Locomotives and Rollingstock on your Workbench

 
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

Just wondering how the 2100 class jumbos are coming along? I am already saving my pennies for them as I used to drive them and they are my favourite railcars.
poxbox3030

http://www.endofthelinehobbies.com.au/news

There is a update on the link above from End of the line hobbies

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  poxbox3030 Train Controller

Location: Train Control
Thanks for that. Hopefully they stay on schedule. However if they don't id rather a delay to ensure a quality product.
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Hi Guys, the Jumbo's are getting closer. We now have the first castings and are working through the test builds, writing instructions and getting things like decals sorted.

There will be 5 main components, the body, front and rear panels, floor and the pilot. In addition there will be the 3 air tanks and compressors which will be separate cast items. The rest of the floor detail comes as part of the floor casting. The floor is also cast with the pockets to suit the black beetles. The photo could be better but I am sure you get the idea.



I have made the body with a number of ribs inside. This will give people something to glue the back panel to. They are also designed so the floor will but up against them.



I have also managed to distract myself with a couple of other projects. A while ago I did the masters for the joint stock sleepers Mt Lofty and Macedon. I have now got around to making both cars from the Strath Hobbies kit castings. As with the dining car Adelaide these are Walthers cars with new cast sides and roof fitted. Mt Lofty is done in the as delivered livery and Mt Macedon is done in CR colours as it was during the 50's when it was used on the standard gauge to Marree.


  PICHhobbies Locomotive Fireman

I am currently making some Overland coaches, using Lima Overland coaches as the base. If anyone has diagrams for the following cars could you please PM them to me-
PCO
CO
AJ
BJ
RBJ
Club Car
Sleeper
And a diagram for the nameplates to 3D print a model version.
At the moment, I am going to make a master copy and just cast from it to make a full 17 car Overland set, to be hauled by a friends B and my X. The consist will be based on the consist as of Saturday the 30/4/1977. The consist was-
X54-X53-D1-PCO4-BJ 7-Kuldalai-Mokai-Chalaki-Weroni-No.2 Club-Tantini-Yankai-Tarkinji-Paiti-AJ 1-BJ 5-RBJ 3-BJ 9-CO 1
Except for the locos, which will be B62 and X46, I want to make an exact consist.

Peter
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
A bit of self deprecation....good for the soul....

Not a loco or rolling stock.......but I thought some of the electronics experts (eg: Aaron and Miktrain) might get a laugh from MY electronics expertise.

The photo shows a dual charging dock I recently built for my 2 NCE throttles. I had to modify the innards of the throttles by adding 2 wires.....from the base of the throttle where the 6 pin plug is, up to the point where the 2 wires are located which go from the battery compartment to the main circuit board.

This charging dock is NOT pretty (pretty f-ugly actually), but guess what??? It works!!!

The small white board in between the 2 throttle mounts, just contains a el cheapo (about $5- posted from HK) voltmeter, a spdt c/o switch and a 10mm red LED. LED indicates that the power is ON, whilst the voltmeter can be switched to either throttle and displays the voltage, regardless of whether the power is on or not. As such, I can load a throttle into the dock (with power off) and get an indication of the batterys' level of charge and then decide if they need to be charged.

For the power supply, I just used a surplus 240v > 12v transformer from an old cordless phone (or similar). 9v would have worked okay too I believe.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/roachie01/DSC05674_zpsb4a369e7.jpg

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Anyway...I'm one old bloke who doesn't take life too seriously and can always have a laugh at my own expense.

Cheers,

Roachie
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Roachie, nothing wrong with that, it works for you, and that's all you need to worry about.  It's functional.

Regards,
David Head
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
I'm sure i'm not the only SAR modeller with one of these on the workbench. The hardest part so far has been soldering the name plates on the running board!


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  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
Mucking around with my QR / ARG train on Thirroul.
http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/95029223@N07/15136290843/
  James1709 Locomotive Fireman

Hi All,

Most of what is on my workbench I put on here: http://nscalenswgrandpommy.blogspot.com.au/

Currently I am working on building a pair of 32s in N scale and have just finished some guards vans (without lettering just yet)


  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
I'm sure i'm not the only SAR modeller with one of these on the workbench. The hardest part so far has been soldering the name plates on the running board!


[img]http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/Streamliner_/EBB62F2F-22C7-44EA-AC6C-91F1382C5FCE_zps0funrr9t.jpg[/img]
Streamliner


AHHHhhhhh...... good to see one of these mighty locos in progress!

I still have to start mine.

How long did it take you to modify the mechanism?

Good work so far!
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Hi All,

Most of what is on my workbench I put on here: http://nscalenswgrandpommy.blogspot.com.au/

Currently I am working on building a pair of 32s in N scale and have just finished some guards vans (without lettering just yet)


James1709


Good work there James!
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
I did the modifications to the Bachmann mech over a weekend. Pretty straight forward, the cutting of the cylinders was the most time consuming, mainly to keep it all square. A good metal grinding stone on a dremel worked well to make the body fit inside the boiler shell.
  James1709 Locomotive Fireman

Good work there James!
SA_trains

Thanks!

Here are some more developments in N scale:

I've been building a 73 class out of brass over the past few months and here is the body as it looks today:



Just painted my pair of 32s and here is 3214 following painting and decaling:




The paint shows up the Archer Fine Transfers
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
James 1709, love the 73. In fact your models should inspire many.

Regards,
David Head
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
James 1709, love the 73. In fact your models should inspire many.

Regards,
David Head
dthead

Ditto. Excellent work for sure!

Cheers,

Roachie
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Hi Guys, Jumbo trailers are now available in the shop (EOTLH) and I have now started work on the power car. First up I am scratch building one for myself so I can understand how it will work dimensionally and as a kit that can be cast.

I now have most of the superstructure work completed on the roof and will soon be turning to the underfloor. I have been getting a bit fancy with this first one using brass etch mesh over the radiators. When it comes to the kit this is likely to be a casting as this has been driving me nuts.



  poxbox3030 Train Controller

Location: Train Control
Hi Guys, Jumbo trailers are now available in the shop (EOTLH) and I have now started work on the power car. First up I am scratch building one for myself so I can understand how it will work dimensionally and as a kit that can be cast.

I now have most of the superstructure work completed on the roof and will soon be turning to the underfloor. I have been getting a bit fancy with this first one using brass etch mesh over the radiators. When it comes to the kit this is likely to be a casting as this has been driving me nuts.



mattc66

All I can say is WOW. for a pre production mock up the 2000 is looking fantastic. I am very excited for it's eventual release. I have a soft spot for the Jumbos as I used to drive them in service.

Now I am trying to talk my wife into allowing me to get the 2100 class trailer.
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Hi all, finished detailing the Jumbo roof except for the fan grills which are on order from Walthers, and spent the weekend painting the body.




  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Hi all, finished detailing the Jumbo roof except for the fan grills which are on order from Walthers, and spent the weekend painting the body.
mattc66


Excellent work there Matt!
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Fresh out of the paint shop, looking fresh, but too clean for me! Next step is red lining and some soot and grease.....

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Streamliner


MMMMMmmmmmm...... love to see BIG SAR steam!


Well done!


Smile
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
Thanks! Bigger is better ;D
  sarail Chief Commissioner

Location: Redwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Here's my current project - a SAR 520 class steam loco. sorry no still photo's at the moment, but a video of the project in action.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8RiArgcLTc
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
Great to see a 520 on the rails!  I keep putting my 520 back in a box, I'm having issues with the chassis modifications, I'd be very interested to see how you did it.
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Here's my current project - a SAR 520 class steam loco. sorry no still photo's at the moment, but a video of the project in action.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8RiArgcLTc
sarail


EXCELLENT work sarail! Great to see more big SAR steam out there! Looks like it is running very smooth. Bachmann mechanism?

Anyway, good work. Looking forward to when it is complete.

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