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Blue Peter08/12/2011 21:08:48
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Hi There
I seem to remember seeing on this site once that you could download all the constuction articles for Martin Evans' Springbok design. Am I correct and if so can it still be done? I am a subscriber and can get past issues but can't find these articles. Thanks for any help.
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Peter
Springbok09/12/2011 04:51:58
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Hi
I am building a Thompson B1 from martin's drawings and have a complete set of the articles you refer to. What part of the country are you in as you have nothing in your profile. I could not part with the originals as they are Bristol SMEE property and date to around 1966 but would have to go into the workshop to confirm that.
Are you building one at present and how far have you got because like most drawings there are errors.
 
There is also a nice site that has indexed every article ever written since vol1
 
will send this info later as now have to go and get ready to earn my bacon butties.
 
 
Regards
 
Bob
Springbok09/12/2011 16:37:00
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Correction start in 10 Dec 1959
Blue Peter09/12/2011 17:42:08
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Hi Bob
Thanks for the reply. I am in Doncaster area so a bit far from you. I aquired some parts a few years ago but due to ill health and other things have been delayed, but now want to get cracking. Have got laser cut frames and most castings. I feel quite confident that I can proceed without the articles but just wondered what pearls of wisdom I would be missing. Yes, I have heard there are errors on the drawings, the first I will tackle is the frame cutout needs enlarging for the blowdown valve. If you compare the drawings against the works drawing you can see that Springbok is not a scale model, but it is a good working design. Therefore I will build it as ME designed it and just make cosmetic adjustments to the visible parts such as valve guides, motion brackets, footplate support brackets etc.
 
I have a lot of detail photos taken of 61264 whilst running on the NYMR (actually whilst it was stood still as it was safer). Then some more at Barrowhill where the boiler is removed (I was able to put my head through the said frame cutout to look inside the frames).
 
Would you happen to be the same Springbok that posts on Model Engineering Clearing House, I've learnt a lot from there but only just joine this forum.
 
Regards
Peter
Springbok09/12/2011 22:32:41
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Hi Peter
Yes I am the same person posting on MECH. Could I say that you look at chris vines "peters railway" series it is based on his B1 "Bongo" he has a free download with some nice pics. I am baseing my one on 1010 "wildebeeste" have a look at my pics. Got it running on air last week
and even turns over at around 8psi. I do not think you will miss a lot not haveing the articles but if there is a particular item you would like help on please do not hesitate to contact me and I will scan it and send.
Good luck and hope your health is better
 
Bob
Stub Mandrel10/12/2011 19:23:47
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Completely random thought - I read one of the Springbok articles this morning. Martin Evans warned the steps were drawn to scale and advised constructors to move the backplate out so they don't foul the rear bogie...
 
Neil
Kenneth Lindeman23/12/2011 04:04:31
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Hi All I am starting to build a B1 5" Springbok loco. I have the set of drawings and all ME magazines. I have also been drawing a 3D model. Any help/advice etc will be welcome. kennlindeman@gmail.com
Springbok23/12/2011 06:53:51
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Ken Hi I have a 2 page list of errors in the drawing sent to me by Nigel Field in Canada
So if anyone is interested I can PM them. Would be interested in seeing a 3D pic Ken you must be a bit of a wiz on computers. I have also found quite a lot of holes mainly on the frames and running boards that are missing.
 
Neil the B1 is a 4-6-0 could you let me please have a note of page etc; to look up.
as have a complete set of the originals.
 
Bob
Kenneth Lindeman26/12/2011 20:56:09
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Hi Bob I can be contacted at kennlindeman@gmail.com Please send me the list of errors. I am nearly finished the underframe I will make image available when done
Pearl Parker 115/04/2019 10:26:05
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We as a club have been donated a 5" Springbok. We would be interested in obtaining all the corrections we have a set of drawings. From the posts did the articles start 10th December 1959?

Many Thanks Ken

Kenneth Lindeman15/04/2019 11:41:00
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Try this website there is a lot info available or mail me

**LINK**

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