Clockwork Wren

A place for discussing diverse methods of powering locomotives, such as Internal Combustion, Wind, etc...
User avatar
Killian Keane
Trainee Fireman
Trainee Fireman
Posts: 193
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:17 pm

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by Killian Keane » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:50 pm

Looks remarkably accurate! :thumbright:
Blokes with tea can build anything

User avatar
ge_rik
Driver
Driver
Posts: 2818
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:20 pm
Location: Cheshire
Contact:

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by ge_rik » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:11 am

Great looking loco already.

Rik
------------------------
Peckforton Light Railway - Blog Facebook Youtube

JCSteam
Trainee Fireman
Trainee Fireman
Posts: 115
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:52 pm
Location: Darlington

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by JCSteam » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:01 pm

This has shaped up really well :D

Look forward to seeing the finished article ;)
Jon

Have fun steaming
Now put the kettle on....sit back and browse my webpage  http://fwpl.webs.com/

User avatar
pskipper
Trainee Fireman
Trainee Fireman
Posts: 141
Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:38 pm
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by pskipper » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 pm

Dome turning went a little wrong as I cut the boiler curve a bit too high resulting in a shortened dome. However I still had enough of the PVC bar to make a second dome so that was okay. I've finished off the cab roof with a bit more bracing than a real Wren and sprayed a coat of primer on to see where I needed any remedial filler work. It was at this point that I realised I hadn't made the cap for the water tank which is why it is unpainted. Loco is being inspected by Mr Thompson who, following a little surgery to his arm and filling in the hole in his back, will be the driver.

Image

Image

Image

I was going to make some discs to blank out the wheel spokes and make them more wren like but I'm keen to move on to some other projects so I'll get it painted and they can wait for some time in the future.

User avatar
Peter Butler
Driver
Driver
Posts: 3484
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:33 pm
Location: West Wales

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:21 pm

I think it is amazing what a little grey primer can do to a mixed media model..... everything suddenly fits together and looks so right.
Well done on this construction, very nice job.
The best things in life are free.... so why am I doing this?

User avatar
LNR
Driver
Driver
Posts: 1141
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:26 am
Location: Australia

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by LNR » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:16 am

That has turned out very nicely, and it's origins make it an eye opener as to what can be done with a simple wind up loco mechanism.
Grant.

User avatar
tom_tom_go
Chairman
Chairman
Posts: 4330
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:08 am
Location: Kent, UK
Contact:

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:23 am

I like the spoked wheels, adds more visual interest when in motion.

User avatar
markoteal
Trainee Driver
Trainee Driver
Posts: 728
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:23 pm
Location: South East

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by markoteal » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:40 pm

As Peter says, the magic that a rattle tin of primer can deliver!

Any chance of seeing it in action?
Where did I put that uncoupler?

User avatar
daan
Fireman
Fireman
Posts: 263
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:25 am

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by daan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:48 pm

Brilliant! :D
"En schöne Gruess" from an Alpine railway in Holland.

User avatar
pskipper
Trainee Fireman
Trainee Fireman
Posts: 141
Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:38 pm
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by pskipper » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:52 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments, I'll get the final colour coats done and then try and put together some video of it running. Based on how the chassis ran it's going to be fast!

User avatar
pskipper
Trainee Fireman
Trainee Fireman
Posts: 141
Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:38 pm
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by pskipper » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:56 pm

So it's taken a while, paint job isn't finished but I thought I'd try to put together a video of it running! Sorry about the jerkyness of the filming, first attempt and all that! I cut out a few bits and unfortunately the video editor has squished the image a little!


Big Jim
Director
Director
Posts: 2694
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:28 pm
Location: Near Llanelli

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by Big Jim » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:10 pm

Very nice job that.
I did notice a clock work engine on the heritage stand and llanfair and thought of your project.
If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer!

User avatar
tom_tom_go
Chairman
Chairman
Posts: 4330
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:08 am
Location: Kent, UK
Contact:

Re: Clockwork Wren

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:27 pm

I don't think the video does your loco justice.

Can you not try again uploading it?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests