The road to narrow gauge...

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Sun May 01, 2011 11:32 pm

A little bit of work today. A lot of stuffing around with the smokebox saddle and front footplate.

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I had to pack the saddle up an additional 1mm from some nickel silver fret, as it was quite deficient in height. It shouldn't be at all noticeable once painted black.

I had to fabricate a new smokebox door lever set, as the kit didn't have one. No etch, no lost wax casting, no nothing! Not even mentioned in the list of parts in the instructions and the only time it is mentioned is when you need to install it.

I have largely diverged from the instructions, as a lot of soldering can be done from the inside if done out of sequence. Also a lot of work is needed on the whitemetal footplates to ensure adequate clearance for the front and rear pony trucks.

The cab should be relatively straightforward. I hope =P.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby forthbrdge » Mon May 02, 2011 11:26 am

Looking good! It has graduated from the Seymour dead line to the PBR backshop...

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Mon May 02, 2011 8:55 pm

...Or Menzies Creek plinth.

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No more for a little while.

By the way Pete, I sent your items only today, sorry for the delay, but I went to Melbourne last Wednesday and have been busy since. However they went Express Post Int'l so within a fortnight you should have them.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby elmhurst_motor » Wed May 04, 2011 9:56 am

as mentioned postal motor nk1
the bodt kit is from steam and things, mech is made from bits of a power bogie from aust n rail
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby K160 » Wed May 04, 2011 10:49 am

Great looking models there guys. Seems there is a new demand for the smaller VR NG items. :)
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby elmhurst_motor » Wed May 04, 2011 10:55 am

i'd imagine there is a whole new generation of us, ie below 30 who have never really had the chance to get into hon30,
i was in high school when the NA's were last availible as a kit.
i dont have any amrm's that have a vr narrow gauge layout, i think tolmie was one of the last.

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby K160 » Wed May 04, 2011 11:10 am

There is at least one layout which still does the exhibition circuit each year. I'll have a look through my photo collection over the next few days and see if I can find it. The owner has the Berg's Garratt along with 3 or 4 NAs (possibly Alco, might even be the kit described here). Lucky bugger. :lol:
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby damoch » Wed May 04, 2011 11:18 am

Hi Guys,
Have you seen photos of Alan Rockett's layout. Worth a look
http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_alan_rockett_on30.html
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby j514 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:37 pm

Allan is a true legend of the hobby, his attention to detail is absolutely superb.
You can buy a video of him and his layout and he talks about how he made it.
The best thing for me was his move to On30 as I got to purchase his Hon 2.5 G42 and 2 of his Na's.
If you look at the name on the blacksmiths workshop this is the family that my old man brought his house off that has Puffing billy running through the back yard in Emerald
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby b 82 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:49 pm

some good photos :) :D
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