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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby manna » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:43 pm

G'Day Gents

Ex-Pat.......... B*****, rumbled, can't get passed you then.

Coopslner.......Err, I don't know if it runs well yet, I've hooked up a 9v battery and the motor turned easily, but the center driver is only held in place by a bit of loose brass.

So still a little way to go.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby manna » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:16 pm

G'day Gents

Almost ready to give the J6 a run on the layout. You'll see in the pics what i couldn't see with my eye, the cab sits a fraction high, and the buffers are a bit wonky :o but fairly easily fixed.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby Coopslner » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:30 pm

Fantastic manna, what decals do you use? I have got some model master ones which are not as good as the HMRC pressfix ones, which I havnt been able to get hold of.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby manna » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:45 am

G'day Gents

I'm using HRMC pressfix ones to, although I'm getting low and haven't managed to get any more.

The J6 moved a little bit under it's own power, loco chassis to light, I've got the get the drawbar right.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:15 am

I see the chimney's grown - only wish I could apply myself and do things so quickly. - Great job!

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby manna » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:29 am

G'Day Gents

He's a couple of pics of some of my loco's on the layout, can't do much else, I've done my back in 'again' although I am trying to build the tender for the C2.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby Coopslner » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:26 am

Sorry to hear about your back, and hope you have a speedy recovery.
Great pictures, love the first one. You have got quite the fleet now look forward to more layout pictures featuring them.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby Allegheny1600 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:54 pm

Hi Manna,
As a fellow back sufferer, you have my sympathies, hope it eases soon.
Good photos and really lovely locos, you should be very proud.
Cheers,
John.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby manna » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:49 am

G'Day Gents

Thank you for your sympathies about my back, it is slowly getting better, I've done away with the walking sticks, after spending two days in bed, I still have to be careful getting up out of a chair, I've spent a bit of time modelling, mainly building a tender body for the C2 Atlantic, but hard chairs and backs don't go to well together.

Thank you again Gentlemen.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby End2end » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:56 am

Hi Manna. I knew a chap once who told me he couldn't get out of bed for nigh on 2 years due to a bad back.
What really got him up and about again were pelvic floor excercises.
He swore by them.

Hope it helps
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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a J6 0-6-0

Postby manna » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:25 am

G'Day Gents

Thank's for the replies, backs a lot better, just time and a bit exercise and it leaves me alone for a while.

I'm still working on the C2's tender almost there, I also started to rebuild the Castle chassis I have into a C1 Atlantic, the rear set of wheels have been removed and a new boiler is being build by fattening up a bit of 22 mm pipe to 23 mm, a slot has been cut in the boiler to fit over the motor. You can see the C2's tender in the background of the pics below.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a C1 Atlantic

Postby manna » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:24 am

G'day Gents

Not a lot of modelling going on for the past month, been on a caravaning holiday to Queensland, so sun, sand and surf, not that I got that wet, to rough for me, but I recommend Yeppoon as a holiday destination, there was a added bonus, Yeppoon only lost it's railway station in 2004, and it's still there, although the tracks are gone.
The nearest city is Rockhampton, which much to my surprise still has a steam age 'Roundhouse' (pics taken) I will at a later date start a thread with pics of the railways seen on my holiday. Mostly Queensland and NSW.
While I was away, my son sent a box of Goodies over, that I had purchased off of E-Bay, wheels for the E1 (2-4-0) a B1 chassis and a B17 chassis, couple of wagons and the motor for one of the J3's I was building, that has now been fitted and tested running, the body has been finished and had a coat of paint, along with the other J3, so two more tenders to build.
I might be able to get back to the Atlantic before Christmas.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a C1 Atlantic

Postby manna » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:22 am

G'Day Gents

Giving loco building a bit of a rest at the moment (was that a cheer !!) so what else to do, Oh yeah, 'Ballast' something I was suppose to do Yeeeeeaaarrrrrrssssss ago, but got put off 'cos I needed to replace some points and I wanted to makes sure it was running right, (Yeah right) well I had to do some ballasting, I've ballasted the mainline and the station track in normal ballast, but the long siding has been ballasted in a fine sand (more like ash), there's still more to go, but I'm almost out of ballast, surprising how much you use.

Piccy time.

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a C1 Atlantic

Postby m.levin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:07 am

manna wrote:Giving loco building a bit of a rest at the moment (was that a cheer !!)
manna


Only because you show us up with the level of quality!!
Ballasting looks good

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Re: Edgware GN, Now building a C1 Atlantic

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:42 am

I only mentioned it 53 weeks ago on page 11 - and behold - the icing cometh! Well worth the wait.

Now get back to the conversions!


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