The road to narrow gauge...

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby iansvr » Thu May 05, 2011 10:19 pm

starting to take shape Nick, good work
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Fri May 06, 2011 12:32 am

I did the cab work today, although not finished. The cab makes the model look as if it's nearly finished, and to the extent of what's in the box, it almost it. But I'm going to add some finer details.

You know, despite its difficulties and troubles (definitely not the best fitting kit, plenty of work cut out, etc.), I'd definitely have a go at a second one.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Sun May 08, 2011 1:31 am

Well, it's pretty much ready for wash, polish and undercoat. There are some small pieces I still need to add.

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby AndrewCudgewa » Sun May 08, 2011 5:52 pm

elmhurst_motor wrote: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.


G'day Elmhurst_motor,

You're right, I'm not sure about its' popularity back when the brass and kits were released, however HOn30 VR modelling has certainly been in the minority in more recent years. There have been a few other endeavours including:

- Steve Cullen's "Bellbird" which featured in the April 1990 AMRM

- Rod Hutchinson who has been modelling in HOn30 for many years. He used to have a few pages on his site but all I could find was this page: http://www.trainweb.org/regnanstramway/Model%20Pages/Pages/Regnans.html
(Perhaps if DuttonBay sees this he can advise Rod's more current details?)

- "Walhalla" by Peter Smith, which is featured on DuttonBay's Narrow Gauge Web Exhibition:
http://members.optusnet.com.au/jdennis/ng_webex.html

The postal motor looks good, good luck weighting it!! :)

Cheers, Andrew

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Sun May 08, 2011 5:55 pm

Looks like a candidate for the links thread.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby j514 » Sun May 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Nice work Nick..... I love Na's :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby AndrewCudgewa » Sun May 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Ps. Very nicely finished Na Nick, really looking forward to your layout developing given this standard! :)

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby toxation » Thu May 12, 2011 1:05 pm

Out of interest, does the handbrake go on the left side or the right side of the backhead?

The instructions say the right, however the brake cylinder is on the left side under the cab. I assume the brake lever passes down through the floor to connect with the brake cylinder?

I have already fixed it to the right, but it can be changed easily if it should be on the left.
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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby S301 » Thu May 12, 2011 2:14 pm

Handbrake is on the right, just in front of the firemans 'seat'.

There's also a brake cylinder on the fireman's side (it's the whitemetal object under the cab), which is connected to the handbrake as well.

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Re: The road to narrow gauge...

Postby Buninyong » Thu May 12, 2011 4:04 pm

Hi Nick,
Very nice job on the Na. Just to clarify the handbrake pedistool is on the RHS WHEN the loco is viewed from the front and is immediately in front of the brake cylinder (the Na's have one brake cylinder only) which is in turn directly under the Fireman's seatbox. I will have some detail shots if needed at all, also some very clear memories of the fittings and loco's themselves..
Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Cheers Mark.


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