Posts by Nige

Clan Mackintosh

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Workbench | 0 comments

Clan Mackintosh

A Project started before the Hornby Clans were in the shops – using an old Jackson Evans conversion kit on a Triang Britannia. All wheels were replaced for later metal tyred ones, motion taken from a 9F and motor replaced for an Airfix 5 pole equivalent. The smoke unit still works under DCC control, driven from the full DCC track voltage via a relay off Function 1.

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DCC Fitting to J39

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in Featured, Workbench | 0 comments

DCC Fitting to J39

I’ve done quite a few of these little beasts so thought I’d share my final solution. Easy to strip down as there’s no valve gear/cylinders etc, just remove the tiny screw that holds on the linkage off the centre driver on the right. undo the two screws underneath and prise off the plastic cover plate from the rear – Wheelset drops out. Just 3 more screws and it comes apart. Reassembly is another thing with this model! Remove the motor and the little springs/pads. I use a TCS-M1 as with most split chassis these days, cut approx 25mm off the end of the orange and grey...

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