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 Posted: Tue Aug 22nd, 2017 10:05 pm
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Probably because in Europe layouts tend to be A LOT smaller. Over here we BS ourselves with "size matters" and tend to build bigger. Given the same time, more detailed layouts are built there.Jose.



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pipopak wrote: Probably because in Europe layouts tend to be A LOT smaller. Over here we BS ourselves with "size matters" and tend to build bigger. Given the same time, more detailed layouts are built there.Jose.

Yeah, but our UK/EU friends use totally different techniques, regardless the size of the layout. I know that UK layouts tend to run way smaller than what a US modeler would try outside of a module group, but on an equal basis, two layouts the same size on each side of the pond will likely have completely different scenery approaches and results...
...and the UK one will usually be far more accurate looking for scenery.



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two layouts the same size on each side of the pond will likely have completely different scenery approaches and results...
Guess so, one side shows US landscape, the other European. Almost nothing looks even close.
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Thank you - very kind!

Rest assured, in the UK we get all sorts of modeller as well, but of course our layouts tend to be much smaller, as our houses are quite small (all a generalisation, of course!). Denton Brook is only 8' x 3', and that's too large really. So with a small layout it may be perhaps easier to concentrate on the details.
I should also say that I've seen some amazingly fine work from your side!



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Holy Smokes!  That is some fine work. I am looking at RC when I finally get some track down.  But I am afraid that I haven't the skills to build a mechanism like that.  Show us more, please.
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The chassis is basically quite simple, made very much easier by all being cut out on my little pantograph, rather than doing it by hand! Because I didn't k ow I was going to build it R/C when I started, I built it as a compensated chassis with the front axle rocking. The front axle bearings have a little 'tag' soldered on so they can't rotate, and the holes are elongated into slots, so the bearings can rise and fall by about half a millimetre each way. I tend to silver-solder nearly everything, as I find it easier than soft soldering , so it has all ended up as a very split lump.... It is much easier to add bits on to a silver soldered structure, as it doesn't tend to fall apart as you heat it up again - hence I was able to add motion brackets and cylinders - also all silver soldered. Finally the valve gear (which being very small, I would have found very difficult to make, other than by pantograph) was assembled using shirt pins with their heads reduce in a mini drill with a needle file. These were all heated and blackened, and then just the bits that were to take solder cleaned back, and tiny amounts of silver solder paste used to make the articulated joints. 
5A3A2D92-C77C-4294-A885-9D6E235B9768_zpsrormsqsg by giles favell, on Flickr

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Milled valve gear 0-14 Bagnall by giles favell, on Flickr

Valve gear assembled. Cut from 28 thou nickel silver, all joints silver soldered.



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Valve gear fitted.

Bagnall valve gear complete by giles favell, on Flickr



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The body is a Wrightlines Bagnall, no longer in production. With care, it solder a together neatly, but needed a little modification for my home-made chassis and radio gear.

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A cylindrical 650mAh battery lives in the boiler, and the Deltang receiver is fitted in the LH bunker

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