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7mm Industrial Brewery London Area 1960s




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#76 doilum

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 19:17

Thanks Doilum I saw that one, what does it fit into? 
Cheers Tim


It doesn't use a die so the rivets are not quite as shapely as the press type. You experiment with materials under the work. Cornflake box card works well.
The advantage over the simple hammer type is the weight of each drop is consistent. It also doubles up as a centre punch for accurate drilling.
If you are starting out on a long scratchbuilding career, a press that controls the pitch and keeps a straight line is a worthwhile, if expensive investment. Unless funds are unlimited, each tool needs to justify its purchase.



#77 Aldgate Box Boy

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 13:47

Riveting Tool

 

Well I plumped for the riveting tool, and so far I'm really pleased with it, excellent piece of Kit.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 18:20

No excuses now!
Expect some exquisite Victorian engineering on these pages. a scratch built saddle tank or a 10T tank wagon perhaps?

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:59

No excuses now!
Expect some exquisite Victorian engineering on these pages. a scratch built saddle tank or a 10T tank wagon perhaps?

 

No pressure then! Here is my first project with the riveting tool, it made very short work of the scores of rivets I had to do.

Cheers Tim

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 15:04

No pressure then! Here is my first project with the riveting tool, it made very short work of the scores of rivets I had to do.
Cheers Tim


Looking good. I found Jim's J39 a most enjoyable build. Sometimes regret selling it.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:14

Hi made some progress on the brake van yesterday.  Not sure I'll ever win any prizes for my soldering but I really enjoy making kits like this. Boy am I glad I got the rivet maker after seeing how many more there are on this kit alone.

Cheers Tim

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 13:39

Loading Platforms

I've been making some loading bay platforms for the 'clean' side of the brewery. This will be the dispatch end with two sidings, one long which can accommodate 4 wagons and a short one of 2 wagon lengths. Eventually this will have a canopy and a building at the end.  For now I'm just doing the platforms. They are ready for painting.

Cheers Tim 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 14:46

Hi some more progress on the brake van over the last couple of days.

Cheers Tim

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 19:51

Just about finished the platform part of the loading bay.  I've just positioned a factory building there at the end for show. The sets need to be given another wash.

Cheers Tim

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 16:21

Hi made some more progress with the brake van yesterday, lamp brackets and footplates etc. I wish I was a better solderer!

Cheers Tim

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 17:39

Soldering is just practice, and actually use less solder.
It's not looking bad anyway.
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Posted Yesterday, 16:15

Loco Shed - or Pygmies Refreshed

 

I've been meaning to finish off the loco shed. I finally fixed the doors on the shed ends.  The idea is that they will always be open both ends. The far end will have a coaling stage at some point.  I am thinking Neasden in the 1960s if people have seen that in the last days of LT steam.

I've also made the roof support angles for the interior.  I'll paint them as soon as the weather clears up.  I had a debate with myself about fitting these as you would have to be a contortionist to see them.

After this I will fix the roof on and weather the shed.

Cheers Tim 

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