IP Engineering chassis build

Hal Farsed

D.P. Gumby.
7 Apr 2014
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Well, first, thanks VM for all the replies. Anyone who knows me knows that I am "careful" with money. I tried anyway to get them going. I have an old clunker charger from MAPLINS and I set them in there. After a while, I checked the batteries individually across the Delta V charger, the charging light now came on. All are now charged. The question is, are they any good? I will find out.

ge_rik, many thanks for the link, if these batteries bail, I will be ordering the AA versions of these.
 

Hal Farsed

D.P. Gumby.
7 Apr 2014
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Progress (now I have remembered how to use YouTube):

1) Cab structure complete. With euro style cab brow,
2) Wiring complete. requires tidying.
3) Batteries fully charged. Loco ran on blocks for 4 hours yesterday with no drama. Still charged so will run until discharge then recharge,
4) Lamp in spotlights replaced with warm white LED
5) Sound is an ITT soundboard of a conveyor in a loop. It has no "engine" so all I needed was something to sound like a TM blower really. I made the speaker box and glued the speaker in. It sounds really carp though so I will have to investigate.

Still plenty to do!


 
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Hal Farsed

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7 Apr 2014
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Well, due to me not having a clue about computer settings, I cant see the little flick I posted above. I dont know if anyone else can, but heres a few stills:


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Cab unit, structure completed. Revised sides as per above.

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Body mocked up. I think it looks pretty good. Well a bit different anyway.

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Wiring. No sniggering! Happy to report no blue smoke yet. The speaker is the white homemade box to the very left. I think it will be replaced at some point. No idea with what. Another control desk will go diagonally opposite to the three switches, but without switches. Not sure how to fit that out yet.
 

Hal Farsed

D.P. Gumby.
7 Apr 2014
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After some protracted rescearch, including all sorts of lunatics camouflaging their SUVs to go and collect the kids from school, I have painted the body of the loco. Now it requires glazing and any other detail bits I can think of. Buffer beams require painting too and the doors need fitting. I may exchange the coupling for a multi height jobbie <thinking> .

I am actually pleased with the result, and even better, the chassis runs as sweet as a nut. It also need weathering. Its too clean.

Photos are of the body just dropped onto the chassis.

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Rhinochugger

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Nice search lights - Ve have vays of making you hook ze vagons on ;);)