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HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by ge_rik » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:04 pm

As promised in this thread - https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 83#p135568 - I have constructed a simple loco and installed Deltang r/c equipment, hopefully to show how easy it can be. At the moment, I have only made a short video but I aim to have the blog entry finished by the end of the weekend.


I wanted to see how far I could get in a day - actually, less than a day as I didn't start work on her until about 11.00am. I was intending to build an IP Engineering kit, but it hasn't arrived and so I've had a go at a Houstoun Gate Loco Works kit instead. (http://www.eagleassist.com/hglw/Locos.html)

Still need to do a bit more detailing and give her a decent paint job, but at least she's a runner!

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Post by Busted Bricks » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:13 pm

Lovely loco. It gives me great pleasure to see these are still being sold and built :D

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by IanC » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:41 pm

Great work Rik.

I'll have a look at the blog when it's ready. I'm looking out for another locomotive and this will go on my short list.

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Post by ge_rik » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:56 pm

IanC wrote:
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I'll have a look at the blog when it's ready.
Blog post now completed .....

https://riksrailway.blogspot.co.uk/2018 ... t-and.html

Hope it's helpful

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Post by philipy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:39 am

Looks good Rik, and thanks for the blog post.

It looks as though it might be a wee bit light to get much haulage, though?

Also, I realise that you've just built it 'as delivered', but I wonder low long that drive belt will last without stretching and slipping? I think I'd have preferred a delrin chain and gears?

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:32 am

I think this is just to demonstrate the install of Deltang R/C Phil not be a main line worker day in day out.

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Post by ge_rik » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:07 am

philipy wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:39 am
Looks good Rik, and thanks for the blog post.

It looks as though it might be a wee bit light to get much haulage, though?

Also, I realise that you've just built it 'as delivered', but I wonder low long that drive belt will last without stretching and slipping? I think I'd have preferred a delrin chain and gears?
Hi Philip
I've got another HGLW loco with a drive belt which I've had for about four years now (and she was secondhand). So far no slippage evident.
She's only going to potter around the timber yard and so will only be used for light shunting duties.

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Post by philipy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:12 am

Thats good to know then, Rik, thanks.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by IanC » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:13 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:56 pm
IanC wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:41 pm
I'll have a look at the blog when it's ready.
Blog post now completed .....

https://riksrailway.blogspot.co.uk/2018 ... t-and.html

Hope it's helpful

Rik
Yes, it is thanks Rik. Bookmarked for future reference.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by cooltrain » Tue May 01, 2018 2:54 am

Looks awesome Rik! Thanks for making this.
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Post by ge_rik » Tue May 01, 2018 8:26 am

Thanks. I was scanning the internet for suitable prototypes and decided Peldon at Amberley could be my inspiration. By coincidence, I've just seen Tom's thread mentioning Peldon is the inspiration for his Cricket refurb.

I think I can get away with it - Peldon was built in 1936 and my railway is set in 1932. My explanation is that my loco was an earlier experimental version which explains the constructional divergencies .... :)

Some nice historical significance for me as well. Peldon was used in the construction of the Abberton Reservoir which I used to cycle past on my way to Mersea Island as a kid.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by Mitch stack » Tue May 01, 2018 8:43 am

Great work Rik! looking forward to seeing more. Mitch.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by ge_rik » Tue May 01, 2018 3:27 pm

Mitch stack wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:43 am
Great work Rik! looking forward to seeing more. Mitch.
Your wish is my command, Mitch. She's now emerged from the paint-shop and had a few more details added - couplings (yes, I know LGB couplings look $#!t , but they make shunting a lot easier - and they are comparatively cheap), buffers (courtesy of Binney Engineering), radiator and grille (you can just make out the vertical tubes of the radiator behind the grille), exhaust pipe (a la Peldon - ie bits of copper tube and plastic rod), hand rails (bent brass rod and a couple of washers) and a driver (Jon's People).
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Will do a bit more detailing (eg inside the cab), add some nameplates and a number, do some weathering (I don't do ex-works pristine on my railway) and then she can enter service to potter around the sidings at the sawmill.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by IanC » Tue May 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Wow.

Fantastic job Rik. You should be on commission with HGLW. I reckon their sales will go up now.

Such a quick build too.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by gregh » Thu May 03, 2018 8:38 am

ge_rik wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 3:27 pm

......... and had a few more details added - couplings (yes, I know LGB couplings look $#!t , but they make shunting a lot easier -
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Just a suggestion for future. Instead of using LGB hooks on a small loco, I just arranged the 'cowcatcher' (or whatever that front plate is called) to be the right height above rail, so the hook engaged under it.
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