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Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

Post by ge_rik » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:33 pm

GTB wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:14 am
More poor design than poor plastic, although recycled plastic won't help. I've repaired a few electronic device cases over the years with the same problem of the screw pillars cracking, but I've also got a couple designed so that they'll never crack.

I use pieces of brass tube as a collar pressed on over the split post as a repair. The tube needs to be a tight enough push fit to close the crack in the plastic and it won't work if any chunks of plastic have broken away from the post.

The repair will last, but only if you are careful about tightening up the screws, as the self tappers used can easily strip out the thread in plastic if over tightened.
Past that stage, unfortunately. Most of the pieces of the various pillars have parted company and either disappeared or are rattling around inside the clamshell.
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Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:14 am
The loco body has come up nicely, but I agree, it needs a dummy frame behind the cylinders and from there to the front headstock. There's far too much daylight under the front at present.
The dummy frame is now done and, as on the Lyn, serves a triple purpose of filling the space, retaining the cylinder moulding and securing the body to the motor block..

I'll post a few photos later.

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Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:56 pm

On the home straight ........
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(Images hosted on my blog - https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2021/0 ... rt-88.html )

There's still a bit more to be done - a bit more pipework, nameplates, numberplates, makers' plates and some gauges, pipes and brake standard in the cab. She seems to run quite well but I've not had a chance to do a full test run as yet.

3 x 18650 li-ion cells, Deltang Rx65c receiver/controller and MyLocoSound Universal steam soundcard.

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Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:54 pm

That's looking really good Rik. You have managed to get a smooth paint surface too, very well done.
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Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

Post by philipy » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:12 pm

Yes, I agree with Peter, a very nice job.

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Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:12 pm

Thanks chaps
I've now blogged the build here in case anyone wants to see wot I dun
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2021/0 ... -into.html

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Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

Post by Andrew » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:53 pm

That's a lovely-looking loco Rik - it will look equally at home at the head of a posh passenger rake or roughing it with a goods...

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