Chassis, please help me

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Re: Chassis, please help me

Post by -steves- » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:37 pm

philipy wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:09 pm
Steve,
It seems pretty clear that everything in the chassis is printed apart from some brass bushes and the axles & gear. My big question is, are the cranks simply as printed or have they been trued up on the lathe/mill?
Indeed, everything is printed except for the axles, bushes and gears. Neither the wheels nor the cranks have been finished in the mill or lathe, simply renamed out with a small hand drill, very slowly. The wheels give a nice tight fit and don't slip and the cranks have some tiny weeny 2mm grub screws in them. I would have milled the edge of the axles for easy quartering but my mill is in bits right now waiting for me to get the parts to fix it. It runs very very nicely although I have not had time to video it yet. The first one will remain in black as I don't have time to paint it, them next one will likely be blue.
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Re: Chassis, please help me

Post by -steves- » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:42 pm

Andrew wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:08 pm
-steves- wrote:
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ge_rik wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:25 pm
Corrrr...... that's nice!

Rik
Such a shame it doesn't fit in with you era of running stock ;)
The Woolwich Arsenal railway had some lovely officers' saloons, kind of like the Corris saloons, but with the same roof profile as the Ffestiniog's curvy roofed van...

The loco's looking great Steve! I was born in Woolwich, and worked there before moving to Bristol, so I have a soft spot for the Woolwich Arsenal railway...

It appears that both you and Philip have background with this railway, not that I am envyous at all :oops: :twisted:

I have so many pictures of this loco that I got from the Internet, clearly someone else was measuring it up for scale too.
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Re: Chassis, please help me

Post by Phil.P » Tue May 31, 2022 2:55 pm

Steve, did you ever post a video of this loco?

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Re: Chassis, please help me

Post by -steves- » Tue May 31, 2022 5:02 pm

Phil.P wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 2:55 pm
Steve, did you ever post a video of this loco?

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Hi Phil

No, I never posted a video of this loco, it actually runs quite well, all be it, a little noisy on the gears. The loco never even got sprayed and in fact, I just looked for it and can't even find it :oops: :oops:
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