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Postby grombert » Sun May 08, 2011 9:59 pm

Hi
I'm working on a new model for my Emmet layout and, when checking out the work so far, found I was looking at the eagle from the muppet show.
Although this gives a clue to its nature I will keep it under wraps until it is a bit further advanced.
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BTW, the transport used by Sheerluck Holmes and his friend Watsup has been hijacked by Moriarty:
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Postby Foxy » Mon May 09, 2011 12:02 pm

Is it a Gnowplough ? :roll:
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Postby Rowley » Mon May 09, 2011 6:32 pm

Is it gn anphibian ie like a dukw? Rowley
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Postby grombert » Thu May 12, 2011 10:15 pm

I've done some more work and it looks more like the finished article..
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I have based it on one of my cartoons that I have done for a friend for use in cards for sale at the Bluebell rly. The cartoon is titled 'Gatwick Express' but the model will be called 'Sir Freddie' as he was the inventor of the sky train.
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Postby Adrian » Fri May 13, 2011 4:14 am

G'day Grombert

Trust that it will be powered from the prop :?: :?: :?:

Looking good ..... can't wait to see the paint scheme

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Postby Tomo » Fri May 13, 2011 5:13 am

No way I would have guessed that one!! It looks to be a very air worthy engine.

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Postby michael » Fri May 13, 2011 5:36 am

Clever! I wonder if the wings had been upside down, instead of lift they would give traction by downward lift or negative lift. :roll:
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Postby Artizen » Fri May 13, 2011 6:23 am

Now it needs the eight exhaust pipes out each side (coz you have a 16 cylinder Merlin engine inside the body right). :D
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Postby Ian Roberts » Fri May 13, 2011 8:08 am

We were privileged to watch Sir Freddie running sweetly around a circle of track at our little conventicle on Monday night. A splendid sight with the props spinning. We had to keep the speed down in case it took off. And it didn't have wings then! Brilliant work.
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Postby grombert » Fri May 13, 2011 4:53 pm

I was tempted by a Merlin engine but decided on just 4 exhaust pipes each side. It was more of an SE5 than Spitfire but probably a Rolls. The Spirit of Ecstasy might get her nose put out of joint by the prop though. I intend to include a spare wheel on the door (rail wheel of course) The cartoon is as below for the colour scheme but it may change a bit, depending on the paint tins in my drawer.
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Postby underworld » Fri May 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Awesome 8) !!! Reminds me of a contraption on display at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. I Gnow I have a photo somewhere....finding it might Gnot be easy though! :shock: I will tale a Gnew photo when I go there this year.

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Postby david colley jnr » Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 pm

But, oh... You must do the wagons to tow behind... :)
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Postby nonsuch » Fri May 13, 2011 5:38 pm

Sorry Ian

The Merlin is a V12 not V16.....

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Postby Artizen » Fri May 13, 2011 10:43 pm

So the other four cylinders from the Merlin were used in the Ford Transit van then?

For the Aero Gatwick Express - eclectric blue would be just gnice!
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Postby Foxy » Mon May 16, 2011 1:49 pm

Another welcome addition to a long line of Emmett style aero vehicles...

Emmett would have been proud of this one.
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Postby Tomo » Tue May 17, 2011 5:08 am

I love the blade design for the prop!

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Postby chris69 » Tue May 17, 2011 7:25 am

I know,I know... it's a thinga ma bob fly gig....on rails

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Postby DCRfan » Tue May 17, 2011 8:14 am

Artizen wrote:So the other four cylinders from the Merlin were used in the Ford Transit van then?

For the Aero Gatwick Express - eclectric blue would be just gnice!


Sorry but at least one cylinder is missing the piston as I have a Merlin piston sitting upside down on my desk at work as an pencil holder :oops:
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Postby grombert » Wed May 18, 2011 9:57 pm

I have finally painted it but haven't made the driver yet.
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The mascot on the bonnet doesn't show very well, but I am sure I will be posting more on this. There is plenty of room for the dcc chip in the engine compartment. I have also put a coupling hook on the tail so I can eventually make up the 'carriages'. Whether I will get them done in time for Amberley in July is in the lap of the gods.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Wed May 18, 2011 11:05 pm

:lol: Sort of reminds me of the S.E.5a :lol:

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:34 am

Grombert, just been checking out one of the other forums(non railway) I use and noticed someone in Sussex called Grombert who has just installed solar panels to their house. I assume it is actually you, and when can we see the first solar powered loco :lol:
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Postby michael » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:54 am

I like the fact that the prop looks like a few semaphore signals.

Incidentally when I was a kid in school in Acton my Drafting teacher Mr. Reynolds used to work at Napier Aero Engines and we had a cutaway Napier Aero engine in the foyer of the school it was a Sabre
http://www.hawkertempest.se/NapierSabre1.htm

and we had a Rolls Royce Merlin in the classroom I did enjoy those days.
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Postby Oztrainz » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:27 pm

Hi all,
For those who want to know more about this beast of an engine and how it went in service, may I recommend "The Big Show" by Pierre Clostermann.
One thing that that I remembered from when I read it many years ago was that the pilot never strapped in until after the engine started. The engine was started with an explosive cartridge, if it failed to turn over, the air around the plane and was that rich in fuel that a spark anywhere would cause a flashfire on the tarmac, taking the plane and possibly the pilot. :shock:
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:12 pm

Yet another coincidence seems to link us Michael. Was Napier North West London based, as I think my grandfather might have worked for them before he was headhunted to run the new Scammell works in Watford.
Napiers were developing the prototype Mechanical Horse but decided not to carry on. My grandfather certainly worked in aero industry, and had maintained planes during WW1, possibly for Napier.
By coincidence the Canadian part of the family had one mad crazy individual who used to take arial photos, while flying the plane, and I don't think the camera was bolted to the outside of the plane. When he got past retirement, he was told he could either continue flying the plane, or taking the photos, but not both. I think I met hem when I was younger anr they came over to UK on ocean liner. I remember picking them up at the old Southampton Liner Terminal.
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