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Post by Mr. Bond of the DVLR » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:11 am

Everything is coming together. It looks very smart indeed!
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The railway which people forgot
(to build)

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Post by Keith S » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:50 am

How long after spraying do you bake the parts? Do you wait until they are dry to the touch at room temperature?

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Post by dewintondave » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:39 am

Keith S:112246 wrote:How long after spraying do you bake the parts? Do you wait until they are dry to the touch at room temperature?
That's it, when it's touch dry. It's a smelly process, especially the black paint - toluene, the black paint was very fast to be touch dry. I used engine block spray paint.

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Post by dewintondave » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:54 am

It is finished!

This project was started in the latter part of 2012. With the test chassis running in early 2013.

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The basic dimensions of the loco are:

340 mm long (over the couplings) x 150 mm wide x 240 mm high from rail head to top of exhaust stack. Weight: over 5 Kg

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Post by philipy » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:06 am

That looks fantastic, Dave.
Congratulations.
I'm in awe and envy of your abilities.

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Post by robc_wa » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:49 pm

Oh WOW! That really looks good. All that and the smell of castor oil too! Beautiful work.

Rob

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:03 pm

Dave this is an excellent model, well done.

Should you ever want to sell it let me know ;)

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Post by dewintondave » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:03 am

Thank you guys.

My homemade locos are priceless... to me ;)

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Post by dewintondave » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:07 am

Here's the box of goodies that weren't used in the final iteration of the loco...

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Post by KNO3 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:57 pm

Congratulations! How about a video of the finished loco running?

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Post by dewintondave » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:37 am

Thank you guys. A run is a quite long way off as my railway needs a lot of repairs, it's winter over here.

In the meantime here's the loco on the shelf keeping the DeWintons company.

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Post by Peter Butler » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:34 am

What a magnificent collection Dave, you can feel very proud of your work, I hope you get plenty of opportunity to show it off!
Superb!!!!!
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Post by Keith S » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:10 pm

Congratulations! Now we are all looking forward to a video, when your line has been repaired!

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Post by dewintondave » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:56 am

Here we are, the first proper run, and on the new track. Plenty of smoke; the garden was bathed in the sweet aroma of castor oil. Most of the run was in first gear, but the last bit was in second.

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Post by Gralyn » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:37 am

You must be very pleased with that performance.
Regards Graham.

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