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Offline mikemill

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GWR Pannier Tank
« on: March 02, 2019, 05:38:16 PM »
Recently competed scratch built GWR Pannier Tank, this is my first 2 1/2in engine for many a year.

The Slaters wheels run in axel boxes that are coil sprung in the horns, the body is made in three sections 1) the tanks boiler and smokebox, 2) the cab, with detailed back head, 3) the bunker.

The engine is RC controlled with a 12v dc sealed 2.3 amhr lead acid battery in the tank space, the charger socket is in the smokebox accessed through opening door, the receiver and ESC are in the bunker.

The motor has an integral gearbox and sits vertically in the firebox space, the drive reaches the rear axle via bevel gears and two idling spur gears. Here are some images of the engine


Mike

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Re: GWR Pannier Tank
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 06:29:22 PM »
Hi Mike,
That's a very nice looking locomotive.  Do you have electronics in it to make steam sounds?
Just curious.
Kim

Offline cnr6400

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Re: GWR Pannier Tank
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 06:52:42 PM »
Looks great Mike, well done!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: GWR Pannier Tank
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 06:57:42 PM »
Hello Mike,

Boy what a beautiful engine, sure would like to see more photos.  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline mikemill

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Re: GWR Pannier Tank
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 10:49:04 AM »
Kim

No sound card as I have not heard one that makes a convincing GWR whistle, plus they are expensive.
On my G1 layout I recorded the real thing and run the engines in time sounds much better!!

Must get out more

Mike

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Re: GWR Pannier Tank
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 01:05:58 PM »
Well done Mike. Any chance of a video if it running? Would love to see it in motion.

Bill

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Re: GWR Pannier Tank
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 09:38:51 PM »
What a beauty  :praise2:

Offline mikemill

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Re: GWR Pannier Tank
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 09:40:10 AM »
Thanks for your kind comments, one of the enjoyable uses of this site is the eclectic mix of models that people make and show, a real inspiration.

Mike

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Re: GWR Pannier Tank
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 11:41:04 AM »
Thanks for posting the photos of this very attractive model, at 2 1/2" G. must be very pleasingly chunky as compared with the usual O gauge or Gauge 1. The motorisation gives a nice opportunity of watching it run at any time you fancy!    Dave