Edwardian Battery Loco

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Edwardian Battery Loco

Postby Ron Knepp » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:17 pm

Hi all,

I thought that I would post my latest project here to see if there is any interest.

Si Harris published a rough drawing on 7/8th site at ( http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=1183.0 ) of a freelance
Edwardian Battery Loco. I have been building small projects in 2 inch scale and thought this would work out well.
There are a vast amount of items in this 1/6 scale on Ebay and by choosing small prototypes the models are smaller than
some standard gauge locomotives in O gauge or 1/20. I had partly built this locomotive in 1/16 scale several years ago.

Most of the plastic has been acquired from the scrap bins of a local plastic. If there is interest I will photograph and post
more pictures.

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Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Postby chris stockdale » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:17 pm

Looks very nice indeed. For me the proportions of the larger beastie work that bit better than the smaller one.

Could we have some basic dimensions too please (H W L)?

And yes, some more pics would be great. :D

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Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Postby chris stockdale » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:55 pm

Additional:

Pondering the larger scales I've long thought that Si's 1/12 scale battery design for 00 track would work well in 1/6 on either 32m or 45mm gauge track, representing 7 1/4" and 10 1/4".

It's in this thread:

http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=16682729.0

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Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Postby nu2ng » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:28 pm

Chris
The link you posted seems to need an account and password to enter.
Is there another way of seeing this??
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Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Postby Ron Knepp » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:23 pm

I did not get a chance to get more photo today,maybe tomrrow. The baseplate measures 8 inches by 18 inches and the track gauge is 3 1/2 inches.
I used this gauge since it is used by the live steamers. The plan is to use .332 rail.

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Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Postby chris stockdale » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:55 am

Hi Andi,

Alas, the 7/8ths Lounge switched to viewing by members only (free) in recent months because of bandwidth/cost issues.

But since Si Harris is a friend of my I'm sure he won't mind me popping just one pic of his in here. Being 1/12 scale that figure is a full 6" high.

Enjoy!
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Re: Edwardian Battery Loco

Postby Ron Knepp » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:02 pm

Attached are a couple of photos of the various parts. The drive is a 12 volt gear reduction motor driving a cogged drive belt.
The power block will be easy to remove for repairs or adjustments. Earlier I had placed too many rivets in the frame unit and
I patched the holes with car body filler. Paint will repair. I have no plans on adding radio control unit or batteries since I am an old geezer and
have the rails and a beautiful location but not enough endurance. to build the railroad

The next two photos are of a brake van I plan on using as a coach behind a Rob Bennett Pip locomotive. I built three that are green and are
to be coaches and a red one that will have brakes and be a caboose.

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