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#26 Jack374

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:10

Here are some of the roof I got at Preston this summer:

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:42

thanks jack they are a massive help my next job is the exhaust and silencer above the small engines 



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 13:13

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A small update i have started to make the exhaust ueing Albion alloys tube both 3mm and 1mm just a small start .

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also glue the area were the pantograph will go 


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 20:31

This project is really coming along- watching with keen interest!

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 21:25

This project is really coming along- watching with keen interest!

Caz.

thanks i need to learn to soldier arrrr its making it a long process by the way thanks for the interest mate .



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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:53

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A little bit of work on the pipes on the roof .


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:05

I've a set of 26 photos here https://paulbartlett....com/p918568135 - but non of the roof from above, Under the frame looks very complicated!

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:16

I've a set of 26 photos here https://paulbartlett....com/p918568135 - but non of the roof from above, Under the frame looks very complicated!

 

Paul

stunning photos pal again all the help i can get  :sungum: not even sure about under frame yet . was going to let some one else do that ha ha  :locomotive:


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 13:12

Bit too modern for me, but this looks like an interesting project, I'll be dropping by every now and then to see how you're getting on
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 13:24

Bit too modern for me, but this looks like an interesting project, I'll be dropping by every now and then to see how you're getting on

Ta mate it was more a see if it was possible project its the first conversion i've ever tried and i like the look of the loco . By the time i'm finished one of the big boys will have released one and mine will look silly .


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 13:29

If you haven't done of this type of thing before, hopefully it will spur you on to bigger and better things.

Most importantly enjoy what you're doing. And be the first to have on of these babies up and running
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 13:53

If you haven't done of this type of thing before, hopefully it will spur you on to bigger and better things.

Most importantly enjoy what you're doing. And be the first to have on of these babies up and running

fun it is, finding all the different bits online has been ace and looking at other threads for idear is great but dont think her in doors likes all the tools and bits of trains everwere oh well just got email from shapeways the pantograph is on its way .


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:56

morning im afraid its a moan this morning my shapeways pantogragh arrived this morning and was bent and broken by its own bubble wrap 

 

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So i have emailed shapeways to see what can be done !!!!

 

dont think i have ever had anything broke by its own protective packaging .........


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 14:26

good news shapeways have email me that they are sending me a replacement one out so great customer services guys n gals . in the meantime ive been working on a re-liveried  class 68 in the plain blue i have used car rattle can spray paint for the colour but its just a practice so will post photo when done .

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 21:54

Another detail difference between the 68 and 88.

The 88 has rounded corners to the cabside doors, the 68 has chamfered/straight edges.

 

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Cheers,

Mick

 

 


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 22:35

Another detail difference between the 68 and 88.

The 88 has rounded corners to the cabside doors, the 68 has chamfered/straight edges.

 

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Cheers,

Mick

well spotted mick wounder why they changed it ?



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 23:10

Ta mate it was more a see if it was possible project its the first conversion i've ever tried and i like the look of the loco . By the time i'm finished one of the big boys will have released one and mine will look silly .

Hi Andrew

 

Having built a few locos before the "big boys" released there versions, yours won't look silly. You will have the satisfaction that you made it, you didn't just tap your credit card number into the keyboard and the nice postman delivered one to you. Keep modelling it is more fun than opening boxes.

 

I had my 35 year old class 15 zooming around my layout the other day, not as detailed as the Heljan one and now showing quite a bit of wear and tear but it is the right shape and I have had 35 years of operating it not years of putting it down as the one I most wanted on a wishlist.

 

Enjoy making your class 88 and enjoy running it.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 23:42

Hi Andrew

 

Having built a few locos before the "big boys" released there versions, yours won't look silly. You will have the satisfaction that you made it, you didn't just tap your credit card number into the keyboard and the nice postman delivered one to you. Keep modelling it is more fun than opening boxes.

 

I had my 35 year old class 15 zooming around my layout the other day, not as detailed as the Heljan one and now showing quite a bit of wear and tear but it is the right shape and I have had 35 years of operating it not years of putting it down as the one I most wanted on a wishlist.

 

Enjoy making your class 88 and enjoy running it.

Thanks clive your comments  do mean a lot, and me learning skills as i go (but wife not enjoying tools and bits of trains allover ) . Also lots of ''research'' looking at locos .


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 13:27

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as said here are the photos of the plain blue 68 ive been practising on still a few ruff edges and need to add the cantrail stripe  front end numbers  and all the warning transfers  then varnish but for now run out of pennies the blue is from a car shop rattle can so i know its not drs blue but i like it so far !!!!


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:22

still waiting for some bits for the 88 so have put more of the decals onto the 68.

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hoping the panograph will turn up today .

thanks for looking 


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 13:12

Will the pantograph be collecting power for the motor.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 13:19

Will the pantograph be collecting power for the motor.

No its a 3d print from shapeways there just for looks . But may try a metal one .



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 13:23

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Today we not quite as twisted but still unusable so back to shapeways and may need another approach !!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:49

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After a trim of the pcs broken and 10 mins under hair dryer on and off to reform the shape and over night with a light belt on it its now a more normal shape.

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so spray with primer

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and now got some insulators onto next step the pantograph area .


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:02

not been able to do much work on this project as i have been suffering with my sciatica nerve and lower back pain for the last 4 weeks so been laid on my back but feeling a little better over the weekend i started on doing a bit more to the pantograph its now done 

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Here it is on new whitt fitted with the insulators .

hopefully will feel well enough to start doing a bit more work to the project over the next few weeks .


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