Ace Products 7mm Finescale O Gauge SR/BR Q1 Kit

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  1. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Ellis tempted me again last week :facepalm:
    On its way down under as I write.
    Complete with all wheels but will require a motor and gearbox. Not sure what to use, possibly a slaters sg38 ? Any one have any advise?
    Kim
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Kimbo,

    Hopefully Rob or York Paul will chime in later with some advice on that. I'm not able to give qualified advice on that myself. I saw the kit and it looked very good. I'll look forward to seeing it again once it's in it's forever home. :avatar:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  3. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    The Streamlined Coronation that I have just built has a Slaters SG4 (I think) and I have to say that I am most impressed with it.

    That said if you are a GOG member you can get a very similar Ron Chaplin unit from MSC models for just over £90 which is a bit of a saving.
     
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    Cheers Rob, will check out MSC. I think I will need some plunger pickups as well.....just have to wait a few days and then make up a shopping list.
     
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    Kit has arrived safe and sound, just checked it out and apart from buffers it all looks to be there. So my first job is to make sure I can still read the instruction sheets after a few weeks of building and possibly a few cups of coffee / splashes of flux / tears , sweat etc spilt over them.....laminating the instruction sheets will hopefully sort that future problem out :facepalm:


    Time for a coffee and a sit down in the sunshine for a good read
     
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    Hi Kimbo, I'd certainly agree with Rob re the Ron Chapel motors and gearing sets, in the GOG Gazette they are priced a little more favourable for members and of course Slaters come with good reports but cost more. On my current diesel builds I'm using 1833 motors from Taff Vale since the remaining Mashima stock items are being priced through the roof by Suppliers, these are good quiet motors but the contacts do seem a trite short compared to the original Mashima ones. Lovely kit by the way and glad to hear it arrived safely... another interesting build thread I'll look forward to following when the time comes.

    cheers for now York Paul.
     
  7. Keith M

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    Nice to see another "Southern" loco build Kim, even though Bulleid's Q1 is a candidate for "Ugliest loco ever built", a sort of '2CV of the locomotive world', but as with most of Bulleid's output, it did the job it was designed for, and in an age of post-war austerity too. I'll be following this thread with interest even if it's not the gauge I model in.:thumbup:

    Keith.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    And the pictures of the kit :avatar:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Nah sorry Keith it can't be like a 2CV Pogo Stick because it hasn't got an ashtray that flips out when you change gear :avatar:
     
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    I dunno the fire box certainly produces a lot of ash, and is fore ever being open and closed, just hope a Q1 doesn't lean as much as a 2CV in the corners :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    Cheers York Paul & Keith, will try and do the kit justice.
    Toto. Pictures as requested....




    As can be clearly seen there is some tarnishing on the parts, so I need to sort out a cleaning up session now that all parts have been identified. (Just a set of buffer heads, springs and nuts missing).
    Will need to source some better pictures, as the ones supplied are a little black and difficult to see, but I’m sure I can find something better, I may call upon the help of Dodgy Roger as I’m sure he may have something tucked away in his extensive library :thumbs:

    Kim
     
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    I had a dream my name is mentioned again. Will send you an email with some pics soon
    DODGEY ROGER
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    :avatar::thumbs:

    I'll be interested to see how well the kit goes together as I have one or twp ACE kits.

    cheers

    toto
     
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    We got 80mph out of a 2CV going down Mayfield Bank into Ashbourne once overtaking three lorries and a bus on all those tight bends, how we never ended up in the River Dove below I don't know.
     
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    Roger to the rescue again, :thumbs: Cheers Roger, look forward to seeing what you find.
    Kim
     
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    Well Roger has come to the rescue once again, big thank you sir. :thumbup:






    He has even gone and re scaled a 7mm-1ft A3 drawing with loads of useful build detailing.....time to make a start me thinks :scratchchin:

    Kim
     
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    Hi Kim,
    As usual glad to be of help. If I find any more relevant data for the Q1
    it will be passed on to you as usual.
    Regards,
    Dodgey Roger
     
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    Nice one Kimbo... bring it on for all the Southern fans.:tophat::thumbs: I'm going to follow this build for sure.:thumbup:
     
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    The bits I ordered last week have arrived today so I might get chance to make a start on the chassis this coming week.


    Plunger pickups, which I think will be the best way to go with this kit....no mention of any pickups recommended in the instructions.
    I’m also going to install a set of horn blocks.
    Plus I’ve purchased a set of fluted steel rods which I think will look better than the brass etched as supplied in the kit.

    Kim
     
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  20. Rob Pulham

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    Hi Kim,

    You can always tin the brass to make it look more like steel but I have to agree nothing looks more steel like than steel itself.
     

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