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Author Topic: 2ft Gauge mining critter in 16mm scale  (Read 20420 times)
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« on: September 27, 2015, 11:22:55 AM »

In my search for small Mine locos I came across this Ruth Company mine “trammer” small prototype so it just had to be large scale 1/16th  (3/4in = 1ft) these little critters came in many forms  and made use of many available Fordson parts - engines were petrol or diesel I’v gone for a 3 cylinder diesel according to the reading a “home spun” version from the owners workshop and what was available at the time.
So out with the Lego Blocks and a start has been made
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 11:26:59 AM »

The Radiator cowl is of a "Universal Hobbies" Fordson E27N a new shorter fuel tank has been made using the Universal Hobbies end panels


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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 11:30:27 AM »

The wheels are curly spoke type from the Slaters range of narrow gauge wheels - the centres have been filled with Milliput


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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2015, 11:35:40 AM »

The 3 cylinder engine is started life as LEGO BLOCKS and skinned with plastic card - drive wheels from acrylic rod


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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2015, 11:39:27 AM »

where do you put your feet - the answer is anywhere you can drivers never looked very happy !


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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 11:42:17 AM »

The brakes looked a bit dodgy to !


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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 11:50:37 AM »

a bit more


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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 12:10:36 PM »

Next step the connecting rods and those iffy ! band brakes
please note all you eagle eyed modellers most parts so far just placed together for trial fitting
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2015, 12:43:37 PM »

Hello Bill, very interesting little engine and as a fan of mine locomotives i like should indeed special.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2015, 01:13:23 PM »

A decent start. -- Russ
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2015, 05:25:04 PM »

Looking forward to more!!!
A Fordson and 1/16th? Yea!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2015, 09:10:02 PM »

An interesting prototype + a brilliant start to the model = Awesome project!

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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2015, 09:15:08 PM »

Looking great! Nice choice Barney.
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2015, 05:11:18 AM »

Brake gear and connecting rods nearly completed (Im sure the manufactures of this little critters - the brakes were a bit of an afterthought)
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2015, 05:23:08 AM »

Beautiful fabrication.

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