (and cheap) solution to the six wheel problem.  How does it run?  Also do you have a stop to prevent the centre wheels from touching their axleboxes?

 

BTW thank you to Scott for being so inclusive and welcoming the work of others on the thread he started.  I know that threads aren't really the originator's property, but some do operate that way.


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#404 jwealleans

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:04

I've always done 6 wheelers like this, either with the Comet cradle or just using a piece of 2mm ID tube and never had a problem. It needs to hang fairly centrally and the wire needs to impart slight downward pressure on the axle, but I can't honestly say I've had any problem with it. A bit of paper or masking tape on the underside of the floor prevents both wheels touching and shorting. IN this case there won't be a problem with them touching the axleboxes as they are 3D printed (Mike Trice again), so non-conductive.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:33

Jonathan, nice looking 6 wheelers you have there. Very interested in these as I have future plans for a couple of 6 wheeled vehicles and want to know how the middle set have enough give on a radius.

Buhar, your most welcome. If you have an interest in this, whether your just starting out or have experience of scratchin', any ideas, comments, crits or you have a preferred way of doing something that you think might benefit us scratchers', please share.

Thanks again chaps

Scott

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:58

The photographs are taken on the test track in my workshop; I have a pair of PECO short radius points face to face and a pair of medium forming a double reverse curve, which all my stock is tested on. I also have a plain track curve at about 2'9" radius for the same purpose. They go through all that with no problem.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 12:38

Using a similar system with Romford wheels I can certainly go down to radius 2 curves.


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 14:57

If I can pick up from post 41, some more progress on the 6 wheelers I'm building.D84_XFL_4.jpgD. 84 Lavatory First now on a rolling chassis. This vehicle has rowmark sides, 3D printed ends and brass droplights from 51L.


Question from an elderly ignoramus but is “rowmark” a manufacturer or a material?

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 15:05

Lazer cutable plastic sheet.


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#410 jwealleans

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 15:27

As Mike says. These are the people who do the sides as a special commission: https://www.yorkmodelrail.com/

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#411 gobbler

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 22:05

Hi chaps, I did say I'd post something if any thing interesting had gone on.......well

I've spent a couple of evenings with the mid-Essex mrc, taken a few bits down. I'd like to report that all my GE coaches ran nice and smoothly.

I took my N7 down and apart from a very minor hiccup, ran very well. So I have decided to start a basic Westinghouse gear.
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What do you think?

Will be adding to it over the next few evenings

Seeya later

Scott
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Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:26

Morning All,

 Despite having minimal modelling time, I've managed to nearly complete my D1682 LNWR 6 wheel CCT.

Only weathering and painting of the handrails remain, then she's good to go!

 

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#413 jwealleans

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:50

Like isn't anywhere near enough for that. Lovely.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:53

I have recently completed a D120 4-wheel brake and hope it's okay to post some shots of the construction in case they may be of interest. The sides/ends are the etched ones from Comet, buffers and torpedo vents Markits, couplings Smiths, while the wheels are Romfords altered a bit on my lathe to run on P4. The rest is mostly plasticard. and it seems to have turned out looking quite reasonable and runs okay. I am particularly grateful to Scott for starting this thread and giving me the impetus to undertake it based on seeing what he made completely from scratch. Great stuff.

 

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I had to fit dividers to keep the sides from bowing inwards along with 0.9mm brass rod at the inside top. The way the ends fit into the sides with the fold-up floor end and locations for the solebars is very helpful.

 

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Seemed strange making up the springs/axleboxes with the springs on the other side to the front of the boxes.

 

RMweb D120 05.jpg

 

The roof needed inside strips to keep things as square as possible but I couldn't get the top very smooth, so I took some of the tissue paper the etches came wrapped in and flooded it onto it with Mek. Gives quite a good canvas type look. I had to add another bit to the underside of the roof so it could be held in place with a 8ba bolt from underneath as it wouldn't sit down properly without it.

 

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The inside axle frames I made in plasticard rather than brass as in the past. For a small shunting type layout it runs quite okay. Too free running can sometimes be a drawback on less than totally level small layouts where the stock may be shunted about and not run in a fixed rake.

 

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I had fun adding a few small squares as rivets. Oversize but is okay from a distance!

 

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It all looks much better in primer.

 

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And then painted.....Halfords cans for the primer/top coat on the body, with the underframe/ends brush painted in matt black. A few HMRS methfix decals.

 

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regards,

 

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 14:27

I have recently completed a D120 4-wheel brake and hope it's okay to post some shots of the construction in case they may be of interest. The sides/ends are the etched ones from Comet, buffers and torpedo vents Markits, couplings Smiths, while the wheels are Romfords altered a bit on my lathe to run on P4. The rest is mostly plasticard. and it seems to have turned out looking quite reasonable and runs okay. I am particularly grateful to Scott for starting this thread and giving me the impetus to undertake it based on seeing what he made completely from scratch. Great stuff.
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 01.jpg
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 02.jpg
 
I had to fit dividers to keep the sides from bowing inwards along with 0.9mm brass rod at the inside top. The way the ends fit into the sides with the fold-up floor end and locations for the solebars is very helpful.
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 03.jpg
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 04.jpg
 
Seemed strange making up the springs/axleboxes with the springs on the other side to the front of the boxes.
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 05.jpg
 
The roof needed inside strips to keep things as square as possible but I couldn't get the top very smooth, so I took some of the tissue paper the etches came wrapped in and flooded it onto it with Mek. Gives quite a good canvas type look. I had to add another bit to the underside of the roof so it could be held in place with a 8ba bolt from underneath as it wouldn't sit down properly without it.
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 06 jpg.jpg
 
The inside axle frames I made in plasticard rather than brass as in the past. For a small shunting type layout it runs quite okay. Too free running can sometimes be a drawback on less than totally level small layouts where the stock may be shunted about and not run in a fixed rake.
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 07.jpg
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 08.jpg
 
I had fun adding a few small squares as rivets. Oversize but is okay from a distance!
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 09.jpg
 
It all looks much better in primer.
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 10.jpg
 
And then painted.....Halfords cans for the primer/top coat on the body, with the underframe/ends brush painted in matt black. A few HMRS methfix decals.
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 11.jpg
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 12.jpg
 
attachicon.gifRMweb D120 13.jpg
 
regards,
 
Izzy


Very nice.

If you use mickle silver wire it is far stronger than brass, I use it a lot behind steps etc. Far better.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 21:39

Been a bit quiet lately, life getting in the way and a change of personal circumstances. It seems when ever I get into my flow, the world chucks a spanner in my works. Well tonight made a bit of progress with my corridor full brake.

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Thats it for the mo.

Cheers for looking

Scott
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:23

I know the feeling - it's been crazy at work recently, I've got next to nothing done in weeks :(


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 21:19

Just a quickie....
Have done a bit more today.
The cortidor is now created and im just starting on the beading.
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Thats it for now.

Scott
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