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  1. It is a Hornby motor through a HL Gearbox. The thing that has made the most significant improvement to my locos performance is the pickup system I am using. I have started using plunger contacts from http://www.coda-systems.co.uk/catalog/info_PC7BS.html. They are not cheap - but the quality of operation is better than anything else I have used. There are no moving parts in the chassis so decent sized wire can be used to connect the pickup to the motor. I use the pickups with the lightest spring. It sits in an insulated 2mm wheel bearing from Markits. Chassis is drilled out 3
  2. Thx - Etches are etched with beading....the splashers are 3D brass prints as an integrated piece with the springs. Here is a clip of it running....
  3. Not so many post recently so I thought I would get our mojo back and post what is on my bench....It is a rebuild of a Sharp Stewart Small Saddle Tank for the B&M. I built one a few years back but this is a complete rebuild with 3D printed body and Saddle Tank together with 3D printed wheels. The coupling rods are temporary and will be properly joined rather than joined on a crank pin. It has a very long High Level Gear set with a Hornby Motor under the Saddle. I will post an update when it is finished.
  4. I am starting to build an S Scale model of a Old I Class MW and found this article very inspirational. Super model engineering.
  5. A masterpiece.....my model may not be so good :-). But very good shots. Thank you.
  6. Both - thank you - Steve your model is great - food for thought.
  7. sorry one more request - do you have a photo with the brakes on both sides of the wheel?
  8. Hello - I am making some Cambrian Coaches in S Scale. I need some help with the brake arangements. The model is a 1st class from the Tanat Valley light railway. I am struggling to understand the brake arrangements. I have a detailed drawing - but still not clear - would anyone who has made a model have an underside picture of how the brakes actually connected together?....this prototype or something similar would help,
  9. For an outside frame loco is it best to make an inner frame to support the hornblocks, motor gearbox etc - with dummy outside frames....or is it best to try and use the outside frames? Many thanks in advance.
  10. It is not just the printer we should be impressed with - the quality of the artwork is also superb - well done Jim - these look brilliant.
  11. Not so much of an unconventional scale but here is my latest S Scale engine....full details of the build in the S Scale section of RMWeb,,,,,,
  12. Job done. More like "Toy Town" than a super detailed model. I actually dont think that the B&M would have run a loco in this livery, these engines were primarily used for passenger stock and, therefore, were unlikely to have been painted war time black. That said it looks smart with its brass dome and the Hornby motor runs very well with alot of power. It will be a useful conversation piece if I ever get to an exhibition. That is the end of this post.....all parts are available should anyone want an extra bit of motive power.....soldering iron and a few hand tool
  13. Etch Primer on - couple of shots to show that the 3D print can be easily prepared so that it is as smooth as the metal, helping disguise the hybrid nature of this model.
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