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Offline Graham Meek

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A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« on: December 30, 2016, 09:40:42 PM »
As this year draws to a close I thought you might like to see the progress on the Clayton Timber Wagon. While as far as I know no such example was built I thought I would indulge myself in some nostalgia. Timber extraction was the business of many small family firms in my area, so seeing modified Ex Army lorries moving timber about in the woods was an everyday occurrence.

The scale of the Clayton Timber Wagon is based around the Mamod Steam Wagon rear wheels, and works out at just over 1" scale.

Making the model has spawned a few new tools, "a squeeze riveter" (this is based on the differential screw principle) and "box turning tool" which in due course I will post under the tooling section.

My best wishes for the New Year,
Gray,

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 09:54:04 PM »
That looks magnificent Graham!!!

Dave
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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 09:54:45 PM »
Very nice  :praise2:  :praise2: Is the crankcase cast or fabricated?
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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 09:57:58 PM »
Wonderful!

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 10:04:10 PM »
You have been busy Graham! That looks fantastic!!!

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2016, 10:46:53 PM »
Beautiful Work!


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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 11:15:32 PM »
Wow! Beautiful bit of work! Put something in the pics to indicate scale, please. Amazing.

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 11:56:59 PM »
This looks like another amazing model taking shape.

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 04:57:22 AM »
Beautifull work Graham. Is your design based on Robin Dyers design ?
Is there any picture with the open crankcase available ?
It would be a pleasure to see the levers and links of the steering/timing.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2016, 09:06:46 AM by fumopuc »
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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 09:36:28 AM »
Hi Graham,
 That is just lovely!
Like others here, do you have a build log? Would love to see how you built / are building it!

Its another on the "if I ever live long enuff list"

Cheers Kerrin
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Offline Graham Meek

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 11:22:37 AM »
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Unfortunately there is no "build log", the photographs were originally intended to form part of an article, but I was let down on this so they just sit in my Clayton file. Here are a few more, the crankcase is a fabrication. I have "sand blasted", (not real sand, I use a media intended for the exterior of buildings), the exterior to simulate a casting. To give some indication of scale the Mamod Rear Wheel in the photograph is 76 mm or 3" diameter.

The length of the chassis is 419 mm or 16.5". The material used for the chassis is slightly over scale but I think it looks about right. I was surprised by how rigid the chassis is, I thought the choice of aluminium would mean there would not be much torsional stiffness, but I was wrong.

I would like to thank Phil P and Jo for their help during the build, the information they supplied helped a great deal.

My best regards
Gray,

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 09:27:35 AM »
Very nice engine, looks very small if it is done at 1:12 scale, congratulation !

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 02:26:31 PM »
Excellent work.....Well done indeed!          Terry

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2016, 03:05:44 PM »
Gray

It just occurred to me that some of the readers will not be aware of what a Clayton undertype wagon looks like as there are no survivors.

I hope you dont mind me posting this, but here is a typical wagon from my photo collection, I think yours will look similar but with a different rear body to enclose the winch details for tree pulling.



Phil

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Re: A busy 2016 ( Clayton Timber Wagon)
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2016, 09:29:12 PM »
Thanks Phil,

I was hoping to add a photograph of the wagon to show what the prototype looked like, so you have saved me a job. As regards the rear body this I hope will be a short low sided platform where spare ropes and chains would normally be carried. Similar to the Foden shown below, but my winch will not be visible from this angle.

My best regards
Gray,