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  1. Failed loco

    Hi IANG That sounds like something got into the works or the works are jambed somehow! Take a close look around the wheels and see if anything may be stopping the mechanisms from turning, push the wheels back and forth with the fingers and see if there is play in the gears, hold it up-right while doing this and see if anything drops out. Check also to see if the bogies fell free to rotate and wobble from side to side Try it on the track again after doing all this and see what happens- watch carefully and see if it budges and then stops- if it does move slightly and stop, this will tell you its something mechanical locking up Eoin
  2. Popeye's Workbench

    Hi Popeye It looks absolutely amazing Eoin
  3. Another free baseboard!

    Nice one Dave I'd like or share that, but nowhere to put it Eoin
  4. Failed loco

    Hi IANG Some more info required;- Is the 141 DCC? a lot of DCC'ed locos will run on DC track if the chip has been set to do so? Did it run on the DC track? Did it make a noise when you put it on the DC track? Are you now trying to run it on DCC track? Are the wheels and track clean? Eoin
  5. Brighton show, 25% Irish Broad gauge

    Broad gauge OO DARTs There are two sets out there Eoin
  6. Train & Model Fair

  7. Bray Train & Model Fair

    Hi All Here is confirmation on the date for the December Fair which was only confirmed today, if you know people who go,can you please let them know.......
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Bray Train & Model Fair


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