Time to build a railway...but where?

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by IanC » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:05 am

GTB wrote:
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I store my rolling stock in wooden trays with the compartments lined with felt, similar to your boxes. To stop things rattling around when being transported in the car, I make spacers out of wood or ply and pad them with felt.

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I have used this method for over 30 years for my OO stock without any ill effects to the paintwork or models.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:26 am

Thanks for the warning Graeme, I will certainly keep an eye on the condition of my foam padding, although if it lasts more than 15 years that will take it way beyond my touring years, I will be nudging 90 (perhaps?) and will remove the hazard if I can still stagger to my shed!.......
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:18 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:26 am
Thanks for the warning Graeme, I will certainly keep an eye on the condition of my foam padding, although if it lasts more than 15 years that will take it way beyond my touring years, I will be nudging 90 (perhaps?) and will remove the hazard if I can still stagger to my shed!.......
And me mate... :lol: :lol: :lol: Well more like 80+ for me.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:50 pm

FWLR wrote:
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Who cares, so long has we enjoy our lines on how we see them...
Hear hear to that!!

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:57 pm

I have been searching the internet (youtube videos of model railways) for inspiration for my next build and have found this.....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4tpOPYqK2A
I believe this is 7mm NG and is a wonderful model on a magnificent layout.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:53 am

Smoke generator, must resist :mrgreen:

Good luck with the build Peter, I am sure you will have it done in an afternoon!

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:57 am

That is a beautiful loco. Gonna watch this one with interest!

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:57 pm
I have been searching the internet (youtube videos of model railways) for inspiration for my next build and have found this.....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4tpOPYqK2A
I believe this is 7mm NG and is a wonderful model on a magnificent layout.
That is a very nice loco and a great looking layout....

Seuthe 6v smoke generator I believe..... :thumbright:

Thanks for your get well messages Peter....No you don't have that affect on me mate.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:04 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:53 am
I am sure you will have it done in an afternoon!
I can't imagine why you think that Tom?......
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Meanwhile, the next day.....
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I have to admit it took a little longer and there are some pictures of the loco under construction....
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The pistons are attached to the crank-shaft, made from brass rod etc, and driven by a tiny motor with reduction gearbox.....
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This will be powered, along with the chassis motor, through a Rx65C receiver giving proportional rotational speed with movement of the loco.
To add interest I have made twisted roof supports from square section brass bar, similar to that used on Showmans engines.....
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I have no idea who Ted Polet is but have him to thank for inspiring me to build this loco.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by philipy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:33 pm

I'm speechless! :D

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:46 am

Nothing more to say about it Peter.....Just absolutely flipping BRILLIANT...... :salute: :salute: :salute:
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:37 am

Blimey! I blinked and in that time another masterpiece appeared.

Great looking interpretation of a fascinating prototype, Peter. I was wondering how you might animate the motion, and then I scrolled down further.

Rik

PS Was the curlycane effect achieved with a vice and a pair of mole grips or something more sophisticated?
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by FWLR » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 am

Hi Rik,

The easiest way to turn brass bar like Peter has done is.

Place one end of the bar in a vice, the other in a drill, (most drills now have a slow start) then start very slowly and keep it steady. It's surprising how easy it is....
Rod

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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:04 am

Rik and Rod...... the brass was turned as you both describe by securing one end in a vice and turning the other, however, I did each short section individually so used mole grips. I imagine longer lengths would be easier using a slow speed drill.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by SimonWood » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:22 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:04 pm
I can't imagine why you think that Tom?......
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Meanwhile, the next day.....
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What a wonderful loco! Absolutely superb.

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