Mumbles Workbench

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:52 am

This is the Lanarkshire Models coupling hook fitted to my SR brake van.. Also had to fit the roof vents to it as id forgotten to do it before! I haven't fitted the lamp brackets yet as I want to add lamps and have toyed with the idea of making them from brass

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:38 am

While watching the cricket shambles this morning I added the solebars and wheels to the 7 plankers. One of which had a HUGE wobble. As it happened I had just got a B2B gauge but found it really hard to get the wheels right and square to each other but with a little trial and error managed to sort it. Is it normal to have to tinker so much? I expected it to be quite a simple task? The B2B gauge I have is 14.5mm from DCC concepts and seems a good piece of kit? :?:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Mountain » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:39 am

mumbles wrote:While watching the cricket shambles this morning I added the solebars and wheels to the 7 plankers. One of which had a HUGE wobble. As it happened I had just got a B2B gauge but found it really hard to get the wheels right and square to each other but with a little trial and error managed to sort it. Is it normal to have to tinker so much? I expected it to be quite a simple task? The B2B gauge I have is 14.5mm from DCC concepts and seems a good piece of kit? :?:

I expect to have to adjust things when kit or scratchbuilding, though resin kits are sometimes close to scratchbuilding, though they are easy to build.
While plastic kits are a bit more precise, I think they all need adjustments here and there. At times so do ready to run items. You could buy 100 wagons all the same and find four or five will need a bit of correction somewhere. For example, about 15 years ago I bought a rake of Hornby freightliner bogie wagons and one seemed to be bumping up and down as it rolled. On examination the pinpoint end of one axle of the plastic set of wheels had only a slight bit of plastic edge to it rather then a whole axle coming to a point. I just drilled into it and used a blunt pin cut to length instead. It now works fine with no wobble, which is surprising as it was drilled down the axle freehand!
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.
Currently having a clear out of my 00 gauge items. See the "For sale" section.

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:20 pm

I meant just with the B2B and one axle/wheel.. It wasn't as simple as I thought it would be, thanks for answering though, I didn't explain clearly when reading it back!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:12 pm

While looking through my webhosting earlier I found a set of pictures of something from my workbench in 2009!!

I have very little recollection of making it!! I've no idea what happened to it ( my best guess is it got stolen) and I've no idea what it was based on!!! I've looked at pictures of Ramsgate signal box and it doesn't appear to be that. Thought I'd share them as when Paul was struggling with his steps on his fantastic signal box I was dam sure I'd made some similar and couldn't for the life of me recall what for!! Funny what I've forgotten!!!

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby carnehan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:09 pm

That was a cracking looking box mumbles. Seeing your scribed walls I'm wishing I went to the extra effort to do the same. Too late now but I will be using the photos of the steps as a reference when I get back to constructing mine later on. :D

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:17 pm

carnehan wrote:That was a cracking looking box mumbles. Seeing your scribed walls I'm wishing I went to the extra effort to do the same. Too late now but I will be using the photos of the steps as a reference when I get back to constructing mine later on. :D

Paul

Cheers Paul, I think my favourite bit is the kettle!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:19 pm

got it wrong, see below!
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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:21 pm

mumbles wrote:The levers are just pieces of wire stripped to the core glued to microstrip, ok so they don't have proper handles but that was a step too far to make them!! :D

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby Dave » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:33 pm

mumbles wrote:Thought I'd share them as when Paul was struggling with his steps on his fantastic signal box I was dam sure I'd made some similar and couldn't for the life of me recall what for!! Funny what I've forgotten!!!

I have no signal boxes in my possession so I will not be sharing.

Shame it went walkabout too.

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:51 pm

Mumbles, that is a brilliant scratch build! Such a shame you don't still have it, at least when you make the replacement, it should be like second nature ! lol
I am highly impressed with the level of detail, probably because I am too lazy to have the patience to have a go myself. The up side is at least you have the photo's as proof of your skills and for our benefit :D
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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:08 pm

Cheers Timbersurf. I've got used to not having stuff anymore! The signal boxes for new layout are identical designs and i have scale drawings from the book of the line so will be little simpler i think. Your right about having a reference for making them though, glad i found the pics!


Back in the present day I'm fiddling with brake gear on the 7 plank wagons.. After this is the sheet rail which im a little apprehensive about getting right

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Re: Mumbles Workbench

Postby mumbles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:55 pm

While looking at signal boxes to try to work out what my inspiration was i found this pic of Rye. What and why I made it is still a mystery?

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