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Author Topic: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)  (Read 2589 times)

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2018, 11:20:57 am »

Yes i use that as well but if its the blackened soft iron type watch it for damp and rust.

I think it is probably is a soft iron type material but its coated in green plastic. Not had any issues with it rusting. Especially the drainpipes because they gat painted anyway. I really like it for its ability to bend easily and hold its shape.
Loving the HOBC tho. Feel free to come and run it through Northallerton anytime  :D

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I may take you up on that one of these days. :D
My rough calculations suggest the longest road we have in the fiddle yard is 13 foot. Is that enough?

Kirky

Just about it's about 3.5 meters with every wagon and two locos.  :goggleeyes:

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2018, 11:28:10 am »

Yes i use that as well but if its the blackened soft iron type watch it for damp and rust.

I think it is probably is a soft iron type material but its coated in green plastic. Not had any issues with it rusting. Especially the drainpipes because they gat painted anyway. I really like it for its ability to bend easily and hold its shape.
Loving the HOBC tho. Feel free to come and run it through Northallerton anytime  :D

cheers
kirky

I may take you up on that one of these days. :D
My rough calculations suggest the longest road we have in the fiddle yard is 13 foot. Is that enough?

Kirky

Just about it's about 3.5 meters with every wagon and two locos.  :goggleeyes:
Cool.
I'll try and remeber to measure it when I'm at the club tomorrow.

Cheers
Kirky
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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2018, 11:28:39 am »
From the OP (where I learnt what an HOBC was) I have been following this with interest (a) because the modelling is so good and (b) 'cos it's going to be a monster.
I'm really looking forward to seeing a vid of the finished article running (and this from a dyed in the wool transition era modeller)

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2018, 11:34:58 am »
From the OP (where I learnt what an HOBC was) I have been following this with interest (a) because the modelling is so good and (b) 'cos it's going to be a monster.
I'm really looking forward to seeing a vid of the finished article running (and this from a dyed in the wool transition era modeller)

It will be running next year at the Berkshire Area Group NGS Show on our modular layout.  I will post the date soon, we are just booking the hall as we speak.

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2018, 11:40:59 am »
Hope you make a vid as that's a helluva way from Lankyshire :no:

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2018, 04:05:40 pm »
Hope you make a vid as that's a helluva way from Lankyshire :no:

Yes, but I will need to do it on our club layout to get it all in. :)

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2018, 11:39:48 pm »
Almost there, here is first one with transfers and satin varnish. 

I am just awaiting some black anodized washers in the post to replace steel ones, spacing the bogies, that are visible and I will bolt then all together.  Final task will be to glaze the cabs and fit either space bars or couplings.  With the washers she sits very nicely on the track.  The entire train will have 60 bogies including the two locomotives.

It looks so like a praying mantis or similar insect.



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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2018, 12:23:57 am »
In the background I have been collecting a few more components ready to work on.

The tool wagon which is necessary to fit between the front MFS-100 and the loco or the chute of the MFS-100 would hit the loco cab.  This is part of the Modern Image Models track relaying train 3D print and I can swap it between trains depending on what I plan to run as the markings are identical.  It has a basic undercoat to show were the work is needed to improve the surface texture of the print.  The track laying train is a future project.




The two Farish class 66 that will get Zimo sound chips (my thanks as always to John at YouChoos).  I'm going to follow the YouChoos recommended modifications to fit the sound and this may be useful to some in itself as they must be completely dismantled to cut back the metal frames to fit the speaker.




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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2018, 11:12:05 am »
My rough calculations suggest the longest road we have in the fiddle yard is 13 foot. Is that enough?

Kirky
Measured the longest road in our fiddle yards last night. Only 12 foot - huh, I thought it was longer.
Nevermind, 3.5m = 11.4 feet so we should be ok. If it ends up being longer, we'll have to split it between two roads.

cheers
Kirky
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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2018, 11:26:13 am »
My rough calculations suggest the longest road we have in the fiddle yard is 13 foot. Is that enough?

Kirky

Measured the longest road in our fiddle yards last night. Only 12 foot - huh, I thought it was longer.
Nevermind, 3.5m = 11.4 feet so we should be ok. If it ends up being longer, we'll have to split it between two roads.

cheers
Kirky


With the 20 coupling spacings through the train still to be determined it can still change in length by 10-20cm.  If I'm lucky I should get the aluminium washers that will allow me to mount up the bogies from China this weekend and then I will see what spacing is required.  I will be using fixed bars in rakes of 2 or 3 rather than couplings for every end.

Anyway the MFS-100 bodies and bogies are now complete and I am going to move on the the HOBC itself.




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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2018, 08:13:41 pm »
Simply stunning

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2018, 08:50:12 pm »
OK wheels on. 

I ran a simple haulage test given the wheels have not been run in or lubricated and a Farish class 66 will shift 6 units and two all ten.  On this basis once I have used poly-carbonate lubricant on the axles and run them in I should be OK with two locos for the entire train, if not I will just have to run it with three class 66's  :D






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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2018, 09:19:01 pm »
Its just brilliant. Love it.

Kirky
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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2018, 09:27:55 pm »
Agreed - looks awesome.

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2018, 05:56:51 am »
poly-carbonate lubricant on the axles

Que??

Better than normal loco lubricant?
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