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Author Topic: A (dog's?) Breakfast from America? Barry K Class  (Read 1705 times)

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Re: A (dog's?) Breakfast from America? Barry K Class
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2019, 11:08:39 AM »
Yup, there's no such thing as a free lunch. 3D prints need as much work as any other kit I've discovered. They do save quite a bit of donkey work though.

I look forward to further developments.

I find FUD printed models are equivalent to an Airfix plastic kit from the 1970's in the amount of work required.

Maybe my 1970's Airfix kit building skills are still relevant in the C21st after all!

Mike

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Re: A (dog's?) Breakfast from America? Barry K Class
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2019, 05:03:44 PM »
Slow progress on the Barry K Class, but have now added a Farish pony truck at the rear, fettled the body onto the chassis, mounted the motor and test run. One of the split gear/axle mounts re-split, so have disconnected it from the drive train by removing its idler gear. When the coupling rods are back on, I'm hoping they'll keep that wheelset running in step.

There's a first topcoat on - discussion of Barry Railway liveries here.



And a reminder of what I'm aiming at:



(from https://www.deviantart.com/vincentberkan/art/Barry-Railways-class-K-0-6-2T-700752646)

Mike


Well, this project has literally been parked for the last couple of months. The gear train is hopelessly claggy, so have been mulling a replacement chassis. Even if I could find a match, given the age of these things, its gears would probably be split too....  :(

But wait, maybe the answer lies in the future, not the past! Look what I found in that Aladdin's Cave called Shapeways!

I've ordered some and will report back ...

Mike
 

 

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