(F) Scale Inflation Downunder - Dabble in 1:12th

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(F) Scale Inflation Downunder - Dabble in 1:12th

Postby DCRfan » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:08 am

I have given into the temptation and brought a couple of Tamiya 1:12th scale figures so I can have a go a large scale 7.25 inch gauge locie. This is the manager figure. Modifications so far include changing the left leg from kneeling to sitting position including a new toe for his shoe, a hat, changing the shoes to boots and removing the tie - this loco driver will be no city slicker.

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I also have the standing mechanic.

The locie will be based on a Black Beetle probably something like Wally-the-Trolley with a small single (or twin) cylinder motor on the rear.
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:02 am

The arms, legs, feet, hands have all been moved several times ...............

At this rate I will never finish the first figure let alone a loco, wagons layout :(

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:37 am

First stage of the jigger based on a Black Beetle :lol:

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:47 am

I had been considering putting external chains between the axles, unfortunately after a trial fit they are either a smidgeon too tight -- or with a single link added -- way too loose and will be dragging in the dirt :cry:
Back to the drawing board.

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:51 am

The figure is now set in stone, well undercoat anyway, although the visible joint on the arm needs sorting :P The hand will be grasping the throttle. Progress is slow as I just can't find the 1:12 scale motorcycle motor I gnow I have somewhere.

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While reviewing one of my threads before posting the link to a gnew Gnatterbox member I have found my missing 1:12th scale motorcycle engine! It is now the compressor in the basement of the Mt Albert tunnel workshop!!

I have out bodged myself! :twisted: :evil:

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:32 am

Took the jigger for a short test flight to make sure the chains didn't bind and the driver wasn't thrown off.

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:25 am

Number 2 will be a model of a battery powered jigger for the new driver, a former kneeling mechanic

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