A little diversion...

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A little diversion...

Postby John Donnelly » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:07 pm

As is often the case, my attention has wandered and this beauty has found itself back on the workbench. I purchased it partially completed some four years ago and mention of the loco on RMWeb prompted me to dig it out again. Roof has just been bent to shape ready for soldering, pantograph (which is fully sprung) supports need to be added to the roof once it is in place...

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Bogies (Black Beetle) are actually EM but I'm going to build it as is as I'll likely never have the appropriate layout to run it on but it's a nice bit of history from my local area.

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Re: A little diversion...

Postby pete55 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:31 pm

Nice loco John.....not a bad gauge either!

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Re: A little diversion...

Postby John Donnelly » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:59 pm

If I can get it converted to DCC, I’ll bring it for a run on SPJ :)

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Re: A little diversion...

Postby John Donnelly » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:24 am

Power bogie under construction, Black Beetle Bogie, with etched brass outer frame and then resin axle boxes and pickup shoes over that:

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I suspect the the frame is currently set a little too low so may need to be raised a mm or two...

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Re: A little diversion...

Postby John Donnelly » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:29 am

Progress as of close of play last night, cab roof is just placed on for now.

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Re: A little diversion...

Postby John Donnelly » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:40 pm

Just noticed I've managed to get the 3rd rail collectors on upside down... :x

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Re: A little diversion...

Postby John Donnelly » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:54 am

Shoebeams have been corrected, roof is on, underframe detail underway and brakes added to one of the bogies:

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Re: A little diversion...

Postby John Donnelly » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:17 am

Bogie wiring, buffer beam detailing and guard irons added:

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Re: A little diversion...

Postby kelly » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:40 am

Lovely model. The Judith Edge range has a number of great items, I've a few to make myself, one of which is an overhead loco from the Harton system, No. 2.
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Re: A little diversion...

Postby John Donnelly » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:03 pm

kelly wrote:Lovely model. The Judith Edge range has a number of great items, I've a few to make myself, one of which is an overhead loco from the Harton system, No. 2.


Thanks Kelly.

Finished the brake gear on the second bogie tonight, here's the current state of play:

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