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Postby chris krupa » Thu May 14, 2009 4:28 pm

I remember seeing somewhere on here a modern small power generator casting but I can't find it. I thought perhaps it was a B2 B6 model but it doesn't seem to be on his site. I tried Larry G too but he doesn't seem to do them either.

Does anyone recall that generator or where it comes from?

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Postby dr5euss » Thu May 14, 2009 5:35 pm

This probably isn't it, seeing as you said small, but I do recal Larry and Steve selling it:

http://cgi.ebay.com.my/USA-Trains-17503 ... 0328237894

Too big?

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Postby Jon Randall » Thu May 14, 2009 5:44 pm

I can't remember a casting but Barry Weston has scratch-built one.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu May 14, 2009 5:52 pm

I can't remember a casting of a small generator, there is the larger one that LarryG and B2B6 had for sale.

Are you thinking of the one I scratchbuilt some time ago?

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Re: Generator

Postby Dallas_M » Fri May 15, 2009 10:35 am

chris krupa wrote:I remember seeing somewhere on here a modern small power generator casting but I can't find it. I thought perhaps it was a B2 B6 model but it doesn't seem to be on his site. I tried Larry G too but he doesn't seem to do them either.

Does anyone recall that generator or where it comes from?

Chris


Hi Chris --

While looking thru some of the "new" Virtual Exhibition listings of older threads, I found this:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... &start=200

Scroll down a little for a photo of a modern generator and mention of Back2Bay6.
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Postby commerlad » Fri May 15, 2009 6:21 pm

The yellow generators on the flat and the one in the link above (although it has had an extra tank fitted) all look to be the same as the load from certain Corgi 1/50 lorries but it is available separately, you could contact the spares department if it is that one you need. (Sorry I don't know the part number)

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Postby Colin Peake » Fri May 15, 2009 6:39 pm

Don't forget that Smallbrook Studios also make a generator set, sold as 7mm scale certainly useable in larger scales, 1/32nd definately, probably 1/24th too....

http://www.smallbrookstudio.com/custom/ ... %20007.jpg

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Fri May 15, 2009 6:50 pm

The LarryG and the B2B6 generators are about 4" or so long, somewhat bigger than the Smallbrook and Corgi ones. The Smallbrook one is about 2 1/2" long.
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Postby John New » Fri May 15, 2009 7:43 pm

For the modern silent running larger generator sets (the ones that come on skids and in a sheet metal box) half an American Fire Engine body should be a starting point and can be picked up cheap in several sizes at toy stores. I got one a few days ago for just this purpose in the 99p shop. (Part of a pack of all sorts of odd scale vehicles/figures)

The fire truck is roughly HO/OO and was bought for a possible lash-up inspired by, but not a copy of, the now semi derelict mobile welding wagon on the Seaton Tramway (Devon Uk) I have lots of photo's of Seaton Tramway but none are currently on line.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri May 15, 2009 8:39 pm

Well, the Smallbrook offering is a compressor :wink: though with a bit of work.... :) . As far as I'm aware, he doesn't do a generator, not noticed one on his stand anyway.
Nice moulding, here it is next to a 1:24 figure.

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Postby Colin Peake » Fri May 15, 2009 9:21 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Well, the Smallbrook offering is a compressor :wink: though with a bit of work.... :)


DOH!! :D Must learn to engage brain before fingers... it's been a funny old week... at least I have a layout extension to concentrate on this (wet) weekend!

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Postby John New » Fri May 15, 2009 10:02 pm

Please ignore. Posted in error.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri May 15, 2009 10:05 pm

Colin Peake wrote:DOH!! :D Must learn to engage brain before fingers... it's been a funny old week... at least I have a layout extension to concentrate on this (wet) weekend!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
Thats normally my problem :wink:

So which layout are you extending :?: No dont answer that, I must learn patience :) and dont want to hijack the thread any further :lol:
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Postby chris krupa » Fri May 15, 2009 11:09 pm

Thanks everyone. Seems I was imagining it! The kind of thing I had in mind was indeed like Barry's and I thought I'd seen a commercially produced one on someone's post. It appears not so it looks as if I'll just have to make one. I need an excuse for another flat wagon and I thought of mounting a generator on it. I had hoped that it could be a quickie using the (as it turns out imaginary) generator. Oh well.

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