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by Dad-1
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Adding those axle boxes was a nightmare. I just hope the sand boxes and gubbins in the middle help hold securely. One of the 'gubbins' was only part cast. Now I could send off for a replacement part, but that involves a cost and delays. Back to a dark art of modelling - Have you ever used Bicarbonat...
by Dad-1
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Due to awful weather this project is racing ahead. Looks like it'll be done in 2 months from purchase. The design used a couple of small nut & bolts to hold together. Right on the buffer beam centre line. That final nut and mounting plate underneath really screws up mounting NEM pockets. My last...
by Dad-1
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 154
Views: 24885

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Tell me about it !!
There are mornings when the passing years don't seem to have left a trace.
Then by lunch time I know that 82nd birthday is hunting me down.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 154
Views: 24885

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Almost a month ago you were going to clean the big track.
Housework not one of your favourite things ??

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:42 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Decoder in and tested. It runs better than expected. I cut the unused leads off rather than de-soldering. https://i.ibb.co/K7yQH5H/IMG-4999.jpg My darkened interior a great improvement, even a decoder in there un-seen in this view. I will stick the decoder away before the roof is added, also paint a...
by Dad-1
Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:11 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi phred, It didn't look a healthy place to be, bet that stove pipe up to the chimney was lagged with asbestos. Right, beginning to get near what I want. First the interior was overly well lit. To overcome this I filled the full length gaps along each side of the moto/floor, with plasticard, making ...
by Dad-1
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00
Replies: 60
Views: 10996

Re: Coppenhall Goods (Late Crest) 00

Love this, coming along brilliantly, makes me remember why we like
larger layouts.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:19 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi John, Believe me, a couple of laps in each direction and back indoors. While I'm waiting for some decoders I though "Why Not" to the firebox/boiler. The video phred found & highlighted showed the set up, although only in passing shots. This is NOT an accurate scale model so could I ...
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 19, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

A video of it running, Bigmet, now destined for a 'good' decoder. https://youtu.be/gNFe-yKrmkY Kevin at Coastal DCC will be sending me both a Zimo, and Lenz. I'll sort out which I use later. Pleased with the running of this motor unit on DC - you can hear the AC supply buzz. I really have enjoyed th...
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 18, 2024 5:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Another small step forward. First all 6 windows are in place, it's a patience testing process of cutting 6 off 8.0 mm squares of clear plastic. Then micro sanding a few thou off each side to get an exact fit into individual window frames. Hopefully secured by small drops of clear varnish into the co...
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme
Replies: 546
Views: 84434

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Steady does it .......
I try not to 'Do' Hospitals !

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 18, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: arboretum valley
Replies: 231
Views: 28838

Re: arboretum valley

Jaz does enjoy a mucky scene !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 18, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Bigmet, I should remember how to do it, but nothing is coming to mind !! I did 2 back in 2015, they were genuine Tenshodo and still running perfectly. What/How did I do it ???? I hope your comments and some memory may return to help get this sorted. Always going back to basics and remembering thi...
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:38 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Phred, No interior in mine and I've chosen cab cream as my inside colour rather than the grey as in this video. I am contemplating adding a driver, just so there is something in the interior. Bigmet the drive motor has the name 'HANAZONO' on it, it runs better in reverse than forward on a DC test...
by Dad-1
Sat Feb 17, 2024 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1387
Views: 208055

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Bigmet, The drive unit was supposed to be a Tenshodo spud, but it's not that name on it. While writing this I can't remember what it is, but perhaps a Chinese copy ? Now while the painted interior dries I'm trying to get sitting at the right height ? Judged against other stock, right, or not. A c...