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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2021, 03:15:23 AM »

Both the bogie sides and castings for the mechanism looks mighty fine!

I am especially interested in the drive system. It will be very interesting to see how well it performs. The design looks very good, but the proof of the pudding is in the driving!
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2021, 07:06:41 AM »

Hello Peter, absolutely all around everything succeeded.

I have been using successfully for decades, a GRIFFON - S-39 Universal flux from the Netherlands.

This allows even dirty corroded metal to be soldered.
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2021, 02:25:57 PM »

Hi Helmut

I have just ordered it! Hmmm, a respectable price with those shipping costs! But it will last for another few years:Smiley

Thank you all for your comments!
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« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2021, 01:11:58 PM »

I have been using successfully for decades, a GRIFFON - S-39 Universal flux from the Netherlands.

Thanks to Helmut's hint I made some progress in soldering. Step by step it etched and printed brass parts are coming together:



The motorisation of the bogies is on its way too. Only the fact, that the wheels (Slaters) aren't exactly to scale dampen the joy, but I will try to design my own wheels - a great challenge for me...

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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2021, 01:16:38 PM »

Hi Peter,

I am pleased that you have first successes in soldering with S39.
The housing of the locomotive also looks good.
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« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2021, 01:27:44 PM »

Excellent, neat fabrication. -- Russ
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« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2021, 10:00:48 PM »

Fantastic! Very clean work.
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« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2021, 02:53:22 AM »

Excellent work Plus- very neat and clean - and well worked out
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« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2021, 05:12:33 PM »

Hi Peter,

I'm the new guy here, but I've been on the net and forums for some time now.

I saw your question about pantographs. A while back I built four freelance design electric box cabs. I had to build mu own pantographs. Back in many years in a Model Railroader magazine was an article on building pantographs. Bob Hegge explained how he built them for his 1:48 scale electric engines.

Here's a couple of ones I built for my HOn30 box cabs.





I have a whole write up but haven't posted it yet to my website.

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« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2021, 06:23:09 PM »

Peter, that is impressively clean  and precise assembly. Your soldering skills have developed exceptionally well.

Bernd, Welcome to the forum. That is a good looking pantograph, and it's HO scale.
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« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2021, 07:02:02 PM »

Thanks Bill.

I hope this is some help to Peter.

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« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2021, 11:49:26 PM »

Wow! That is some mighty fine work!
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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2021, 06:35:58 AM »

Thanks for your feedback, gents!

After a long lean period, soldering is already fun – when you possess the correct tools😉

Here some progress: the engine stands on ist own feets and, unsurprisingly I decided to rework the vehicle frame. It simply wasn’t sufficiently exact!


The same problem with the wheels. After a long back and forth and after looking up the various standards I had to realise that the wheels don’t fit any of these standards – they were too narrow. So I am going to design my own wheels. Here a first attempt. No idea, if these printed steel parts are machinable at all…:-\



@Bernd
Your pantographs are looking very fine! I have ordered two 0-gauge Sommerfeldt pantographs to dissect them and to do my own ones in the right dimensions. Some oft the parts have to be replaced with brass castings. Here the CAD drawing. It looks, as if they can be printed in brass in such filigrane style…


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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2021, 08:38:33 AM »

Thank you Peter for the kind words.

I'll be following along to see how you make your pantographs with great interest.

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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2021, 08:44:32 AM »

I’ve never built locomotives and I admire your work.
It's beautiful !
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