What happened at your workbench today?

Flying15

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Wishing y'all a fun and successful show. :)
Is the grey loco 4 cylinder?
Yes it was a 4cylinder loco.
It was built by the Great Eastern Railway in 1902 to prove a steam loco could accelerate as fast as the new fangled electric trains of the time.
It never went into service, and was used just prove a point! It was to heavy and carried too little coal and water to be useful in real day to day service.
It was quietly put aside and later rebuilt into an 0-8-0 goods tender loco that was scrapped around about the end of WW1.
 
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Maybe not the most interesting item I have posted but an important one.

I'm not sure where where the large scale tramway modelling is going to take me, I don't know if a layout will come of the baseboards, I don't even know if the track built so far will remain an in house test track or become something more in the workshop or loft.
Because of the unknown I decided I wanted to make the baseboards interchangeable, so a template would be required and I decided to make something as simple as possible and still be reliable.
So I made the simplest thing I could, and I built it with only one end blanked, and it works, so I'm happy.

David
 

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Maybe not the most interesting item I have posted but an important one.

I'm not sure where where the large scale tramway modelling is going to take me, I don't know if a layout will come of the baseboards, I don't even know if the track built so far will remain an in house test track or become something more in the workshop or loft.
Because of the unknown I decided I wanted to make the baseboards interchangeable, so a template would be required and I decided to make something as simple as possible and still be reliable.
So I made the simplest thing I could, and I built it with only one end blanked, and it works, so I'm happy.

David
Not sure I get what you're doing and how it all fits together? I think more photos are required:)
 

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Not sure I get what you're doing and how it all fits together? I think more photos are required:)
If my eyes are not deceiving me it is a jig for drilling holes in baseboard end pieces.
 

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If my eyes are not deceiving me it is a jig for drilling holes in baseboard end pieces.
Yes I think you're right Jon! Too early in the morning for me to recognise that:snooze:
 

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Not sure I get what you're doing and how it all fits together? I think more photos are required:)
End view of the baseboard with the jig above the board joint.

The only thing I know for sure is that all double track baseboards will be 342mm wide. I have a suspicion the tram baseboards could end up in the loft or the workshop, when it gets built, and I want to have the flexibility to be able to add or remove boards between the two end corner boards.

David
 

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End view of the baseboard with the jig above the board joint.

The only thing I know for sure is that all double track baseboards will be 342mm wide. I have a suspicion the tram baseboards could end up in the loft or the workshop, when it gets built, and I want to have the flexibility to be able to add or remove boards between the two end corner boards.

David

Thanks David - I understand now!
 

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It hasn't happened yet and isn't going to happen at the workbench but the intent is to take advantage of the 60+ F weather today and spray paint the window glass panels for the PRR coaches in an interior wood color.
Masked off where they need to remain clear and will spray the clear panels' interior surface thereby keeping the clear panels' outer surface paint free so it can be re-secured to interior of carbody without having to scrape paint off gluing surfaces.
 

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Yes it was a 4cylinder loco.
It was built by the Great Eastern Railway in 1902 to prove a steam loco could accelerate as fast as the new fangled electric trains of the time.
It never went into service, and was used just prove a point! It was to heavy and carried too little coal and water to be useful in real day to day service.
It was quietly put aside and later rebuilt into an 0-8-0 goods tender loco that was scrapped around about the end of WW1.
Pedant's corner here ! It was a 3-cylinder arrangement, this being thought to help with the rapid acceleration needed. The centre connecting rod had to be a sort of A shape to clear the leading axles, one of which was cranked. A quick internet search will bring up drawings of the whole layout. It makes a magnificent model though.
 

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Pedant's corner here ! It was a 3-cylinder arrangement, this being thought to help with the rapid acceleration needed. The centre connecting rod had to be a sort of A shape to clear the leading axles, one of which was cranked. A quick internet search will bring up drawings of the whole layout. It makes a magnificent model though.
Quite right. No idea where I got the idea of 4 cylinders from
Only weak excuse is age and failing recollection
Thanks for correcting
Thanks for kind words on the model
 

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Pedant's corner here ! It was a 3-cylinder arrangement, this being thought to help with the rapid acceleration needed. The centre connecting rod had to be a sort of A shape to clear the leading axles, one of which was cranked. A quick internet search will bring up drawings of the whole layout. It makes a magnificent model though.
Not being particularly familiar with UK locomotives, what search terms should I use for more information?
 

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Having completed the WnU kit ( Wisbech and Upwell Coach Kit. ) build it was time for a clean up prior to the next project. Well continuation of the North Pilton Flexicity Tram kit, one that I am not looking forward to getting to grips with again despite its advanced state of build. Oh and the Blue Van needs to be returned to the Shed.
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And now for something completely different...

In my continuing quest to get my neighbours to roll their eyes every time they gaze upon my Christmas lights display, this is the latest addition.

For scale, its just under 4' long and 1' wide. Lit with electroluminesent wire, it runs off 5v usb, along with my tree lights.

Laser cut in 5mm ply and on a chipboard chassis with treated wood chassis, all sprayed with a few coats of varnish, it should see the festive season out... 20211201_152600.jpg
 

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Hi,
Not directly at the workbench - more at the desk. My small, freely developed (Fowler) diesel locomotive is taking shape. The chassis and the cabin will be made of polystyrene. I want to 3D print the detailed parts. The drive is planned with a battery.
 

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JimmyB

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Progress on the coach:

Bought some Tenmille 24 mm wheels from GRS to replace the plastic one supplied, however the 2 mm axles were a little small for the 3 mm axle box, but a piece of 3 mm tube did the job



Inside painted and seats covered in felt, however next time paint the inside before assembly, this wasn't easy



The outside sanding sealer, primer and top coat, new lovers, door handles, rear steps and lamp bracket, again GRS, decals by Stan Cedarleaf. Leat to dry and harden, next week varnish and chassis.

Varnished, wheels and roof added, just awaiting glazing, people and the last touch ups:

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Andreas

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Hi,
Not directly at the workbench - more at the desk. My small, freely developed (Fowler) diesel locomotive is taking shape. The chassis and the cabin will be made of polystyrene. I want to 3D print the detailed parts. The drive is planned with a battery.
its going on,the first parts from the 3D printer, not quite easy, the cab is 1.5mm larger than the print area - but it was enough

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Some Details - only pictures from smartphone
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