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3 hours ago, JimRead said:

Thanks Mark,

Good of you to say that, you've bcome one of the most impressive modellers on the site, fair play to you.

Cheers - Jim

Thanks Jim,

Wish I could say the same for my DIY endeavours 😄

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Hello there,

 

New motors arrived from China.


Blimey!!

From the left, a proper brush holder with a proper spring not a tiny bit of graphite stuck to a brass strip.
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A 5 pole motor, skewed armature, close pole pieces and heavy windings.
Large but not too powerful magnets.
Brass bushes at each end,

A test with a GM UF Style controller at the slowest speed, max pulses, it did not jump about on the bench at all, some I've bought have jumped off :-)

Impossible to stop with my finger nails at the slowest speed.

 

Cheers - Jim

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On 17/02/2024 at 13:48, JimRead said:

Hello T,

It was not Peter I've not seen his stuff , but then I never buy magazines. :-)

Is he on RMW?

I think the one I know was a member of an RMClub in Nottingham on the right as you go into Nottingham on the A60, Woodborough? [edit] Woodthorpe they used to have a site looks as though that's gone. Blogger is much better and can be turned into one easily and it's Free  Yippee :-)

Cheers - Jim

 

Hi @JimRead

Don't want to cause thread drift...yet here it comes (!)....Was it John Fownes (who I think we spoke about)? When trying to find out more about the cardboard locos I did find this article:

 

https://issuu.com/mortons-digital/docs/rmm007 

on page 56/57

 

And I think Phil Parker mentions the team at the Club here:

https://philsworkbench.blogspot.com/2015/06/#:~:text=slice or two...-,One,-very unusual demo

 

and the link in Phil's post has one save on Wayback Machine/internet archive here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160418021844/http://homepage.ntlworld.com/instalek/cardboard.htm

 

How did my Sherlock sleuthing go?

 

All the best

 

Andy

 

 

 

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Hello Andy,

 

I don't mind a bit of drift at all, it's all very interesting. 

Yes indeed it was John Fownes, I liked the way he blagged the kit manufacturers to sell him lots of useful bits.

He once accepted a challenge to make a loco and have it running in one day.

He uses 0.9mm card from Rymans for bodies and chassis.

Interesting links thanks for sharing them.

 

Cheers - Jim

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3 hours ago, JimRead said:

Hello Andy,

 

I don't mind a bit of drift at all, it's all very interesting. 

Yes indeed it was John Fownes, I liked the way he blagged the kit manufacturers to sell him lots of useful bits.

He once accepted a challenge to make a loco and have it running in one day.

He uses 0.9mm card from Rymans for bodies and chassis.

Interesting links thanks for sharing them.

 

Cheers - Jim

Thanks Jim for confirming. The biggest thing with cardboard modelling of locos and chassis, is trying to find the details.  This is why I appreciate that you have posted so much about the skills and knowledge you have developed and acquired so that others - well me -  can have a go and develop their (my) skills too.  I did contact John by text a year and possibly a bit ago to see if I could find anymore information which I shoulda followed up with a call I guess when I didn't hear back. 

 

Anyway - I have you in the here and now so that'll do nicely! Along with @cornamuse and @Annie too.

 

All the best

 

Andy

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