Dark evenings are here, time for winter hobbies! (model making content)
Big kudos to IanMunro – that steam engine is a work of genuine beauty and i’d love to have the equipment and shed to build something like that. I’ve always wanted to attempt to build my own perpetual motion machine but i’ve only got as far as a rough design sketch using what engineering knowledge i learned at uni with 25+ years experience of hitting chunks of metal with hammers, one day it will come but i’ve only just turned 40 so there’s plenty of time left yet….hopefully.
Not a model as such but i did help my mate fully restore his 1936 MG TA as entered in the Monte Carlo rally of that year with full race history and many wins to it’s credit a few years ago, restored to a “better than new” condition but unfortunately we’ve not had the time to really use it over the past few years as we’ve both been so busy, he’ has the full history of the car including pictures of “Himmler” ( i believe it’s him, could be another one of those fruitcakes) sitting in the passenger seat along with the entire cars Race history, it’s fantastic fun to drive and this model has a 1272cc “racing spec”engine producing a whopping 59 BHP, top speed of ?, but you can get it to 70 mph no problem, 0-60 mph time of 20seconds or thereabouts and the attention and hoots of encouragement when driving it just bring a grin to your face, Ash chassis and full service every 1000 odd miles, we’ve done less than 600 miles in the past 7 years though but it’s stored in a climate controlled garage so it’s as good as the day it left the production line.
He may be up for selling it if anyone is interested – roundabout £35,000 with the special history connected to it.
Posted 5 years agoAndySubscriber
This is my Winter project. Its going on the sitting room wall when finished 8) :
Where it has been for the last 10 years on the office wall
checking for fit
After respray (they go the panels wrong so it went back..)
Next part of build
Will be Nuovo Record from 1979 throughout 8)
Oh and that Engine is awesome!Posted 5 years agoIanMunroMember
tommytowtruck,Posted 5 years ago
It’s 16mm/foot scale which means it runs on O gauge(32mm) or G(45mm) gauge tracks. The wheel spacing is adjustable.
Just started a 3 1/2″ gauge one yesterday, which should be big enough to haul a couple of people, so might put a tender in for the West Coast rail franchise when it’s finished.
Love that MG somafunk, that’s a proper thing of beauty!redthunderMember
Anyone interested in these 🙂 As ther seem to be some pro modellers here 🙂
I’m going to stick them on Ebay but I thought I’d mention here first.
UNUSED.Posted 5 years ago
they’re all up there ^ apart from the Sherman.Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
“I’m thinking of testing out an HHO for my car over the next few months, apparently you can improve fuel efficiency, however that might just be BS. “
bet you click on these “the invention power companies dont want you to know about free home power ” adverts on mtbr
love that series 1 up there , that lot must have cost you a pretty penny as its mint ! – is it original or replicated parts ?Posted 5 years ago
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