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EMU / DMU / Re: 2-knowledge...
« Last Post by cabbage on Yesterday at 19:09 »
I have just watched an episode of Foyles War.... And there at the end was the carriage that
I am trying to make!!! Seeing the doors open the windows go up and down answered such a lot.

regards

ralph
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EMU / DMU / Re: 2-knowledge...
« Last Post by cabbage on Yesterday at 14:17 »
After "polite work" by Tim and myself on the half nut clamp for my big lathe (a sieg C2a) I could start producing wheels. The C2a is set for slicing and the C1 set for coning and flanging. The C1 is the best thing I ever bought and now after 16 years of use is only now starting to be replaced by the ypunger C2a.

The 10mm thick disc blanks where smoothed off and drilled to 8mm (my std axle) then face off to 8mm thick on the big lathe. The step cut was done on the C1. The gears and sprockets have been ordered from Messrs "Gears and Sprockets"! The order is eight of 12T mod 1 and 45T mod 1 spur gears and sixteen 16T sprockets. With one motor per bogie and a chain link between the axles this will give complete drive to the loco. The high gear ratio of 12:45 will produce a slow start but a fair top end on 50mm wheels.

An american friend and I have been discussing a novel use of yellow and blue leds...

Regards

Ralph



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Radio Control / Re: 24V esc
« Last Post by yamie1900 on Aug 16 2019 15:00 »
I have used vipers in the past the fisrt one fitted to grs 08 diesel
Viper Marine 25.....24v and
Viper Marine15.......24v fitted to Atlantic both work faultlessly and almost silent. (Have i tempted fate).
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: Spirit fired Royal Scot
« Last Post by John Candy on Aug 16 2019 10:22 »
The wheelbase on the tender looks "suspect" ...... should be equal 78ins+78ins but doesn't look to be equal.
Makes quality of engineering questionable?
Hasn't been steamed........ or perhaps wouldn't run!
Vendor is some kind of "general dealer" judging by other items being offered.
As Mike says, it is reasonably priced when compared with some of the ridiculous prices quoted on Ebay.

John.
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: Spirit fired Royal Scot
« Last Post by MikeWilliams on Aug 16 2019 09:29 »


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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: Spirit fired Royal Scot
« Last Post by MikeWilliams on Aug 16 2019 09:28 »


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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Spirit fired Royal Scot
« Last Post by MikeWilliams on Aug 16 2019 09:25 »
An original (unrebuilt) Scot on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-1-2-Gauge-Royal-Scot-4-6-0-Spirit-Fired-Live-steam-locomotive/383105382331?hash=item5932dc37bb:g:ziEAAOSwDH1dSHX4

Looks nice enough.  Not sure what type of boiler that is?  And the eccentric on the front axle doesn't seem to do anything?

But cheap.

Mike
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Radio Control / Re: 24V esc
« Last Post by John Candy on Aug 15 2019 18:26 »
I have FR8T-AM and the older 43VR models and both were used with 24V before being replaced by more modern types from Peter Spoerer and Mtroniks.

Regards,
John.
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Radio Control / Re: 24V esc
« Last Post by John Branch on Aug 15 2019 17:49 »
It appears that Electronize has stopped making ESCs, and there is no website.  I have one and it it's silent on the label about voltage, and I cannot find the paperwork.  Does anyone know the max voltage they will take?

John
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Radio Control / Re: 24V esc
« Last Post by John Branch on Aug 15 2019 09:41 »
Many thanks, gents, that cuts down my search area considerably.  The drone, boat, plane and truck people seem to deal in higher amperages than voltages, so their ESCs cater for them and not us.

John
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