Tag Archives: Zimo

Hattons Barclay

23 Jun

Day 1 of the Perth show has been the perfect opportunity to fine tune and test run the new Hattons Barclay.

I had completed the conversion to EM and fitted extra pick ups but when bench testing, the gears had gone out of mesh. The motor isn’t fixed in place other than a push fit into the chassis block so it has plenty of scope to rock and demesh.

To cure this, I have inserted a blob of blue tack on top of the motor which then presses against the inside top of the boiler.

Once this was proved to work, a trip to the Digitrains stand secured a 6 pin Zimo 622 (as sound files not yet available). I shortened the pins to ensure a tight fit in the 6 pin socket and clearance to slot back into the body.

Once reassembled and given some running in, it was introduced to the layout. It drew quite a few comments and admiring glances from the crowd (and other exhibitors).

Next and final step is a 5 plank coal tender with pickups and a sound chip.

Farnham exhibition this weekend

12 Oct

Kirkmellington is appearing at the Farnham and District MRC Exhibition this weekend. As ever, we have a few new toys to take with us and debut. Joining Barclay No24 will be an Oxford Rail (Golden Valley) Janus 0-6-0 Diesel. This has had its wheel stretched out a bit, front valances filled and chevrons added. Completing the fun is a Paul Chetter Zimo sound chip. Take a bow, our Nellie:


 



Farnham and District MRC Exhibition
Saturday 14 October 10-5 and Sunday 15 October 10-4.30

Alderwood Leisure Centre,

Tongham Road,

Aldershot

GU12 4AS

All on one level for easy disabled access. Adult £5.00, Child £2.00, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £13.00 Show guide included in price. Free car parking

http://farnhammrc.org.uk/?page_id=158

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