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I reckon josefstadt here might have the skinny...R

 

On foot of that bit of guesswork, I'm doin the lotto this evening!

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It’s been a while but I’m back at the work bench for the first time in ages, and I damn well intend to finish something for once this autumn! I have a corner in the shed that’s gonna have a small terminus station and some permanent way sidings so that I can store all of the PW and yellow machines in one place. 

So I’ve decided to tackle Irish Rail number 734, the odd looking sandite machine that lives in Kildare. I’m working off measurements that I’ve garnered from lots of photos, and if it looks reasonably to scale then I’m happy enough!

 

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Good so far. Have you got a picture of the real thing to see what it will look like when finished.

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So in the next picture you can see the undercarriage of the body and I’m exploring if I can get a motor onboard without taking up too much space. On the real thing the engine is sitting up on the deck and a shaft goes down through the floor to power just one axle. If I could replicate this I’d be happy. The other option is in the cab, but I think a detailed cab would really make this model so want to avoid that. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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The other thing I’ve been working on over the summer is a depot for my PW machines. This is basically something similar to the depot behind Kildare station. The frame and shell is nearly complete, and I tried to get a little bit of detail on the inside. Once it’s all assembled and painted up I’ll add signage and gutters and as much small detail as possible, then get some track down and build a yard scene around the building!

 

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The depot looks amazing, what is it made from?

Have a look at High level gears they do a gearbox to one axle and it would not

take up too much room. Most of it would be under the floor level so just the small

motor on top which could be covered with a small box.

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