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Gauge 1 Green Arrow Drawings

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Jack11/04/2015 16:08:45
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I have recently started building the Gauge 1 Green Arrow to the Martin Evans drawings. I have been told by several people that the drawings contain many errors but these people have been unable to be more specific.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who has built this loco and who could either deny that errors exist or provide details of any that do.

Thank you.

mick H11/04/2015 17:54:37
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I have recently almost completed a V2 to these drawings and unless I have been exceptionally lucky or perhaps stupid enough not to have noticed errors, have had no problems bar one. That was in relation to a part of the valve gear, the radius rod, where I found the cut out portion that connects with the expansion link to be about 0.030" short (at the engaging end). I believe that others have also found this to be the case.

Another part that caused me grief, but that may be down to lack of expertise on my part, was the return crank. These have very little metal on them to enable them to tighten up on the crank pin with a 10BA screw and successfully hold position whilst under steam. I eventually resorted to threading the crankpin, thickening and tapping the securing end of the return crank and just for luck, a blob of loctite. Overkill maybe, but it was the only way that I could get the blighters to stay put.


Raymond Hodges12/04/2015 10:17:09
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Hello Jack

Can you tell me how to get a set of those drawings, i would like to build the Green Arrow too.

Thank you


Neil Wyatt12/04/2015 11:51:09
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I think the plan was given away free with ME a few years back, or there's:

Don't buy the 5" gauge drawings by mistake!


Ady112/04/2015 11:55:23
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ME 3427 onwards had a G1 build series

put green arrow in here

Raymond Hodges12/04/2015 14:09:17
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Thank you Neil, thats just what i'm looking for.


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