Clifton 009 Layout

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SouthernBoy
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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:38 pm

Thanks for the info - I can see I need to try weathering powders at some point :)

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TJGoode
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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby TJGoode » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:31 pm

Clifton009 wrote:Image


A question about "Prince":
You built the Langley Models Whitemetal one - same as me - right (as opposed to building Mercian Models "Welsh Pony")?
For the tender, did you use the wheels/achsels supplied (plastic) or did you buy new (metal) ones?

How well does the tender run/roll?

A big "Thank you" in advance from me and Prince!
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Tim
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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby Clifton009 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:16 pm

TJGoode wrote:A question about "Prince":
You built the Langley Models Whitemetal one - same as me - right (as opposed to building Mercian Models "Welsh Pony")?
For the tender, did you use the wheels/achsels supplied (plastic) or did you buy new (metal) ones?

How well does the tender run/roll?

A big "Thank you" in advance from me and Prince!
Tim


Hi Tim.

Yes it is the Langley Prince.

I replaced the tender wheels with metal ones which I robbed from an N goods wagon. The plastic ones you get with the kit are very poor. Initially I did have trouble getting the tender to run right, but it runs fine now after a fair bit of tinkering :D

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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby TJGoode » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:09 am

Thanks for the info!

As soon as I got the kit, and saw those wheels (Can you seriously call those shits "Wheels") I ordered N Gauge Roco/Fleischmann wheels (metal). But their radius is too small!!! The tenders frame is lower than the wheels!!!

What N Gauge wagon did you steal them from?

Any other tinkering to improve the running? (I'm guessing weight distribution of the loco and maybe some way of making the tender wheels more "mobile". That tender is seriously heavy!!!

Thanks
Tim

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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby Clifton009 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:50 am

Hi Tim,

The tender is very heavy :shock:

I had the same problem. It caused the back cross beam on the tender frame to rub on the rails and spark :shock: I think the holes in the tender frame that the axles sit in are too big. I glued 2 "props" under the axles to prevent them from dropping.

Underside of tender:
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I also had to hack a fair bit at both the chassis and body to get the loco to run right and not tip up due to the imbalance of weight.

Underside of loco:
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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby egroeg93 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:28 pm

i enjoy looking at the photos of this layout soooo much

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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby sir hayden » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:00 pm

You made a really lovely looking layout man. Where can I get the handraills for Prince?

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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby Clifton009 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:29 pm

Thanks sir hayden.

You can get the hand rail knobs & brass wire from http://www.alangibsonworkshop.com

I used the short hand rail knobs code 4M53 (Page 10 of catalogue) & 0.45mm brass wire code 4M136 (Page 11 of catalogue).

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Re: Clifton 009 Layout

Postby sir hayden » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:27 pm

Thanks Clifton. Can't wait to see the finished results, I really like Prince's livery. I plan on painting mine in its current livery :D.


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