1/32 Workbench

28ten

Guv'nor
I am pleased to say the bogies work as intended :) the piano wire rests on the bolster providing secondary springing. the rate can be varied by changing the wire or inserting blocks under the wire to shorten the effective length. Sobering thought the picture has £210 of motor gearbox and £150 of wheels :eek: I suspect two motors and four driven axles is overkill.
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Sitting in the basic chassis
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Finally, I couldnt resist balancing the body in place :) IMG_4436.JPG

I love these little locos (well actually this is quite a big one :)) ) and I want to do another in blue
 

lancer1027

Western Thunderer
I am pleased to say the bogies work as intended :) the piano wire rests on the bolster providing secondary springing. the rate can be varied by changing the wire or inserting blocks under the wire to shorten the effective length. Sobering thought the picture has £210 of motor gearbox and £150 of wheels :eek: I suspect two motors and four driven axles is overkill.
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Sitting in the basic chassis
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Finally, I couldnt resist balancing the body in place :) View attachment 8122

I love these little locos (well actually this is quite a big one :)) ) and I want to do another in blue
WHAT !!! you mean this one isnt BLUE:eek::(:))
 

Simon

Flying Squad
That looks good Cynric, presumably that's "job done" for suspension of wheels relative to bogie?

Are they purchasable?

Simon

PS I like the "10mm" written on the etch!
 

28ten

Guv'nor
That looks good Cynric, presumably that's "job done" for suspension of wheels relative to bogie?

Are they purchasable?

Simon

PS I like the "10mm" written on the etch!
Yep, the bogie has compensation and the bolster is sprung, and it is a straight drop in replacement designed to fit the ABC units, and a pair can be assembled in about a hour :) I think the compensation beam would be better profile milled but it works as it is.
Yes, they will be available, pending testing.
 

Jordan

Mid-Western Thunderer
.... the picture has £210 of motor gearbox and £150 of wheels :eek:
You're just trying to make us feel better about the price of O Scale, really, aren't you..?!? :D

I remember sitting the body of my SB Class 22 on the chassis for the first time; it is quite a nice moment!:thumbs:
 

28ten

Guv'nor
The wheels would be cheaper in 7mm, but then they are plastic and not cast, the motor would be the same, so probably bot much in it!
 

cmax

Western Thunderer
Very NICE, very nice indeed . . . . from a personnel point of view, i don't think it's too excessive cost wise.

Gary
 

Steph Dale

Western Thunderer
From a personal point of view I think they're extraordinary value for money. Not only is there the entertainment value of building the model and its eventual running, but the cost/quality looks to be good too.

The best British model railway manufacturers manage this in spades and the worst can make a tenner look exorbitant.

In terms of a cost comparison, it makes HO seem pricey to me - I've spent that sort of money on German-made kits (before I had a mortgage though!) and, yes, I think them good value for money too. (More on my website as it's a bit O/T for here. Just in case you're interested!)

Steph
 

28ten

Guv'nor
Tonights instalment of the wacky workbench :))

The basic green is on after a bit of pre shading, also a couple of filters and work has started on the worn metal by the drivers seat. I shall replace the steering column with some brass wire as im not keen on the banana shape ;)

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Also the Matilda is 90% built, the fine details will be left off until after painting as this is a test piece and will probably end up being stripped at some point :) I have the newer kit which will be raided for a better gun barrel and tracks

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What can I be distracted by tomorrow ?
 
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