LNER J69 build number 1.

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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looking great Pete. Terrific job. :thumbs: I'll be giving the Ramsbottom the same treatment shortly hopefully.

    Toto
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I spent quite a while fitting the wiring for the pickups then when I came to fit the motor it wouldn't go in :facepalm:. The copper clad and wires reduced the gap between the frames so much I've had to completely re think how to proceed. I have removed the wires from the copper clad and fitted them to the frames in front of the motor. I will take some photos later, it's easier to show than describe.
    Next I fitted the motor and gears. The worm on the motor shaft wouldn't mesh with the gear on the axle. I've elongated the screw holes and got them meshing. One thing I've noticed is when I tighten the tiny screws holding the motor in place, the worm end lifts slightly so I have slipped a bit of thin plasticard as a spacer, all is lined up now and works when I apply some power.

    I will, hopefully fit all the wheels and axles tomorrow with the rods and give it a run. Then it will be time to make a start on my coach build as Toto and Paul Dundee are getting well into their builds and I'm feeling left out :avatar:.


    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Don't worry about the coach ...... you'll soon catch us up I'm sure of that. :avatar: get some photos up as maybe some suggestions will flow for you. it is a great build and I am sure you'll conquer it. I think Dundee had an issue with a short worm. I may have a longer version somewhere if its required .... just let me know.

    fingers crossed for you. I believe you are a man of many means. :thumbs:

    toto
     
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    At last I have managed to almost "finish" the chassis. The main problem was getting the motor to fit between the frames as the pickup was to thick, anyway I had to start from fresh but the copper clad was stuck too well and had to be left in. Luckily there was just enough room for the motor but I have had to wrap it with some insulation tape.
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    Now the observant will notice the lack of coupling rod bearings, I have put them somewhere safe :facepalm::faint:
    So until either the new ones arrive from Slaters along with a set of wheels for the other J69, or I find the original ones, I'm unable to finish it.
    Still, not a problem. I have made a start on my coach build, detailed elsewhere.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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  5. Toto

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    If you struggle Pete, I may be able to find some. Sure I had seen some somewhere. Let me know.

    Toto
     
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    Cheers mate, much appreciated! Hopefully my new ones will arrive soon :thumbs:. The coach build will keep me occupied 'till they arrive.

    Pete.
     
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    I will be following this with interest. I have the Ace kit on order. i already have some premier rods for it. just need the kit to arrive
     
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  8. Toto

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    Nice work Pete. How easy is it to bet your wheels and axles back in now the brake rigging is in place ?

    Toto
     
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    It is a bit of a faff getting them in and out but it can be done.
    The crankpin bearings arrived ok but with the coach build on going I haven't got round to the loco yet. I was looking at fitting the coach roof but still being able to take it off for detailing, passengers etc. Anyway, it involves an 8ba nut and while going through my stash I found the errant crank pin bushes :facepalm:.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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