Starting in 16mm scale

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Starting in 16mm scale

Postby ste234 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:21 pm

After finding out about a new 16mm track at the Model engineering club I go to, I decided to have a go at SM32 Narrow Gauge :)
So, after ordering a basic chassis kit from I.P. Engineering, I bit the bullet and assembled it today :D
It comes basically like an Airfix kit, plasticard pre-cut, just remove the tabs, file down and clag together, assemble the motor and gears and ta-da!
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Not the best of photos, I will try and get some better ones but they will do for now.
I need to get it all painted up now, drill bigger holes in the buffers and start to scratch build the body, I will keep you all informed as progress happens.
Cheers,
Ste :)
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Re: Starting in SM32

Postby 90733 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:28 pm

Great, SM32 is brilliant, modelling in it myself. For inspiration look here http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/index.php
Jack :D

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Re: Starting in SM32

Postby ste234 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:48 pm

Hi Jack, thanks for the link, I'll have a gander through now!
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Re: Starting in SM32

Postby ste234 » Mon May 09, 2011 8:17 pm

The loco had it's first run under radio control yesterday, unfortunatley it wasn't the 2.4ghz set I've ordered, this hasn't arrived yet, so I used a 40mhz set instead, and to be honest, I've been pretty impressed with it's running
The traction has improved because of the weight of the battery and radio gear, so it now hauls the full rake of trucks with ease.
It also ran for 3 hours flat, only stopping when I went to grab some lunch, which took 5 minutes
And the squeaky noise has stopped, its amazing what a bit of oil can do :wink:
I cant get the youtube embed code to work, so here is a link;
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=jh9vWSywZwU


Also since yesterday the rear windows have been cut out:

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Thats all for now,
Ste
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Re: Starting in SM32

Postby Stewart Gethin » Sat May 14, 2011 9:33 pm

Love it Ste. Really basic, but in this larger scale, so effective. Keep it up.

Stew.
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Re: Starting in 16mm scale

Postby ste234 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:21 pm

I haven't updated this thread for a while... but here goes...

The original chassis has been ditched, due to problems with the gears stripping. A new chassis is now in place, made entirely from metal, and came RTR at £75!

Also, the body is mainly finished, with the details added, and has gone from this:
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To this:
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And now with lights!:

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And the last running day with the latest chassis, including the two coaches, I intend to "teak", and my rake of goods wagons!:
http://youtu.be/fkaWcJmRgEk
(The red diesel and Garret aren't mine unfortunately!, but the stock the red diesel is pulling is mine!)
Cheers,
Ste
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Re: Starting in 16mm scale

Postby ceejaydee » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:05 pm

That is a very believable looking loco and looks good running on the layout.

Did you buy the chassis direct from Essel?
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Re: Starting in 16mm scale

Postby ste234 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:30 pm

HI Chris, thanks for the comments :)

Yes, the chassis was bought direct from Essel, brilliant customer service from them if I may add!
Cheers,
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Re: Starting in 16mm scale

Postby sir hayden » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:20 pm

Nice job. Is that Corris No. 6?

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Re: Starting in 16mm scale

Postby ste234 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:22 pm

Thanks, but unfortunately I don't have a clue what Corris #6 is!
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Re: Starting in 16mm scale

Postby sir hayden » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:10 am

It's a diesel engine, the ONLY steam engine the Corris has NOW is No. 7.


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