Gauge 1 (1:32 scale) RUSTON 48DS DIESEL SHUNTER

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by John D, 29 June 2010.

  1. John D

    John D Western Thunderer

    My latest project...........for the delight of the ' Bodger of Bath' , if he EVER finishes his Manning Wardle :laugh:

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    The model is of the later version of the loco with an enclosed cab and deeper bufferbeams......methinks a 1:32 industrial micro layout featuring this and a few waggins may be on the cards ;)
     

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  2. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    That does look rather cute! I think the bath bodger has his hands full at the moment :laugh:
     
  3. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Looks good- I like the possibility of a Micro-layout...!!

    Any chance of a picture of it with something else. to give an idea of size.?
     
  4. John D

    John D Western Thunderer

    Ermmmm......like what ? 'Tis a small loco even in 1:32 ie 130mm long over the buffers, 97mm rail to top of cab and 64mm wide ....the wheel diameter is 24mm ......in all smaller than the average wagon.....compact and bijou, as they say :)
     
  5. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Ah, bodger calling :wave:

    It looks like this when parked next to a Class 22 and some other bigger stuff. Not that John's model is likely to ever meet any of these at World's End Quay (well, not while he's looking anyway :twisted: )

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    Although John has shown the later variant the dimensions are identical to mine.

    Joking apart, congratulations John on a really lovely looking model.

    I hope you sell lots of them.

    For all those WR types there is always DS1169 to consider, complete with BR carriage roundel in its latter years at Yeovil I think.
     

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  6. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Thanks for the pic Simon- it looks like an O scale loco mixed in with that line up!! In fact from John's dimensions it sounds as if it's shorter than my O scale Class 14.... :shock: :scratch:
     
  7. John D

    John D Western Thunderer

    This might give you an idea of the Ruston's size , photo of it next to an O gauge 3F tank............

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  8. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    MUST.......... RESIST............GAUGE...........1........! Aaarghhh ! :headbang: :laugh:

    JB.
     
  9. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Cute :thumbs: you could do something in 8x2 with that :scratch:
     
  10. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    I reckon you might be able to push the boat out and could get away with 5 x 1 (scenic) if you can cope with pushing single wagons around..mmmm... :scratch:

    Lovely model though John, absolutely lovely :thumbs:
    Are you taking orders yet :D

    Steve
     
  11. John D

    John D Western Thunderer

    Very prototypical....the real thing would probably struggle pulling 2 wagons!!....check out YouTube...put 'Ruston 48DS' in their search bit and check out a poor 48DS trying to shift a 48ton Sentinel shunter......not for the sqeamish!! :laugh:

    I still have the instructions to do, but am aiming to have it available end August :rolleyes:
     
  12. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    That poor , they really made it work for a living then :lol:
    I still have the instructions to do, but am aiming to have it available end August :rolleyes:[/quote:3v7txxy6]

    Cool, I shall have the readies waiting :thumbs:
    Steve
     
  13. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    What an excellent video - proves that my model's performance is protypical :lol: :lol:
     
  14. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Now that does give me an idea of it's size... yes, very tempting.... :twisted:

    Must resist!! :vista:

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  15. John D

    John D Western Thunderer

    Here's a shot of t'other version of the engine with the earlier open cab and narrower bufferbeams........more temptation :twisted:...hee hee!

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  16. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Hell's teeth that's good - you swine!!
     
  17. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hign John,

    any chance of some photos of the chassis showing the motor etc?

    regards

    Mike
     
  18. John D

    John D Western Thunderer


    Your command is my wish................



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    Electrical pick up still to be fitted......................
     

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  19. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi John,

    many thanks for the quick response. Is that a 'tensioned' on the delrin, is it necessary with the sprung hornblocks?

    regards

    Mike
     
  20. John D

    John D Western Thunderer

    Mike,

    The hornblocks are not sprung.......I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible (I also have a hatred of those tiny springs used in hornblock assemblies) and therefore it has a plain three point suspension system, the rear axle being the rocker.
    The delrin chain is raised slightly to take up the slack......when assembling it the removal or leaving in of one link is the difference between it being dead tight or the lower length hanging down near enough rail level. The spockets are pinned to the respective axles and, one the whole, it all runs beautifully........ ;)