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Old 14-10-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Potts line

New project for the potts line http://www.colonelstephenssociety.co...Railmotor.html. Ideas needed for a chassis to start with.
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Old 14-10-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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Great fun!
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Old 14-10-2014, 02:10 PM   #3
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You do like these fiddly jobs don't you? Good luck and hope all goes well. R-
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Well Roger i just cant help myself. Got to much time on my hands i suppose. I have just built 80 various dapol wagons, 10 faller kits i bought when in germany, so i will do my research now and start this project. oh and another pile of track cleaners. Maybe i should go back to work 52 was a bit early to retire
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You don't want to do that - you'll hate it. R-
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Good news. I have friends you know who tell me I retired way before I left work! That's not nice is it? R-
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Old 14-10-2014, 03:38 PM   #8
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I found this company on the UK Modelshop website.

http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/

Go to Bogies - Pacer where there is a self-contained motor/single axle which could form the driving axle of a Stephens railbus.

By the way, in July I visited the K&ESR and also cycled some of the route of the Rye & Camber tramway and earlier in the year visited Snailbeach. All Colonel Stephens lines !

Hope this is useful.
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Thank Hunslet that looks perfect. Yes i went to Tenterden in the summer. Snailbeach is a stones throw from me. I have a long family history with the Shropshire and montgomery light Railway. Grandfather was station master here at Pentre for 25 years. Brian
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Thanks for that link Hunslet! That motor/single axle would be perfect if/when I decide to motorise the spare train I made for the Diorama I am building. A visit to KESR with my wife about three years ago introduced me to Col. Stephens, Gazelle and the Rail cars, which reminded me of some I had seen in Uruguay as a young boy.

At the KESR it mentioned that cartoonist and machine maker Rowland Emmet had been inspired by Gazelle and I immediately saw Gazelle's influence. I took aspects of Gazelle and and a Black Hawthorn ironworks loco and got a instantly recognisable Emmet look to my loco. In the diorama it will be pulled from beneath with a rod, but my own one could be re-jigged for that handy motor axle. The only possible place in my workshop for a layout is along the central ceiling beam, perhaps a loop at each end......must get back to work!
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