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 Posted: Sat Jul 15th, 2017 09:48 am
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My latest layout is Denton Brook - the back end of a cable making factory, with its own internal 2ft gauge railway, being served by standard gauge line and road transport.
Both empty and full cable drums are handled, and leave the factory on special little wagons with a curved weĺl. They are then trans-shipped onto standard gauge wagons via the working transfer crane, or onto lorries via the mobile crane.
The scenic part of the layout is 8' x 3', and can happily take up to four operators at an exhibition !

IMG_1795 by giles favell, on Flickr
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 Posted: Sat Jul 15th, 2017 10:03 am
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However, I found that we had some unacceptable stalling at the one exhibition we've done so far. As well as trying to sort it through conventional means, i also wanted to have one RC loco.

Another Bagnall was chosen, and I started building the body from an old Wrightlines kit. It was however designed to go on a RTF Pug chassis,and I needed to build an entirely new one.

The first step was to draw up the frames and coupling rods on CAD. I blew them up to twice size, and laser cut them out of 2mm MDF to form templates, which I glued to another sheet of MDF. I then milled out these, and subsequently all the chassis components out of nickel-silver (mostly 0.028") using my little Proxxon pantograph engraver which I have modified to light milling.

The chassis is entirely silver-soldered, which makes for a lively strong and stable assembly.

The battery is a 650mAh, which will fit in the boiler (just!) And the motor is a little 6v 5:1 gearmotor, with a 20:1 final drive, which gives me a very nice appropriate speed at 3.7v

Radio by Deltang of course.

03B65D83-16E9-46C2-88CB-7D1F63F78992_zpsgmmk0e2a by giles favell, on Flickr

E705FDA5-8F95-4840-B673-60B3755F151B_zpssatbobgp by giles favell, on Flickr



070BF448-E4AF-4FA3-9E97-E0E780C825D3_zpsgclrchfq by giles favell, on Flickr


Pantograph Milling by giles favell, on Flickr


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Bagnall motion brackets silver soldered on by giles favell, on Flickr


Cylinder with valve guide and sleeve by giles favell, on Flickr

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Hi Giles :wave:



The layout looks FANTASTIC ! :bg:

I really like the cable-drum factory idea.

The loads are a nice thing to see being shipped.



What can I say Giles . . .

BRILLIANT WORK !!



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Great loco building pix. :cool:

Where did your large worm & gear come from Giles ?



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Thank you Si,

The worm and gear came mail order from Holts Models. They are of course Romford in origin.



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The chassis is complete and running, with the body not far behind - just at the painting stage. It runs via radio with no problem

The valve gear was a very interesting exercise to make with my little pantograph engraver - and I was extremely pleased with the result. I should not have liked to do it any other way!


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Video of a test here....

http://youtu.be/-gmWJ7T4t88



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As we say in Tejas..."Mui Excellente!"

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... also a very neat way to get rid of all that pesky trackwork...
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Dear Giles and all,
Rails??? Who needs'em??? 
Well done, that is one seriously smooth-running mechanism under the loco body, Having seen your r/c crane in action on Youtube, I'm not surprised at the quality of this build.:glad::glad::glad::bow::bow::bow:  

Maybe we do need rails here? Otherwise it would be Free??, :P 



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GREAT model work. I love the scenery.
Frankly, I don't get why you consistently get UK/EU-based modelers who generally do a far more accurate depiction of scenery than US-based modelers...



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