Edgware GN. P1, progress.

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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:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:55 pm
... 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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