FremOn30 Modules

FremOn30 modules

More tracklaying

Realising that I am back at work next week and Benson is straight afterwards, I really do need to get on and lay some track. As they all interlink I’ve been dotting between the crossing: And the dual gauge separation turnout: I also realised that I need to add some additional wiring to my first …

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Track laying

I hate track laying. I’m not very good at it and I have chosen some really odd track work including a gauge separation turnout, a crossing and a normal turnout. I keep putting it off but do need to do it sooner rather than later as I’m off to Benson on the 11th January and …

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San Juan continues

I’ve built a lot of kits, including a lot of Tamiya non-rail ones, but I do find these instructions somewhat lacking.  Even the Japanese language instructions for the Transformers were clearer. The brake cylinder needed filing to fit and filing parts always worries me as I assume that I have got something wrong. Despite that, the …

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St Juan box car

I started the trucks last week. Let’s just say that they ended up as a set of pieces all neatly laid out but I couldn’t quite get them to fit together. The trucks are Delrin and the normal glues just don’t work. Fast forward a week and a chat with Brian Tovey last night and …

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FremOn30 modules

I finished my turnout! I first tried using this etch to attach the point blades and after a lot of fiddling and soldering I decided that the gap to the stretcher bar wasn’t big enough for this etch as it was 7mm and On30 is nearer 3.5mm. I got on with putting in the frog …

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On30 module track laying

I finally finished off the legs: I then tried putting a couple of sections up on the hard floor of the kitchen. They are very wobbly because there’s no sideways cross support: I spent a lot of time thinking of how to brace legs that are not square to each other. I ended up using …

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On30 Legs

One thing I have been putting off is building my new revised legs for the FremOn30 modules. I started by disassembling my old legs: I then made a new set. I’ve built one as a prototype and it will bolt through the end plates from inside. When I’ve made a second then I can test …

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Build Contest

I was a little shocked that my hand car shed came second in the Kitforum’s Build Contest. I was even more shocked by the generosity of the prizes. Darryl from Inter-action Enterprises (www.interactionhobbies.com) sent me a whole goody bag. I want to open up and play straight away but I am trying to do the …

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Final Photos

I need four final photos for the challenge. I took a bunch yesterday morning – before the sun came out but I’ve been way to busy working to take photos since then. These are my best offerings so far and I have to pick 4 for the challenge thread: Background trees are tad out of …

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