A re-start!

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A re-start!

Postby Trevor Coburn » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:02 am

Back in 2010 I posted (In "Out of Africa") I posted some photos of this:

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Now that retirement looms (perhaps) the loco has now got a working chassis from a basic Magic train loco.

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A start has been made on the layout too. I've used foam-core board (26" x 15") as Staples had packs of three for a reasonable price.

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Sort of Inglenook track plan.... but the Peco 0-16.5 turnout needs a new tie-bar.

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How much more I'll get over the next week remains to be seen.
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Postby adamc » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:11 am

longer fishplates and its ready to run !

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Postby Nevadablue » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:52 pm

Watching from here! :D
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Postby Chris18 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:14 pm

Good start there .........I'll be watching this project!
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:00 am

Not managed to get much modeling done this vacation, but have added some detail to the first loco! Cab roof may get fitted tomorrow before I travel to the airport.

Traveling back to Ng tomorrow with drawings & some more plasticard and a couple of books. As well as a head full of ideas!

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Postby Nevadablue » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:03 am

The loco looks good.

You are a braver soul than I, be careful in that 'W. Africa' place.

I used to travel for a living and only made it to Africa once (Zimbabwe) and I'm glad I DON'T travel any more.
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Postby Larry Brown » Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:54 pm

Being new to this hobby I'm wondering what drive train is under your loco. I love the looks of it.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:54 pm

Larry Brown wrote:Being new to this hobby I'm wondering what drive train is under your loco. I love the looks of it.


Hi Larry,
Go back to Trevor's first post where drive train is identified.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:50 pm

The Fleischman Magic Train locomotives sound pretty rugged.
I hadn't until just now looked up much about them.
Found this http://www.ontracks.co.uk/library_guide ... _magic.htm
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