(F) An Idea Develops - VB Freyre

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(F) An Idea Develops - VB Freyre

Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon May 15, 2006 7:42 am

Just a start:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon May 15, 2006 4:11 pm

And tuther side:

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Underneath is a Triang "Nellie", this will be unpowered, BUT it's heavy.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon May 15, 2006 8:46 pm

Right I'll reveal the Loco, if this doesn't give the game away nothing will -- the 8mm tube is used to achieve the corners with paper thin styrene.

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By the way, in view of Health and Safety issues in the UK, :o this version is Oil Fired. My version is 7'+ long and 4'-2" wide.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 19, 2006 10:02 pm

Well here's the Valve gear, or at least part of it, still needs reversing mechanism if I can work out how to model it:

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This was incredibly difficult to build as none of the clamps I have were suitable to hold the valve gear to steady castings in place on the boiler whilst using CA to fix it. Required two sets of finger surgery in process. I'll do a better photo in daylight tomorrow.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat May 20, 2006 7:26 am

Here's the view from tuther side in daylight:

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The Cross heads are Fleischmann "Black Anna" components which I also used on the De Winton. With shapes used and sizes I had great difficulty in holding the pieces whilst using the CA. Again at a 2' viewing distance.

The frame (not finished) holding the Cylinders comes from the Panasonic Portable I demolished yesterday. The cylinders are currently held with blue tack and aren't quite square. Painting this has to be by numbers then assembly afterwards.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:42 pm

I've moved it along a little (not a lot):

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The blocks in the coal bunkers will support the Welsh coal I'll add later.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:11 am

I've now posted better photos and here's a close-up:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:06 am

Well here it is ready for Paint shop:

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Obviously the Fleischmann Piston Rod components and the brass piping will be removed before paint.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:10 am

Here's the Loco loosely assembled, it's going to be just a tad fiddly fitting the piping after paint.

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As this cost around $25 to build guess what :?:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:25 am

You can find the boiler kit I used HERE:

A great range available, unfortunately 7mm, BUT the boiler isn't far off the proto size.

If the rivet counters look at backhead they'd have a seizure, probably also notice that I should have had twice as many rivets. I have some small enough!

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:44 pm

Well here's the finished Freya:

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By the way the apparent angled piston rod slides are a result of barrel distortion.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:22 pm

Very nice Gerry, good to see it on the layout, looks right at home there.

Not sure if feasible, but with a loco of a design like this, I would expect it to have operated the opposite way around, with the driving position away from the train, allowing the driver to jump on and off easily, for switching turnouts and the like.

I know we are used to seeing trains being pulled through open countryside and assume they all run this way. The opposite is more often the case in an industrial or confined setting though, with wagons being pushed about, rather than being pulled, often they won't even use the couplings, as long as there are no passengers involved, that's a different ballgame.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:11 pm

I enjoyed building it and although I sold my last VB (somewhere in Southern States) this one is for keeps.

In line with Steve's comment here's the revised running arrangement:

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The Proto would almost certainly have been black so it seemed the logical colour to use. Green for Diesels and black for steamers.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:23 pm

Here's the location that the VB would be ideal for BUT it's stuck in a timewarp at the moment with me unable to reach it:

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The error of using paper thin Plasticard is only too obvious.
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Re: (F) An Idea Develops - VB Freyre

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:49 pm

The drawing doesn't quite match the prototype, but that's not too uncommon


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Re: (F) An Idea Develops - VB Freyre

Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:49 pm

Thanks Barry, the (F) at Title indicates some poor moderating which resulted (heaven knows why) in the deletion of the Proto detail posts you have just re-instated.
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