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Offline AllWight

GRS JINTY
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:37:55 am »
A little bit more progress on the GRS jinty kit. The chassis has had two sprays of etch primer followed by a spray of red primer and Audi brilliant red for the top coat on the inside of the frames. The out side of the frames, footplate, brake rigging and body top have all received coats of Halfords black. I still need to drill out some holes in the bunker end of the footplate for the wiring to pass through as well as the operating switch and charge socket for the radio control equipment.

Mark

Offline AllWight

Re: GRS JINTY
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 11:39:12 am »
A few more pics

Mark

Offline Peaky 556

Re: GRS JINTY
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 02:16:52 pm »
Very nice Mark.  Also tell us about the motor and gearbox please, ie make, ratio, does the flywheel make a difference etc.

Offline AllWight

Re: GRS JINTY
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 03:03:13 pm »
The moor is the normal mabuchi motor as supplied by GRS. I have the same motors in my 02's and the radial tank. The flywheel does make a difference to all the locos that i have built and without it they are too jerky.

Mark

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Re: GRS JINTY
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 04:04:53 pm »
Mark

Are you fitting R/C, or is customer? What type? Battery pack?

Got one in build & haven't decided which system to go for - though erring towards Revo.

Barry

Offline AllWight

Re: GRS JINTY
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 04:56:56 pm »
Hello

Its for a customer and will be fitted with 16AA rechargeable batteries and i will be using the Brian Jones mach5 system with a 2.4Ghz transmitter. The owner has yet to decide which model of transmitter he is going to go for as he has 3 locos that all need to be fitted with RC gear. This loco, an 02 and a quarry hunslet. I personally use the spektrum DX6i but the models that i use are now no longer a current model and the prices have shot up a lot in recent years. I found a radio control car place over near Camberley a few years ago and they d very good quality mid range transmitters.

I had to get one quickly in November last year as one of my transmitters was faulty and i needed it for the Warley show in order to run my loco FYN 2. I purchased it at £35 and thought it would do as a short term stop gap and in all honesty i think it will stay in the model now as it appears to run just as well if not slightly better than the DX6i.   

Mark