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Thanks to Mr Lawton...


Chrislock

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A couple of midimotors arrived on Friday, so I popped one of them into the little 1F, and have been running it in on my rolling road today.

I then gave it a bit of work to do pushing wagons into sidings on Barnswell ( I quite like this name, as it tips a hat to the original Barnoldswick on which it is loosely based, but also makes it more Midlands-sounding.

[i came up with a number of names actually, and I am not comitting myself just yet haha.]

 

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Regards,

Chris

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Hi Chris. My fingers are itching to operate that loco and do a bit of shunting! Barnswell sounds just right to me :yes:

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I don't think the first picture does show 1347 because it is fully cabbed ( and interestingly appears to be plain - the number is not at all clear - though could be 1347.

 

Scroll down to the clearer picture of 1347 outside the engine shed, which is the engine I based mine on - note the single set of steps and the rear windshield.

Chris

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Nice to know the lawton motor seems to be ok. I see no couplings on the loco yet hence the 'pushing wagons' comment. Roll on Barnswell!

Don

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Don the motor/gear arrangement IS a tad racy, even with the resistor to absorb some of the power- no surprise there really. A chassis/gearbox/motor replacement will be on my to do list, but at least its up and running for now. I;m not sure faulhauber make one small enough to fit inside the boiler, but I'm happy to be corrected and willing to spend the money if there is one which revs lower.

 

Mikkel - Hi. Yes, its good to get something running.

 

Those photos really do show what a mess I've made of the ballasting though. I wish I hadn't used that rubbery latex stuff, its very intolerant to any moving about once its dripped on. I thought I'd used about the right amount of ballast but the glue ( 1:4) seems to have lifted it somehow and stuck it to the rails.

I've scraped a fair bit off and replaced it with conventional PVA.

Grrr..

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Like it! Confirmation of my theory that something very simple can still be interesting.

 

The local name for Barnoldswick was/is 'Barlick' which would be ideal for someone doing an alternative version - though it certainly wouldn't fit the Midlands.

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Hi Poggy,

If you know the station you will know that I have reversed the direction, purely because the layout will sit on my study shelf and the shunting area will now be just where my desk chair is!!

You will also see that I have dispensed with the goods shed parallel to the platform and simplified the end yard area slightly, though I will be keeping the crossing gates as an added feature of interest, as I assume they were operational around 1900.

The water tower will also be sited as on the original.

Regards,

Chris

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Hi Chris.

 

Congratulations! It really is satisfying to get an engine to that stage and watch it move under its own 'steam'.

 

What is your verdict on the Nigel Lawton motors? I am intersted in your opinion as I have just squeezed one into an engine with a 50:1 reduction gearbox and am pleased with the results.

 

Missy :yes:

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HI Missy.

This is the second of his motors I've used and you're right they do fit into quite small places! :yes:

Tbh I'm not really an expert. People tell me they rev quite highly, and certainly a 50:1 is probably a good idrea, though as you know I axed my idea for a 70:1 reduction due to circumstances. They seem to run fairly quietly, though I have had one "go" on me as documented above - I'm not sure why. I have used the resistor on the recent model because it seems to give better control.

My little engine won't exactly crawl , but that is down to the fact I had trouble building the gearbox I wanted, not having access to milling made it harder. It will move quite slowly though, so I'm moving on and may go back to rebuild etc later.

Do you now if any of those expensive motor companies like Faulhaber make anything that small?

Chris

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HI Missy.

Do you now if any of those expensive motor companies like Faulhaber make anything that small?

Chris

 

The simple answer is no!

 

The smallest I know of is the 0812 Faulhaber which I have used a couple of times.

 

M. :yes:

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