A load of cold air

DGE-Railroad

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If you're threatened with your sons local nursery group doing an excursion to see the railway, what more excuse do you need for a prop driven bit of fun that will require constant vigilance against little fingers

I think I'd better fit a fan cage....
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Wheels are fitted and the scary part of drilling out the cooling ducts has been accomplished
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Gizzy

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Thunderbirds are go!

FAB....
 
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dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
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If you're threatened with your sons local nursery group doing an excursion to see the railway, what more excuse do you need for a prop driven bit of fun that will require constant vigilance against little fingers

I think I'd better fit a fan cage....
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Wheels are fitted and the scary part of drilling out the cooling ducts has been accomplished
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Saw one of those running at a Garden Railway in Olney, they can be very lively going from 0-fast in less seconds than you can type it.
 
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DGE-Railroad

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Yes, the build is planned to use a servo arm operating a silicon tube friction brake on the front wheels :)

It does also look a bit swift once it gets moving. Especially if like my 4yo, the operator is only interested in stop and flat out :D

I notice on the Swift Sixteen video, it coming off a bend at one point. I think some trimming of the throttle endpoint may be necessary before any little'uns are allowed near the controls...

I have found a step which is more daunting than drilling the cooling holes. Mounting the fan cowl and getting it centered definitely involves the most tongue-sticking-out
 

casey jones snr

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There is a picture of mine on the SwiftSixteen website. I converted mine to an open cockpit. Unfortunately I’ve blown the engine and the propeller disintegrated. It’s now on the to do shelf.
 

DGE-Railroad

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There is a picture of mine on the SwiftSixteen website. I converted mine to an open cockpit. Unfortunately I’ve blown the engine and the propeller disintegrated. It’s now on the to do shelf.
Is yours the metal plated one, or the orangey red one with the teeth C-J-S?