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Stub Mandrel27/01/2013 19:14:44
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Following adding windows, doors and lining out, the shunter still looked toy-like.

After seeing Ray MacMahon's Harlandic I refinished it all over with matt varnish and it looks much better. Desite the wierd lighting effects the finish is much the colour in the photos.

I now have an 0-6-0 in 7 1/4" in mind...

Neil

Finished!

Still Finished

Jeff Dayman27/01/2013 19:33:51
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Looks great Neil, well done!

JD

Bazyle27/01/2013 21:07:47
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I like the detailed photos in your album. Takes one right through the build.

GaryM28/01/2013 00:04:52
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Great set of photos Neil. Every time I see pics on here of things people have built it really encourages me to get on with building something myself. It's a hell of a learning curve though. After my first year of model engineering (admittedly, lucky if I get one day a week) I still spend more time reading how to do stuff than doing it. Must try harder this year.

Gary

Stub Mandrel28/01/2013 21:25:13
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Thanks Guys,

If anyone is interested in having a go, I have part-finished drawings and instructions - enough for someone determined to make their own, and I would greatly value comments and feedback. Let me know if you are interested.

There are several variants it could be made as Google for 'hudswell clarke" and add one of "Mary", "Carroll" or "Mighty Atom", "Southam" or "Southam 2".

For the record it weighs 23lbs, about 16" long is powered by a shower motor with a stall current of 7A and is powered by a 7Ah lead acid battery from a fire alarm. It pulled an 18 stone chap on a big driving trolley happily and after much slipping pulled me and another chap on the same trolley (just).

In terms of size , weight and performance it is about the equivalent of Tich.

Neil

Alex Mayer22/02/2015 22:55:03
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Hi.

I am interested in knowing more of this loco. any help would be great.

Alex

Neil Wyatt23/02/2015 08:31:43
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Hello Alex,

What would you like to kow? there are more photos HERE and threads mentioning it can be found by searching Google for "hudswell clarke site:model-engineer.co.uk" (without the quotes).

Neil

Ady123/02/2015 10:34:16
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Well done that man!

As mentioned above this is a slow steep curve hobby and life seems to always be getting in the way, even simple stuff can take ages

36 hour days would be useful for this hobby

Robin King24/02/2015 19:44:46
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Neil,

Any chance you can be persuaded to write it up for publication in ME?

Neil Wyatt25/02/2015 10:35:53
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HI Robin,

I have promised to send it to Diane - it's 90% written up and 90% drawn up, but unfortunately I'm struggling to find the time to complete it.

Neil

Robin King25/02/2015 19:22:22
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Neil,

well done - that's one I'll look forward to reading.

R

Alex Mayer26/02/2015 21:59:46
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Hi Neil.

Thank you for replaying back. I would like any drawing's you have and details were you go the part's from.

Neil Wyatt27/02/2015 09:13:43
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Hello Alex,

Please me at neil.wyatt@mytimemedia.com

The only bought in parts were four Tich horrnblocks and some heavy duty 6mm x1" springs from Reeves. I also used a bevel wheel pair from a bust angle grinder (cheap from ebay), as 12V burglar alarm battery and the 12V motor from a Shurflo shower pump.

If you don't want to cut your own gears you will need an assortment of medium size ones, though actual size is not critical - I'm going to add notes on using a poly-v belt drive instead.

Neil

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