Speeder update

I know I haven’t posted for a while – I have been busy.  It’s spring and I’ve been decluttering and trying to clear out my house a little. Unfortunately, I still had to finish my speeder for Weston as I’m hoping to get it judged there. I’ve had a few…

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My lights work!

Thanks to everyone on Facebook who helped with my lights issue. Special thanks to Paul Volker who pointed out that blue is positive not negative. A positive common – who knew? The decoder instructions were certainly silent. I realised I had painted my reversing light red so quickly added another…

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I’m stumped

I had a bit of a problem on Sunday and I tried again tonight. Still no luck! I wired my lamps in, the LEDs still work if I place a battery across them, but they won’t light on DCC power. They are wired in parallel with the cathode to the…

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Back on the Speeder

I’ve a deadline for the speeder being judged at Weston – the last weekend in April which is only 6 weeks away.  Time to get on with it! This is where I had got to before being diverted by my trip to the States: I’d taken this to Leigh’s before…

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Speeder painting

Do you ever have one of those days where you wish you just hadn’t bothered? My airbrush has been playing up for a while. I stripped it, cleaned it in lacquer remover, put it in an ultrasound bath, scrubbed and polished it. I reassembled it and the air came out…

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Speeder continues

I spent quite a few hours adding details, building bits and generally getting on with the speeder. I used a woven material for the grill and the wood is there to mock up the heights. I’ve decided that I’ve probably reached as far as I can as I am now…

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Speeder

I started on this speeder a few years ago. It is the third scratchbuilt item for my NMRA AP motive power certificate. You can use existing trucks but most everything else should be made from basic shapes of styrene or wood. This is where I had got to: A box…

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