Friday, 6 September 2013

9 Mill (White Metal & Gold) Dubs A & Trackwork

OK, so this has nothing to do with 3d Printing... Instead publicly admit to a rather terrible sin, i'm a chronic case of "Rubber Gauging".... after some advice from Ev ( i've realised the term rubber gauging implies "That you are modelling so many different scales at the same time that the gauge between the rails is not exactly set....", my father tells me that some take it as a strict rule. And after some discussion the resolution is rather than submit to one single scale It's better to indulge. not to fear as NZ120 projects continue with the Silverfern & other yet unmentioned endeavours.

So what now?! Well, like an itch the reward of twisted satisfaction requires only scratching so acquiring a MarksModelWorks Dubs A in 9MM from is in order. 

 I also picked up Wheels for the T class & a 3d printed Gearbox Paul Woods worked out with motor, worth mentioning there is no worm, so with an adequate flywheel will work very well! Also picked up from Paul Woods ( at a heavily discouted price being the nice guys he is! where perfectly cut sleepers for the early nzr period, track, fishplates & pins.

Printed wormless (Paul woods) Gearbox (12V Motor with 1:30 reduction gearbox)

7mm  etched fishplates.

Dubs A & (Paul woods) Brass Parts

 (Paul woods) Brass Parts, headlights, oil can, oiler & headstock coupler fitting

Sleepers, code 110 track & pins

Dubs A Etch
Track laying commences... On a board of balsa wood about 1.5 mtrs long

NZ120 Loco's looking towards the future!
Showing fishplate attachment, 
17 Scratch Built Turnouts

2 Ybs sit on corner module section

Showing progress, I used the kitchen gas stove top for annealing, a risky proposition (if ya get caught).
More progress, continually going over the same ground tidying up solder joints & lots of filing. Dome is just sitting in place. Chassis screws to the top. 
Hauling a consist...

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a chronic case of rubber gauging, merely incipient. Give it a couple more years and a couple more scales, then we will label it chronic ;-) Regards, Woody.