Hornby R3065 0-4-0 diesel ?

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Hornby R3065 0-4-0 diesel ?

Postby Christian » Tue May 27, 2014 4:20 pm

Hello,
Maybe a very strange newbie question...:lol:
Have you ever dismantled a Hornby R3065 (like this one below)?
How did you make that ?
Thanks by advance for all your answers and advices.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue May 27, 2014 6:18 pm

Its similar to the Smokey Joe chassis. If you take motor out(not recommended unless you have to), it can be tricky refitting the metal retaining wire.
Otherwise a good basic chassis, but don't pay too much for it, plenty on sale second hand, but if they have been run into the ground by young operators, the gears might be wrecked.
Mentioned it before, but for some reason Chinese made ones have slightly better motors. I have not noticed difference, but its what some say.
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Postby Christian » Tue May 27, 2014 7:49 pm

Thanks. The body seems to be composed of two parts (bonnet and cab). Are they easy to remove ?

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue May 27, 2014 9:30 pm

Like most Hornby models, once you find the clips etc it should come apart OK. It used to be much easier when it was an obvious screw fixing.
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Postby Christian » Wed May 28, 2014 9:43 am

I read Hornby maintenance sheet: "0-4-0-Loco-General-HP-Motor" (PDF) and I didn't find all the instructions I need.
But I found this on another forum:
"First turn the loco upside down. There'll be 2 clips holding the cab on.
Undo those and the cab will come off. The glazing is fitted to all 4 of my class 06s and so will fall out.
The bonnet section will then come off freely and to remove the horns push them out from behind.
For the handrails I prized them gently from the bonnet section.
To remove the metal chassis with the buffers on them (whatever you call that thing)
there will be 2 little clips attaching it to the hornby 0-4-0 chassis. Then it's as simple as removing it.
If you need to the buffers can also be pulled out."
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Postby Christian » Thu May 29, 2014 7:03 am

And the last question:
Did anyone build a critter with many parts of this loco ?
Thanks by advance for your help !
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu May 29, 2014 9:10 am

Not sure about body, but chassis has been used by many here, as its same basic chassis as Smokey Joe one from Hornby. Its easy to get hold off in UK and Europe, but some have had problems getting hold of it elsewhere.
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Postby backwaterscotland » Thu May 29, 2014 10:56 am

There was a simple conversion for the Hornby class 06 into a Gn15 loco on the gn15.info home page which is currently offline.

Unfortunately, the version stored at the wayback machine is missing the images but can be seen here : http://web.archive.org/web/20130215091546/http://www.gn15.info/gn15-on-a-shoestring-part-1

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Postby Christian » Thu May 29, 2014 2:29 pm

Thanks for all your answers. :D
I'm buying this Hornby diesel and then I'll start to build my first Gn15 critter.
A new topic about my loco? I don't think so!
A guy on this forum said: «unfinished topics are strictly forbidden on this forum!» :evil:
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu May 29, 2014 3:38 pm

That's the problem, not enough 'progress reports', might frustrate a few, but if you are interested enough, you keep having to pop in to see how things are going.
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Hornby 0 4 0 shunter

Postby dingbat2d » Sat May 31, 2014 6:43 pm

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The answer to your question is yes. Here is my humble and first attempt.
It still needs detailing and weathering.

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Postby Christian » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:43 am

Many thanks for the pics. Wonderful work ! :D :D :D
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Re: Hornby 0 4 0 shunter

Postby Christian » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:38 am

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I don't see any couplers. Where are they ?
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Couplers

Postby dingbat2d » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:00 am

I'm still deciding which type to fit.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:16 pm

When I have a model like this, I tend to make coupling out of old wire paperclip. Bend the wire into either a hook, if using continental type couplings, or a loop if using British type. All it takes is to drill a couple of holes. Wire has advantage as height can be adjusted.
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Postby martin » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:32 pm

Christian wrote:Thanks for all your answers. :D
I'm buying this Hornby diesel and then I'll start to build my first Gn15 critter.
A new topic about my loco? I don't think so!
A guy on this forum said: «unfinished topics are strictly forbidden on this forum!» :evil:


Don't be discouraged... it would be great to see your progress.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:22 pm

See new thread on Unfinished Topics in Blether.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby Christian » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:50 pm

A topic about my loco? Sorry folks, not a chance !
All the guys on this forum are better than I could ever be.
But I'm reading this friendly forum everytime I can.
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Postby terrystrains » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:45 pm

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I've just came back on scene after several years away due to ill health but to Christian I say this. It does'nt matter how good or bad you think your modelling is, we all had to start somewhere and in the early days making Gn15 models was definitely by trial and error. My 0-4-0 diesel was the first I made and I still have it and it still runs fine!

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Postby Christian » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:55 pm

Hello Terry, welcome back aboard.
Many thanks for this photo.
But this is the end folks:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=115240#115240
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Credit to Terry

Postby dingbat2d » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:00 pm

Credit where its due Terry, mine was inspired by your creation.


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