1:12 scale Regner Vincent

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1:12 scale Regner Vincent

Post by jez kirkwood » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:56 pm

A couple of weeks back I picked up my new Regner Vincent. after a number of hours 'running in' I stripped it for 'cosmetic alteration!'.......
I'm going for an ancient loco built in the estate workshops from bits of an old Aveling and Porter portable engine with the local blacksmith supplying parts...
So far the chassis is almost done, I've replaced the skinny Regner wheels with SV - this loco is 32mm only so I machined new brass centres for the wheels and loctited them onto the original axles with sleeves between the wheels to bulk out the axles. Dummy hornblocks and guides were soldered to the frames. A well tank was fitted between the axles and an inverted saddle tank sits accross under the smokebox. The original wooden buffer beams were replaced and wooden brake blocks fitted to the rear wheels.
Now it's time to crack on with the top half.........
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Post by Narrow Minded » Wed May 01, 2013 12:08 am

That's looking very promising already - great start! :D
Looking forward to the following updates!
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Post by jabsteam » Wed May 01, 2013 12:10 am

Good work!
I like the finish on the frame, it looks like case hardening. How did you do it?
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Post by jez kirkwood » Wed May 01, 2013 12:21 am

The frames had the paint stripped off, they were then treated with 'blue jollop' or 'Tourmaline fluid' which is like a strong blacken-it used in antique restoration for ageing brass and copper.

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Post by dougrail » Wed May 01, 2013 1:29 am

I think this is going to be made of awesome when it's finished. Whoda thunk that continental-style loco will be something completely different when you're done?

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Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Wed May 01, 2013 2:26 pm

Rather liking that! Should look rather splendid indeed. I like the brakes, will the have a brake stand to operated them in the cab?
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Post by Keith S » Wed May 01, 2013 3:56 pm

Every now and then a bit of cleverness shows up that makes my time searching this forum for something interesting feel worthwhile after all. I am looking forward to seeing more of this particular locomotive. Good work so far.

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Post by jez kirkwood » Fri May 03, 2013 11:37 am

Hi Folks,
Here's the latest progress on the Vincent, still haven't come up with a suitable name...........


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Post by williamfj » Fri May 03, 2013 12:19 pm

My word that is looking good!
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Post by DolwyddelanLightRail » Fri May 03, 2013 1:42 pm

Oh, erm, yes, that is nice!

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Post by jez kirkwood » Fri May 03, 2013 11:43 pm

I spent the evening making the new smokebox front, it's just pushed in for the pic........

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Post by ferrysteam » Sun May 12, 2013 4:14 pm

Those rivets and the colour,it looks well used,very authentic,I love it... :thumbright:
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Post by Keith S » Mon May 13, 2013 3:39 am

Excellent, that type of smokebox door looks very good with this engine, very authentic for something made out of old steam roller bits. I like it.

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Post by Andrew » Mon May 13, 2013 12:46 pm

I agree, it looks fantastic - inspiring stuff! I'm eyeing up my Regner "Konrad" now - it's looking awfully clean and shiny...

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Post by jez kirkwood » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:15 pm

Well it's been a while, but I was determined to have the loco ready to run at Llanfair this weekend. So I've finished the cab, replumbed just about everything and fitted the nameplates. The story is that the loco was built in the local workshops using the cylinder/crank/flywheel from an old Aveling & Porter portable engine - hence the plate on the cylinder block.... Anyway here's a few pics and hopefully she should be shunting Waterfield Hall at the weekend. If you're there at the show come and say hi - think we're in one of the squash courts.......
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