Now....what should i do with this?

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by markoteal » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:36 pm

The management at the CHLR decided that today was naming day for engine number 5 - Meteor - below are a couple of ex works photos of the loco on it special day:-
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Here some of the lads have a chat with Beardy Bob the driver
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Here Meteor head out on its first revenue earning train
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And returns safely
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and finally........... a reminder where we started
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Hopefully I'll have video to follow soon of the finished engine in action
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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:02 pm

Comparing the two images I would call that a transformation and a great success, well done.
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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:02 pm

Bang on Mark, looks the biz.

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by philipy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:20 am

Great end result, well done.
Tbh when you started I thought you were on hiding to nothing, but its been worth the effort, well done.

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:20 am

Mark, you should submit it as model of the month on the 16mm NGM site as it will be something different for a change:

https://www.16mm.org.uk/category/model-of-the-month/

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by bazzer42 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:09 pm

I agree with Tom that's a cracking loco and shows what some tlc and craftsmanship can do.

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by markoteal » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Thanks for all the great comments and feedback

Tom - I'll drop the 16mmm guys a note to see if they'd be interested

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by Big Jim » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:47 am

Do it, that is very, very impressive and Big Big bashing was how many people started out in the hobby. I think I have said before that it is nice to see someone have a go at the steam outline model as these tended to just get used for the chassis.
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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by markoteal » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:06 pm

Thank again for the positive copies - writing a piece for 16mm is on my todo list

Heres a quick video of Meteor in action - been meaning to get loaded up to Youtube for a while now!


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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by ge_rik » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:16 pm

Very nice, Mark. Looks quite at home with a short train.
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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by markoteal » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:30 am

Full write up now available at the 16mm Society website - Tom, you were right, they were interested in it as model of the month!

https://www.16mm.org.uk/2018/07/01/mete ... -the-chlr/

PS - since writing that I have now fitted deltang which has greatly improved the controllability and that has included me squeezing 8 AAA's under the bonnet - getting used to the power on tap! (my other locos run with 4!)

Here we have some slow running!

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by philipy » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:32 am

Looking good all round Mark.
The R/c certainly makes a difference as well.

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:37 pm

Great read Mark, if only more 16mm NGM article's were that interesting!

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by Dwayne » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:38 pm

Cool little lokie. :thumbright:

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Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:30 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:37 pm
Great read Mark, if only more 16mm NGM article's were that interesting!
This has been a well written and illustrated article indeed, but only one of many, dependent on individuals interests.
As a 'one-stop' resource this Forum must surely rank head and shoulders above others and supplies details and information to a wide range of tastes across the 'all scales and gauges' heading.
We certainly have the quality of members to keep us supplied with articles, perhaps we are short on quantity?
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