The road to narrow gauge...

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:57 am

Work tonight;

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby james13 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:47 am

Geeze Nick, did you wet the bed or have you not been in it yet. The time stamp on the post shows your dedication to the hobby either way. :lol: Nice work, keep them photos coming.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:22 am

Hadn't been to bed at that stage. It took me a good while to get it in nice running quality.

I cheated on the front wheel, there was never going to be enough clearance for the nut to go on the crank, but the coupling rods are kept in check by the motion bracket, and can't move laterally, so it's just a pin that that loop in the rod slips over.

True to prototype, the loco has a flangless middle wheel.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby elmhurst_motor » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:07 pm

hi nick. one more thing. steam and thing make a body kit for a whitfield mail trolly in HO scale. the closest mech i have seen is a small powebogie i brought from aust-n-rail. regards

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:45 pm

Ahhh, thanks Brad.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby b 82 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:52 pm

looks like it is going to be a good model! ;)

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby duttonbay » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:13 pm

toxation wrote:My endeavour to build a narrow gauge layout got a decent boost over the weekend with the acquisition of a Colonial Models (Chivers Finelines) HOn2 ½ nA kit, unbuilt and ready to be tackled.
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It's going to be a long work in progress, but it'll begin in a big way tomorrow when I get stuck into this loco kit. To test some of the things I want to do, I'm going to build a small shelf diorama, to get the hang of hand-laying track and other bits and pieces that I come across along the way. I'll be posting progress shots of the nA as it comes together. =)


Good luck with your narrow gauge work. It can be very challenging working in HOn30, more so doing VR. Note though, that the VR 2-6-2T locos were never ever referred to as nA. They are either NA or N(as a superscript)A.

A minor point, but one which has grated on me since seeing this and your subsequent posts.

I'm looking forward to reports of great progress on this. Perhaps you might attend the 2013 NG Convention in Melbourne, and bring us all up to date with the layout.

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:55 pm

Haha, thanks John, but I don't have a superscript, er, script, enabled, and I like nA better than NA (lacking capitalisation) as representation of a superscript 'N'.

You're going to have to grit your teeth...

I'll bring some armour to the convention...

Perhaps another script to add to the 'to-do' list.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby gunzel.org » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:16 am

You should be able to copy and paste this:

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I've cheated a bit using Unicode's phonetic extensions, and what you see may depend on your OS and what fonts you have installed.

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby james13 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:59 pm

What about just changing the font size? Ie: NA :lol:
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