Mike G's catch up.

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:16 pm

Plenty of numbers from 50 upwards available. :)
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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby barrowroad » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:39 pm

Nice work Mike, I look forward to seeing them running hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:47 pm

So both the BR standard 5 and Collet 2227 are in a state where they run. 2227 is completely finished and requires no further work.

https://youtu.be/dOmhatUBOcI

The std 5 requires more work. There is a passing problem between the connecting rod and the first driver, that'll be sorted with my P4 modelling file. I drew the auto oiling pipe work too short, easily sorted, but not quickly, in fact not till next year. Also, the weighting on the bogie needs more work as the weight isn't being evenly distributed...hence the skidding of the rear set of wheels. I'll use my own sprung bogie for this - it's 6' 3" - same as the Brit. And that works really well. Hopefully the running will improve with some more running - I literally finished installing the valve gear and plonked it on the plank. If it doesn't, then I'll have to strip it all back down and find the problem. It ran really smoothly with just the coupling rods on, so there can only be a few places that can cause issues. Anyway, for what its worth...

https://youtu.be/RhS3iCqS2vQ

Please forgive the washing in the background.

I'm off to bend up 30 Bill Bedford Mk1 chassis. That'll numb the pain :D

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Mike

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mark Tatlow » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:10 pm

Mike Garwood wrote:
I'm off to bend up 30 Bill Bedford Mk1 chassis. That'll numb the pain :D



................and if the bending of the chassis doesn't, making up 120 pairs of brakes will!
Mark Tatlow

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Horsetan » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:24 pm

Mike Garwood wrote:....Please forgive the washing in the background.....


Is that a bra hanging off the side there :?:
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Mike G's catch up.

Postby Mike Garwood » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:23 am

Horsetan wrote:
Mike Garwood wrote:....Please forgive the washing in the background.....


Is that a bra hanging off the side there :?:


No Ivan that would be a Welsh sheepdog.

Mike


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