1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:51 pm

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.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:56 pm

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.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Mon May 06, 2019 12:42 am

Still going strong....
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:56 pm

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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:52 am

Looks good.
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Very interesting loco! I’ve enjoyed reading your thread on this build, and how it has evolved.

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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 0351 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 am

Looks good!
Can you give more details on the the electric brake design? Thanks
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by rkcarguy » 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..

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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by Erskine Tramway » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:54 am

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/

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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:17 am

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".
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Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Post by 6491 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:27 am

Just a couple more for ideas....
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