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Re: Edgware GN,

Post by manna » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:31 am

G'Day Gents

Loco's moving at a pace, splashers (2) made and fitted, glue drying as I type on the other two, chimney fitted and a back head, that once belonged to 'Thomas', another job for today, is the safety valves.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Post by manna » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:50 pm

G'Day Gents

A small update, thing's are generally progressing forward, front bogie in place, body screwed to chassis, lots of rubbing down etc.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Post by manna » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:42 am

G'day Gents

Almost there with the C2, a few bits to do, but it's now had a couple of coats of paint, it's really coming to life.

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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a Klondike

Post by 52D » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:28 pm

Very good manna
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a Klondike

Post by manna » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:42 am

G'Day Gents

Thank you 52D
Well the Klondike is virtually finished, so to keep the mind occupied, onward to the next loco,
this time it's a J6, a favorite with many, and one I have wanted for a long time, but there's
no RTR chassis, or is there ! I recently bought a Hornby tender drive 4F off of E-bay and had
it shipped to Oz, stripping it down I noticed that I could move the driving wheels as being
tender drive there were no gears or motor in the way, so a groove was cut into the chassis to
accommodate the middle driving wheel being moved forward about 4mm, to make sure I took out a set
Hornby coupling rods for a N2 and hooked these up to the 4F's wheels, thereby giving me the
correct wheel spacing's, I had to bring the front wheel back by about .25 mm, I also had to
place a bit of brass behind the center axle, to stop it moving about, I then reassembled the
chassis, and gave it a push with my finger, it rolled, a bit tight, but it had worked, now with
a few minor adjustments, I know it will work, a J6 body is now being made for the chassis.
To speed up production, I'm using the left over boiler from the G1 conversion, I've had to fill
in the area under the firebox.

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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a Klondike

Post by Atso » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:34 pm

Loving the Klondike Manna!

It sounds as though you've got that J6 chassis pretty much sorted now. If you could find another 4F and some N2 wheels, you could build a J1 or J2 as well! :D
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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a Klondike

Post by manna » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:24 pm

G'Day Gents

Thank you Atso, I wouldn't say the J6 is throwing it's self together, but it is progressing rapidly, thanks for all your help, the thought had crossed my mind on the J1 and J2, who know's what will happen.

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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a J6

Post by manna » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:16 am

G'Day Gents

Still progressing with the J6, about to start the painting stage, so I took it outside to give it a coat of undercoat, Bu**er only had white U/C, not grey, Ah well, after an hour went back to give it another blast of 'White' shook the can and ****, I
'd picked up the wrong can.......I now had a 'Silver' J6 (did they ever haul the Silver Jubilee :lol: ) so after another wait it had another coat of white, she's had a rub down and the handrails have been fitted, almost ready for the black paint.

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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a J6

Post by Atso » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:15 am

Whatever colour it ends up being :lol: the J6 is looking very good in those photos! 8)
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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a J6

Post by manna » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:14 am

G'day Gents

Well the J6 is finished (almost, couple of handrails on the tender) had it running on the layout, but the loco wheels are locking, so a bit more weight, since the pics were taken, the back ends been lowered, but I haven't fixed the buffers yet.

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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a J6

Post by Woodcock29 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:19 am

The J6 is looking good Terry.

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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a J6

Post by Atso » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:53 am

I agree with Andrew, looks great. You can't beat a J6 as a maid of all work in my opinion! :D
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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a J6

Post by manna » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:01 pm

G'Day Gents

Thank you gentlemen for the comments.

Have a few minor problems with the J6, wheels touching the body, shaved inside of splashers, more lead added, center wheels need adjusting, she's rocking on the center wheel set, and a traction tyre is missing, causing the tender to rock and derail. At least I've found the problems. But despite all of that it runs well in reverse?, but poorly forward, we'll get there.

C1, next. I have a container of bits to put together.
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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a J6

Post by nzpaul » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:25 am

manna wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:01 pm
But despite all of that it runs well in reverse?, but poorly forward, we'll get there.
Isn't it quite normal for them to work better backwards. I think you need to make a sacrafice to the gods of gearboxes to get it the right way around. :wink:

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Re: Edgware GN, Builds a J6

Post by manna » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:48 am

G'Day Gents

After a wonderful holiday in Queensland, it's back to it, my lad, while I was away, sent over some gear, inc. the motor for the second J3, this has now been fitted and it's been painted, time to fit the transfers (next job) but I had been thing it was about time to ballast the layout, been without it for far to long, so now, mostly the station area has been ballasted, now I'm out of ballast, waiting for some more, I've drifted off into the goods yard, as I have plenty of fine sand, looks like ash.

Had a dabble with another loco, unlike anything I've done before, a Hornby, Fowler chassis cut down, with a Hornby 8F body on top, took all of half an hour, Mr Stanier, would be mortified.

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