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Author Topic: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms  (Read 779 times)

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2017, 07:27:42 am »
The £75 5's and the £86 "Duchess'".
Where are they?

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2017, 08:44:16 am »
Rails of Sheffield 5's £74.50, Hattons Duchess C of Bradford £88. Can't remember where I got my £86 C of Bradford from, it was only a couple of months ago and I did see them still at that price a week ago. There's still Eire Jube's around at sub £80 as well.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 11:37:24 pm »
A further update with both ends completed.  They are just sitting under the body but you get a good idea of what the final model will look like.






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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2017, 12:33:49 am »
That's looking nifty bloke.

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Hmmm, maybe I should start stocking up on Fairburns and get in touch with the genius also known as...

...Ozy!

Someone with greater talent than I needs to make this.
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2017, 08:10:01 am »
Having established the mechanisms can be modified I now need to figure out if the true articulation can be achieved.

I suspect more needs to be cut from the mechanisms to allow this but the way Skytrex did it has never looked correct.

Under the black paint here is what the tank end looks like after milling.




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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2017, 10:33:33 pm »
After a bit more slice and dice I have figured out the correct articulation.

I had to undercut the  motor for the bunker end and thin down the tank end.








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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2017, 11:30:57 pm »


Correct articulation with a temporary plate to confirm spacing and shape.

Now I have the mechanism working I am going to start making scale parts starting with the articulation plate and the running boards of the ends.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2017, 11:35:19 pm »
Cracking work mate!

Will see it some point this week!

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2017, 11:36:35 pm »
Looking good bloke.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2017, 08:54:12 am »
A fine piece of engineering :admiration:

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2017, 09:24:27 am »
Excellent work. That's a pretty tight curve, too. Should be able to handle anything. Watch platform clearances, though!  :-[

Can't wait to see the finished item!  :thumbsup:
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2017, 12:23:10 pm »
Excellent work. That's a pretty tight curve, too. Should be able to handle anything. Watch platform clearances, though!  :-[

Can't wait to see the finished item!  :thumbsup:

I have not measured it but itís about the same as a MkII coach so should be ok.  The grey plate is only a template and the final part will I hope be thin brass with bracing.


 

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