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Offline Calnefoxile

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Neals wacky & different Workbench
« on: October 15, 2018, 05:54:47 PM »

As a lot of you know, if you see me on the DEMU Roadshow or doing stuff for the NGS, I've always got something different on the go, as far as modelling goes, this is because I like things that are unusual on the Network.

So I though that rather than create different Threads for everything, I'll just create one and update it as I go along, and so to the first project, that's my main thrust at the moment:

HSFV1

Now some of you are probably wondering what the hell I'm talking about, well basically it's a wagon that was used to better understand the relationship between wheel & rail and allow freight to run at higher speeds, this was due to a lot of derailments with standard 4-wheel wagons, post dieselisation. It was also the forerunner of the Railbus chassis and help develop wheel/rail relationship for the APT project. http://www.traintesting.com/HSFV1-6.htm



So here's some pictures showing my attempt, so far, to model this wagon. Starting with the donor chassis:



Suspension trimmed ready for my attempt at HSFV1's ''unique' suspension:



Now with Springs and Dampers added:



And finally the current state of the wagon with Tie-Rods added:



So next is to add the weights, which look scrap rail and it's this point where I need to decide do I use rail from N Gauge Track or Evergreen or Plastruct 'H' beam?? If I use rail it might be too heavy but looks better or Plastic 'H' beam which cuts down the weight but doesn't look quite right  :hmmm: :hmmm:

I have other projects on the go, as we all do, but I think this will do for as an update for now. let me see what I have to finish off:

NGF/3DR Cowans & Sheldon 75ton Crane - http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18191.0
China Clay PBA Tiger - https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/trlchinacalypba
China Clay PRA - https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/chinaclaypra
Cawood PFA's
NGS Cartic-4's  - Which I look at every time I open my modelling box  and swiftly put back again  :-\ :-\

Erm I think that's it  :hmmm: :hmmm:

Oh no, I have my 1977 Royal Train to start  :o :o

Blimey, not much then  :D :D

TTFN

Neal.

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Re: Neals wacky & different Workbench
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 09:03:48 PM »
Hi
code 40 rail would be the way to go ! solder together for strength - drilling the ends for the through bolts would not be fun.  Would a 3D print offer a way out, and count me in for some for an ideal rainy day/ week project

Robert   

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Re: Neals wacky & different Workbench
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 05:44:31 PM »

Ok so taking into account the list of stuff I've got to do, I've started something else  :hmmm: :hmmm:

Now there's a bit of a story behind this and it's all Steve Farmers fault  ;) ;)

basically a couple or 3 years ago at the DEMU Showcase Steve and I were discussing Structure Gauging Trains and talking about different wagons used, anyway fast forward to the next years Showcase and Steve produces a model of this https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/srby/h243493eb#h243493eb which is based on the Southern BY. After I'd  :censored: :censored: :censored: swore at him, I then started hunting around for a wagon for me to do as I couldn't copy Steves' model.

So after a couple of years I came across this https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/lmsbrakevan/h37cb8b03#h37cb8b03 and thought, "That'll do" and so here's my attempt so far:

Short wheelbase Midland Brake with the veranda chopped off of one end, and end panel removed,this was also removed at the other end.


A new End panel being built with a door and windows added


Start made on adding the framework for the Gauging arms




If anyone wants to take a closer look I'll be on the NGS Stand at the CMRA Exhibition at Stevenage on the 12/13th Jan.

Cheers

Neal.


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Re: Neals wacky & different Workbench
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 06:24:16 PM »
Great work Neal. I often like to while away the hours browsing PB's site. I think it's great that some of the more interesting oddities are being bashed into models. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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