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Author Topic: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms  (Read 778 times)

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LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:33:54 pm »
I'm posting this as a work in progress, having just completed the milling of the chassis blocks to prove it was feasible.

The body is as yet unmodified and is simply sitting on the mechanisms.

The Fairburn tank wheels are the correct dimension and the valve gear is ideal, however you have to machine away almost half the metal.




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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 08:07:47 am »
WOW

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 08:14:12 am »
What a cool project!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 09:23:04 am »
That's looking very good and I bet @paulprice is getting all unnecessary now ;D

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 04:38:36 pm »
I'm posting this as a work in progress, having just completed the milling of the chassis blocks to prove it was feasible.

The body is as yet unmodified and is simply sitting on the mechanisms.

The Fairburn tank wheels are the correct dimension and the valve gear is ideal, however you have to machine away almost half the metal.







By comparison you can see the wheel size and spacing difference from the original "as designed" configuration using Pool Farish Black 5 mechanisms.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 05:20:15 pm »
Amazing work on a difficult project. I soooohh want one of those.
 :drool: :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

Bob Austin

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 05:23:56 pm »
Both ends are identical modifications and when I'm happy with the fit I will publish the dimensions along with any templates for parts that need to be made.  I used a mill to cut them but a saw and careful filing will also work.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 05:29:18 pm »
Looks wonderful :drool:

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 03:36:07 am »
Watching with anticipation, I really want to have one of these guys but have yet to take the plunge on buying it!

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2017, 09:49:35 am »
I WANT I WANT I WANT

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2017, 09:53:39 am »
"I'm a good boy, I don't need any more locos, I'm a good boy"

Blah, blah, blah-blah blah.

 :whistle:

As they said in the X Files, the truth is out there.
Sometimes you bite the dog...

...sometimes the dog bites you!

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 10:05:05 am »
"I'm a good boy, I don't need any more locos, I'm a good boy"

Blah, blah, blah-blah blah.

 :whistle:

As they said in the X Files, the truth is out there.

Stop picking on me, I said I want one not I've got one or am going to get one so THERE  :P

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 10:33:07 am »
Not quite sure who you're trying to fool...

...us or yourself.

Don't fight it my friend. There's a reason all those locos are being reduced.

Resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless...
Sometimes you bite the dog...

...sometimes the dog bites you!

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 11:14:57 am »
Not quite sure who you're trying to fool...

...us or yourself.

Don't fight it my friend. There's a reason all those locos are being reduced.

Resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless, resistance is useless...

What reduced loco's

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2017, 04:05:43 pm »
The 75 5's and the 86 "Duchess'".

Sometimes you bite the dog...

...sometimes the dog bites you!

 

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