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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2020, 11:34:29 AM »
Ok thank you, I would be interested to know. I've bought a Minitrix motorized chassis in the plan to have a go building one of the Pecketts. It's a runner but the downside is it derails a lot on my code 55 track. I think the cause is the pizza cutter wheels, code 55 rails I have on the layout are not as deep & the fact I've infilled quite a bit of my trackwork on the colliery layout... also it will have to be converted to DCC if possible..

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2020, 12:00:44 PM »
.. but the downside is it derails a lot on my code 55 track. I think the cause is the pizza cutter wheels, code 55 rails I have on the layout are not as deep & the fact I've infilled quite a bit of my trackwork on the colliery layout...

A couple of mine used to do that. I'll just say they're OK now, without recommending or suggesting yours could be too...



Newer examples have lower profile flanges.

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2020, 01:51:41 PM »
Woah!!!

That's a rig-and-a-half! Interesting concept, without committing yourself to a recommendation, how do you find the results?
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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2020, 02:06:16 PM »
Woah!!!

That's a rig-and-a-half! Interesting concept, without committing yourself to a recommendation, how do you find the results?

Let's say it takes the edge off things...

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2020, 02:17:47 PM »
Woah!!!

That's a rig-and-a-half! Interesting concept, without committing yourself to a recommendation, how do you find the results?

Let's say it takes the edge off things...

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2020, 11:48:38 PM »
What an awesome idea!

It works, obviously?  :thumbsup:
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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2020, 05:19:33 AM »
What an awesome idea!

It works, obviously?  :thumbsup:
It's not exactly engineering, but yes it can reduce the sharp-edged flanges on driven wheels a little, which is all that very old pizza-cutters need if they're playing up on Code 55 track.

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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2020, 06:00:30 AM »
I think it's very clever.  :thumbsup:

I've got all the necessary kit to give it a go, except my layout is Code 80!!  :doh:
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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2020, 09:07:40 AM »
This month's Railway Bylines has an interesting article, 'The Haunt of the Maerdy Monster'.  There are lots of atmospheric photographs, including some of Peckett 2150/54.  There is also a full-page reproduction of the 1904 OS map showing Maerdy Colliery.

Railway Bylines, Vol 25, Issue 4, March 2020 pp174-181.

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2020, 10:18:02 AM »
This month's Railway Bylines has an interesting article, 'The Haunt of the Maerdy Monster'.  There are lots of atmospheric photographs, including some of Peckett 2150/54.  There is also a full-page reproduction of the 1904 OS map showing Maerdy Colliery.

Railway Bylines, Vol 25, Issue 4, March 2020 pp174-181.

With best wishes.

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Thanks very much John - I'll look out for it!

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2020, 08:19:16 AM »
What's that coming over the hill?

https://youtu.be/c09_hvQ_a2k

Now running smoothly. The cylinders needed a little running in after cleaning out with a 1mm drill bit and a little pencil graphite added to the opening of the bore.

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2020, 08:25:07 AM »
That is the BEST!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Love all the other Saddles parked down below, too!  :beers:
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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2020, 09:01:04 AM »
That was excellent; thank you very much.

Best wishes.

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2020, 11:30:47 AM »
That looks excellent  :thumbsup:

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Re: Peckett OQ - the Mardy Monster
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2020, 05:54:24 PM »
Well, the hubris of printing slide bars in a one-piece design was exposed as soon as I tried to fit the newly delivered body onto its chassis. It was impossible to feed the piston rods into the cylinders.



So, let's apply the KISS principle and get back to a simpler, practical design that works. I've now made it available from Shapeways

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