Another Blue Flyer gets worked on

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Bagpuss, 30 October 2018.

  1. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    20181030_170224.jpg My first attempt at doing something in O gauge after being inspired by the conversion I have seen.
    I particular like the Hymek having seen them in use in late 60s and early 70s.
    The progress so far. I have tried a bit of weathering on the bogies and some work on the body. 20181030_170102.jpg

    Don't know how photos will come out had some problems
     
  2. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    The progress so far, I have not fitted the cab top yet as there is lots left to inside and also the glazing to fit.
    Need to get some Headcode digits next they only seam to be avalable in big quantities and are a bit pricey for some stickers.
    Was hoping some one may do a sticker or transfer set for the Hymek but havent found any supplier. 20181121_180222.jpg
    This is my first attempt at converting or making any thing in 0 gauge so sorry if it looks a bit rough. A lot more work to do yet!
     
  3. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    20181129_155339.jpg 20181129_154722.jpg Have made some more progres with the Hymek the cabs are glazed and fited,.
    I have instaled a simple radio control and new battery holder that takes six AA giving me 9 volt this runs both the reciver and gives power for the drive motor. Have kept the original Triang motor as this will be ok for the intended use of this Locomotive.
    Decided to use radio control as this eliminated having to change the wheels and fit pickups. Also I can use it on non powered tracks.
    Next on the list is to fit sutable couplings also could do to make some air tanks. Have made replacement fuel tank as the engine did not come with one.
    So far I am resonabley happy with how its looking, my atempts at hand rails are perhaps not the best!
     
  4. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    20181204_154847.jpg 20181202_151738#1.jpg Today I have been making some windscreen wipers, They are made from some brass and soldered together. I have included a photo showing the set up inside the loco. The red box is the reciver, it came very cheep with transmiter brand new. Its intended for cars but works ok at controling the Hymek. The controler can handle much more power then I am useing and came with a powerful motor. So should I wish to upgrade the Hymek with new better wheels and bogies I will be able to do so. Next on the list to do is fiting couplings and I nead some Headcode numbers.
     
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  5. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    Well a little more progess I have started to fit some lights and screw cuplings to the Hymek.
    Tried to take night photo but I think it was a bit too dark! 20181216_201606.jpg 20181216_201943.jpg
     
  6. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    I thought that was the light at the end of the tunnel!! :))
    Looking good, try CPL diesel loco couplings..they are superb!

    My Site

    (No idea why link says My Site, it is a link to CPL products)




    Richard
     
    Last edited: 16 December 2018
  7. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    Thanks for the link. Pleased you like the look so far
     
  8. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    I had a blue flyer back in the 60’s along with the red plastic track :)
    Here’s the coupling on my JLTRT Hymek....
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  9. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    Very nice coupling, there is a lot of detail on your Hymek. What body does your locomotive have?
    I always wanted a blue flyer when I was a lad in the 1960s. Never got one!
     
  10. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    It’s a Just Like The Real Thing kit. The build is detailed starting on Page 23 on my workbench thread :)
     
  11. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    Thank you, I will have a look at your workbentch thread. Must get some headcode numbers for it as they are so much part of the look.
     
  12. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    Mine were photocopied Heljan ones, but I think I had to slightly enlarge them.
     
  13. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    I have bit the bullet and sent for some 7mm high ones, rather expensive but will have plenty for any future prjects.
     
  14. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    Today have been making up one of the headcodes for my Hymek. I read the instructions first, that came with the code kit and they only confused me. But I remembered that I had seen on Youtube some one showing how to do the headcode using the kit. So had a look atthe video and its easy when when you know how! 20181223_153838.jpg 20181223_154837.jpg
     
  15. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    Tried lighting up the destanation number looks OK but only had a blue led will look better with a yellow one. Had a bit of an accident to the top of the front panel. I will have to make it in to a bit of a rusty dent! 20190102_212150.jpg 20190102_212251.jpg
     
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  16. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    Just got back to doing a bit on the Hymek after a few weeks enforced absence in hospital!
    Must find a way of making some air tanks for under the cab fronts as it looks wrong without any.
    Have given it a little test run on some track and the radio control works well, this will enable me to run on non powered track in the garden.

    In the last few days I added the other pair of wipers to the cab windscreen, made the from brass wire and soldered them up and with a bit of black paint does not look to bad. So next will have to find all the transfers for the loco. No one seems to do a set for 7mm Hymek also require the raised number for the cab side. Can any one help on recommending a supplier, as have not found any one who does them yet. The Fuel tank is not the right shape on the sides but I don’t think it notices much. Have to say its much harder to convert the Triang Hymek then I first thought it would be plus I did not aim to spend much on it! For what I want I think it is OK but it wont suit the perfectionists as not all the detailing is correct. For instance I have not changed the engine room window size. The hand rails on the cab ends are a bit to thick I should have used a thiner gauge of wire, they look ok till painted! 20190127_104404.jpg 20190127_110107.jpg 20190127_110636.jpg
     
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  17. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Active Member

    Today I have been making some air tanks for the Hymek, as it just looks wrong without them.

    Its only course scale so I did not add much detail to the tanks they are just basic. They are made from a plastic pen and some Plasticard for the ends. Then mounted them with some more bits of plasticard and a quick coat of primer !
    H0pe this is of intrest to anyone who may think of converting one of the Blue-Flyer's. They are fun to do in my opinion.
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