Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

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Postby Tim V » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:26 pm

Frames cut out, motor assembled, body soldered together. It's a very crude kit.
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Postby Tim V » Sat May 02, 2020 12:53 pm

Started on the loco frames - which it looks like I will have to scratchbuild. Unfortunately my preferred hornblocks are too wide (conflict with the frame cutouts), so I've found some old Maygib ones (never throw anything away) which are much narrower.
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Postby Tim V » Sat May 02, 2020 2:34 pm

Started by making the axles. First step - find some 1/8" steel. Phew, I've got some.

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Postby Tim V » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:04 pm

Posting this picture from one of my previous projects (the 45XX), as a reply to a PM.
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Re: Tim V's workbench - broad gauge tomfoolery

Postby Paul Townsend » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:22 pm

Wot no progress on BG tomfoolery in 10 weeks?

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Postby Tim V » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:43 pm

Lockdown!!
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Postby steamraiser » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:50 pm

Tim V wrote:Lockdown!!


What has that got to do with modelling progress?

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Postby steve howe » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:03 pm

These old kits can be challenging in the light of today's offerings. I am just in the process of completing a Mallard 'Barnum' started about 40 years ago by my old mate and mentor Pat English, sadly no longer with us. He gave up on it when he couldn't find a motor to fit without compromising the cab. Fortunately Mr Gibbon has come to the rescue with one of his magic gearboxes. I decided to install (non-working) inside motion (Finney parts) without realising the frames were built to EM width....and a big frame spacer was right in the way.... sometimes its easier to just start from scratch!

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Postby Tim V » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:10 pm

Deadline for the socially distanced challenge is - wait for it - currently Scalefour North. Months away. I am allowed to indulge in other projects, and answer questions :D
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Postby David B » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:14 pm

Want to start a book as to whether Scalefour North 2021 actually takes place?

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Postby Tim V » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:26 pm

David B wrote:Want to start a book as to whether Scalefour North 2021 actually takes place?


Always the optimist David!
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Postby Flymo748 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:34 pm

David B wrote:Want to start a book as to whether Scalefour North 2021 actually takes place?


Waiting for Godot...

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Postby jon price » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:26 pm

It would appear that some venues have already cancelled bookings for 2021(model railway and other) exhibitions. The ones I am aware of are in colleges and schools, so Scalefour North might well be at risk.
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Postby Terry Bendall » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:24 pm

jon price wrote:The ones I am aware of are in colleges and schools, so Scalefour North might well be at risk.


It might, but then again it might not. At the moment the venue is confirmed and booked. Unless you have a crystal ball or a time machine none of us will know what will happen in the future. I suggest that we keep positive about it and look forward to seeing fine model making and our friends at some stage in the future. :thumb

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