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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 29917 times)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #105 on: May 19, 2015, 07:41:12 PM »
Wow! Just stunning - nothing wrong with the enlargements either.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #106 on: May 19, 2015, 08:05:32 PM »
I think the wobble has gone; the only wobble now is my dodgy camera work!

http://youtu.be/LnIhp_E04po

As mentioned in other threads it looks like I can now only post a link to the video rather than embed it.
Gareth

Moderator Comment If you remove the "s" from "https" the link will embed and display the video ;)
« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 09:00:54 PM by Caz, Reason: Edited link to display video »

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #107 on: May 19, 2015, 09:07:09 PM »
Aah, thanks for that :thumbsup:
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #108 on: May 19, 2015, 10:54:45 PM »
Very nice Sir!

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2015, 09:09:37 AM »
That's beautiful Gareth, both the loco and the layout, thankyou.

When you replace the motor, do you re-use the original worm and gear?

Cheers

Simon

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #110 on: May 20, 2015, 12:21:28 PM »

When you replace the motor, do you re-use the original worm and gear?


Hi,
No reason why you can't. I've numerous Farish worms from dead locos. In this instance I used a new Farish gear as the 08 geared wheel has an offset gear. I used the 2 non geared wheelsets, popped a wheel off and pressed a new gear on.
HTH
Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2015, 05:31:56 PM »
That's a lovely little loco and very smooth runner  :wonderfulmodelling:
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #112 on: May 22, 2015, 04:55:45 PM »
Hi Gareth:

How do you keep the motors in place on your modified chassis'?

Regards

Simon

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #113 on: May 22, 2015, 05:12:40 PM »

How do you keep the motors in place on your modified chassis'?


Hi Simon
I initially hold it in place with double sided tape and when happy all meshes well run a bit of superglue underneath to bond chassis, tape and motor together. It doesn't sound very high tech but I've not had any problems to date. If you do need to remove the motor superglue is quite brittle so the joint can be gently persuaded apart.
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #114 on: May 22, 2015, 06:15:15 PM »
Hi,
Today I've finished off a couple of LBSCR 'A' open wagons which Eddie has just made available through Shapeways after a bit of gentle hinting/begging.




They are designed to use 2mm SA W irons and if you're not aware the 2mm SA supply 12.25mm axles especially for 'N' gauge. You use Farish wagon wheels which you pop of their axles and onto the 2mm ones. The 2mm ones have a collar on them which sets the back to back to 'N'.

Eddie's shop can be found here (no link, just another clever old stick with 3D):
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/Stockprints

Gareth

PS should have mentioned I didn't use the intended W irons but part of the 2mm SA RCH 8'6" wagon chassis etch.
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #115 on: May 22, 2015, 08:03:27 PM »
Nice wagons, Gareth!

Thanks for the info on how you fix your motors. I'm on Blu-tak and Magic tape at the moment. Super-glue sounds a more permanent solution. Cheers.

Simon

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #116 on: May 31, 2015, 06:39:26 PM »
Hi,
Just a quick photo of a couple of vans from the same source.



Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #117 on: June 03, 2015, 09:30:43 AM »
Hi Gareth, thanks for your kind words, and your great modelling. I couldn't have asked for better advertising!

Cheers,

Eddie.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #118 on: June 03, 2015, 01:20:29 PM »
I really like the look of them, although I'd need to research whether I could use them for 1930 without more chassis detail. The open wagons especially appeal to me as something that would stand out as being unusual. The closed vans might need more work (?), such as a roof being added. Could the open wagons be placed on standard Peco chassis?

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #119 on: June 03, 2015, 01:45:58 PM »
The closed vans might need more work (?), such as a roof being added. Could the open wagons be placed on standard Peco chassis?

Hi,
For the roof all you need is a rectangle of plastic card or brass sheet which will be a lot cheaper than 3D printing a roof as well. I don't think a Peco chassis would work. The width over the models sole bars is 13.5mm whereas Peco ones are 16mm so the chassis would be wider than the body. This seems to be a historic issue with N wagons. If you ever wanted to add dumb buffers only the Mathieson ones were narrow enough. One of the compromises of RTR N.
HTH
Gareth

 

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