Edgware GN,

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:40 am

G'Day Gents

A few more pics, also a couple of Brass frames that I'll make up into a another couple of J6's

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Ex-Pat » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:55 am

Blimey - as fascinating as ever - had to look the R1 up, and see they became extinct in February 1934.

What are the small white "pills" next to the tender frames?

Looking forward to the J6's as well - like the J36's you can't have too many of them!

Glad your wife is recovering ok.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:16 am

G'Day Gents

Hi Ex Pat, the little 'Pills' in the bag are gears. I'll show you shortly.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Ex-Pat » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 am

Specsavers beckon I think!

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:48 pm

G'Day Gents

Hi Ex Pat, Not yet, they are tiny, they are 'bevel gears' got them from China, I bought a couple of geared 12v motors, again from China, that come out of Drones, I thought I'd try one in one of the J6's, the're about the size of a XO4, but only a couple of quid each, I'll put up some pics of them tomorrow, bit late at night here, see ya.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:09 pm

"A couple of quid each"

At that price well worth experimenting - awaiting results !

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:59 pm

G'Day Gents

Hi Dad 1. I was trawling E-Bay for motors, when I found them, turns out a friend of mine had also found them, he fitted one in a 4 mm loco, but it was one of those tiny little 0-4-0 contractor loco's, it fitted perfect under the cab. I thought it might also fit in the firebox of a J6 or something similar, although my motor runs at about 4,000 revs. It's 4.30 am at the moment, I'll dig out a few more details later.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:34 am

G'Day Gents

Well here's the motor and gears, the top motor is from a Hornby Gresley Pacific/ N2, big is'n't it compared to the motor with the brass gears on the end. That's got to fit in a J6 :D

I've also fitted one of those bevel gears to the big black motor and it fits, where as I'll have to drill them out for the other motors and axle's.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 am

G'day Gents

Weather is in the mid 20's, so I've been out in the shed. Lot's of plaster has been splashed about along with a fair amount of green paint, a few trees? have been planted just to see the effect, and scouring pads have been cut up and used as hedges, Grass, can't be be to far away.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:41 am

Hi Mana, good luck on drilling out one of those bevel gears to fit the 3mm"D" shaft on that N20 geared motor. My experiments in constructing a motor bogie around one ran into a problem. I couldn't get a right-angled pair of them into the back to back space. I'm currently trying a cog and crown combination, with a new boss epoxy glued onto the inner face and the old boss slimmed down by a couple of millimetres. I've tried the motor with the 180 degree gearbox and a couple of spur gears, 0.5 module nylon gears are too clunky, need some finer tooth (probably brass) ones to get smooth drive.
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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:13 pm

G'Day Gents

With the good weather at the moment I've dived into the shed to do a bit of scenery, I've had one of those static grass machines for about five years, time to try it out.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:54 am

G'day Gents

Busy busy days, not a lot of spare time,so I've bought Edgware station inside to the workbench, bit of time here bit of time there, and it's paid off, all the gutters have been fitted along with the barge boards and also the chimneys, only the doors to do.

Also a couple of GN wagon bodies the were given to me by a friend have had chassis fitted, these are modified Cambrian 9' wagon chassis, I think they've turned out OK.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:46 am

OMG - I can almost smell the dankness and mould on the building - a "real" station building.

Yes, I'd be pleased with the wagons as well.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby Coopslner » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:57 am

Manna,

Great station building will look the business with notice boards and the odd advert.

I notice what I presume to be the pressfix LNER sheet ‘GN’. I have been working on a few of these lately and a few other GN wagons and after looking long and hard I found POW sides produce these transfers of Great Northern goods type. They are rub on which has the benefit of getting it into the panel lines quite easy and with out any shiny silvering.

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I used the 50 ton brick ones for the van ‘GN’ as these are slightly bigger then the marketed 8 ton ones.

The paint is pheonix precision GN freight which makes a nice contract against red oxide.

Look forward to more.

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Re: Edgware GN,

Postby manna » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:37 am

G'day Gents

Thank you for the replies.

Ex-Pat, All I can smell at the moment is 'Fresh' paint, but I know what you mean, still a way to go with the weathering, and can you imagine the echo in the Booking hall !!

Coopslner. I've used Humbrol matt 70, for the GN wagon, all I can get, got to leave it tatty, hasn't been painted for at least 10 years, with the lettering I've used a Methfix LNER goods print, the GN letters came from a M&GN print, so it's not quite right, I have two sheets, the Big letters work on one sheet, but not the small letters, I'll finish small lettering them one day :D

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