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by docnjoj
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

Thanks Les. I am now thinking it may have some potential, if I can just focus on it for a while.
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by docnjoj
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

Finally proof of concept. Now all I need to do is attach the rear chassis, swivel the front one, add a ton of lead, stick on some details and paint the darn thing. Probably a year of work the way I do it at turtle speed. Oh yeah stick the radio in.
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by docnjoj
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Triple Rock RR
Replies: 43
Views: 2439

Re: The Triple Rock RR

I find my chainsaw really handy for modelbuilding.
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by docnjoj
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June

That does look like fun. I do wish I could be there but the commute is a bit long.
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by docnjoj
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 34
Views: 4258

Re: Crundells Estate

this is starting to look like a very classy layout. I'm following it for sure.
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by docnjoj
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Triple Rock RR
Replies: 43
Views: 2439

Re: The Triple Rock RR

Triple rock really rocks! I definitely appreciate the nuts, too. Reminds me of my work.
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by docnjoj
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

Preview: Looks like the 2 riva chasses will fit but they need some blacksmithing first to carve off anything that doesn't look like a Mallet.
Stay tuned.
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by docnjoj
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

It should arrive in today's post. I'll put it up tomorrow AM. Now I actually have to build the chassis. Uh oh!
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by docnjoj
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

This is the final (we hope) version ready to go in a chassis. I am waiting for the actual Shapeways loco t0 determine the chassis size. It is supposed to arrive tomorrow. This chassis has the faster motor and the radio gear attached and seems to run fine. Utube over the weekend. otherDoc IMG_1687.JPG
by docnjoj
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fireless crane
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: Fireless crane

That is going to be a cool loco! Go Les!
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by docnjoj
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Glad Gnatterbox is back!
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Glad Gnatterbox is back!

Thanks for the Stewardship Tebee. Glad we are back.
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by docnjoj
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 64211

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

That is a lifetimes worth of work, John. Simply amazing! You are truly a world class engineer! Bravo!
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by docnjoj
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

Here is a new test subject motor but I think even this one will be too slow at 200 rpm and the shaft. Testing will start as soon as I can get those little teeny wires soldered from the Deltang receiver. The big screw will be cut down after it is tightened on the shaft.
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by docnjoj
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kerluk's layout
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: Kerluk's layout

Card is the way to go for getting buildings up in a hurry. Looks good!
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by docnjoj
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Possible source of remote control
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Possible source of remote control

It looks like about 32 mm gauge. So possibly o gauge track. The loco is about 94 mm long, and the radio needs to be line of sight. I will keep going backwards if out of range. Not sure about forward.
More to come.
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by docnjoj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Possible source of remote control
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Possible source of remote control

It is not radio but infrared but that could be OK. I will be careful when I disassemble it so we can use it for a Christmas present if it does not work out. You need a special triangle screwdriver to open it, so good old Amazon came through. It has a powerful motor and radio system, and the quality ...
by docnjoj
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kerluk's layout
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: Kerluk's layout

That is pretty darned good running for those tiny chassis. great!
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by docnjoj
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting: http://my.gn15.info
Replies: 23
Views: 20183

Re: Photo hosting: http://my.gn15.info

Good info to know. I may try S3.
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by docnjoj
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

Here is the proof of concept in rough and ready format. My wife is the cinematographer.

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https://youtu.be/po844MufOs0

It actually ran quite smooth but either the camera or Youtube screws up the motion. Oh well.
by docnjoj
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 191
Views: 22599

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

I like the way you chose a big, high torque motor to run that engine. Should be smooth and slow.
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by docnjoj
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 15216

Re: Longstone 2

Steve Bennett makes great models. I wish we could get them again. Fine job, by the way.
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by docnjoj
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kerluk's layout
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: Kerluk's layout

Sounds like my kind of layout.
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by docnjoj
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett
Replies: 50
Views: 8739

Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

His models are so good it is worth the wait.
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by docnjoj
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

gotta get some loctite and the bluetac. Monday will return with more tales from the dark side.
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by docnjoj
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finally a new loco start
Replies: 35
Views: 3269

Re: Finally a new loco start

Well I managed to get the bare chassis together using of all things, gum, to hold it. I couldn't find the BlueTac. Gum is far stickier, but it did work. It still has a "Hitch in it's getalong" so I am going to alternate plan B. Photos in a few minutes. We are waiting for the post where the...

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