Archive for March, 2018

February Progress

Posted on March 1, 2018. Filed under: Monthly progress |

Holidays in the second half of February limited overall progress, but I first found time to work on increasing storage space on the cassette tables. I’ve mocked up a shelf system, initially for the 2’6″ cassette tables, out of ply and aluminium strip with the added benefit of also being able to display stock behind Perspex at exhibition.

KoS Mk 4 180301 4736       Cassette table improvements in progress

Meanwhile, I took the plunge and swapped new for old Mashima motors on 1649.

1649 180212 4728       Back to basics

Discussions with Chris Gibbon of High Level confirmed there are differences in bolt spacing in some old motors, and the new motor fits much better. It’s also less bulky. I tested the latest configuration in Devon (thanks, Ian) on a layout-in-progress based on a well-known Devon prototype. 1649 runs much better forwards than backwards until I can add an improved motor restraint.

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