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Postby richard andrews » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:24 am

8) I have asked Steve to post some pictures for a Loco I have just built for my good friend Jack Brown who has just joined us, it is based on Steves BEC-KITS motor and chassis, hope you like it and comments always welcome.Richard :oops: :oops:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:50 pm

Thats incredible Richard, you have created the image I had in my mind as we were discussing this, last weekend, almost exactly. Here are the pics

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Postby michael » Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:11 pm

I like the simple nature of this loco looks like a very adaptable unit useful in all sorts of situations, nicely done.

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Postby Christoph » Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:29 pm

It looks great , Richard :!:
The Loko, the landscape, beautifully.
Steve , show us more please .

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Postby AndyA » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:11 pm

Rats. I love it.

I have a small truck that needs detailing and painting, built on a SPUD.

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...but Richard's is a much better basis. (And just to rub it in the scenery is much better than anything I've done so far as well.) I must just save up for one of these chassis and have a go at another one using the broken bits from the first HAWE.

But Steve, as you may know by now, I bought some rolling stock at the weekend. :) Will you be at Swanley?

No, to re-iterate the previous comments, it's a lovely concept.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:42 pm

Christoph wrote:It looks great , Richard :!:
The Loko, the landscape, beautifully.
Steve , show us more please .


I dont have any more pics of the loco, but have just added some more of the layout in this thread
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=588
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:48 pm

AndyA wrote:But Steve, as you may know by now, I bought some rolling stock at the weekend. :) Will you be at Swanley?


Word has not reached me yet, but I guess you must have met my partner in crime :) . Yes I will be at Swanley, so you have been warned :)

Dont put your own efforts down, your little truck looks fine, reminds me a little of the road going Lister Autotrucks, where the operator stands at one end. They only had 3 wheels, but that would be a bit bumpy on a railway :)
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Postby johna » Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:32 pm

Thats the loco for me.Simple to build I hope

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Postby ian holmes » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:54 pm

Richard;
Very nice. Very clever use of Steve's kits.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:07 pm

Here are a few more pics of Richards little truck, I hope they will be of use to anybody planning a similar project.
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Postby AndyA » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:06 pm

Ruggin Manor must have used a fair few digital batteries yesterday. Does anyone have a picture of Richard's truck with the tea-chest and milk-churns on it? A great piece of humour but I must have been just inside the minimum focus for the 300 when I took that shot.

...just for comparison, here's where I'm going with my version (posession is nine points of the law and since she's gone out, Sue will have to use the SPUD for her project :) )

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My aim is to have it feel like one of the old electric platform trolleys - the footplate and rail are from the damaged HAWE, hence the red colour. Since the bed is 70mm long, I went for 35mm wide, flat top for sliding things on and off. That meant narrowing the front and rear blocks, so instead I put styrene on. The colour scheme will be dark green metalwork and a sort of magnolia (Citadel's 'Bleached Bone') which are Arctic and European's house colours - but first I have to decide which bits of Steve's new goodie bag to use as controls.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:19 pm

That was quick Andy. It certainly has the feel of one of the old style platform trucks and the handrail looks even better than I was expecting. I'm glad to see that you are pleased with the performance of the Bec-Kits power truck and a little relieved. I always get a little nervous when recommending something like that, just in case it doesnt live up to expectations :)
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Postby AndyA » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:41 pm

Had to be quick, Steve, the previous post should have read (and now does) "she's gone out". Therefore, I had only three hours, most of which was spent doing fee-earning work, to get it to that stage before Sue got back. But this time I Gnew exactly what I wanted (apart from using the styrene rather than your end beams). It's the million mistakes, false starts and changes of mind that take the time.

Runs a treat - so long as I have a continuous run somewhere to give it a breather, I suspect that it's just right for a micro-micro, inspired by the Inglebox.

thanks, and I suspect that another order will be in the offing.
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Postby michael » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:32 am

Andy "Trifffid Oil"? The only use of the term Triffid that I can remember is an old Si Fi flick called "The day of the Triffids" and they were disolved with sea water.

Neat looking model, and all the chatter about Swanley is making me homesick, for the old country.

Still I spent the day being "A Lumberjack" an' I'm OK. I cut a few bits of wood thinking about how they would be useful in modelwork.

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and the temperature was a warm 11 degrees celcius. This stack is of course going to be firewood the model stuff is in a special pile. :roll:

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Postby AndyA » Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:52 am

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Andy "Trifffid Oil"? The only use of the term Triffid that I can remember is an old Si Fi flick called "The day of the Triffids" and they were disolved with sea water.


yep, Triffid Oil. Triffids are only the axis of evil in the Hollywood film. In the book, one of my all-time favourites, they're quite a sophisticated metaphor - genetically engineered to revolutionise the oil industry, they're opportunists who compound the impact of the 'lights in the sky', never quite stated to be a man-made catastrophe.

More importantly, the second section of the book gives all the background you need.

http://www.apqw69.dsl.pipex.com/gn15/triffids/index.html
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http://www.apqw69.dsl.pipex.com/gn15/triffids/processing.html

Although I've simplified the concept down to an inglebox, I'm intending eventually to build this as a tiny shunting puzzle, based on the oil pressing shed.

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Postby richard andrews » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:48 pm

Very nice truck Andy :D :D can't wait to see it painted.
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Postby ian holmes » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:24 pm

AndyA wrote:http://www.apqw69.dsl.pipex.com/gn15/triffids/index.html
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http://www.apqw69.dsl.pipex.com/gn15/triffids/processing.html

Although I've simplified the concept down to an inglebox, I'm intending eventually to build this as a tiny shunting puzzle, based on the oil pressing shed.

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Fascinating read Andy. Looking forward to reading more. (Actually some pictures would be nice...)

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Postby michael » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:15 am

I concur with Ian, wow and I thought I was impressionable :) Ian it was you who brought up the "day of the triffids" and then Andy "looking up saw that it was late" ....music... and the rest is history as they say :wink:

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Postby ian holmes » Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:27 am

michael wrote:I concur with Ian, wow and I thought I was impressionable :) Ian it was you who brought up the "day of the triffids" and then Andy "looking up saw that it was late" ....music... and the rest is history as they say :wink:

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Postby AndyA » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:33 pm

quoth Richard:

Very nice truck Andy Very Happy Very Happy can't wait to see it painted.


me too. Paints at al have been ready by the workdesk since Monday. Can't see me getting any time at all this week. I could, of course, duck the invitation for free drinks at Lewes fireworks at the weekend, but I htink on balance... :)

Normal service will be resumed... sometime...

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:28 pm

AndyA wrote:Normal service will be resumed... sometime...


:lol: If you are not careful Andy, I will have the kit version posted before you get yours painted, hoping to pour the moulds this weekend :) . Now is that incentive enough for you :D
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It's actually painted now...

Postby AndyA » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:47 am

...not weathered but I'm not going to dirty it up too much, given that the inside of the building (which is what I now intend to model) would be pretty clean anyway.

So, why no pictures?

Because my landline is hosed and BT think it will be Monday or Tuesday before we get it back (and that's better than it would be if we didn't have DSL). I'm in an internet cafe, but can't post pictures.

So you'll just have to imagine it all pristine green with the boards painted cream. I look forward to seeing your kit as well, Steve, you'll certainly beat me to the pictures.

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Postby Giles B » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:46 am

Richard,

That's great - I'll definitely look into BEC motorised units (Are they based in the model shop that used to be in Tooting Bec, in London, by any chance?)

Your model made me think of a paraffin-engined thingy that used to haul potatoes in Lincolnshire, though this was 24 inch gauge. It was very similar but had a bonnet and large exhaust chimney at the front. I'm tempted to have a go at one in Gn15 but need to think about the front pony truck that would be necessary for model use. I suspect the original was a rigid(ish) 6-wheeler.

Photos of the original beastie are in the Oakwood book on potato railways, in case anyone wants a look.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:13 pm

Hi Giles
I dont think it is the same Bec that was at Tooting, Bec-Kits are based in Lancaster. You can find a lot more about them and a link to their site in this thread
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=538

I have long been tempted by that photo in the Lincolshire Potato Railways book aswell, there is something about that very angular bonnet on the loco, similar to early Case tractors, that is very appealing.
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Postby Alan » Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:21 pm

Giles B wrote:Are they based in the model shop that used to be in Tooting Bec, in London, by any chance?

Giles

You'll have to consider that in the past tense I'm afraid. BEC Models closed up some years back, selling out to Janes Trains of Mitcham I think, and went mail-order on their tram stuff, apparently now in Lancaster.

Last time I drove through Tooting, the shop was a cab office or similar :(
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