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by Rust Boiler
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Reversing lever and Effie cab detail

[quote="Gerry Bullock"]As this replica Tom: http://www.avs-avs.freeserve.co.uk/rail/effie/effie280400b.jpg Just the link in view of copyright.[/quote] Thanks Gerry for that excellent pic of the Effie Back plate. That was the pic I was searching for but could not find it in the Heywood book...
by Rust Boiler
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: French loco
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

Really good find

Absolutely love it.
Some people have all the luck don't they, owning a little gem like that.
I said I am going Diesel but that just has to be modelled purely on the pictures.
Excellent HD filming!
Thanks for sharing.
by Rust Boiler
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Reversing lever

[quote="Willow Creek Traction"]Is that the reversing lever actually up there forward of cab front plate? Seems odd, but then again, given how compact Effie is in reality, where else could it be.[/quote] I am not a steam Buff but I have assumed that the lever I saw in the drawing is the rev...
by Rust Boiler
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Effie done now.

I have finished Effie now with a few added bits on the back head and a reversing lever. Been good fun and I now look forward to going Diesel.
http://my.gn15.info/effie_004.jpg
http://my.gn15.info/effie_003.jpg
by Rust Boiler
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Diesel Critter Chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Critter Chassis

[quote="martin"]Always good to see what is out there and new possibilities. That said I too am a big proponent of KISS![/quote] Yes Martin you are quite right Re Keeping things simple. I see things that seem a good idea and pay too much attention to reports by people. Thinks I will just go...
by Rust Boiler
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Diesel Critter Chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Diesel Critter Chassis

I was on the verge of buying a Tenshodo Spud or a black beetle but after having read numerous down sides on them I am not convinced that I want one now. There also seems to be very little on the market that fits the bill to power a straight forward little diesel critter. The aim of this thread is to...
by Rust Boiler
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Tenshodo Spuds

Hi Adam There seems to be some interest in this topic and I do like your MOVIE PIC !! In the field of railway modelling something always leads to another and we always see something that we want Yes? In order to keep things in their right boxes and keep our hard working administrators free of extra ...
by Rust Boiler
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Tenshodo Spuds

Thanks for you inputs guys. Just love the Fordson and I have seen an article about these somewhere supplying an 009 kit of parts to make one up. Apparently the prototype was not a success but modelling wise it's funky and I like it a lot! I don't know what to make of the Tenshodo Spud as there are d...
by Rust Boiler
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Effie still in the making

Hi guys really sorry I have not been able to do much of late due to a near fatal car accident I was involved in. Fractured my spine in two places so it has been operations and a three months lay up for me. The good news is that I have been busy again with Effie my first model so If I can remember ho...
by Rust Boiler
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

BB Code

Thanks Barry for your help. Yet another life skill learnt in my old age! I think I will adopt your approach if no success at first. There is a lot to be said about hitting it with a hammer. It fixes it one way or another. The first way is that the offending piece will work again and the second optio...
by Rust Boiler
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

BB Code

Yes I did have the BB Code disabled but I have now enabled it so I hope the pics come up. I don't understand what BB Code means. These are new pics with the rivets having been made with the GW rivet press which is a fantastic tool. I am riveting everything I see now just to get my monies worth! Will...
by Rust Boiler
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Effie update
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Effie update

I have been a bit side tracked learning how to use my fantastic rivet press from GW Models. I love using this thing and I think you will agree it does a superb job. I have done more rivets than on the original but so what who cares, it looks okay I think? I have turned some spectacles a dome and chi...
by Rust Boiler
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

SPEED

No you are not making an idiot of yourself. I am the idiot as I cannot calculate like you can. I knew somebody could do it so I steered clear! Blimey THAT IS SLOW. I did say it was slow did'nt I!!! I simply timed it and cranked the speed right down until it almost stopped. In fact it did at some poi...
by Rust Boiler
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Flywheel

I will try next time to get my image brackets orf. Does one firstly click on the "Img" box and then paste the url doodgery on or does one simply copy and paste without the img stuff? For 4p it's quite a cheap flywheel and together with the huge motor gives the chassis good traction and som...
by Rust Boiler
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Now with a flywheel

Thanks to Barry's tip " How about a flywheel? " I set to work this morning and epoxied fourpence together, then in the lathe for a hole slightly smaller than the 2mm shaft diameter and then carefully broached it out to make a nice interference fit. No loctite as it is firm enough and can b...
by Rust Boiler
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Flywheel

Barry what a great idea. A FLYWHEEL. I hadn't thought of it but I have a small Unimat lathe and I will make one tomorrow. Yes you CAN mount it the on the flat but you will have to glue on two strips of 2mm thick by say 4mm wide styrene sheet on to the chassis underneath the motor and then it will me...
by Rust Boiler
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Percy remotored with a V8!!

http://my.gn15.info/img_0341.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_0343.jpg Thanks for all the comments and help. I just was not happy with the shoddy running of Percy so remotored it endex. Here's how if anyone's interested and I apologise if this has already been done. I am just being a irritating Newby!! ...
by Rust Boiler
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Running in my Smokey Joe

Okay I have taken note of your kind responses and I have run the thing backwards and forwards till I nearly fell asleep!..Bit like watching a tennis match. I must admit, it DOES run better now, still needs quite some current to start it off but then when i wind down the current immediately afterward...
by Rust Boiler
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Smokey Joe Motors.

I don't fully understand dcc but I think it will be expensive to chip it? Anyway I have diagnosed why a brand new Smokey Joe doesnt do anything until cranked right up and then it rockets off!..I separated the motor from the worm wheel , applied a test lead to it and slowly cranked on the juice. Noth...
by Rust Boiler
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Further Developements

Smoke box done, hand rails on, Unwanted chassis bits sawn and filed off.
Don't know whether to make authentic steam chests and valve gear or just leave it. I am a firm believer in if it works leave it. :wink:http://my.gn15.info/r.php?p=img_0328.jpg
by Rust Boiler
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Smokey Joe Chassis for my EFFIE

Okay, I will make up an oval of track and run it in first. I will hold back on the expense of a feedback controller until run in. I made the controller myself. All my 009 stock (10 Locos) run perfectly with it so I don't think it's the controller. I have just bought a PERCY from ebay for my next pro...
by Rust Boiler
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Smokey Joe Chassis for my EFFIE

On test running the New Smokey Joe I have noticed that I have to crank up the current a lot before she moves then when she DOES move, goes like a rocket till I crank it down again. The controller I use is pure DC and no feedback.
Do I need a feedback controller or what can you advise?
Pete
by Rust Boiler
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Are we railway modellers or do we deserve better?
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Are we railway modellers or do we deserve better?

No doubt when you have informed someone new to you that you are a railway modeller, most people will not understand and we get labelled Anoraks and Geeks. I suppose it does not matter a Gnat what they think but I for one think we deserve better. I am a newby to this forum and Just want to say that f...
by Rust Boiler
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 189146

Your Mercury

Hello Mike, I am new here and have read quite a few of your bloggs and answers. It is apparent to me that you are clearly an excellent and experienced modeller and fast becoming my idol. I want to build a MERCURY and have seen how you have made yours. Excellent. Could you answer me some questions pl...
by Rust Boiler
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Messing with Figures
Replies: 17
Views: 5888

Weathering and couplings

Hello Bilco. I will have a look at your weathering posts and thank you. It's a job to know where to look unless one looks at every single post. You gave mention of couplings and would they work on a bend?...I do not know but they should do. The magnets I use are excellent and and are available from ...

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