Dapol Western.

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Hardwicke
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Dapol Western.

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:19 pm

Got around to this. Not free running yet but a little clearance in the right place and it will be like a sewing machine. Then I've got to make it look as shabby as 1975-76 condition.

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Part converted
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Dapol Western.

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:28 pm

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Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Dapol Western.

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:32 pm

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Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Dapol Western.

Postby Horsetan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:35 am

Looks alright.

When I converted mine, I used 17.87 back-to-backs, and I was never quite sure if the stub axles would stay fixed in the gear sleeves. It's gone round and round the North London Group circular test tracks a couple of times now, and seems to have held the back-to-backs.

Just waiting to see if anyone dares to produce a sprung bogie kit for it.
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Dapol Western.

Postby Hardwicke » Wed May 17, 2017 2:34 pm

I had to scrape the plastic back on the middle brake blocks. Until I did that it was actually running with the brakes 'on' and not moving. All fine and smooth now. Dare I recreate the paint finish of 1975/6 ?
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".


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