Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

I just read through John's (Brossard) thread on his stove r and noticed he had done the same thing of making a jig for the stepboard holes and drilling through it.  He should have  the credit for doing it first! Anyway, it worked well.

 

 

Dave

Edited by drgj
  • Like 1
  • Funny 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

This is where I am now. I have the body soldered as in previous pics plus the roof cut to length, etc. The roof is a very good fit so I must have got the body nice and square.

 

Here is the picture of the underframe/ floor assembly.  I still have to fit the lower steps and various white metal fittings. I will be using Araldite for the latter.  I used plain wire between the brake blocks rather than yokes. The centre w iron assembly has the fold up centre bearing for the wheels. I fitted the pin point bearings just to give the axle boxes something to positively fit to. The step boards are on .45mm wire.  The wire is fitted in the holes to be flush at the back. It is strong and didn't require bending at the rear as in the instructions. I thought these would get in the way of something.  To fit the boards to the wire I put them in place and  jammed some card packing between the board and foor edge.  Sodering didn't cause the wire to loosen in the sole bar or if it did the card stopped movement.  Two holes weren't pefectly level but a slight bend in the wire whist keeping the board horizontal sorted it. They look nice and level from the side.

 

Dave

 

 

stove under.jpg

Edited by drgj
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been wondering about the battery regulator (I think that is what it is!). Is this a flat plate with the regulator on and then supported by four angled pieces of wire or two angled pieces of sheet?

Thanks

 

Dave

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank

1 hour ago, Ralphrob48 said:

Stove R on E Lancs Railway, photos taken January 2013 of the recently restored vehicle which may be of use to you.

DSC03292.JPG.7fa807bc2afee6932a0f69e2d5713eaf.JPG

DSC03291.JPG

DSC03290.JPG

Thanks to ralphrob  for the excellent pictures. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there

I've built the Comet StoveR. It’s a nice kit but still struggles for running quality. I also have a Dapol stove which has festered in a drawer for years as it is pretty much incapable of good running. Whilst looking at alternative chassis I have recently added an Ian McDonald (Mc Geordie of this parish) 6 wheel Palethorpes sausage van to my fleet. Truly a fabulous kit, as indeed are all his kits.  The 6 wheel chassis runs superbly through all track formations including reverse curves - so I wondered if I could use a reworked version on the Dapol van. In the end modifications proved relatively straightforward. Hopefully the attached pics will give an idea.

697CA2A0-8BA1-4414-8A40-505955946489.jpeg.00df9aefee0194d48a59e8844c0ccaca.jpeg

 

the only mod to the Dapol body was to increase the height of the central section to match the ends.

08837229-1DB8-45C1-AB93-4021A8F55E7E.jpeg.b786462143bf4664282967fa793444b9.jpeg

 

These are the 3 trucks that make up the articulated running unit.

0F90E0CF-F300-403C-ABB1-784515FEEE8A.jpeg.7999dd69925db11b5a01cbe134fa7572.jpeg

A continuous step board was added both sides from scrap etch.

A71F17EA-84A3-4211-A90B-E701E5D8F4A6.jpeg.ea1906f5791e81f0aa7d0da08dc6995c.jpeg

The component parts of body, articulated trucks and chassis showing how it goes together. Alterations to the sausage van chassis include moving one battery box so they are not opposing and moving the regulator to the opposite side. Guards steps and van end steps were fashioned from brass strip.

F3050C86-4A5F-4231-A442-F2E2E12F91A3.jpeg.8ec5300f70bb5efeff9abbf41e16b611.jpeg

Fial chassis after painting.

908BA45F-1F09-4C3C-AC00-11FB1212E550.jpeg.f1a15323b02abce59ee94e91e1b9ef53.jpeg

Still needs numbering, but it won’t be reusing in a drawer any more.

 

75CE195B-3B9B-4C67-897A-0A60C4FC4181.jpeg

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
  • Craftsmanship/clever 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

I like that a lot. .  The battery box supports look good and are those brass nem sockets for couplings? Very neat. I would never have thought of doing that. I have some Parkside nem mounts that I was thinking of using.

 

Dave

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, drgj said:

I like that a lot. .  The battery box supports look good and are those brass nem sockets for couplings? Very neat. I would never have thought of doing that. I have some Parkside nem mounts that I was thinking of using.

 

Dave

Thanks Dave. Yes the nem sockets are a fold up item that come in all Ian McDonald’s kits. I can’t stress enough how good his etched kits are, I’ve built several now, well thought out and the best instructions I’ve ever seen. 
No connection just a very satisfied user.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I couldn't agree more about Ian's kits.  I built his 7mm Palbrick and I was extremely impressed.  I'm not going to say it was easy, every kit has it's challenges.  I also had to fill in the blanks on the underframe detail.

 

John

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Asterix2012 said:

Does Ian have a website?

 

Not as far as I know.  He does create threads for his kits on RMweb though, so keep an eye out.

 

John

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.