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Offline msimpson

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Wickham Trolley drawings
« on: January 08, 2010, 12:42:14 PM »
I finally found drawings (side, front and overhead) for a Wickham Trolley in an old issue of Sixteen Millimeter Today.  While probably not sufficient for rivet counters, they suit my level of modelling.  I have now blown them up by 140% for 7/8 scale, two feet on 45 mm.  (The SMT author blew them up from 7mm to 16 mm and narrowed the gauge to two feet on 16 mm.)

If anyone at Diamondhead wants a set, I'll have some copies.  My @#$%^& (*&^% "all in one" works fine as a copier or printer but refuses to scan, so I am not presently able to send them out electronically.

Lightlines makes (or made) a similar kit, but it looked too flimsy for my rough handling.  I am using an LGB motor block and 4 AA batteries.  DPDT switch for reversing, but nothing so complicated as speed control. 

Mine will be more "in the spirit of" than prototypical, but the variations in the prototype are so wide that nearly anything is possible.  Consider a couple of Rob's X-rated honeys and some bottles to make a "Comfort Wagon"?  The last remains of dying passenger service?  His lordship surveying the estate (w or w/o a honey).

Anyway, if anyone is interested, let me know and I'll try to share.

Regards, Mike



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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 02:41:40 PM »
Hello

Can I have a set please as I produced a 16mm model as a kit around 10years ago - like to try it in 7/8ths for my ammusment

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 11:24:49 PM »
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Offline livesteam2000

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 11:28:42 PM »
I would also love a set, that  would be fantastic.

Glen

Offline MikeinTallahassee2

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 09:03:38 AM »
Okay, as noted above, I am too stupid to get my scanner to work  (yeah that's me, two identities, both of them clueless).  Is there anyone who will be at Diamondhead who can pass them on electronically?

Not stingy, just befuddled, Mike

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 10:10:58 AM »
Hey Mike,

My wife has a digital copier at work, that can scan and save as a pdf. It could then be emailed out from there. If you want to try that I would be happy to help.

Glen

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 12:47:37 PM »
* Scan_Doc0001.pdf (653.72 kB - downloaded 602 times.)
Please let me know whether or not this will open -- Thanks, Mike

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010, 01:20:07 PM »
Mike -

It opened for me.  Thanks!

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2010, 03:00:51 PM »
Mike,
  It opened for me also.

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2010, 03:57:07 PM »
Good to go woohoo woohoo woohoo
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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 04:49:07 PM »
Worked for me as well, excellent and thank you!

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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2010, 12:08:45 AM »
Workin fine, even on this 10 year old computer!!!!! b7


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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2010, 03:37:35 PM »
Got it OK looking at it if that was done in 32mm G then it would look more like an elephant on a bicycles! might have to slim it down I think the VoR had a slimmer version.

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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2010, 03:13:15 PM »
Mike, I made that drawing!! It was a pen and ink drawing done sometime in the early '80's, I think, way before I had a computer and scanner! Oh how much easier things are now! Glad to see it is getting lots of use.

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Here is a photo of the 16mm scale battery model I made from the drawing, with some 'mods'.
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Re: Wickham Trolley drawings
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2010, 11:12:35 AM »
Hi Terry,

My apologies if I have taken liberties with your work.  Very good drawings and very useful to me -- so far I've thought about it a lot.  It surprises me how hard it is to get dimension, etc., but probably that is because I am on the wrong side of the Atlantic.

Many thanks, Mike