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Click on the links below to download Dave's drawings of his award winning Bagnall brickworks locomotive 'Brick'
|General Arrangement Drawing||Boiler|
|Mechanical Layout||Boiler Fittings|
|Wheels and axles||Gas Burner|
|Oscillating engine||Pipe Layout|
Click on the links below to download Bob's drawings of his award winning Guinness brewery locomotive
During 2012 Dave Watkins has redrawn the drawings for his 'Wild Rose' design using CAD technology. There may be future corrections to the drawings already posted here; please check back regularly if you do start building.
Dave also has supplied a drawing for the whistle and valve for Wild Rose - 25/6/2000.
Construction of Idris was described in "16mm Today" during 1995 with full working drawings. It represents a de Winton locomotive as used in North Wales slate quarries, simplified by using oscillating cylinders. A centre flue boiler is used. Orignally fired by methylated spirits, Idris now sports a Butane gas burner.
Bob has recently built a Penrhyn Tender Wagon (or Match Truck) to sit with the 'Wild Rose" that he is constructing
Click on the link below for the drawing and any of the photographs to open a higher resolution version
Feeding his desire to model a wide variety of locomotives and stock from our narrow gauge past Bob has recently constructed a One Ton GVT Slate Wagon
Click on the links below to open the drawings and on any of the photographs to open a higher resolution version
Published as the March 2014 Model of the Month. Here are the templates for the Festiniog railway gunpowder van ready for you to print off and build one of your own
Click on the links below to download Phil's drawings. They're all right-handers for now - to copy for left-handed, you will need a photocopier that will give you a mirror image.
Print them out on A3 and then cellotape the two parts together for the larger radius points
I use Peco rail, sleepers and rail fixings. I don't use the slide rail fixings since they only sit on one side of the rail so the sleepers tend to fall off. Instead I solder the rails to brass strips about 4mm wide which you will see on four of the sleepers on the point drawing. I also solder the frog and wing rails to a piece of brass to form a solid structure. I fix the brass down by drilling small holes and pressing a small brass pin into the sleeper with a hot soldering iron.
I have not drawn in the remaining rail fixings. Where the check rails fit, I cut a third or so off the standard rail fixings. This allows you to push the check rail up close to the stock rail. Rail fixings are fixed with liquid poly cement or similar. If I am feeling enthusiastic I also push in more brass pins with a soldering iron through the fixing holes.
All this brass looks a bit garish to start with but the weather tones it down nicely after a matter of months.
The point blades are pivoted to the wing rails by joining with a standard peco rail joiner opened up a bit to give free movement. I use a strip of metal for a tie bar, sometimes a short length of rail, a bit of aluminium or whatever comes to hand. I drill holes and push pins up from underneath, fold over and solder to the point blades. By pivoting the point blades and tie bar the points operate very freely. They are free enough for a weighted point lever to be used at the end of loops etc. so a train can pass through a point set against it.
I normally build points on a spare piece of shelving chipboard or similar with a flat surface. I fix a drawing down with double sided tape and then temporarily fix down sleepers.
The drawings below define a standard that works well enough for most types of track that you may encounter. On 32mm gauge that is mostly Peco or Tenmille (which covers approximately 90% of the 32mm tracks) and on 45mm gauge stock with this profile has been used on handmade track with code 250 rail, commercial code 250 track, commercial code 332 track and points from Aristocraft and LGB.
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