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#126 PAD

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 20:09

So can i ask, If you fitted the motor and box,Then the rear axle would have to come off,so how did you do that with the brake blocks being so close, I ask this as i have done this and my detail was no where as fine as yours and i found if very hard to do, It does not look like you could remove your wheels without bending something, Thanks


Hi mswjr,
It's no problem. As you've seen in the thread, the wheels were on and I had to take them off. It just needs a bit of wiggling to get the wheels out but nothing untoward. Same story with the tender. Getting the wheels on and off is a must for me which is why I always build outside cylinder locos with demountable valve gear and cylinders. If it's not part of the design then I modify to achieve it.

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 20:50

PS,
The only thing that was getting bent was the running plate edges on the tender. They were only about 0.16mm and with a wide overhang were quite vulnerable. I've doubled the thickness by soldering lengths of brass on the top edge, down each side and across the back.
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They are now twice as thick, more robust, but still prototypically thin in appearance.
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The running plate edges are just as thin on the loco, but with a much narrower overhang, are less prone to getting bent.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 19:54

Some further additional detail.
First, the grab rails on the curve of the running plate.
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I have scribes a line on top of the boiler to represent the joint in the cladding.
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And added the drain pipe to the ejector pipe that ran down the for box side. It should run through a hole in the running plate, but I've not done that as it would make it difficult to remove the boiler and cab. I will solder a short length of rod under the running plate to represent the end of the drain pipe. I've also made and added the lock nut to the ejector pipe union in front of the cab.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 13:39

The ejector drain has been completed by soldering a short length of rod under the running plate.20180511_203202.jpg

At the front I have made and added the flanges to the steam pipe covers.20180511_203311.jpg

And the other side. The holes in the cast saddle are for adding rivets on order from prime miniatures. The detachable boiler makes these after thoughts easy to do.20180511_203418.jpg

Once I've added the rivets to the saddle I think that will be the building complete, and I can move on to the next build.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 20:45

What will be the next build Please



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:49

MOK BR Standard 4 Tank.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 13:12

The ejector drain has been completed by soldering a short length of rod under the running plate.attachicon.gif20180511_203202.jpg

At the front I have made and added the flanges to the steam pipe covers.attachicon.gif20180511_203311.jpg

And the other side. The holes in the cast saddle are for adding rivets on order from prime miniatures. The detachable boiler makes these after thoughts easy to do.attachicon.gif20180511_203418.jpg

Once I've added the rivets to the saddle I think that will be the building complete, and I can move on to the next build.

Cheers,
Peter

 

Hi

 

Really great work, very impressive the detail is so good at 0 scale.

 

Regards

 

David


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 13:40

MOK BR Standard 4 Tank.

 

I'd like one of these one day so I'll be following closely.

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 13:42

.....prime miniatures. ....


Interesting

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 14:00

 

Yep.

That's where I got  the  M0.6 hex nuts to detail the slide bars.  A pack of  50 rivets is  less than a fiver so excellent value.  Brilliant service  as well - ordered the  rivets last Thursday - received on Saturday, and  they were just as quick when I ordered the  hex nuts.  Lots of  other good stuff too.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 19:14

So here are the rivets from Prime Miniatures. Less than 15 quid for 150, so good value compared to other miniature hardware.
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Here they are glued in place. I only added the 4 outer ones either side at the back, as they can't be seen and its a shame to waste them.
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And after snipping and cleaned up.
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Here's a few shots after putting it back together.
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I think I've covered everything now on the detailing. Running wise, it goes very well apart from on the curves on my brother's railway, which are far too tight. Hopefully I can get to the Doncaster show and give it a buzz around the test track, although I must put some lead in the boiler to increase the weight.



It's been a really fantastic kit to build and I wish the F7 boys all the best with the sales when they re-introduce it.



Cheers,


Peter


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:53

Another Fantastic build Peter, thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish, It's just tooooo nice to paint it :jester:


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:50

Another Fantastic build Peter, thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish, It's just tooooo nice to paint it :jester:

 

Many thanks John.

 

Unfortunately it soon gets dirty, brass being brass!  I was lucky  to get it on eBay as there were a lot of people watching it.

 

I trust things  are  still going well for  you  up in Cumbria.  Have you  got  your  Mojo back and  made  a  start on the  DA Stanier 2-6-4? You know  it  makes sense.  :) 

 

Cheers,

Peter

 

 

PS. I ordered another  100 of  the  larger rivets (0.8mm X 5mm) for  stock from Prime Miniatures yesterday.  Received in the  post this  morning - Great Service.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:36

At every stage of the build, that kit is a thing of beauty.  A great tribute to a handsome class of locos, and a super build thread.  Well done sir.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:09

Many thanks John.

 

Unfortunately it soon gets dirty, brass being brass!  I was lucky  to get it on eBay as there were a lot of people watching it.

 

I trust things  are  still going well for  you  up in Cumbria.  Have you  got  your  Mojo back and  made  a  start on the  DA Stanier 2-6-4? You know  it  makes sense.  :)

 

Cheers,

Peter

 

 

PS. I ordered another  100 of  the  larger rivets (0.8mm X 5mm) for  stock from Prime Miniatures yesterday.  Received in the  post this  morning - Great Service.

Still looking for employment it's tough though, I will get round to it one day it's calling me :)

 

ATB

John.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:23

Absolutely top work.
Would love to see your skills applied to the Scorpio class 3 tank though!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 15:16

Many thanks.

Thr Scorpio Std 3 tank was on my radar as a possible purchase after the Gladiator Duchess. However, having savoured the delights of the Finney A3, and then sold some models to raise funds for the MoK 4MT tank and Finney 7 A4, the Std 3 will be out of sight for some considerable time.

In fact I can't see me getting one now, but you never know. Good luck with yours.

Cheers,
Peter

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 16:15

Many thanks.
Thr Scorpio Std 3 tank was on my radar as a possible purchase after the Gladiator Duchess. However, having savoured the delights of the Finney A3, and then sold some models to raise funds for the MoK 4MT tank and Finney 7 A4, the Std 3 will be out of sight for some considerable time.
In fact I can't see me getting one now, but you never know. Good luck with yours.
Cheers,
Peter


Thanks.
I need it!!

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Posted Yesterday, 18:44

Does anybody do self-contained buffers for these?

Looking excellent as always.

 

I believe that Alan Gibson do.  I've got some for some Midland Locos from Gibson kits.

 

PS I've only just found this thread and someone may have answered the question already.

 

Jamie