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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:51 pm
by 6491
Original and after being at Nambour.
Have been in contact with people who worked it, they say it was very light footed and was only used on maintenance work trains.
You can see extra weights that have been added over couplers and sand hoppers.

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:56 pm
by 6491
It has been awhile. I have only been on the track a couple of times in the last year.
Since last showing the loco has been changed from ride-on to ride behind. An electric brake system has been designed using a linear drive, proving quiet workable.
New riding carriage using single bogie/truck design. Arthritis just made the sit-on a bit uncomfortable.

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:42 am
by 6491
Still going strong....

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:56 pm
by 6491
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:52 am
by Benjamin Maggi
Looks good.

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:24 pm
by Glenn Brooks
Very interesting loco! I’ve enjoyed reading your thread on this build, and how it has evolved.

Glenn

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 am
by 0351
Looks good!
Can you give more details on the the electric brake design? Thanks

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:07 am
by rkcarguy
0351, possibly he used electric drum brakes like those on a trailer? No idea what liner drive means..

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:54 am
by Erskine Tramway
rkcarguy wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:07 am
0351, possibly he used electric drum brakes like those on a trailer? No idea what liner drive means..
I'd say he's talking about one of these, like they use on small tractor buckets and such. https://www.surpluscenter.com/Linear-Ac ... Actuators/

Mike

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:17 am
by 6491
Sorry guys, it has been some time since my last visit to this site. I should have explained my brakes a bit better.
All the to scale prototype braking mechanism is in place. What I have done is use an electric drive mechanism from a Ford power seat. Brakes can be operated from the standard in cab lever or by a DPDT switch on control panel.
Micro switch and diode shows me when they are released, retardation tells me when they are applied. The electric motor can actually apply the brakes harder than I can by hand.
I am getting use to useing this set-up but still keep the lever in mind ready if there is a problem.
A couple of photo's show the basics, I will get more from my Facebook page later.....
The Malcolm Moore was only equiped with the mechanical lever system. The drvers manual states that "the operator should be in the appropriate gear as to not require the use of the braking mechanism".

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:27 am
by 6491
Just a couple more for ideas....