Mumbles Workbench

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:39 pm

I have a little helper :mrgreen:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 pm

All together .... AAHhhhhhh ....

Mumbles, I thought I'd let you know what my reading up on wheels revealed.
This I will add is from GWR reference material.

GWR used 3'1" & 3'2" wheels on nearly all wagons.
Early 10 spoke later 8 spoke depending on weight to be carried.
Open, split spoke types used by other companies were only employed before 1880 on GWR.
All these spoked wheels had replaceable tyres.
GWR experimented with rolled steel disc wheels in 1926
3 hole wheels were introduced progressively from 1930
These wheels did not have replaceable tyres and when worn below a certain point
were then scrapped - a cheaper wheel to make and had scrap value.
The scrapping of 3 hole axle sets usually took place after 30 - 35 years of use.
They did re-use secondhand axle sets from time to time.

Aside from that I have seen a picture of a new van coming off production at
Wolverton in BR days (1950) with spoked wheels.

I would think your 7 plankers would probably have been made with either split (Open)
or plain spoked wheels and be seen that way until BR got rid of any remaining SECR
rolling stock. Certainly would be that way for those incorporated into SR at grouping.

You may not be interested, but I found it so, but my brain closed down when it started
discussing the make up of bearing materials for axle journals to run in !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:49 pm

Cheers Geoff. Im fairly sure they should be open spoked and as that's what I've got, that's what I'll use!

I've found a discrepancy in the instructions of the 8 plank, at one point says to use the long solebars, later says use the short ones ( 2 types on the sprue) so I've emailed Cambrian to check although fairly sure looking at pics and the kit its the long ones!

Its all interesting BTW... Part of what i enjoy is the learning about the real world of railways and all this is new to me so lots of interest. I'm thinking about getting a book on the subject so i have some reference pics and info.. 'Service stock of the Southern' is one that is recommended in the instructions

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dave » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:12 pm

mumbles wrote:I have a little helper :mrgreen:

You can find vermin controllers in the Yellow pages :o

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:25 pm

They would have their hands full!! :lol:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:24 pm

Mostly done. Will finish off the brakegear and other last bits tomorrow. I went for the long solebars. Almost certain that's right

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Mountain » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:48 pm

Aww. We ended up with a few outdoor cats and now an indoor cat which is a lovely kind black cat. He turned up now and then and then he decided he was going to be brave. He is the only cat we have had that rolls over for his tummy to be tickled and he does not decide to play claws like other cats we've had in the past have done.
The PIC of your two wagons really show how close they can be coupled. OK, there are no buffers as yet. One can get too used to the distances that tension lock couplings need to operate. Kadees also need a distance but not quite as far out. I found Spratt and Winkle impressive in that they can couple quite close and yet still work round first radius curves. The only issues why I never took them up was the thought of all the work to fit the things on every item of stock that I had.

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:20 pm

Yes, kadees can allow for close coupling.. Only dependant on making sure you don't get buffer lock on any curves.

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:06 pm

All done. Think I'll order some dummy coupling hooks and kadees later so i can finish off all the wagons ready for when I get round to painting them

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Next up I'll make the three 7 plank wagons

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:03 pm

Good job done there mumbles,
The ideal thing to do on the kitchen table in the warm .....'cos it's getting cold.

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dave » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:10 pm

mumbles wrote:All done...
Next up I'll make...

Dad-1 wrote:The ideal thing to do on the kitchen table in the warm .....'cos it's getting cold.

I just can't keep up with you two

Keep sharing though, I enjoy following your progress 8)

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:14 pm

Cheers Dave. Made a quick video of them having their first run round

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby carnehan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:22 pm

Nice result Mumbles. How many more on the workbench?

Paul

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:28 pm

Cheers Paul. I've got 3x 7 planks wagons and 4x 12ton vans (and the 2EPB I've totally stalled on! :? )

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby carnehan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:30 pm

That'll keep you going for a night or two and keep the chills from your bones. :D

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