Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Mountain » Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 pm

It is getting even cooler!
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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Jules » Tue May 05, 2020 11:28 pm

:lol: If this were any cooler, it would be frozen!

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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Mountain » Thu May 07, 2020 11:49 am

Just to update the build progress. I know it is repeated on the other thread. Here is the waggon in its painted form. More details on the other thread.
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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Bufferstop » Thu May 07, 2020 12:51 pm

That looks like the thing that with some friends I pushed up the track from what is now Campbell's Platform to the head of line when they were building the Ffestiniog Deviation. In the end it was a pointless exercise as the foot and mouth shutdown meant we had to cancel our visit, the ride back down to Tan-y-Bwlch was compensation. So we never got to be Deviationists, or as the Gaffer insisted deviants. Good job the bearings were non existent, just like the brakes, we might have overshot.
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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Mountain » Thu May 07, 2020 12:57 pm

There's a prototype for everything! Haha.

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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Michaelaface » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:52 am

wish I'd seen this thread sooner, is it still possible to join in? I recently spotted a large, unopened bag of tea stirrers in work and naturally my brain instantly started trying to work out how I could use them for model railway purposes...

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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Lysander » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:27 am

As I said earlier, it does have a delightful Welsh slate look to it. I’m surprised by how well it came out.

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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Mountain » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:52 am

Go for it Michaelaface! There is no start and finish to this thread. Is just a fun challenge to see what you can build. Enjoy!

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Re: Something On Rails Made From Lollypop Sticks And Tea Stirers Challenge Thread.

Postby Mountain » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:58 am

Lysander wrote:As I said earlier, it does have a delightful Welsh slate look to it. I’m surprised by how well it came out.

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It does look ok. I should have made the axlebox assemblies a little more triangular, but I did not know how strong they would turn out to be. They are strong enough from the feel of it, but at the time, I was not too sure as it was new ground for me to use this material for the axleboxes.
The wagon does need a small amount of weight to be added to the underside of it, and I need to finish the couplings and give it a number.
So far this is a "One off" but I could easily build more if I need to. I was surprized how strong the ends turned out as I expected them to be the weak area of the build.


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