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Author Topic: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett  (Read 2856 times)

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2016, 08:45:43 pm »
Cab front and back 14mm wide cut from 40thou Plasticard and Superglued in position. Original front, back and roof shown for comparison.

The top profile will be filed later:

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2017, 10:22:22 am »
Well, where did the past year go? Anyway, am about to dust off this project and restart. Will keep you posted!

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2017, 04:51:15 pm »
If you're like me, unfinished projects are still being thought about, even when parked on a shelf.

The Peco kit featured a small bunker on the back of the cab (see above) to accommodate the motor's rear bearing. I've already built a Peckett with a bunker, and want this one to be as compact as I can make it, but as constructed the bearing is an issue:



So, I've decided to remove the current cab front/back, and replace with 20thou panels flush on the leading/trailing cab edges, to give myself another couple of mm. I'll also shorten the motor rear bearing a little with my patent shrink gun ...

Mike
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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2017, 06:04:12 pm »
Can you just put a bearing shaped hole in the back panel and (subtly) paint it? (or cover with super thin tape)

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2017, 07:24:52 pm »
Possibly - if it runs hot I might have to!

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2017, 09:05:31 pm »
Voila!



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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2017, 10:34:14 pm »
Nicely done. You're an inspiration, Mike.

I missed out on one of those kits on eBay a week or so ago - price went above my budget. But fortune favours the patient, or something :).

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2017, 07:44:16 pm »
Thanks Pete. Truth be told, I waited 40 years for the money, time and patience to work on one of these!

OK, well cab panels profiled to match the kit and test fit to chassis:




Body sitting 2mm too far back, so some more chassis surgery required...

Mike

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2017, 04:58:16 pm »
Since the motor will sit in the hollow I carved into the chassis, and is snugly held by the cab, I decided to sacrifice the motor mounts. At final assembly I'll probably use a drop of impact adhesive to anchor the motor in place.



I've also drilled pilot holes for the cab windows, which will be 2mm diameter. The kit's 4mm portholes would better suit an L&Y pug!



Mike
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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2017, 04:11:24 pm »
Cab roof fitted and portholes opened up with a rat-tail file. Need to choose my prototype next, as tank top details vary.



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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2017, 10:56:18 am »
Ok, have decided I'm going to model Works No.1054, an E Class dating from 1907, which worked at Loughor colliery, which is near Brynlliw, where the larger B2 Class, No.1426 was based.

If you want to build a Peckett E Class, then N Brass Locos offer a kit and powered chassis to suit.

One of the reasons for choosing an older prototype was the different dome/safety valve arrangement these carried. So, here are the grafts: the dome was donated by a Grafar Holden tank, the chimney from some PD Marsh spares and the filler cap is 10thou plastic card, cut with a leather punch.



Mike
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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2017, 11:03:17 am »
That's looking really nice Mike. Great to see what can be achieved with the old Peco kit. Nice use of spares from other bits and pieces.  8)

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2017, 11:28:47 am »
That's looking really nice Mike. Great to see what can be achieved with the old Peco kit. Nice use of spares from other bits and pieces.  8)

Thank you! I tend to bodge, not buy, whenever I can! Mulling the handrails however - have wired OO locos in the past, but have avoided doing so in N ... until now; all the handling has smoothed the moulded rails right down.

Mike

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2017, 12:48:58 pm »
That's looking really nice Mike. Great to see what can be achieved with the old Peco kit. Nice use of spares from other bits and pieces.  8)

Thank you! I tend to bodge, not buy, whenever I can! Mulling the handrails however - have wired OO locos in the past, but have avoided doing so in N ... until now; all the handling has smoothed the moulded rails right down.

Mike


Go for it Mike, that Peckett looks too good for you not to put brass handrails on it - I know from experience that it is a pain drilling handrail holes in white metal, but the effect is well worth the effort.

All the best,

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Re: Resurrecting a Peco Peckett
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2017, 12:50:44 pm »
Like Hailstone, I think you should fit the handrails Mike.

 

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