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  1. Class A ECMCHAS for Silver Fox Model

    Hi DB Joe No problem, I will have a couple of sets with me at the Bray Show tomorrow if you can make it- €25.00 for a set of 4 sides, otherwise pm me and we can discuss Eoin
  2. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Break gear coming together Shoes cut out of Delrin for insulation purposes and the hangers from .5mm brass Hangers marked out and holes drilled ready for cutting out All the bits, including guard irons from .5mm brass, the fire grate front n sides and a little bit of grate detail in .5mm brass with rivets punched Break shoes pinned onto the hangers, 1.2mm brass tube with .6mm id soldered into the chassis to take .6mm pins to hang the breaks off Breaks test erected and joy-rigged at the lower end to work out the longitudinal break lever arms and cross fittings..... next Eoin
  3. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Sorry David! I fustered over this question for a number of days! eventually I decided to stick with standard Gauge O, the reasoning is that all my other Gauge O stuff is standard and all the track I've bought for the garden is standard...... I'm not eliminating broad gauge- I have plans for a display shunting layout and that will be 'The Right Gauge' Eoin
  4. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Hi Rich Thanks The jigs are home spun- the soldering clamp unit is a new one in hardwood, the old mdf one started to bloat with the flux getting into the mdf!!. The rolling road was built at the time of the Scot chassis build. I reckon spending the time to jig something is time well spent if the work can be put together accurately, and saves time in avoiding undoing or tidying up a mess if things go wrong without jigging Eoin
  5. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Hi David Great photo for reference What is the tube beside the cab door for? I see it on some of the photos of this and other class... Eoin
  6. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Next was to solder in the axle bushes and do a test fit of the Slater axles n wheels Then the drive rods n crank pin bushes to see if everything lines up, rolls across the bench beautifully Gearbox all soldered up Test fitted the motor and gearbox to chassis to work out spacers required to keep the wheel gear in line with the pinion gear on the motor Spacer arrangement and a little flat milled on the axle for the grub screw to seat on OOOH nice little thing First run of motor and gearbox, a bit noisy at first, with slight adjustment of the gears it runs smooth Drive rods back on, bolt it up and oil it and on to the rolling road Opening the regulator It runs beautifully and no adjustment needed- amazing Eoin
  7. Walker Diesel Class F - ECMbuild in 4mm for OOn3

    Hi I picked up a few odds n ends at the Stillorgan Show yesterday that could work on this project - motors, bogies and things.... This looks like an early spud motor? and is the most suitable and a chap brought in a Halling motor, to the show, to give me a look see, thanks Joe, great to see and photo it Should be able to get something going from this lot Eoin
  8. Georges Workbench

    Hi George The flats look great, I'd say a few steel washers stuck inside the containers would keep them wheels on the track? Great looking train when its all together- with the beer at the end, lovely The buses are cool to Eoin
  9. David's Workbench

    Excellent David Great work Lovely little contraptions, I got to do one of these Eoin
  10. murrayec's Projects

    OOOH! not for metal - please nobody try metal on one of these;- or ouch time will be had! Eoin
  11. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Thanks guys There was a bit of traditional in there also Eoin
  12. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Thanks Rich That's how it all started for me- one of my uncials had a workshop/garage- he'd potter about with the lawn mower, car, and a funny looking machine mounted on a table that hinged down to allow the car in. He made lock mechanisms on this machine- it was a lathe, I found out many years later when it was given to me. He did a lot of pipe smoking, the girls of the house did not allow that indoors, so he was out there all the time. When we used to visit there I watched and listening to him, what he was doing I thought - I would love to have a go.... Eoin
  13. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Frames parted and cleaned up with files n emery paper on a stick Axle bearing holes were checked for fit The frame spacers 90 deg folds were treated to a nice fillet of solder and then soldering the frames commenced, working with tacking the spacers to the frames first, checking the angles and then soldered complete, front n rear spacers first with one to each frame All done except the fire grate and grate sides inside the frames- hard to photo on the phone- shiny thing..... Setting up the axle jig to solder the axle bearings in All jigged up with the drive rods installed Sit the jig axles on something straight n level- very tiny rock across the jig diagonally, shall remove that as the bearings are soldered in this set up- jiggery-poke stuff again Have to put it away now- looks cool- I like doing stuff like this, especially if it works Eoin
  14. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    The motor, gearbox and buffers arrived today, so I was able to finalise decisions on the chassis make-up So time to bash some metal, first the chassis frame .8mm tinplate parts were soldered together and sized up in line with my chassis drawing, 145 deg solder for this and just around the edges After marking up the position of the central axle one of the drive rods was set up on the frames to spot the holes through for drilling the frame bearing holes and then drilling the bearing holes After drilling the holes the rest of the marking out was done with reference to these holes, then more drilling, milling, hand cutting, filing, and I ended up with all these parts The frame spacers are cut from .4mm tinplate, scored and folded 90deg for extra strength. The tinplate buffer beams were 10mm deep which is way two large according to the drawing- should be 6mm deep, so I reduced them down to 7mm the same size as the buffer shank plates- not to sure about those buffers their a tad short so may revisit that! A few holes needed to be drilled in the frame spacers, separate the frames and then I'm soldering it up Eoin
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