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Postby Colin Peake » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:32 pm

As revealed at the meeting last week I'm working on the Ravenglass & Eskdale built tram loco 'Flower of the Forest' in On9. This is a pic of the model to date:

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The chassis is a Kato 4w one, I've had to add some lead shot into the body to add some weight and make it run a little smoother. I'm hoping to get a few bits and pieces at the Doncaster exhibition this weekend so that I can have such luxurys as a chimney!
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Postby Versif » Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:05 pm

Looks superb Colin. Good luck on finding the 'luxuries'. I'll go and sulk in a corner now :lol: Look forward to seeing it in all its glory!

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Postby David Nix » Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:55 pm

Hi Colin

That is one beatiful piece of kit, you are really setting a high standard for the Gnotters.

I've aquired the brass sections for the Lister's frame, I'll keep you posted on progress - which I hope will begin next week. Never having done anything like it before, I must admit to being a bit nervous.
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Postby MOG » Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:01 pm

I can only echo the others Colin.. looks really good, very clean lines. Look forward to watching it's progress.. likewise with the Lister, David :)
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Postby Versif » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:55 pm

Given all the thought and work you've put into your Lister already David I'm sure you'll do a great job. Look forward to seeing it.

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Postby David Nix » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:04 am

Thanks Petar for those few kind words, I find them very encouraging.

It's one thing to work on the computer and produce nice drawings, or even to print it and cut out a card mock up, but it's a very different thing to work with the actual metal, etc., of the model.

Since I'm using brass, I plan to solder it together, and apart from plumbing I haven't done any of that for many years (like since I was an apprentice engineer :x ).

The main problem I forsee is in accurately securing the various components in a position where they can be soldered without disturbing them. The answer I think lies in making a jig, e.g. for one corner of the frame, which can then be used for the other three corners.

Mention was made, I think, of you asking for some help, I'll be very pleased to come over sometimes, either an evening or some daytimes.
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