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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Fri May 22, 2009 6:25 pm

Probably the last pics in 'old gold' colour. Just waiting to order some paint now.

A few small details added a few probably still to add.



I made a 'tank' with lid which can serve as a ( 3xAA) battery box for lighting.



...and added top lamp brackets to take large Regner lanterns.

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Fri May 22, 2009 8:22 pm

Serious case of envy developing here! Not a sin I'm normally subject too!

Might have to kill the lucky recipient whenever I see them next! pale

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Fri May 22, 2009 8:26 pm

deantwerpen wrote:


I can also supply a RTR engine to your specification.

Mike Ousby

Thanks Mike, but, as per our previous private correspondence, you know I'd rather bash myself and you didn't seem that keen to supply to France??????????????

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Fri May 22, 2009 9:55 pm

GWhizz wrote:
Serious case of envy developing here! Not a sin I'm normally subject too!

Might have to kill the lucky recipient whenever I see them next! pale

I can see a few future Edrig bashes on this forum. Seeing what you did quite easily and skilfully with yours Brian I think there is more to come from 'les ateliers CFHC', n'est pas ? Laughing

I'm already thinking about another. What is going through my mind at the mo is that one could produce several different bodies to fit on the same chassis.

I feel like a Corpet today...oh no perhaps a Lamm and Franck then...oh on second thoughts a Decauville. Very Happy

This tram thing just sits on the chassis and is held on by the chimney cap!
Take it off and you're quickly back to a completely unaltered and resellable skeleton Edrig.


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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Sat May 23, 2009 6:11 am

Fantastic build Carl! Cant wait to see it in black

Mikey
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PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:52 pm

carl hibbs wrote:
Probably the last pics in 'old gold' colour. Just waiting to order some paint now.


I lied.... cheers

Here is a short film of the steam tram in action on the CFG.
I thought I had better try out the body on a hot live chassis to see if my soldering holds up.
Well after a good 25 minute run it all seemed to be ok.



Now I really must get on and paint it.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:06 am

Great video Carl

She looks to run very smoothly.

I would love to post some video myself but am struggling to transfer from my Camcorder to my PC.

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PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:08 pm

Ohhh.

It's not brass coloured anymore.

2 coats of some pretty narcosive etch primer. Difficult to buy in black these days and I had to get this from the UK in the end.



Next stop the black...... What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:56 pm

As I was waiting for coats of paint to dry my attention turned once again to the working lamps.
After searching lots of pics and Mikey's old postcards I decided that the cast brass Regner lamps were not as good as I wanted (only the best will do for a discerning customer... Wink ).

So I made some up myself out of brass bits. The lamp body/bowl comes from a brass plumbing end cap of 12mm dia.

I'm going to leave them 'old brass' and copper as often the real ones were unpainted.





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markbiff



Location : hinckley, uk

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:59 pm

top job carl Very Happy
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:30 am

excellent ! steam powered lights as well!! like the plumbing bit, that appeals.

Mikey
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PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:11 pm

Well it has been about 3 months since the plastic body mock up and this project is now drawing to timely close.

After 4 coats of good quality high temperature matt (although very slightly satin) black from Leroy Merlin it took to the rails for a few final pics.

Still a few small detail things to resolve but I won't steam it up again until we meet at Geoff's.









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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:18 pm

Excellent work Carl. I am impressed again at your metalworking skills
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:18 pm

Mr Hibbs I believe the most appropriate term, which you have used before, is simply 'chapeau'... Cool

I find myself extremely envious of someone, and the most annoying this is, I am still not 100% sure who that someone is!

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:39 am

Brilliant! I think somebody's going to be very pleased to have that running on their layout.

Mikey
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PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:25 am

GWhizz wrote:
If anyone is interested in following Carl's lead and scratchbuilding their own body ..

I checked with Brandbright today and they have a couple of skeleton Edrigs left for 289 (plus 35.06 shipping to France)

Sorely tempted but coming a bit soon after my last purchase.

How about your first locomotive vapeur Mikey?

B

I notice that this was posted way back feb 2009, it's a year late. Still available stock?
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PostSubject: Re: Skeleton Edrig   Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:31 am

The Edrig chassis has been replaced by the Ragleth chassis which is essentially the same thing and is usually available from stock.

Try
Track Shack he ships to me in France or at least he used to.

There is also a 060 version available.
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