The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:06 am

Wow Rob that is some running time.... :thumbright: :thumbright:

Your photos by the way are excellent.... :thumbright: :thumbright:

Any one of them would win this Quarters competition.... :thumbright: I love seeing the ones of your winding track, it shows me anyway, what a great line it is.
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:14 pm

Very early days of the latest CLR loco department project....

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:53 am

This looks interesting Rob...... :thumbright:
I love to see how locos come to being from someones own ideas or even someones else's and then interpreted with someones own different take on it.

Need to see more please mate, hurry up and get on with it...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Only kidding... :occasion5:
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:32 am

Thanks Rod!

It’s sort of inspired by Tag Gorton’s latest loco, which is a coal fired DJB Emma with tender. There’s pictures and videos of said loco on DJB’s Facebook page. This will be a bit bigger though I reckon.

I also have no specific plans, I’m just sort of making it up as I go along!

I’ve never actually scratchbuilt anything more than a cab for a 009 loco, so I can’t say it’ll be a quick, or successful build :lol:

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:41 pm

Some slight progress before I have to go to work. Only had about 30 mins to spare so it’s not much....

I’ve decided to go for a stepped running plate so that the cab sits lower.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:13 am

I completely understand on the time thing Rob. This month for me is even less with grandkids minding duties... :lol: :lol:

Do my eyes deceive me Rob... 8) Are you using a cereal box for the cab.... :scratch:
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:04 am

FWLR wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:13 am
I completely understand on the time thing Rob. This month for me is even less with grandkids minding duties... :lol: :lol:

Do my eyes deceive me Rob... 8) Are you using a cereal box for the cab.... :scratch:
Ah but the good thing about Grandkids, as the saying goes, is you can give them back! :lol:

You’re correct about the cereal box, at least for the moment. It’s just a mock up to see how things look. I’m planning on cutting some proper cab sides out this afternoon.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by DonW » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:14 pm

Nowt wrong with making it up as you go. Have fun with the build
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:55 am

RobRossington wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:04 am
FWLR wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:13 am
I completely understand on the time thing Rob. This month for me is even less with grandkids minding duties... :lol: :lol:

Do my eyes deceive me Rob... 8) Are you using a cereal box for the cab.... :scratch:
Ah but the good thing about Grandkids, as the saying goes, is you can give them back! :lol:

You’re correct about the cereal box, at least for the moment. It’s just a mock up to see how things look. I’m planning on cutting some proper cab sides out this afternoon.
Ah but the good thing about Grandkids, as the saying goes, is you can give them back! :lol:

You are so right there Rob... :lol: :lol:

Also great idea on mocking with cereal boxes. Saves on using whatever one has for their models... :thumbright: :thumbright:

Has DonW said, "Have fun with the Build" :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:37 pm

Well, I can’t say it’s been fun, but we’re getting there! People make styrene look so easy, but I never seem to be able to get this bloody stuff straight and square!

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Nothing is stuck together properly yet (apart from the running plate/buffer beam). I just need to make a boiler now! I’ve tried some 42mm diameter tube but it was too weedy. I’ve now got some 50mm tube, but I’m not sure if it’s too big! :shock: :scratch:

I’ve bought a smoke box door, clack valves, safety valves and whistle from GRS.

Once the boiler is finished I’ll make a start on a tender!

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by philipy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:49 pm

It's looking well so far, Rob.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:57 am

I think it's looks brilliant Rob. Plasticard does take a bit of getting used to. If you really take your time with cutting it, I usually do very light cuts, it depends on the thickness if it how many cuts I do. Then it's a case of snapping it when you feel it has gone deep enough. A set square is vital though, generally they are never square when you first get them. I see you are already marking out with pencil. And your blades must be sharp...

Just take your time mate and you will find it's one of those materials you will get to enjoy and build some wonderful things with....Look at Peter Butlers brilliant buildings and rolling stock and you knows what you can achieve.

PS. What are you using to glue the material with Rob.. :?:
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by DonW » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:27 am

Looking good.
I would agreed with Rod's comments above. I made a 'Corner' two pieces of ply and a bit of square timber to make a right angled corner which I use when making things. It also sits with the sides vertical on the work surface so you can fix a floor andd two walls together in place then run solvent down the joins.
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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:46 am

I have a set of engineering set squares that are 'square', worth the money.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:59 am

DonW wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:27 am
Looking good.
I would agreed with Rod's comments above. I made a 'Corner' two pieces of ply and a bit of square timber to make a right angled corner which I use when making things. It also sits with the sides vertical on the work surface so you can fix a floor andd two walls together in place then run solvent down the joins.
Corner.JPG

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