Edgware GN. J6, Revisited.

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Re: Edgware GN. One of Ivatt's 0-8-2 tanks.

Post by Hatfield Shed » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:22 pm

manna wrote:
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... I did look at the O2 as a basis for the P1, but due to it's fragility, I passed it by... You could ignore the wheels and just fit a body and tender with pretty good results.
Quite apart from the 'delicacy' of the exterior mechanism parts of the O2, there's the 'interesting' constructional scheme to adapt an A1 boiler and cab unit for a fit. The boiler interior is filled near solid with a pair of castings with the motor sandwiched between, which the plastic body shell then closely covers. Not an 'adaption friendly' construction when looking to make a conversion. As above, refer to the O2 thread for much more information.

That apart, the visible powered mechanism and footplate - if the undersize driving wheels are acceptable - would do for a P1 lookee-likee, and the flush sided tender body is robust enough to take new upper sides, but will need replacement frames.

Before walking that road I am going to wait to see if Heljan will offer the GNR cab and tender version. Because if not, that's the first project on the basis of one of these...

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Re: Edgware GN. One of Ivatt's 0-8-2 tanks.

Post by Mersey508138 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:08 pm

Has there been anymore progress on the P1 locomotive.

Can't wait to see the finished loco.

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Re: Edgware GN. One of Ivatt's 0-8-2 tanks.

Post by manna » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:07 pm

G'Day Gents

Sorry little progress has been made in the last couple of weeks, as life is getting in the way, I have managed to get the cylinders and valve gear hooked up, it 'rolls' but has a sticky point, which I haven't had time to investigate.

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Re: Edgware GN. One of Ivatt's 0-8-2 tanks.

Post by manna » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:30 am

G'day Gents

Finally, I have managed a little bit time spare. So many family problems. But back to the P1. I managed to find the sticky point on the P1, using D49 valve gear, has it's drawbacks but, I wanted to see if it could be made into a runner, on the piston rod there is a kink, this what was hitting the nut on the front wheel, I squeezed it flat with a pair of pliers. Bingo, a free running chassis, also had a coat of spray paint, front pony and rear trailing wheels are now attached, as well, next job.........pick ups. Lets see how that goes, and will I get time before Christmas. :roll:

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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by Mersey508138 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:53 pm

Well done there manna. Your loco is far better than my attempt which used a hornby 8F chassis.

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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by Atso » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:28 am

Nice to see the P1 progressing Manna, a lovely locomotive and one well worth modelling.
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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by Dave » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:41 am

Nice to see some progress on your P1, life does have a nasty habit of getting in the way.

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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by manna » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:25 pm

G'Day Gents

Thank you for the replies, I'm enjoying building the P1, it's fun trying to work it all out, but can't keep my mind focused, far to many distractions. Old aged has it's problems, but I'm not one of them.

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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by manna » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:22 am

G'day Gents

Managed to grab a couple of hours out in the shed, sorry, 'Man Cave' so onward with the P1, a bit of pipe work, and there is a lot of it, handrails have yet to be attempted, I've ordered them, but still waiting. Hopefully time may be a little more kind in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by manna » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:11 am

G'Day Gents

Happy New Year. :D

Time is now a more available, so a restart is in order. The P1 is now a runner, still a little notchy ! so a little bit more fiddling.

Playing around with a couple of Hornby Caly 0-4-0 and Nellie chassis, both have been re-wheeled so that I can fit them under the C12's I have. both are 33mm between wheel centers.

Kinda bumped into the G1 again, terrible runner, so I dismantled it, cleaned it, added a bit of weight, and away it went :oops: no idea what was wrong. At the moment fitting the trailing bogie and trying to turn a plastic rod into a chimney.

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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by manna » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:35 pm

G'Day Gents

My experiments with making chimneys went well, although I'll have to keep practicing, I picked 6 mm perspex rod, fitted into a electric drill (medium speed) and using 1/4 inch chisels, files and time, make a reasonable chimney, I think I need to bed them in better to the boiler, and a couple are to 'fat'.

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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by manna » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:59 am

G'Day Gents

I have restarted work on 4419, which I started working on more than 40 years ago, this time I might get to finish it, Fiddled with it today, changed the motor, gave it a clean and away it went, so just the valve gear to fit. Whilst looking for more information on 4419, I came across 3279, and found out that she had 2 guise's, (possibly 3) and ran for many years as a 4 cylinder simple engine, the look of it interested me, so with a little more research,I found out she was quite different from her sisters, outside cylinders, wider running plate and a wider cab, and big blocky cylinders that came half way up the smokebox :shock: So an Great British Trains, Flying Scotsman, was sacrificed, well the running plate, the rest will be scratchbuilt, a old tender drive A3 chassis has also been butchered.

The valve gear on the Robinson B1 is finally working. Most of the other engines are on hold waiting for parts, which should be here soon, along with a few other goodies.
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Re: Edgware GN. P1, progress.

Post by manna » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:07 am

G'Day Gents

In order to clear a bit of space on my overcrowded workbench, I have stuck with the G1, two heavy days and it's almost finished, glass for the windows and weathering + sandboxes, it has a 3 link coupling on the front at the moment, bar couplings to follow shortly, pulls 6/7 wagons easily, we'll find out later if it'll pull a couple of coaches..
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Re: Edgware GN. G1, progress.

Post by manna » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:04 am

G'day Gents

Being in lock-down....well almost, ( won't be long) I've been working on scenery and Mill Hill station, Paint and Flock everywhere.

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Re: Edgware GN. G1, progress.

Post by Horsetan » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:11 pm

manna wrote:
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... I've been working on scenery and Mill Hill station, Paint and Flock everywhere.
That view of The Hale under Bunns Lane bridge is very good.

Just think, it used to be here

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