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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 29 Jul 2008, 14:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>**Actually if you close couple engine and tender and use a music wire driveshaft its pretty well invisible anyway, so above the footplate is OK if thats a lot easier for you..

As stated earlier in this thread, the silicone tube is model aircraft fuel line - you should be able to buy it at any hobby shop that sells R/C aircraft I'd think...thats where I get mine anyway.

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thanks for that really appreciate that, I know of a couple of places not far away that may sell RC aircraft.
 

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I suggest collection current from the loco wheels as well as tender wheels........there will be much more weight in the loco for better contact.

In that loco build article, MRJ last month....the builder devised two sprung contacts....much like those pickups for the wheels.......but sprung to bear on PHB pads under the tender front.....two inverted U-shaped bits helped keep the sprung contacts in line with their relevant contact pads, when cornering[??}....the sprung contacts are under the loco cab........this idea is to allow easy separation of loco from tender..........I have in the past used tiny plastic microplugs...nobbut a few milimtres square.....
 

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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 29 Jul 2008, 15:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>**Actually if you close couple engine and tender and use a music wire driveshaft its pretty well invisible anyway, so above the footplate is OK if thats a lot easier for you..

As stated earlier in this thread, the silicone tube is model aircraft fuel line - you should be able to buy it at any hobby shop that sells R/C aircraft I'd think...thats where I get mine anyway.

Richard
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Hi Richard, thank you for your advice about trying a store that sells r/c aircraft. I found a store that sells r/c aircraft and got some fuel line tubing. its not as tight as i might have hoped but im sure with some superglue it may secure it well enough.
 

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Here are pictures of my current progress of the double frame 0-6-0 tender loco.

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I was wondering thought whether to arch the running plate just above the siderods when there at the 12 o'clock position like I've seen on other locos such as this midland railway 158a.

would appreciate any of your opinions.
 
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