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Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:37 am
by Ex-Pat
Echo Jim's comments manna.

The use of lolly sticks is interesting, so much so that I have taken the liberty of infringing your copyright in copying your post to this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=52596

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:30 am
by manna
G'Day Gents

Thanks for the replies, Jim I do doubt that it will ever get that hot in Scotland, but I also doubt that we'll ever get as cold as it dose in Scotland (heaven forbid)

Ex-Pat, copy away, it helps the cause, to give you a better idea on how I did it, here's a couple of pics of the underside. Looks a bit like one of the old bomb sites with the timber holding the wall up, but this is on the 'inside' :lol:

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:17 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Does Peter know you have all his Ice Lolly Sticks :D

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:22 pm
by manna
G'Day Gents

Yep, Pete knows. I bought them, and now I'm giving him 'Free' publicity.....................I might get another box of lollies :wink:

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:28 am
by manna
G'Day Gents

Still working on the station, built the canopy on the platform side, sorry no pics yet.

But I have started another loco, I have a C12, in brass, I've re-wheeled it and fitted a new motor but it's always been a bit of a rough one, so while I was fiddling with it the other day I gave the chassis a run to warm it up, and it ran well, I put a couple of coaches on and away it went, after about half hour, I popped the body back on, back to it's normal self, I tried black tape, nothing has worked, so I'm making a new body for it, I have a couple of 'Nellie' chassis, so I could well end up with two C12's :D

If you want to try, you'll need a couple of Thomas's bodies, :o Well the tanks anyway, I hacked of the tanks off of Thomas, which after removing the extension are the right size (lucky eh ! unfortunately, that's about all you can use, I'll try the buffer-beams later. You only need three tanks, see pics below, one each side and half a tank each side 'after' the cab opening, the boiler is a bit of conduit, I tried to use Thomas's boiler but it 's a bit small, the running plate is a one piece and flat, the plans come from the Model Railway Constructor, August 1971, I knew it would come in handy one day :lol: Here's some pics.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:15 am
by manna
G'Day Gents

A couple of days go by, and another update, the C12 is behaving itself, everything going right. Enjoy

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:12 am
by Mountain
That is looking excellent.

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:27 am
by Bufferstop
Ex-Pat wrote:Echo Jim's comments manna.

The use of lolly sticks is interesting, so much so that I have taken the liberty of infringing your copyright in copying your post to this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=52596


On the way home yesterday I was siting back letting my wife do the driving as we passed under the M4 on the A34, Looking up I spotted the thrust beams stretched between the abutments and though "lolly sticks" :D

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:38 pm
by manna
G'day Gents

:lol: :lol: :lol: You will never look at lolly sticks again in the same way.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:02 pm
by Ex-Pat
As usual, looking good, but I'm not too sure of the livery at this stage!

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:51 pm
by manna
G'Day Gents

One of the Daily Mirror, 'Andy Cap' specials................................ :lol:

manna

PS, bufferbeams today, then maybe a coat of paint.

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:44 am
by manna
G'Day Gents

A pic with still damp paint.

manna

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:15 am
by Ex-Pat
Interesting how the rear end (without the coupling hook) looks much neater and better (to me at least) than the front end - do you run any without hooks?

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:34 am
by Mountain
Its looking nice. Reminds me of a loco I made from bits and pieces. I had a Triang Hall chassis and a B12 body with out a tender. I had to make a loco as they were just waiting to be used! I bought an ECM motor to get the chassis to run. Used plasticard to make a rear bunker and I had the B12 front bogie and I used a Triangb Princess bogie cut in half as a pony for the rear pair of wheels. With a thin Peco and aa few Hornby track pins I added safety valves, a whistle, and I used Hornby pins to help with handrail studs. Wire was glued to them to form the handrails as I didnt want to risk soldering so close to the plasticard. The result was good. And yes, I chose wartime black!

Re: Edgware GN,

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:52 pm
by manna
G'Day Gents

Mountain, can't beat black.

Ex-Pat, Some have, some don't, quite a few just have the wire goal post type, where you need the hook on the stock, so I have to jiggle stock about as well, the C12 may well have it's couplings removed as they're a bit intrusive.

manna