A Line on the Water

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri May 29, 2009 12:45 pm

dieselwater wrote:It's coming together. I'm wondering what I should do for bogies?


To be perfectly honest, I would leave it as it is, it looks just fine. All the mechanicals could be hidden behind the frames. Yes it would need an inspection pit somewhere so that the bearings chains and the like could be lubricated, but that is quite common.

Another plus, is that it wont highlight the fact that the wheels are at the corners :lol: Just my thoughts :wink:
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Postby dieselwater » Fri May 29, 2009 2:03 pm

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dieselwater wrote:It's coming together. I'm wondering what I should do for bogies?


To be perfectly honest, I would leave it as it is, it looks just fine. All the mechanicals could be hidden behind the frames. Yes it would need an inspection pit somewhere so that the bearings chains and the like could be lubricated, but that is quite common.

Another plus, is that it wont highlight the fact that the wheels are at the corners :lol: Just my thoughts :wink:


That's great, one less thing to worry about :wink: :)
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Postby dieselwater » Sat May 30, 2009 12:46 am

I've put the glazing in the windows. I've also installed the seat and control lever thingy :) I'm nearly ready to glue the roof down... still just placed on there :roll:

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Postby Oztrainz » Sat May 30, 2009 1:57 am

Hi David,
Glazing in the windows :?: :?: :?:
Why :!: :?:
Looks like there's not eough solid metal there to hold the glass up :!: :shock: :twisted:
Great rust job...with a little paint. :D
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Postby dieselwater » Sat May 30, 2009 5:32 am

Oztrainz wrote:Hi David,
Glazing in the windows :?: :?: :?:
Why :!: :?:
Looks like there's not eough solid metal there to hold the glass up :!: :shock: :twisted:
Great rust job...with a little paint. :D


Oh, I kind of based it on this, roughly:

http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/showphoto. ... hecat=7224

Suppose to be wooden frames and plywood paneling for the main cab stucture :( :oops: I guess it could be "perspex" glazing as apposed to glass
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Postby chris69 » Sat May 30, 2009 5:50 am

Hi David,
are you going to ad the beer advertisement? I know from personal experience that it is a great beer.

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Postby dieselwater » Sat May 30, 2009 5:54 am

chris69 wrote:Hi David,
are you going to ad the beer advertisement? I know from personal experience that it is a great beer.

greetings
Chris :roll: :roll: :lol: 8)


Thought about it... :wink: :lol:
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Postby Korschtal » Sat May 30, 2009 7:28 am

Oztrainz wrote:Hi David,
Glazing in the windows :?: :?: :?:
Why :!: :?:
Looks like there's not eough solid metal there to hold the glass up :!: :shock: :twisted:
Great rust job...with a little paint. :D


On the original it's to keep out the frigid North Sea winds (and the water) as they cross the causeway. I don't know if itÄs that chilly and damp in Taiwan...
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Postby dieselwater » Sat May 30, 2009 8:04 am

Taiwan, Taipei, gets pretty cold and damp in winter, but hot and humid in the summer.

As for the "The Line on the Water", it's generally quite sunny with the odd refreshing wind from the coast :wink:

The "Drive" does apprieciate a bit of shelter as he makes his way around the line :lol:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat May 30, 2009 8:38 am

Love it David. Not to take anything away from the others, but this is my favourite that you have built so far. It just looks perfect on the layout.
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Postby dieselwater » Sat May 30, 2009 8:46 am

Thanks Steve :D It does make me smile, seeing it travel around the water 8)
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Postby dieselwater » Sun May 31, 2009 12:56 pm

Well having made this latest critter, I've got it in me to make more :twisted: I find critter building so much fun :D With this one I want to see how many people I can fit onto it. I may combine a wagon chassis to make it seem articulated... Updates coming soon.
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Postby dieselwater » Sun May 31, 2009 6:06 pm

Well, I got going tonight and... a few stirry sticks, card and some balsawood later:

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Still to finish the bonnet top and control thingy. Not sure if I should bother with a roof :roll: 8) It was fun making as always :D
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Postby Simon Moore » Sun May 31, 2009 11:57 pm

I love how this keeps expanding, even now the layout is finished more and more stock appears, wonderful! The advantage of cheap raw materials in the form of chassis etc :D

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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:31 am

Thanks Simon :D It does make it easier in some ways having this type of chassis. I've designed all these critters to be able to be slotted on and off the chassis. This means I can make unlimited critter bodies for more limited chassis :wink: 8)
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:15 am

Hi Chaps,

It's coming together... A few pics :roll: :

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Oh, I thought I'd do the how many chaps can I get on this critter test? :lol: :lol:
The answer is three or maybe four :wink: :lol:

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"Drive" and I were wondering how the controls would work for this?
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Postby chris69 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:28 am

Hi David,
love the critter.If its a trailer a canvas roof would be great. But if it is powered it reminds me of a loo on wheels powering a converted diesel with "natural gas"
In that case you need to give the poor fellow a roll of TP

I just love your stuff it defy s every convention, just as we like it.

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Postby Oztrainz » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:53 am

dieselwater wrote:Hi Chaps,
"Drive" and I were wondering how the controls would work for this?


Hi Dave,
This might give you some ideas - 2'6" gauge running in oz
http://www.nicdoncaster.com/sectioncars/types/vrcaseynks.htm

and a more detailed look at what's under there - 30" gauge again I think?
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p771370.htm scroll down for a photo showing the controls.

And finally 2 photos a friend took of another 30" gauge one with a canvas roof in service on fire patrol duties. Don't forget the dog....
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and the departing view
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:02 am

Thanks John :D A really good detailed source there 8)

A few more pics, down on the water's edge:

What's coming down the line? It's chunky, it's funky :lol:

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It's a railcar... of sorts... :wink: :lol:

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Tim says hi :!:

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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:26 am

I were wondering how the controls would work for this?

Have a look here David http://modelrailroading.wordpress.com/2008/05/27/speeder/ I have a good clear picture of a speeders controls but will need to upload it tonight.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:06 pm

Could always go the battery power route, quite appopriate :wink:

http://www.gn15.info/a-rgn-speeder-part ... s-version/
http://www.gn15.info/a-rgn-speeder-part ... s-version/
http://www.gn15.info/a-rgn-speeder-part ... s-version/

not that I think you need any more ideas David, you seem to have enough of your own :lol:
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:35 pm

Thanks chaps for the links :D

Here's the speeder without "Drive" :? Gone for a cuppa...

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The reason for the rail around the top of the speeder is for storage racks that can be slotted on whenever required. I've gone for a simple throttle lever for the control.

Now we see a face off with the speeder and the railcar :twisted:

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Two critters and a box van:

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Just finished the storage rack... full of junk :twisted:

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Postby chris69 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:53 pm

Hi David,
what a great idea with the toolbox on top!

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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:10 pm

Thanks Chris. I'm just in the process of changing the wooden corner supports (I think they're too chunky), with thinner tube. I'll put the rack back on when done.

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I think it looks better 8) Blurred pic :oops:
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:38 am

Here's the wonky old (new) rack :wink:

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Painted and photographed before work... right, I'm off... :lol:
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