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Offline JohnBS

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Re: Tales from my Stock Box
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2018, 07:57:44 pm »
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Steve (and others),

I have just been doing a bit of work on the 47xx which involved taking the superstructure off the chassis so, as promised, I took a few photos with my phone.



This is a general view of the chassis from the top. The inside motion bits are visible in red to the right. The long bolt coming up through the cylinders is the front mounting point for the superstructure and doesn't normally have a nut on it - just a temporary measure to prevent the cylinders becoming separated from the frames!
At the back of the frames (to the left) I have taken the opportunity to 'capture' the dumbbell-shaped wire cardan shaft. I made a new slotted sleeve fixed to the worm shaft, drilled to take a pin to retain the wire.




This is a similar view but with the tubular outer sleeve fitted over the slotted inner sleeve to ensure that the wire stays roughly central.



While posting these, I took a quick (rather fuzzy) shot of the tender drawbar arrangement with its slightly oval shaped hole (to give some side-play) and the pair of 'J-shaped' phosphor-bronze wires which make rubbing contact with the inside of the loco frames. Of course, this only works with split-frame construction, where the left and right sides are insulated.

Let me know if you have any more queries,

John
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Re: Tales from my Stock Box
« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2018, 08:10:47 pm »
A further something that lives in its own box-file

Topsail schooner "Freya V" c. 1925
Registered in Lübeck
Built 1905, scrapped 1935




A three-masted topsail schooner with a cargo of Baltic pine planks for Reeves of Totnes in 1925. The ship was built in 1905 at Neptun Werft AG, Rostock, Germany and was registered in Lübeck. She had a displacement of 560 tons and is shown waiting to be warped into a berth at St Peter's Pool Quay.

After the Great War, she was seized as reparations but was bought back by her German owner. Her sail plan was revised to reduce crew requirements and she was fitted with an enclosed wheelhouse, an auxiliary diesel engine (ex U-boat) and a donkey engine on the foredeck, driving a hydraulic winch and windlass on the forecastle.



The model started life as a fairly ancient and rudimentary Czech Republic plastic kit of the Cutty Sark, to 1:180 scale. The hull was cut down to the waterline and a couple of transverse slices were taken out to reduce the slender "clipper" shape.  Masts were slightly reduced in height and the whole was totally re-rigged, with just two square sails on the foremast and fore-and-aft gaff-rigged sails on the main and mizzen.

Sails were made of thin paper, shrouds and rigging were of button thread and sewing cotton. The windlass, donkey engine, wheelhouse and other details were scratch built in plastic card and the hatch covers and deck housings were modified.

The model won the Chairman's Trophy at the 2017 2mm Scale Association Annual General Meeting.


The inspiration



Photograph of a Russian or Finnish timber ship at Totnes, probably about 1910.
Photo: Totnes Image Bank

John
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Re: Tales from my Stock Box
« Reply #77 on: July 22, 2018, 02:35:57 pm »
Hi Steve and others,
4706 class loco - valve gear
Below is a link to a short YouTube video of the 47xx valve gear in motion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=257UZ3nXnck&feature=share
My first attempt to post a YouTube link - hope it works!
John
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Re: Tales from my Stock Box
« Reply #78 on: July 22, 2018, 09:28:54 pm »
Hi Steve and others,
4706 class loco - valve gear
Below is a link to a short YouTube video of the 47xx valve gear in motion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=257UZ3nXnck&feature=share
My first attempt to post a YouTube link - hope it works!
John

Beautiful stuff - lovely engineering.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Tales from my Stock Box
« Reply #79 on: July 23, 2018, 11:12:23 am »
It shows me just how much of a mountain I have to climb to reach your standard John, Pendon level modelling indeed.

Regards,

Alex


 

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Re: Tales from my Stock Box
« Reply #80 on: July 24, 2018, 03:29:22 pm »
Alex,
To quote the Chinese proverb :
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" and, looking at your website, you have already covered a long way. Keep it up.
Best wishes,
John
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Re: Tales from my Stock Box
« Reply #81 on: August 07, 2018, 10:39:09 am »
Hi everyone,
The Clyde Puffer "Starlight" will be travelling to Padstow to be on John Greenwood's brilliant North Cornwall layout at Wells this weekend.



Come and see the best concentration of 2mm scale layouts at a single exhibition this year. Ashburton will also be there.
Best wishes,
John
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Re: Tales from my Stock Box
« Reply #82 on: August 08, 2018, 07:50:23 am »
Great bit of modelling.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

 

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