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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptySun Oct 13, 2013 8:24 am

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GWhizz

GWhizz

Location : Charente, France

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PostSubject: Re: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptySun Oct 13, 2013 9:29 am

What an achievement, particularly at that scale!

Hard to imagine how it all fits in the body.

Are there any links to the construction etc?

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KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptySun Oct 13, 2013 2:27 pm

Pretty cool.

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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: Re: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptySun Oct 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Hi Brian. Can't find any but I hope to have a chat with the gentlemen on Thursday so I will see what I can find out.
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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: Re: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptyThu Oct 17, 2013 4:54 pm

Today I received a friendly reply from the builder regarding my tentative question about coupling the ic to the generator and this is as follows:- 


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The brass flywheel has 2  6.5mm holes on about 30mm pcd.
The generator is driven by a bar which carries 2  6mm pins also at 30mm pcd These pins engage with the holes in the flywheel and are sleeved with silicon rubber tube to provide sufficient flexing.
It is of course very important that the engine is in good alignment with the generator.

There was an article published in the Model Engineer, issue 4439 Sept/Oct2012 which describes the construction and one of the photos shows the coupling quite clearly, albeit with a steel rather than brass flywheel


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Seems a very simple and elegant solution.
He also said he would be happy to answer any other queries but before he gets bombarded with asks we ought to get a copy of the article if possible. I will contact the publisher and in the meantime if anyone else has any ideas about the article please post.
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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: Re: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptyTue Oct 22, 2013 1:50 pm

The full article outlining the construction of this loco was published in 2 parts in the Model Engineer Issues 4439 and 4440. They are available in electronic format from the Pocketmags website at a cost of around £3 for each of the two articles.

The main features of the locomotive are
-an anti vibration subframe
-2 pin silicone coated coupling for IC link to generator
-smoothing capacitors prior to the ESC
-1 x primary axial and 2 x secondary vertical fans
-5v dropper from 12v main battery for RC
-MP3 player horn
-exhaust oil separation
-Sprung/equalised bogies
-6 traction motors
-4 stroke OS FS30 engine
-remote starting

Hope this is of some interest.

David
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dewintondave

dewintondave

Location : New Zealand

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PostSubject: Re: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptyFri Oct 25, 2013 7:31 am

That's an excellent model David.  Even the fuel tank is in the prototypical place.

Best wishes,
Dave.
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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: Re: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptyFri Oct 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Yes Dave, the prototypical location of the fuel tank below the nitro engine carburettor may be a partial reason for some of the initial problems with continuous fuel supply. The article does not give any details on relative heights.
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dewintondave

dewintondave

Location : New Zealand

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PostSubject: Re: Gauge 1 Live Diesel   Gauge 1 Live Diesel EmptySat Oct 26, 2013 1:54 am

I can imagine that did cause problems David.  My OS 26 motor carb spray bar is about 50mm above crankshaft height, I'll be using a high placed tank.

Best wishes,
Dave.
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