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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: A Wickham in a week   Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:23 pm

A Wickham in a week
A few months ago I had a week off work and rather than do
the bathroom as ordered I spent a few days scratchbuilding a diminutive Wickham rail trolley.
After consulting a few pictures on the web and in books a rough sketch was made and building commenced.

Monday was chassis day started like this.



Rolling chassis.





…and ended the day like this. Wheels were from IP engineering;



Tuesday was fitting chassis with motor and batteries.



Motor is a cheap 6 volt item found in surplus stores with a small gear and worm from Branchlines. Batteries are 4 x1.2 volt nicads.



Wednesday was body building start, all from plasticard







Control is a simple on/off/reverse switch and charge socket.



Thursday was the main body building and finishing day.







With brass fittings now added.



Friday was painting day. I didn’t want bright yellow and I had this nice sand colour available.



Finished paint. Roof is 1000 grade wet and dry paper!



Saturday I made an accompanying trailer.





Sunday they were all finished.





…..and sold – well given away actually.





Figure made by Clive Tucker.

….and just when you were thinking that this is not really continental…



Photo taken by Mike Honey on the Chemin de Fer de Guitres.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A Wickham in a week   Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:43 pm

A concise but informative posting Carl!

Mikey
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: A Wickham in a week   Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:19 am

A little gem.
Superb work. Smile
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: A Wickham in a week   Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:56 am

carl hibbs wrote:


…..and sold – well given away actually.

You gave it away???

A very smart piece of work, though. I wish I could cut plastikard in a straight line....

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Clive

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: A Wickham in a week   Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:37 am

clive_t wrote:

You gave it away???


.....To a man in Kent. drunken
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: A Wickham in a week   Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:42 am

Ah...

Still, it is a marvel of scratchbuilding, well up to your usual standard!

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Clive

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