Upgrading Ivor

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Upgrading Ivor

Post by pskipper » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:37 pm

We bought one of the Ivor kits available as both our boys love Ivor the Engine. I haven't enjoyed building it but that's just me and card kits really. What I did feel let the kit down was the wheels they provided which were also slightly brittle....
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When compared to Ivor.....
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So I decided that it was a good time to have a go at some 3d design and get some more prototypical wheels made and use our desktop cnc machine to cut out parts for a suitable chassis....
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And the unfinished body perched in place
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The boys will be running him on their playmobil track so he's 45mm gauge which works nicely for the coupling height.

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Re: Upgrading Ivor

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:08 pm

That looks much more like Ivor boyo!

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Post by Big Jim » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:14 pm

Nice job. I think I may have to dig out my old video collection for a trip down memory lane.
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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:26 pm

All on YouTube Jimbo...

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Post by Big Jim » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:48 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:26 pm
All on YouTube Jimbo...
That's today gone for a burton then.
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Re: Upgrading Ivor

Post by pskipper » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:55 pm

Chassis and everything finished, Jones the Steam and Dai Station all painted and varnished. I think the effort of making the wheels and chassis from scratch was definitely worth while...

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Post by ge_rik » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:50 pm

Certainly looks very workmanlike.

The figure with the glasses reminds me very much of a technician we had in our Technology Dept. He was a really lovely chap - he made ingenious whimsical automata as a hobby.

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Re: Upgrading Ivor

Post by Big Jim » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:20 pm

Superb job, does he:-
1) have a dragon in his smokebox?
2) make the right noise?
3) sing in the local choir?

The chassis and wheels look much better than 'as supplied' you should contact the kit manufacture and offer to sell him some.
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Re: Upgrading Ivor

Post by IanC » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:29 am

Brilliant. I'd love one for my grandson.
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Post by Just Julie » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:59 pm

Brilliant, :thumbright:

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Post by Andrew » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:58 pm

Very nice indeed, it looks tons better!

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Re: Upgrading Ivor

Post by ge_rik » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:04 pm

Andrew wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Pssshhh-t-cff, pssssshhh-t-cff...
I'm glad this is in a thread about Ivor the Engine, otherwise I might be deeply offended by your language ...... :shock:

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Re: Upgrading Ivor

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:22 pm

IanC wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:29 am
Brilliant. I'd love one for my grandson.
Sounds like a fair swap!
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Re: Upgrading Ivor

Post by IanC » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:43 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:22 pm
IanC wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:29 am
Brilliant. I'd love one for my grandson.
Sounds like a fair swap!
:thumbright: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Upgrading Ivor

Post by pskipper » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:51 pm

If anyone wants to do the same sort of thing I'm happy to share the file for getting the wheels 3D printed! The chassis needed a fair bit of bodging so you might be better designing one from scratch.

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