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GWR Saint Class Loco

Started by 753, Jun 03 2022 14:00

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753

GWR Saint Class 29xx. Designed by Churchward these elegant engines deserve to be represented in G3.
The chassis have Nylon 3D printed driver wheels, Nick Bains of this parish helped to convert my 2D CAD drawings into .stl files for the printer. The axles run in low profile ball bearings mounted in sprung axle boxes.
The motor/gearbox is rated at 400rpm and drives a 3 to 1 bevel gear set to give a very slow through to elegant speed.
Mike
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IanT

Lovely work (as usual) Mike - look forward to seeing your progress.

Regards,

IanT
Nothing's ever Easy - At least the first time around.

richardgreen

He's at it again! There's just no stopping him, great choice of loco though! Another masterpiece in the making.

Rich.

Nick

I'm delighted to be involved in this project. Adopting modern manufacturing technologies (in this case, 3D printing in hard plastics) can have a big impact on the hobby. For wheel centres we are no longer limited to what is commercially available. If it can be drawn, it can be made and at a sensible price.

Nick

keith Bristol