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battery operated loco thread?

Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:40 pm

I remember a thread which had a link to a garden railway manufacturer who produced a low cost 32mm and 45mm gauge loco and chassis, battery powered. I have tried the search facility but can't find it. Can anyone help please?
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Postby Steve Holland » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:48 pm

Could this be what you are looking for?

http://cambrianmodels.co.uk/16loco.html
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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:49 pm

You can't get much better value than

http://www.ipengineering.co.uk

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Postby ian_g_griffiths » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:51 pm

Could it be IP Engineering. This page is for chassis and bogies http://www.ipengineering.co.uk/page104.html

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:12 pm

I seem to remember they only did a few , lazer cut wood kits for a few locos and rolling stock. Think it might have been part of a discussion on 7/8th in scale . There were some pdfs pf building instructions to download. I thought I might have downloaded them, but can't find them , yet.
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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:55 pm

If 7/8ths too then maybe it's

http://www.yattonmodelengineering.co.uk ... ilway.html

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Postby backwaterscotland » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:07 pm

Houston Gate Locomotive Works? - http://www.hglw.co.uk/ - 4w drive 32 or 45mm chassis is £19.75 and is laser cut MDF.

They also do a couple of body kits and 32/45mm wagons, also is MDF.

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Postby Nevadablue » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:26 pm

Thanks for the links! Seems that Cambrian accepts paypal too. I need some worm and worm wheel sets for making drive units and am having a real problem finding some. Shipping is a killer sometimes.

Edited to add: I got a reply from them already. I'll be getting a quote on motors, gears and bearings. I'll post their reply when I get it.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:31 pm

Houston Gates, that's it. Odd I could not find them listed on garden railway sites.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:41 pm

just had a look at one of the links, and found these interesting machines(?)
http://www.bustedbricks.com/rolling-ball-machines-14-c.asp
Marble machines always fascinated me :lol:
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Postby martin » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:33 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:Houston Gates, that's it. Odd I could not find them listed on garden railway sites.


I think though that they are fairly new?
I turned to the darkside, I moved to Gnottinghamshire! http://suttonboningtongallery.com/soar-valley-garden-railway/
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:38 pm

I think it was a while back(one year) that they were first mentioned here. I would expect to see them listed on 16mm model railway society website.
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Ignore that last statement, they are sandwiched between IP Engineering and Handcrafted Pottery Buildings, difficult to spot as no picture against their entry, and they don't mention the kits they produce.
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Postby adamc » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:01 am

Nice and simple and go together real easy too. Reminds me to finish my one !

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I also ordered the side skirts as well, not too much detail on them, sure you can add plenty though :)

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:47 am

I was looking for a cheap chassis for my 3D printed Simplex. Definitely a possibility. Might fit both 1/19 and 1/24 versions of protected Simplex, possibly a 20hp version as well.
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Postby Nevadablue » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:34 am

Nevadablue wrote:Thanks for the links! Seems that Cambrian accepts paypal too. I need some worm and worm wheel sets for making drive units and am having a real problem finding some. Shipping is a killer sometimes.

Edited to add: I got a reply from them already. I'll be getting a quote on motors, gears and bearings. I'll post their reply when I get it.


I got a reply from Barry at Cambrian, good news. 12 sets of gears, some bearings and 3 motors would be 5 pounds postage to me in the US. Not bad at all! :D
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:44 am

Interesting post, didn't realize much like that was out there. Cool.
And, man, I gotta get working in the G scale again! Both the n15 and the 45mm gauges.
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Postby Si » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:56 pm

Re the busted bricks chassis, sure i've posted it before but in case you are interested here's what I did with mine.

14mm to the ft scale on 32mm rail. Couldn't be bothered to make two coach bogies so decided to do this rail bus thingy!

Paint hasn't come out like I wanted so needs a repaint, oh, and a roof.

Next time around I'd go for the 4wd option - the 2wd is OK for the rail bus but add a couple of extra wagons and it does tend to spin a bit....of course, if you are going for indoor use then this is less of a problem.

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Postby RoGNer » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:36 pm

Here's my 7/8ths version of the Houston Gate Loco Works kit.

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its a great kit to build/bash etc - well worth getting one.. or two

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:47 am

I am only interested in the chassis, no hurry. I had hoped they might have been at this weekends exhibition in Yorkshire, but they are not on list. Another trader I wanted to talk to about some kits is not there , so I am not going to the exhibition. No hurry, don't need anything till next year at the earliest.
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Postby Nevadablue » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:35 am

I got my motors and gears from Cambrian today. Very nice stuff. Thanks again for the link. :D
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