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Postby demaine22 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:24 pm

Nice one! Surely it's a record-breaking price level for 7/8ths too...? ;)
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:34 pm

Have to remember kit was designed for 16mm scale, and if it had been designed for 7/8 it might have been priced higher.
Are the wheels insulated? Suspect not as default for garden railways seems to be non-insulated.
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Postby RoGNer » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:46 pm

No, wheels are not insulated.

Kit is designed for a basic 16mm loco true - still at a very good price - but as with any model (within reason) if it can be "adjusted" to ones own wishes it becomes even more appealing surely?

It still makes it an excellent, simple and FUN loco for 7/8ths - in my opinion..

Keep calm and carry on enjoying the hobby..

Roger :roll:
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Postby 90733 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:09 pm

Looks like a good cheap way to create a 78ths loco, great job :D

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Postby RoGNer » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:44 pm

90733 wrote:Looks like a good cheap way to create a 78ths loco, great job :D



Thanks - I'm pleased with it. Having sold my live steam loco recently I think I prefer this little battery cobbling (outside, couple up waggons, switch it on, beer and pipe, run it, switch it off, more pipe and beer, back indoors). Maybe I'm getting lazy. No, I know I'm lazy. Do I care? Nope. Its good fun and I enjoy it. I've never counted rivets and I never will.

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Postby demaine22 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:48 pm

As long as it's enjoyable! That is all that matters :) for the price I'm tempted myself, I have a model earth driver in my drawer waiting for something to drive!
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Postby RoGNer » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:12 pm

demaine22 wrote:As long as it's enjoyable! That is all that matters :) for the price I'm tempted myself, I have a model earth driver in my drawer waiting for something to drive!




Go for it! http://www.hglw.co.uk/

It wont break the bank at £26.50 for 2 wheel drive or £29.50 for 4 wheel drive for the chassis AND body kit together in either 32mm or 45mm gauge.. I'll be getting another one soon :lol:

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Postby demaine22 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:30 pm

I wonder if the flat would be suitable too...I bet with a convincing load it would pass ;)
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Postby RoGNer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:49 pm

demaine22 wrote:I wonder if the flat would be suitable too...I bet with a convincing load it would pass ;)


Yes i think so - i'm tempted to get a couple and see!

The website and its facebook page have loads of pictures of the great little loco's that people have built and personalised from the kit. I might go for a gnice gloss finish next one!

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:32 am

Pity the wheels are not insulated. looking at the photos, though and it looks like the gear looks like it is attached like the old Romford ones with a grub screw, and the other pully wheel just slides on. I am sure there are insulated versions of these wheels. They look small like the ones designed to fit tipper trucks.
I prefer the centre cab loco, looks more like some of the Gn15 designs shown here over the years.
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