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  1. That sounds like the motor is free running as in the gears or drive shafts are slipping! I agree with PJR, return to sender! Eoin
  2. As thumper says it might be mechanical- it's hard to tell from short file you uploaded! maybe trying a small dab of oil on the axles or if your up to it have a look inside the bogie under plate to see if its oiled inside or notice anything else? Eoin
  3. Tender brakes were next, 40mm long x .8mm brass wires with a 6mm .8mm id tubes where soldered into the chassis frames to make the brake hanger spigots. The dinky clips are there to hold the assembly in place while soldering. Soldered on the inside with the iron held there until the solder wicks through and forms a silver seam around the tube- one then knows the tube is soldered on. Brake assembly fitted to spigots, rods fitted and again dinky clips to hold in place while rods are soldered. Done. The hangers are not soldered to the spigots so the brakes can be r
  4. @David Holman Loco is looking great, as you mentioned about the chuck key- the best habit to adopt on this is- always remove the key as you remove your hand from it, never leave it in the chuck. Also just a mention on using files in a lathe (you probably know this)- ensure the file has a handle installed, most lathe users frown on the use of files, last thing one wants to do is stab themselves in the hand if the file should shoot backwards. Eoin
  5. @Michael Nolan The DCC chip is pre-set for prototype running so slow startup speed and stopping. Have you left the loco run for a while to see if it speeds up? Gaugemaster DC controllers have a low setting on full throttle, so the top speed is slower than other DC controllers! You may need to program the speed settings on the DCC chip if you still experience the problem..... Eoin
  6. Here is another project on the workbench at the moment, a Gauge O J15 0-6-0 model by John Hamill & Brendan Kelly. It's in the shop for upgrades- wheel weights, brake gear, new electrical pick-up system, a new backhead, a bit of paint, and some small fixes. The model stripped down, parts being cleaned up and the plan of action being worked out. The new Slaters backhead kit being assessed. After a bit of research of photos a cad drawing was prepared of the loco & tender chassis to set up the brakes, wheel weights, pcb p
  7. A recent project on the bench was this 0-4-0 LMS Bowman #300 live steam tank loco of circa 1930-50s? For more info on the Bowman range of models and a bit of history see here;- http://www.tcawestern.org/bowman.htm Anyway this loco had thrown it's steam pipe and needs a bit of attention. After a bit of research I found that the pipe supplied with the model was for another type, also at first we believed the boiler was silver soldered! Again after research and inspection it was found to be soft/lead soldered which made the job a bit easier. The
  8. https://railsofsheffield.com/products/28011/gaugemaster-dcc29-oo-gauge-omni-direct-plug-decoder-8-pin-
  9. @popeye I agree, everything has fitted together ( I chose to remake the gas tanks where the instructions suggest removing the brake shoes, and I have since heard that most prototype coaches had no shoes on the centre axles ), there are aid holes for lining up the parts, even jigs on the frets for bending the handrails, plus easy well laid out instructions with diagrams...... Eoin
  10. All sides and ends of the 4 kits are now set-up ready for the roofing stage! Showing the brake third- all components removed from frets and cleaned up. These are the roof clamping down parts and the luggage compartment rooflight, the birdcage rooflight to the brake conpartment is not being used. Roof sheet being drilled for ventilators and gas lamps. After de-burring the roof sheet was rolled to curve. Curved, needing a bit of flatting out! Test fitting the roof lower bracket to prepare for tack soldering sides and e
  11. Excellent David, Great expansion to the workshop tools, a lathe is a must have item in model building in my view. ArcEuroTrade do a small set of tools- 4mm, which could be suitable for your machine;- https://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Cutting-Tools/Lathe-Turning-Tools/8pc-High-Speed-Steel-Turning-Tool-Sets Banggood used to sell a lot of stuff for this lathe also! Eoin
  12. @skinner75 Thanks, I love restoration work of old machines, motorbikes and cars. I know 'My Mechanics' on youtube, I watch a lot of this stuff and generally stuff like timber frame house building, log cabins, alternative energy...... the list is endless come to think! Thanks for the other links, I was offered an old Harrison lathe of comparable size, I would love to have something of that scale but alas my place doesn't have the space, and my days of working on big stuff are done so the Myford hit all the bells when it was offered. Eoin
  13. 'Rusty Old Oilers' These are the spindle wick oilers, their not that expensive to replace but with the rust removed they are still usable- so this is how I remove rust when sand-blasting cannot be used, I'd like to preserve whatever is left of the chrome finish! Washed in de-greaser. Popped into a strong bath of hot water & citric acid and given a good brush over and occasional wire brushing to help loosen the rust. One should not use a brass brush as it will give the metal a brass tint! steel brush only. Then popped into the ultrasonic cleaner with de-grea
  14. According to Mr Shepherd's book on its trial runs to Cork;- October 4 1957 - 5 Bogie Carriages & 1 Heating Van = 165 Tons October 5 1957 - 5 Bogie Carriages & 1 Heating Van = 165 Tons Test runs to Sallins;- September 4 1957 - 5 bogies & 1 van 160 tons September 5 1957 - 7 bogies & 1 van 225 tons September 6 1957 - 8 bogies & 1 van 255 tons September 27 1957 - Five Bulleid design carriages As far as I can remember in reading the book it never went into service, testing never finished, Bulleid left Inchicore with it going into storage??
  15. Painting started over the weekend. I'm using Johnston's MDS metal paints on this project, it's a one coat system that can be applied to bare n rusty metal applied by brush or roller, I used a roller but the paint didn't flatten out, I reckon it needs a second coat with a bit of rubbing down first! Black bits were sprayed jet black. Setting up a badge for the pulley casing. Printed off 3 copies of the badge on photo quality paper, just in case of cutting errors! This print will now be laced with varnish back n front which turns the paper into plastic- almost!
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