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 Posted: Mon Aug 1st, 2016 01:17 am
   
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That looks way too seriously well engineered for the (presumably) impecunious MMMRRCo. There must be more stanchion rivets in that R137 than in the rest of the (future) MMMM fleet put together.

London power surge eh ?. Down here we're lucky if we get UP to the supposed standard line voltage.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 1st, 2016 11:05 am
   
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" There must be more stanchion rivets in that R137 than in the rest of the (future) MMMM fleet put together."

Hi Michael :mex:

R137 was eventualy sunk off the coast of Norway in 1942...
...the stanchion rivets held out untill the bitter end !!



I don't have the roof/doors part for my 2 hoppers, which is no big deal.

I managed to seperate the hopper from it's Tri-ang welded on underframe...
...by grinding off a dozen stanchion rivets !!

;)

Next.

I think the 2 end sections need to come off, shortening them to 8 sections long.

Then 2 new underframes made.

It's a bit of a Frankenstein-job...
...but it could look OK, and I got 'em sitting here anyhow.

So why not try a spot of modding ? :us:

Pix. to follow.

:moose:

Si.

" London power surge eh ?. Down here we're lucky if we get UP to the supposed standard line voltage."

Don't worry Michael; they might get Hinkley Point C finished & running in 20 years or so !! :Crazy:



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Si. wrote: Next.

I think the 2 end sections need to come off, shortening them to 8 sections long.:us:


Ahem...  Why not cut out the MIDDLE & leave those lovely stanchioned ends intact ?.

Hinkley ..... will that come with flied lice or beansprouts ? . Thankfully it's quite a long way away from 'ere.

Michael

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 Posted: Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 01:51 am
   
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Si-why not make new bodies from styrene and punch the rivets in. Seems like a much easier way to go than cutting, fitting, and cussing! But then, I always do things the hard way...

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Howdy Woodie :cb: & Michael :brill:

" Why not make new bodies from styrene and punch the rivets in. Seems like a much easier way to go than cutting, fitting, and cussing! "

" Ahem...  Why not cut out the MIDDLE & leave those lovely stanchioned ends intact ? "

The only reason I'm messing with these cars, is they have the AWESOME Tri-ang operating unloading-doors.



So
Sorry Michael, I can't cut out the MIDDLE ( stanchions or not ol' bean ! ).
&
Woodie, new bodies from styrene might be an option, if the unloading-doors could be fitted.

" But then, I always do things the hard way... "

I am wondering if the Tri-ang operating unloading-doors could be 'transplanted' to a correctly sized Gilpin Tram type phase-1 ore-car tub ! ?

I figure THAT IS the hard way !

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Si.

" Hinkley ..... will that come with flied lice or beansprouts ? "

I don't know Michael.
It could be difficult to operate though, with the control-panel legends in French & Chinese ! ???

 " Thankfully it's quite a long way away from 'ere."

Damn bad luck ol' boy, you'll probably get a voltage-drop !! :f:

;)



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 Posted: Thu Aug 4th, 2016 03:16 am
   
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Si. wrote:

I am wondering if the Tri-ang operating unloading-doors could be 'transplanted' to a correctly sized Gilpin Tram type phase-1 ore-car tub ! ?

I figure THAT IS the hard way !
  

Damn bad luck ol' boy, you'll probably get a voltage-drop !! :f:

;)


Si: the Triang mech looks to be located on just 3 rivets. Drill out the rivet centres, bend the end locating tabs to suit your intended MMMRR hopper angle & the job's a good 'un or proper job as uz sayz down yere.

Rather the occasional winter yellow lighting effect than radiation droop. Having seen various bits of technical kit 'built' by those two nations I think we'll move to Lands End.

Regards,            Michael

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I've heard that the electric power for Lands End, comes through a   l  o  n  g extension cord---is that true?


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" the Triang mech looks to be located on just 3 rivets "

Hi Michael  :wave:

You're right, I 'counted' 3 as well  ;) ;) ;)



I can't determine though, how many stanchion-rivets there are on an R137 :f:

A FREAKIN' LOT ! basicaly :shocked:

BTW ... thanks guys.
I know you all like photos of rusty, grimey old crap from the back of the garage !
I do welcome ideas !
I almost always fail to see the best look for things at first.
It's fun getting there though !

:moose:

Si.

" Having seen various bits of technical kit 'built' by those two nations I think we'll move to Lands End "

Probably a wise move Michael.

Having said that...
...I think they've spent £2,000,000,000 on the worlds LARGEST concrete-block, for it to stand on !!

( & buttering-up bureaucrats in Brussels of course ! )

Now THAT'S a lot of cement !

L:



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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 01:23 am
   
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Herb Kephart wrote: I've heard that the electric power for Lands End, comes through a   l  o  n  g extension cord---is that true?


Herb


Basically 'Yes' Herb , but it's really a bungy cord - if you don't pay your bill on time .......WHIZZ....K'BOING !

Si: the size of the hole they've dug, & the volume of concrete in it is worrying ..... is there something they know that we don't ??

Regards,    Worried

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Si, well how about "copying" the Tri-Ang door mechanisms...made from brass sheet or even styrene...?
Rivets? Model the SCPA&M because their ore cars appear (to me) to be welded and just a few nuts & bolts holding stuff together. The door mechanism also looks similar to what GT & SC used on their cars. Heck, I'd make the mechanism over myself, you can do that. Then make or adapt the thing which opens the doors. Or do what I did and forget it all and make a rotary dumper, less "engineering" I would imagine.

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