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LOCKDOWN DIARIES - WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY? => What Else Have You Been Up To? => Topic started by: strang on October 12, 2020, 03:50:53 pm

Title: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on October 12, 2020, 03:50:53 pm
I took delivery of lots of laser cut steel.....
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: Puddlejumper on October 12, 2020, 06:29:01 pm
Do you want a nice little Lister engine to go on it rbchn wdesmle
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on October 13, 2020, 08:28:59 am
Do you want a nice little Lister engine to go on it rbchn wdesmle

I have got a Lister D already thanks. This engine is designed to use a Suffolk Punch engine (or modern equivalent). The completed engine in really small and termed 'minimal gauge'. In effect, its not a model, but full size really small engine that you ride on as opposed to being pulled behind.

Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on October 13, 2020, 08:33:46 am
More details here - https://www.miniature-trains.co.uk/product-category/locomotives/

For the facebook users - https://www.facebook.com/groups/449895411876067



Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: Puddlejumper on October 13, 2020, 08:44:16 am
I want one of those, gonna have to sell something methinks rbchn rbchn
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: Redwinch on October 13, 2020, 11:24:28 am
Hi Strang, have you local track to run it on ?
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on October 13, 2020, 04:37:34 pm
Hi Ian,

Yes no shortage actually, Halifax and Brighouse, Huddersfield, Bradford and Pugneys in Wakefield. Plus there is that bit of 7 1/4 track at Bolton Abbey too!
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on October 13, 2020, 04:41:44 pm
If you build the battery version, you can run them indoors!

Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: Redwinch on October 14, 2020, 02:42:19 pm
Brilliant mate, well done
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on November 18, 2020, 06:10:23 pm
Progress......

Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on December 04, 2020, 04:09:35 pm
Control levers fitted and horn blocks assembled

Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: Horace109 on December 06, 2020, 12:17:02 pm
Have you got a petrol engine for it?  I have a Suffolk Punch in the workshop which you'd be welcome to.
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on December 06, 2020, 06:20:09 pm
Have you got a petrol engine for it?  I have a Suffolk Punch in the workshop which you'd be welcome to.

Thats a very kind offer thanks, but I have a Loncin (chinese type Honda equivalent) ready to fit.
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on December 20, 2020, 03:35:58 pm
Engine cradle completed and wheels fitted with sprockets. The cradle is a very clever set of laser cut parts. The petrol engine sits on the top of the cradle and drives the dynamo which sits underneath. The white pulley acts as a clutch to control pressure on the drive belt.

The sprockets are mounted onto the axles using taperlocks - fiendishly simple, and yet something I had never come across before. The engineers on this forum will probably be aware of such systems.

Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: Tom on December 21, 2020, 10:07:25 am
Very nice, Strang!
That little engine looks like it's got chunky enough bits to go and do proper work, well done  :D
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on December 22, 2020, 03:42:19 pm
Cheers Tom - they are surprisingly powerful (depending upon gearing set ups with the chain sprockets) but can pull quite heavy weights up steepish gradients. Have a look at the Scamp Facebook page.
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on January 06, 2021, 03:29:38 pm
Finally on wheels! Lots more to do - like fitting chains, motors and brakes, but at least I can push it!

Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: Redwinch on February 11, 2021, 12:52:31 pm
Looking good Mark
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on March 18, 2021, 03:54:53 pm
Getting on more now its a tad warmer! Chains fitted - and working tested with a drill battery! More painting completed, brakes to fit next

Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: james_r_lucas on March 19, 2021, 10:00:38 pm
Love it! I want one now...  ;D

I cam across a smallholding channel on Youtube that are building some rail tracks for moving stuff around the farm - this would be ideal!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSViWfOV4pEcYnzpV6w548Q if you're interested...
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on March 23, 2021, 08:40:08 pm
The Scamp locos are quite powerful and can be used for work as above if you wish - have a look at this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Ar8GxCG6k&t=116s

CMD - who also make the Scamp kits do a tipper wagon kit in 7.25 guage too!

http://www.miniature-trains.co.uk/product/bolted-tipper-wagon-7%C2%BC-kit/
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: Tom on March 24, 2021, 11:00:16 am
Laying track eh...

So your next project needs to be a scaled down auto track laying machine such as this
(https://www.trackopedia.info/fileadmin/user_upload/03_Gleisbau_und_Instandhaltung/Gleisneubau/Schienenprofile.jpg)

pic taken from https://www.trackopedia.info/encyclopedia/railway-vehicles/railway-maintenance-machines/track-modification-machines/machines-for-track-laying
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on March 26, 2021, 10:25:12 am
Laying track eh...

So your next project needs to be a scaled down auto track laying machine such as this
(https://www.trackopedia.info/fileadmin/user_upload/03_Gleisbau_und_Instandhaltung/Gleisneubau/Schienenprofile.jpg)

pic taken from https://www.trackopedia.info/encyclopedia/railway-vehicles/railway-maintenance-machines/track-modification-machines/machines-for-track-laying

 wdesmle
Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on April 08, 2021, 11:29:37 am
Electrics next - not my forte, but seem simple enough......PS engine/dynamo cradle not fitted in this photo.

Title: Re: Covid/winter project
Post by: strang on June 04, 2021, 07:13:38 pm
Well a momentous day today as Scamp 92 ran under its own steam - so to speak! I fell quite chuffed (no pun intended) . I will try and get some video footage of it on the rails.