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Offline RReid

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Re: A gearbox for a little locomotive
« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2023, 02:57:53 PM »
I'm just so impressed with what you've done, Zephyrin, and how well that little loco runs!  :praise2: :cheers:
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Ron

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Re: A gearbox for a little locomotive
« Reply #61 on: August 26, 2023, 04:06:18 PM »
Congratulations Zephyrin!  She's quite a little runner!  You should feel really good about your loco!  Excellent run!   :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

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Re: A gearbox for a little locomotive
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2023, 08:52:16 AM »
thanks for the kind comments, much appreciated !
you can easily imagine how pleased i am with the result !
a year and half working on it, and it's not completely finished; before the next project, I still have to put a hood on the engine, which probably will be constantly open, because of the engine heat, like on many pictures of the real machine I could see by the way...

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Re: A gearbox for a little locomotive
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2023, 09:49:38 AM »
Excellent  :praise2:  :praise2:

Successful model IC engine powered land vehicles are quite rare. You seem to have got the engine well matched to the load  :)
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Re: A gearbox for a little locomotive
« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2023, 03:01:01 PM »
Hi,
here's my loco in its new blue livery, "bleu roi ou bleu de France" according to the french racing cars of the past years and of "our" french football and rugby teams.

Of course, the whole engine is impossible to cover, first the engine is a bit too big, or the chassis too small, although I'm not far from the true scale, but the small parts are largely out of proportion (spark plug or carb for example) and second because I need to keep access for starting, tuning, greasing and all the rest
She seems noisier with her hood, in fact it's mainly the rolling test bench that's heard (it doesn't have ball bearings).
All the controls still work well.
at the next overhaul with dismantling, i'll give the chassis a lick of paint - i can already see traces of rust!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PlWerbi_6g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PlWerbi_6g</a>

here its first run in its final suit, on a track at the club, a fine run that makes me quite happy...and closing this project !
I hope I'll have the energy to start a new build....

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAwBcnO0aYA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAwBcnO0aYA</a>




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