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Another Solo (But Not For UNCLE & No Bobbing Intended)
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 Posted: Tue Oct 21st, 2014 10:08 am
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Gents,
having been constantly provoked by U.B.'s machinations I also decided to leave TT scale for the winter months and have something wee bit more substantial in my garden. So here you can see my son operating my battery-driven model of a ubiquitious ( at least up to the '60s ) German contractor's diesel in a makeshift fashion, because the high-tech motor controller just had quit a while before due to an inadvertent short. the kids had fun anyway.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 21st, 2014 09:31 pm
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Helmut :  That looks like good fun - just proves that anything goes in NG !.
Were YOU allowed to drive ?.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 21st, 2014 10:35 pm
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Not really, the girls took a turn also. The picture shows how loco looks when the hood is attached.

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The rail looks to be 60mm channel??

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Cool!



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@Herb
The rails are 40mm channel. A large stretch will also be made of 30mm. A friend's large layout on his premises ( he owns a metalworking business and uses it for in-house transport ) is made of this, too. It stands up well. I thought about using 5 or 7kg/m rail, but the costs were too high. Rails can be found stacked after having been pulled out of their second life as garden fenceposts in a nearby ex-mining village, but once people got the word prices started to soar. A decent rail bender for that size is also somewhat demanding to build. Finally a 10' track segment cannot be handled by one man alone so easily.



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here's a view of the control panel.

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last weekend grading and track building went on:

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Oh well, there are other photos:


Sods and soil had to be moved to the upper stretches of the garden, my version of a road-railer.



A sparks brigadier at work. It was only 36°F, so even I left the beer for hot tea!





Some switching on  plain and grade, before the Chinese-made motor electronics quit again. Buy cheap and thus buy twice. Now I've ordered one from 4QD in GB. Curtis' would have taken too long to deliver.



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Cool project, Helmut :2t:



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