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Mamman
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Joined: December 22nd, 2016, 9:36 am

April 16th, 2018, 5:02 pm #1

      Thought I'd share some pics of my second loco made from bits and pieces, which is nearing completion.

       All of it was made from bits out of my  spares box, plus a  Mamod SR1 boiler [with inserts missing] and a couple of Bowman wheels [ with the flanges ground down], which I got off ebay for the grand total of  £17.50.

      It was built using  an old Bowman cylinder and flywheel and Meccano gears. Still got to build a burner, and awaiting delivery of some buffers. 1.JPG 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG 5.JPG 6.JPG
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napolion
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Joined: January 28th, 2018, 11:10 am

April 16th, 2018, 6:01 pm #2

Excellent,if I said I had something similar in mind for the future and I mean future makes you think. Brass cab certainly better than mine (have brass on order ). Wish I had as many spare bits as you.
Very nice.

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classixs
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Joined: April 14th, 2012, 5:01 pm

April 16th, 2018, 6:08 pm #3

Great job !
Looking forward to see it completed 🙂
Cheers
Jan

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Roly Williams
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Joined: August 2nd, 2006, 5:11 pm

April 16th, 2018, 7:06 pm #4

Looking good already!
Have Fun
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dampfmaschinenjoe 1967
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Joined: December 15th, 2008, 8:01 pm

April 17th, 2018, 4:07 am #5

That Looks very promissing I suppose . When she runs as good as she Looks now you have no Troubles with your new selfmade engine  made from scrap parts

cheers Joe
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Mamman
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Joined: December 22nd, 2016, 9:36 am

April 17th, 2018, 7:43 am #6

dampfmaschinenjoe 1967 wrote: That Looks very promissing I suppose . When she runs as good as she Looks now you have no Troubles with your new selfmade engine  made from scrap parts

cheers Joe
      'If she runs' is the question 😗   Not sure if the gearing is low enough for it.  Tried to make it as simple as possible with no unnecessary parts to keep the weight down.

                Thanks for all the nice comments.    🙂
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dampfmaschinenjoe 1967
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April 18th, 2018, 1:08 pm #7

Other locos are also calmed down by the waggons /cars you put behind them  so don´t worry about the gearing I once built one from a mamod mm1 and she worked fine Ihave her downgeared because I had the spares but if you haven´t  it shouldn´t Keep you away from locobuilding. 




cheers Joe
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Mamman
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April 25th, 2018, 1:25 pm #8

         Just an update :--
                                      Burner made and rest of the parts assembled.  The old green paint on the boiler reacted with the spray on black, which made a bit of a mess and I had to start again. [liberal doses from a can of lighter fuel and an old rag soon got back to the brass ] . Everything turns over nicely, so as soon as the paint is hard enough I'll try steaming on blocks.

                                                   Chris. DSCF5437.JPG DSCF5438.JPG DSCF5440.JPG DSCF5441.JPG DSCF5445.JPG
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bennydaheeb
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Joined: February 8th, 2018, 5:32 pm

April 25th, 2018, 1:34 pm #9

Looks fantastic! Excellent build. Can't wait to see her run.
Benny- AKA Dr. Reverend Delmar MacReady, High Epocht-Church of the SubGenius, Doktor of the Forbidden Sciences.
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mrborinator
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April 25th, 2018, 3:11 pm #10

Very nice result, you can be proud of that.
Cheers, Rob.

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