HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by ge_rik » Thu May 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Interesting idea, Greg. I've considered ways of retaining the reliability but reducing the visual impact - eg by making the loop out of wire or brass strip and relying on the centre buffer for the push. But some of the curves on my railway are quite tight and so I'd end up with the dreaded buffer-lock.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by ge_rik » Tue May 08, 2018 7:46 pm

Hi folks
The weekend weather afforded an opportunity to get out into the garden. Thought I'd give HGLW (temporary name) a chance to strut her stuff. Adds an extra dimension to shunting operations at Peckforton station. A few minor tweaks needed - a bit more weight and I need to widen the back-to-backs as she can slip down where the track gauge widens on some points to accommodate the point blades (see if you can spot her doing a neat little curtsey). Otherwise, pleased to see how well she performs.
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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by IanC » Tue May 08, 2018 8:03 pm

Lovely to see the loco pottering round. Very enjoyable video Rik.

Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by Peter Butler » Tue May 08, 2018 9:04 pm

Very nicely done Rik, low angle shots make all the difference to the scene.
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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by FWLR » Wed May 09, 2018 6:59 am

Second that Rik, the low angle makes you feel has if your'e really there.
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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by ge_rik » Wed May 09, 2018 7:30 am

Thanks folks. Probably twice as much footage lying on the virtual cutting room floor. Some shots just didn't look right. Though I wish I'd now got a shot of the pickup goods departing and HGLW returning to the sidings - alternatively, you could say it's like one of those films with an ambiguous ending ..... :?

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by bazzer42 » Wed May 09, 2018 8:36 am

I love your railway Rik, your backdrops are so beguiling that I really don't see lgb couplings. I wouldn't bother to change them but I can see the challenge of developing the Peckforton patent would be enjoyable.

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed May 09, 2018 4:52 pm

I agree regarding the couplings, they are reliable and work.

If you want to change something Rik get rid of the plastic log loads on your wagons ;)

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Re: HGLW - Loco build and rc installation

Post by philipy » Wed May 09, 2018 8:02 pm

It is a nice smooth runing little loco, well done.
tom_tom_go wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 4:52 pm
If you want to change something Rik get rid of the plastic log loads on your wagons ;)
I wasn' sure what Tom was on about...until I saw the log wagons being shunted directly towards the camera
... Oh dear! :shock:

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