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PDK 4707 part 11

Posted by The Fatadder , 10 February 2018 - - - - - - · 287 views
4707, PDK 47xx
I am now on the home stretch with the 47xx, first up the Black has now been painted. I couldn’t believe how long it took to mask the green, some areas such as the splashers were particularly tricky.  Once dry it was then time to brush paint the tricky areas, along with two small patches where the black seaped under the masking. The red has had...


PDK 4707 Part 10

Posted by The Fatadder , 09 February 2018 - - - - - - · 300 views
4707, PDK 47xx
I only have 3 more Friday afternoons before changing jobs and having to work a full Friday, so I have been making the most of it. The first job as was to finish off the clyinders, first up the castings were added (glued into place with superglue), before soldering the crosshead to a pin through the drive rod. In order to secure the pin I used a piec...


PDK 4707 part 9

Posted by The Fatadder , 09 February 2018 - - - - - - · 269 views
4707, PDK 47xx
For the latest update I have managed a fair bit of progress, more or less getting back on track with the build.  The first task was to get the tender parts washed in CIF and then sprayed with etch primer, this will mean that at the very least the black can be sprayed on the chassis tonight (as can the green if I make it to Halfords after work.) Most...


PDK 4707 part 8

Posted by The Fatadder , 08 February 2018 - - - - - - · 272 views
PDK 47xx, 4707
Modelling time last night was significantly limited, meaning there was no opportunity to do any painting. I have however finished off soldering handrails to the tender and glued on all of the castings to the tender body.  
I have also made a start on the loco to tender coupling, first I filed a flat on the rear frame spacer and drilled a 1.8mm hole...


PDK 4707 part 7

Posted by The Fatadder , 07 February 2018 - - - - - - · 295 views
5707, PDK 47xx
The plan last night was for some painting, followed by the completion of the soldering on the tender. I started with the painting, the chassis was sprayed Halfords Satin Black while the body was sprayed in Halfords Rover Brooklands Green. Unfortunately the latter ran out half way through so I need to buy more before I can finish it off. I will also...


PDK 4707 pt6

Posted by The Fatadder , 06 February 2018 - - - - - - · 296 views
4707, PDK 47xx
Things are really starting to come together on the 47xx, at the current rate of progress I would say there is less than a week’s work remaining until it will be finished (so I should certainly achieve my main aim of beating the Heljan model. The first task last night was to finally get those top feed pipes added to the lower boiler, these were formed...


PDK 4707 part 5

Posted by The Fatadder , 05 February 2018 - - - - - - · 294 views
4707, PDK 47xx
Given that the 47xx body is now complete (with the exception of the top feed pipes which I keep forgetting to add!) My original thought was towards making a start on the cylinders assembly in order that I could finish off the chassis. However given that it will require shortening the lead crankpin, a task I do not want to do until I have soldered th...


4707 part 4

Posted by The Fatadder , 04 February 2018 - - - - - - · 265 views
4707, PDK 47xx
3 hours in the workshop this morning has seen progress on the chassis, First the missing pipe was added to the valance, so the body is now finished. 
Onto the chassis, I don’t like the cast metal pony truck, but as I have nothing better I have made do. I have improved it by fitting brass bearings before soldering together. Next was the bo...


4707 part 3

Posted by The Fatadder , 04 February 2018 - - - - - - · 234 views
4707, PDK 47xx
My planned afternoons modelling was spent on the side of a road coming home from the shops after tire blow out due to a suspensions spring snapped on my wife’s car. As such I didn’t make as much progress as I hoped.  
However the body is now finished, hand rails are fitted, as are the remaining details. I have forgotten to add the pipe along the...


Pdk 47xx part 2

Posted by The Fatadder , 02 February 2018 - * * * * * · 332 views
47xx, PDK, 4707
Making use of one of my few remaining Friday afternoons off work I have cracked on with the 47xx body. It has now been fitted with all the remaining castings (epoxy) and etches (soldered except for the footplate steps under he smokebox which were too fiddly for me.) The pipe along the right side of the boiler was formed from brass tube, I pinned...


PDK 47xx part 1

Posted by The Fatadder , 01 February 2018 - - - - - - · 304 views
47xx, kit building, 4707
One of the last few major locos that I will need for Brent is a 4700, this is intended for use on the perishables express freight, the milk train and the odd passenger train. In other words of the 3 remaining missing locos which are required to perform a full operating cycle, this is the least important (vs the 4300 and Bulldog which are used on far mor...


More centenarys

Posted by The Fatadder , 18 January 2018 - - - - - - · 568 views
Last night saw further work on the Centenaries, which are now rapidly approaching priming.  The first task was to fill the joint between the doors and sides with a couple of applications of Squadron White Putty.  Attention then moved to the ends of the Restaurant pair. Unfortunately when working with the sides I based the conversion on minimisi...


4547 Finished (DCC installation) and Centenarys

Posted by The Fatadder , 14 January 2018 - - - - - - · 391 views
4527, centenary
After spending the day looking after the wife and children who have been knocked over by Australian Flu, unsurprisingly I havent managed to get much of anything done. That said, during their naps I have managed to get a few small jobs sorted out. The first major job was refitting an Airfix centenary with its second replacement (Comet) side, unfortuna...


Centenary composite

Posted by The Fatadder , 12 January 2018 - - - - - - · 320 views
Tonight I have cracked on with the last coach for my down Cornish Riveria formation, a composite again built with comet sides on a Hornby body. This is both for consistency with the rest of the take and as an easy way to add the window detail 
Construction followed all the other build with one extra step. Comet have cocked up the forming of the et...


Centenary Restaurant Third

Posted by The Fatadder , 11 January 2018 - - - - - - · 583 views
Rather than getting frustrated with handrails on my County once again, last night I made a start on the next Centenary build (a Restaurant Third). The process is getting a little repetitive now (dismantle coach, cut the rain strip off the etch, cut a large hole in the side, evostick together. The plus side is that I am getting quite fast at the process...


County of Somerset: Actually running this time

Posted by The Fatadder , 09 January 2018 - - - - - - · 302 views

After a false start thinking the chassis was finished, yesterday I made a start on some modifications to the chassis in order to get it working.  The first job was to smear some epoxy along the joint between the two halfs of the gearbox, ​next time I will read the specific instructions for the gearbox that I am making to avoid this mistake!  ​...


County of Sommerset: Now running

Posted by The Fatadder , 07 January 2018 - - - - - - · 400 views
Yesterday was something of a milestone for the county,  The first job was to make a start on the pickups, I found some coppercald board (purcahsed years ago as a part of a home etching kit). This was cut into two small squares which were gapped and glued to the chassis with epoxy.  While the glue cured, I finished off a couple of jobs on the lo...


County of Somerset

Posted by The Fatadder , 03 January 2018 - - - - - - · 306 views
While I have missed my intended deadline to get the County running, I am making good progress towards that aim and should hopefully have it complete this month.  The first area of attention was the tender,
Given that the County’s ran with a tender that was 8ft6 (as opposed to the 8ft version that was used with the Hall / Castle) the intention is to...


Stock for Brent: Review of 2017

Posted by The Fatadder , 30 December 2017 - - - - - - · 151 views
Review of 2017
2017 in Review  As is usually the norm at this time of year, I have been looking back at last year’s aims to see what was actually managed. This time I have also tried to include some photos! I will be covering both layouts in their respective threads, so this will purely concentrate on the rolling stock for Brent.
Here is last year’s post


County Lining

Posted by The Fatadder , 24 December 2017 - - - - - - · 268 views
1004, county
Another evenings work and the county body is now nearly finished, the remaining lining has been added (including a First for me in that I have added the lining to the number plate (an effect I must say I’m not entirely convinced with) I have added the plates, I can’t recall the manufacturer but they were thinner than usual and a lot more tricky to us...


Mixed Traffic
  • 4925Eynsham Hall - Lined Green G crest W - Needs a black respray
  • 6971Athelhampton Hall - Lined Green G crest W
  • 6829Burmington Grange - Wartime Black GWR
  • 6808Beenham Grange - GWR Green
  • 1004County of Somerset - G crest W
  • 9018Dukedog - GWR Green
  • 4707 Unlined G crest W
  • Bulldog Straight Frame
  • Bulldog Curved Frame
Heavy Freight
  • 2846- 2800 Class - GWR Green
  • 3817 - 2884 Class - GWR Green
  • 7250- 7200 Class - GWR Green
  • 4292- 4200 Class - Wartime Black
  • 77285 - WD Austerity 2-8-0
Local Freight
  • 5798 - 5700 class
  • 43xx
  • 4526- 4500 Class
  • 4582- 4575 Class
  • 4547- 4500 Class Wartime Black
  • 5108 - 5100 Class

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