First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by LNR » Sun May 24, 2020 12:52 am

Tom85 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:22 pm
it's beginning to look like an actual loco...
It certainly is Tom. There's no stopping you now, your hooked!
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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun May 24, 2020 9:37 am

Impressive. Certainly looks like you've needed less filler than my first scratchbuild!
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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by Tom85 » Sun May 24, 2020 10:25 am

Thanks for the encouragement folks. I have used quite a lot of filler... And I haven't attempted the dome yet!

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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by philipy » Sun May 24, 2020 6:43 pm

Tom85 wrote:
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I have used quite a lot of filler...
Haven't we all? :lol: :oops:

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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by Andrew » Wed May 27, 2020 2:30 pm

That's looking very good indeed, nice one!

I look forward to seeing more progress in due course...

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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by Tom85 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:27 am

I haven't had as much time as I would like to work on the Bagnall recently (know the feeling, eh?) but have at least managed to get some work done to complete the chassis. The photo shows the underside of the chassis, now in primer, with the motor block removed for painting, with holes added for the various switches and connections. I spent some time deciding where these should go, given the loco's limited internal space. On the underside of the loco will be the DPDT switch (to switch between run and charge) and the charge socket. The speed controller will be mounted through the cab floor (hoping to disguise it as a handbrake standard) and the reversing switch on top of the tank extensions inside the cab. The inside of the boiler will house the 3x NIMH AA cells, which it's just the right diameter for. The temptation is to forget about all this and crack on with building the body, as I don't really enjoy wiring, but it certainly seemed wise to consider all of this before putting the whole thing together.
Also in this photo is the 'firebox' with a home-made regulator handle, so at least the driver will have something to hold on to. I'm also incorporating a light-up 'fire' using a flickering orange LED. Might come across as something of a gimick, but I think it will add a bit of interest and life to the model.
Hope everyone else's projects are going well, and wishing you a good weekend.
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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by philipy » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:15 am

Looking good so far.
Yep, I agree its a good idea to get it all planned ahead ( something I'm woefully bad at doing, myself!) and as for flickering fires.. THAT I agree with 100%! :lol: :lol:

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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by Garethh » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:59 pm

This is looking ace, I can’t get my head around working with plasticard for some reason so am especially impressed!

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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:04 am

Plasticard is very easy to work with Garethh. You just need to take your time when cutting it. The possibilities are huge in modelling building and rolling stock. Have ago, you might be quietly suppressed. Have a look at Peter Butler's thread, just put a search in for his "Time to build a railway...but where" a little warning though, it's a very big thread.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by Tom85 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:15 pm

FWLR wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:04 am
Plasticard is very easy to work with Garethh. You just need to take your time when cutting it. The possibilities are huge in modelling building and rolling stock. Have ago, you might be quietly suppressed. Have a look at Peter Butler's thread, just put a search in for his "Time to build a railway...but where" a little warning though, it's a very big thread.... :lol: :lol:
I agree. I've never worked with it before this project and have found it pretty easy to work with. Give it a go :)

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Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Post by Garethh » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:29 pm

Cheers for the encouragement, maybe the next build will involve some plasticard!

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