GEM Models?

Re: GEM Models?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:11 pm

I have the motors (Tri-Ang) XT60) on order for both of the GEM engines.

I am still trying to decide what color to use for the A4.

Does anyone know where I can find a good photo of the George the Fifth Class 4-4-0?
The picture on the box is black and white, so I can't easily tell if the engine is all black or if it is another colour.
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Re: GEM Models?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:26 pm

The motors showed up.

Both tested out just fine, which is a big plus.

I have started work on the A4 model kit.

So far, so fun! :D Working on this kit so far has reaffirmed my dislike for ready to run engines.

The engine portion is primarily a shell kit that fits over a Triang 4-6-2 chassis that only needs a motor to be installed, which is a simple task of one screw, and a solder joint to attach a power lead to the motor.

I still have yet to decide on which color to paint the engine, blue or green. Any votes?
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Re: GEM Models?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:41 pm

Here are some photos of the A4 under assembly:
The kit box, with the two halves of the body shell in view.
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Here is the heart of the loco, the Tri-Ang XT60 motor.
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The parts from the A4 kit, laid out.
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To the lower right is the start of the George V Class 4-4-0 kit.
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Re: GEM Models?

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:08 pm

I've never been interested in British rolling stock but the above pictures are piquing my curiosity. I'm interested to see how the kit turns out.
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Re: GEM Models?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:17 pm

The 4-4-0 will take a bit longer, as I broke one of the connecting rods, which are made of white metal, which is relatively easy to bend.

Right now the shell for the A4 engine, and most of the tender are together and simply waiting for the epoxy to cure before continuing further.

The George V tender and boiler are together, however the chassis will take a bit, as I need to custom fit a can motor, as the type of motor that the kit was designed for is no longer made, nor even available.

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Re: GEM Models?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:31 pm

Here is the instruction sheet for the A4 model kit.
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Re: GEM Models?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:34 pm

And here is the instructions for the 4-4-0 kit, which has proven to be harder to assemble, due to some of the parts being bent.
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