Sunday, June 24, 2007

Emu Bay Railway - 12 Class Beyer Garratt - 6

And then there were two.......changes to the second engine unit (foreground) to bring it up to the same level as the first were slightly quicker as I had a pattern to follow. I sincerely hope the next stage is likewise.I have fitted the LH cylinder casing and commenced reproducing the Walschaerts valve gear of the prototype recently, a picture of the incomplete installment is above. The slide valves are from Mainly Trains, the driving rod is cut down rail, and the "Walschaerts" (parenthesis as it is a close approximation rather than a scale copy) is a heavily modified set from a 4mm Alan Gibson etch for a Southern Railway (UK) U/U1 class. While the U/U1 was a very different locomotive, I chose it as the basis for the EBR 12 Class as the Walschaerts configuration was visually quite similar, and the etch readily available.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Emu Bay Railway - 12 Class Beyer Garratt - 5

My cylinder casing master. Two upper piston outlets? I'll be moulding/casting all four cylinder casings from this master so two outlets are there so I can carve one off depending which end/side of the locomotive it resides.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Emu Bay Railway - 12 Class Beyer Garratt - 4

As predicted by a fellow modeller, the vertical connection for the front bogie did not survive testing - though it was fine on all tangents on flat track, it derailed regularly on grade. It has thus been replaced by a more traditional rear mounted swivelling mount.