ACE LNER J52 Tank Engine

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    These are for Toto initially but I will get around to building it at some point so thought it worth posting here.

    Instructions:
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    Castings, bearings and sundries:
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    Etches
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    There was also various lengths of wire rod included but I didn't take any photos of them

    And finally some extra bits that I have added to the box:

    Wheels, with split axles, Slaters Insulated Hornblocks, SDMP Etched hornguides specifically designed for the Slaters Hornblocks (these are now available from Finney7 but I got them from Steph Dale before he and his compatriots bought the 7mm Finney Range). Maxon Motor and Roxey Mouldings fold up gearbox which I fitted with ball race bearings and finally some Hobby Horse lubricator castings.

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  2. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I have to add that the etches look quite good and don't look to have the more crude look to them that some kits with hand drawn art work display.

    I had this kit recommended to me a few years ago by a prolific builder who goes by the username of Jazz on RMweb. He doesn't pull any punches if there are deficiencies in the kit he's working on so I took the recommendation and had my son get me one for a Christmas/Birthday pressie.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    It does look good. I'm sure you'll do it justice when the time comes. Thanks for posting up the photos. :thumbs:
     
  4. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Now the split axles are interesting, especially when I get up to speed on the 3d Printer - resin footplate, and chassis spacers with metal chassis side frames - nae pickups.
    How are you intending to short out the wheel centers to the treads ?

    Paul
     
  5. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Hi Paul,

    This will probably show it better than I can describe it.

    https://flic.kr/p/fCzjXj

    Sorry I am struggling to link and display the image from Chris’s iPad
     
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