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using Jigstones Pt. 1
By Pete Chandler

Model making with Jigstones Pt, 2
by Pete Chandler

Building with JigStones Pt 3
Resin castings
by Pete Chandler


using Jigstones Pt. 4
By Pete Chandler

PROJECTS

By Pete Chandler


using Jigstones Pt. 5
By Pete Chandler


using Jigstones Pt. 6
By Pete Chandler

 


Part 1, First set-up & steam
by ACE Engineering Works.


Brick in The Yard Mould Supply


I've been pondering my next project and came across this wondrous beast.
It fills all the criteria... different (very )...narrow gauge (very ) and simple to build (Well it's only got one driven wheel and no frames.)

I thought the overhead guide rail could be brass and fed with 240v mains, using a domestic water heater element ( a la Hornby. )
The steam output would be controlled by a track side dimmer switch.

This would eliminate all complicated gas firing system in one foul swoop. ( and if any fowl should swoop onto the line, eliminate them too.)
This would be no problem as it's fitted with a cow/bird/ careless visitor catcher.

The overhead support posts could be canted on curves to allow body lean and thus faster speeds ( I think HST engineers missed a trick here ! )
I'm sure PECO would be only too pleased to produce FlexiTrack for this forward looking system

Now where are those tin snips ?

 

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