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Terry, in case you (or anyone else interested) haven't seen them, there are 3D printed bits for all Humorist's different incarnations available here.

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1 hour ago, jwealleans said:

Terry, in case you (or anyone else interested) haven't seen them, there are 3D printed bits for all Humorist's different incarnations available here.

G'Day Folks

 

Thank you Jonathon, I did know about Al's 3D prints, but I did mine many moons ago, and kinda forgot about it.

 

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G'Day Folks

 

Time, I think to get back to building locos, the J1 Has been sitting on the workbench for to long, so it was taken down and dusted off, the main problem was, the body was still to high, another mill was taken off, much better and the boiler has been joined to the running-plate, two holes have been drilled into the boiler for the dome and chimney, starting to come together, the chassis has a slight twist, so the motor removed and the chassis given a slight twist then the motor was refitted. here's the results so far.

 

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2 hours ago, manna said:

the chassis has a slight twist, so the motor removed and the chassis given a slight twist then the motor was refitted.

 

When you've got it running sweetly, do you drop some solder onto the spacers to lock them in place ?

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11 hours ago, chris p bacon said:

 

When you've got it running sweetly, do you drop some solder onto the spacers to lock them in place ?

 

G'Day Dave

 

I'll do that, the motor at the moment is holding everything square.

 

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G'Day Folks

 

Wandered away from locos at the moment, a couple of wagon bit's, a 9' wheelbase wagon kit is being built, I'll scratchbuild the body.

 

I've hand painted a 'Edgware' private owner wagon, just have to do the other side and weather it.

 

Also made a wagon load of paving stones, I used 'Evergreen'  sidewalk  paving slabs, cut into single strips then into 1x4, which fit the wagons, these were then glued at an angle, until they filled the wagon, then painted light grey (might do another wagon)

 

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G'day Folks

 

Back to the J1, splashers built and fitted, and a few other little bits.

 

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Hi Manna,

May I say that your output is just predigious. Virtually every month you have a new engine for your stable.

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G'Day Folks

 

 

Thank you cypherman, your right, I'm starting to worry I'm going to run out of room for them !! To tell the truth, I never expected to build so many that I'm running out of loco classes to build.

 

 

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G'Day Folks

 

Been spending some time fitting handrails, not my favorite job, but never mind, two main loco's, the E1 and J1, the J1, now has a number.

 

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Manna this is a really inspiring thread. The Sentinel railcar especially has got me thinking as they worked in Norfolk during the 30s.

 

Martyn

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15 hours ago, mullie said:

Manna this is a really inspiring thread. The Sentinel railcar especially has got me thinking as they worked in Norfolk during the 30s.

 

Martyn

G'Day Folks

 

Thank You Martyn, glad you liked it, many of the loco's lasted into the 50's.

 

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16 hours ago, mullie said:

Manna this is a really inspiring thread. The Sentinel railcar especially has got me thinking as they worked in Norfolk during the 30s.

 

Martyn

HI Martyn

 

What I like about Terry's (Manna) modeling is he just gets on with it. There is always a solution not a problem. 

 

Thanks Terry for an inspirational thread. 

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27 minutes ago, Clive Mortimore said:

HI Martyn

 

What I like about Terry's (Manna) modeling is he just gets on with it. There is always a solution not a problem. 

 

Thanks Terry for an inspirational thread. 

G'Day Folks

 

Yes lots of solutions, but there are problems, but I put them on the backburner, until I can work out a solution, sometimes it can take a while.............

 

manna

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G'day Folks

 

No pics tonight (our time), the J1 chassis is now a runner, took me about 4 hours, to get it running right, I used brass wire for the pick ups, very intermittent running, so I used phosphor bronze, soldered to the ends, boom, runs very well now, weird !! I also had to widen the holes in the coupling rods, bit to tight.

 

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Absolutely the right approach I spent most of yesterday failing to make a loco run so I put it back in its box and played with one that did work!

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2 hours ago, manna said:

I also had to widen the holes in the coupling rods, bit to tight.

 

If that's one of mine Manna i deliberately set them tight so a choice of crankpins could be used.:good_mini:

 

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9 hours ago, chris p bacon said:

 

If that's one of mine Manna i deliberately set them tight so a choice of crankpins could be used.:good_mini:

 

G'Day Folks

 

Hi Dave, I had already drilled out the the holes to fit Romford crank pins, but not enough to go around corners, so I had to take them off and re-drill them, goes around corners now.

 

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G'day Folks

 

I'm always on the hunt for a new loco to build, and going through my 'Green Bibles', I liked the look of the 'Sir Sam Fay's', LNER class B2, remembering that K's built a model to fit on a B12, I looked up the wheelbase of the B2 and B12, nowhere near good enough, 7'x7' for the B12, and 7'3"x 8'3", for the B2, so I started measuring up RTR loco's that I have, the closest I have is the old Hornby/Triang humble Jinty, at 7'9" x 8'3", only 2 mm out, which is a darn sight closer than the B12.

Having a spare Jinty chassis to hand, I thought I'd try to re-wheel it with 26 mm Romfords (should be 27 mm) to see how it would look, this is how it looks, motors to choice, but I think the X03/4 will probably fit.

I'll probably give this a rest for the moment as I have plenty to catch up on, so fits and starts.

 

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G'Day Folks

 

Couldn't resist a 'Play' with the B2, I have a spare D11 body, seeing I nicked the tender for the B1, don't take either of these pics as serious, it's just to see if it's possible. I've cut the body in half, and added 75 mm to the boiler, which I think is 9 mm to much.

 

Looks like I'll have to find some plans for the B2.

 

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G'day Folks

 

Couldn't resist a bit more time on the B2, the boiler has been shortened my 9 mm and the running late by 7 mm, just in front of the main splashers, a front bogie has be cut back from a A3 and now sits at a correct distance from the main drivers, glue and a bit of extra plastic card now hold everything together, I think this one coming on quite nicely.

 

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