Finally a new loco start

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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby chris69 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:13 pm

Thank you,
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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby Kerluk » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:05 am

Maybe a few updates ? Thanks.

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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby docnjoj » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:46 am

Doctors poking and prodding me last week slowed down progress. The joy of being old. Now I need to get the gear shaft to run concentrically again and we will have test run video, maybe this weekend.
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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby Kerluk » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:44 pm

Thanks. I'm (we're) waiting for the next step.

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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby docnjoj » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:46 pm

I have no idea how to do video on this camera since it is my wife's. She did show me once but, well, duh.
Anyways stills. It runs OK but will need a lot of lead to stay on the rails with 10-12" radius turns. But it works. Video when she can show me again. still the work is just beginning.
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Re: Finally a new loco start

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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby docnjoj » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:26 pm

No video yet but the chassis is pretty done. Just needs leveling. The PVC is quite slippery so it may serve as a bearing surface for the front 0-4-0. Needless to say Blu-Tac holds the whole thing together. I was actually able to cut pretty square surfaces by using the NWSL Duplicator and a small square. The PVC cuts like hard card rather than Styrene. I think that is a good thing.

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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby stewartcristan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:53 am

Nice one, and good use of gum.

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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby docnjoj » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:46 pm

Yep Gum rules.

Here is an interesting color scheme for the Mallet.
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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby lesmond » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:28 pm

Lovely job, otherDoc - that will look very well when finished.

Agreed re weight, though. More is always better in my book.

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Re: Finally a new loco start

Postby docnjoj » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am

Yes to the weight but it is a bit tricky. The rear is no problem, but the front is. I can't simply put lead on the top of the chassis, because it will make the front wheels difficult to turn left and right. Gotta do some pondering and experiments for this. Then finally paint the body and stick it on.
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