Alex3410's Workbench

What are you up to on your workbench
User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:17 pm

I still need to finish this off with transfers but have had time to connect it all up to my DCC controller, take a look at the video and let me know what you think - video is little noisy LINK

might need to adjust the top speed to keep it under control :lol:

User avatar
Black-Marlin
Posts: 1639
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:59 pm
Location: 61A
Contact:

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Black-Marlin » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:23 pm

Hi Alex

Have you considered painting the tips of the propellers yellow? (Although, for a better scale colour, 'Desert Sand' is a better bet). You'll get a lovely yellow circle effect... Those of us who built the same Thunderbolt kit and suspended it over our layouts had to go to all sorts of painting contortions to gain the same effect! :wink:

Image

User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:01 am

Thats the plan when i put the transfers on, was tempted to do it when filming to see the difference but didn't want yellow specks of paint all of the shed :lol:

But your right it will give it a much nicer effect - it was interesting watching the DCC controller program the decoder because it caused the propeller to spin in a similar way that the wheels move slightly when its reading / writing to the chip - looks like poor chaps having trouble getting the engine going :lol:

you can see it in action here

rather pleased with it - thinking about doing a four engined one next but need to find one the motors will fit into

User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:04 am

I have also been toying with the idea of having them hanging to the ceiling like yours with the motors going but don't want it to catch on someones hair :shock:

mind you might keep the other half out of the shed :lol:

User avatar
carnehan
Posts: 1341
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:44 pm

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby carnehan » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:16 am

That's brilliant Alex. It put a big grin on my face when it started moving. Youll have it spinning round and round on its hanging if you suspend it from the ceiling.

Paul

User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:27 am

i think that just makes me want to try it all the more :lol:

User avatar
Black-Marlin
Posts: 1639
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:59 pm
Location: 61A
Contact:

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:45 pm

alex3410 wrote:rather pleased with it - thinking about doing a four engined one next but need to find one the motors will fit into


Anything with big radials will work - for four engines, your best bets are B-17s (they definitely fit - I have one under construction!), B-24s (nice roomy body on those to hide the gubbins!) and B-29s. A Sunderland would also work, but it couldn't take off from your runway! If you're more transport-inclined, Revell make a C-54 that would also be effective.

If you want British, Airfix now make the Lancaster B.II with Hercules radials :D :wink:

User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:39 pm

I have a Lancaster B.II in my stash so will give it a test, i grabbed in when Airfix had one of their sales on thinking it was the standard one and took me a little while to figure why it didnt look right :lol:

User avatar
End2end
Posts: 3842
Joined: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:58 pm
Location: At the end....... and sometimes at the other end

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby End2end » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:23 pm

alex3410 wrote:I have also been toying with the idea of having them hanging to the ceiling like yours with the motors going but don't want it to catch on someones hair :shock:

Why not use a disk that you can spin like on Black-Marlins plane? Clever idea though using a decoder for the plane :D
Thanks
End2end
"St Blazey's" - The progress and predicaments.
Welcome‎
Planning
Building
St. Blazey's Works & Depot thread

User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:43 am

I got myself a class 40 with TTS sound over the weekend (from Rays Rails - the chap who used to run a local shop but does things online and at local shows now).

Anyway the price is really good for a DCC sound loco but the detail is not all that, the body however comes off really easily which makes a nice change & the sound itself is good if a little loud (need to adjust the CV's).

anyway some pics

ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr


I didnt get a detail pack with it, so have robbed bits from my spares box and have done one end of it so far:
ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr

Pleased with the results so far, I am not going for 100% accuracy just something that looks the part using this as a reference:
Image

Just need to do the other end now, while i have you can anyone tell me the name of the white disks from the photo? I dont have any and need to know what they are called to find some :lol:

User avatar
skyblue
Posts: 1745
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:17 am

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby skyblue » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:58 am

There's a useful page on the headcode discs here. They are available here.

User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:05 am

:D perfect thank you!

User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:56 am

Still waiting on the headcodes but have given it a light weathering:

ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr

User avatar
Bufferstop
Posts: 10750
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:06 pm
Location: Bottom end of N. Warks line

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:33 am

Nicely done with the weathering, looks "not clean" rather than filthy.
Growing old, can't avoid it. Growing up, forget it!
My Layout, My Workbench Blog and My Opinions

User avatar
alex3410
Posts: 3357
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Alex3410's Workbench

Postby alex3410 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:59 am

Thanks :D i am really pleased with it,

ImageUntitled by Alex Wells, on Flickr

its not the most fantastic runner, i am not convinced that its picking up on all of the available wheels correctly so will have to investigate :roll:

I was hoping that with the size of it and the traction tires it would pull my CMX track cleaner but it wont even get it off the mark :lol:

i added weight to it which helped but it still cant make a complete loop without stopping (normally on the curves)


Return to “The Workbench”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest