A Line on the Water

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:23 am

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


Thats what you call dedication :)
To my eye, thats an improvement. Going back to the original pics now, the uprights were a bit chunky :wink:
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Postby michael » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:06 am

I have to agree with Steve the new structure looks much better.
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:02 am

And here's the speeder with the box of junk on the top:

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... Back to work again... :( :lol:
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:30 pm

Hi David,
Its a bit late but I hope that this may be useful for future reference.

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:26 am

Thanks Simon :D I do like levers and control thingies. I might have room for a few more :wink: Though, I'll probably save this very gnice reference for speeder mk 2 8)
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Postby Glen A » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:53 am

That is a lot of dials and levers for a simple speeder.
I'd expect a small narrow gauge speeder to be quite simple.
And the little engines they use often don't have temperature gauges.
The speeders here (called jiggers - see my avatar) only have a throttle, clutch, gear lever, often in different places, not together on a control panel. And a foot brake pedal somewhere.
The engines are Briggs & Stratton pull starts; just an oversized lawn mower engine really. :roll:

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:56 am

Well here's speeder mk 1, with lights and a bit of rusty shelter for "Drive":

Just a few pics, hope it's ok. I do get carried away a bit... :roll: :lol:

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Postby Little Andi. » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:30 am

Hey David..............

I'm just loving these little speeders you're building. What Fun!! I know you're taking this very seriously , as is everyone else - me too!
But - What Fun!!

You could really knock yourself out detailing one of these - and I mean more with ........ tools of the job, lunch boxes, left over kit and materials -'cetera 'cetera. And I know this is what you're doing right now, but I just wanted to play in your sandpit for a minute or two.

Great Job - great modelling - great fun.

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:22 pm

Hi Glen, I think for this speeder, I may add a brake :? lever thingy coming up from the side (maybe). When I started this critter, I wasn't sure if to call it a railcar or speeder :oops: but I guess it's a speeder 8) :wink: :lol: The joys of freelance :D

Hi Andi, This is really great fun :D It's taken me by surprise how not only the layout has developed, but the stock too. I think having you guys to share the story with, makes this all the more fun. Therefore, inspiring and motivating me to keep gnoing with this 8) :D

I have to say, I really love making something and seeing how it takes on its own life and character. Gn15 is a great platform to make fun models.

I love reading all the comments and I'm always very grateful with the advice and ideas :D
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Postby chris69 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:49 pm

Hi David,
this little critter gets better by the minute.Love the detail and character.All with the great feel of the overall layout.
Great job.

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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:50 am

Thanks Chris :D

I've added a crate (made from styrene strip) containing an oil can and funnel. I managed to get the crate to sit on the speeder at an angle, and have "drive rest his arm on it. It keeps him steady when traveling the line.

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Postby chris69 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:00 am

Hi David,
great idea with the crate.I think I will borrow that.

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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:00 am

On the water:

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Postby Little Andi. » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:33 am

Perhaps a strange phrase to use I know!!!

But simply .................. Lovely - Marvellous.

It carries with it an almost palpable innocence, pretty much we suspect; as much that the prototype might.

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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:45 am

Great work David. The layout has a real charm to it 8)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:12 am

Just keeps getting better and considering you have to make things up as you go along, your little details are inventive and inspiring. Sometimes, not having access to ready made items can work to advantage, you are really showing that here. You have certainly given me plenty of new ideas to try :wink: .
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:03 am

Thanks chaps :D :D I'm really loving the process, so much so, I keep thinking, ok, what to make next... :wink: :lol:

One thing I want to make is a diesel critter... :roll: like this:

http://www.ingr.co.uk/images/angers05.jpg

Though, fitting it to Gn15 perameters. Here we go again :twisted: 8)
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Postby michael » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:10 pm

The little bit of corrugated canopy looks great, a lot of character built into this little critter. great job David.
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:03 pm

Diesel for the line, the adventure continues :twisted: 8)

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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:47 pm

Gnice fleet David. 8)
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Postby chris69 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:52 pm

OK David,
you are making me blush.
i thought I built fast ,but you take the cake.Can't wait what she will be like.
Has great starting promise and judging from your previous stuff it will be a CRACKER(a good thing) again.

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:48 am

Thanks chaps :D I'm checking out a stack of diesels, researching grills, vents, doors, cabs and so on... great fun 8) I post as I go so stay tuned for more... :wink: :lol:
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Postby Glen A » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:36 am

Wow :shock: Another one!

How many motor units do you have? or do they interchange on to the same unit?

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:57 am

Yeah I know, another one... but I'm addicted you see, nothing I can do... :twisted: :lol:

I have about six units but I do build the models so I can interchange them. Also making it easy to change out batteries as and when. The batteries last sometime, which is gnice 8) :wink: :D
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:52 pm

Well, it's early days but I think it's coming together... :roll:

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