1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:16 pm

Morning Glenn, actually a lot of equipment was bought here from Europe after WW1 and put to work on the cane fields.
I am not right into the history but a number of these steam loco's are still operating at various venues. The English Motor Rail was another which found their way here.
Now days you will find mainline loco's that have been converted to 2 foot gauge hauling cane trains of great length with remote midtrain helpers and remote controlled brake wagons.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:23 pm

This is a purpose built cane train with remote brake carriage.😊
And a Malcolm Moore with cane train, this would have been 60s/70s.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:47 pm

Frame for Malcolm Moore 1938 prototype and power assembly.
Like the 1000 series production models there was a subframe for the drive assembly.
I just realised the prototype is 80 years old and production 76 years old, only 3 years older than me.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:04 pm

Some old bloke making like a train driver.😲
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:13 pm

Battery tray.
Rear battery raised to clear motor.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:35 pm

John,

You’ve done a remarkable job putting together that Malcolm Moore engine. Amazing detail. The more I look at the construction detail of the old original world war one trench engines I realize How much of it was simply channel iron cut apart and riveted together. Simple quick and efficient, just a lot of riveting.

And thanks for the photos of the sugar cane equipment. Any idea where I might search online for existing World War I the steam locomotives in Australia? I had no idea some of the equipment was shipped there after the war. I had hoped to build a 6 inch scale (12 inch gauge) replica of a Hunslet world war one trench engine and riding cars as part of the commemorative war events. But the WW1 centennial years have passed faster than I can build, so still just a dream.

Maybe the Next best thing is to head your way next winter to visit and see all this equipment in person.

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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:50 am

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-11/r ... fe/9137296

you may find this interesting.
about a 2 hour drive from me.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:34 am

https://www.angrms.org.au/cpages/hunslet.pdf

Another, same place where I have spent time getting Malcolm Moore photos.
This is about 40 minutes from home. I can't say that I have taken much notice of whether it is still there or condition.

If you go to Google and put in "Australian War Memorial Hunslet" there some good photo's of one there that has been restored. Good collection of 10 pictures close-ups of details.
About 1400 kilometres from me.😲

You mentioned war time construction, the MM's that I have looked at (about 12) they still have the straight off the cutting wheel finish. Makes it easy to replicate. 😁
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:21 pm

Just a couple of under construction shots.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:38 pm

A little bit of CAD work (Cardboard Assisted Design).
This is about as close as I come to plans...😉
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by NP317 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:23 am

Simply brilliant!
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:08 pm

The 1938 protoype appears to be constructed out of whatever was available.
There was a Fordson tractor radiator followed by a Ford V8 truck engine and gearbox. The double pinion final drive was Malcolm Moores own design and construction.
It was used for testing purposes at the ICI salt works in South Australia later coming to the Moreton Central sugar mill in Nambour, Queensland. I beleive it was scrapped in the late 90's.
I have only been able to find two photo's. One is factory posed the other at Nambour in modified form.
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