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martink
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I am starting work on the next layout, and the first steps include some trial builds of suitable trains - 1930s GWR locos and stock. As usual, these are quite crude little models, but they should look OK when finished and painted.

A short little video: https://youtu.be/KbVEJ7XLEi4
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Well, I built a few more and gave them a quick-and-dirty paint job. No decals or anything, but enough to prove that my plans for the next layout are doable.

And a better video... https://youtu.be/S87D0arBNtI
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This linear motor thing seems to have unlimited possibilities. Terrific stuff Martin. Would it be better not to have connecting rods at all, rather than static ones?

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msimister wrote:This linear motor thing seems to have unlimited possibilities. Terrific stuff Martin. Would it be better not to have connecting rods at all, rather than static ones?
Hmmm. Interesting point, and one I hadn't really thought about. The static ones do help when the loco is stationary (funny about that), and generally aren't too noticeable when moving. I'll have to do a few experiments the next time I make a batch. Maybe just the piston rods and crossheads, and possibly a simplified connecting rod too. Thanks - more work!

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