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#76 halfwit

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:07

Lovely build. One question though, why did you chemically blacken the loco?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 14:16

I do it now too, it helps with paint adhesion. also if the paint wears away you are not left with shiny brass showing through.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 17:23

I do it now too, it helps with paint adhesion. also if the paint wears away you are not left with shiny brass showing through.

Precisely!
Thanks, Dave.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 20:57

I do it now too, it helps with paint adhesion. also if the paint wears away you are not left with shiny brass showing through.

Precisely!


Thanks. Shame I've just undercoated two brass bodies otherwise I'd be trying that now!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 23:51

Well, its finished at last! Not a lot more to say, other than its painted and weathered by my normal methods.
I'm very pleased with the finish, and I hope its owner will be too.

Cheers, Dave.

Hmm, just noticed that one of the smokebox dart handles has dropped off. I know I should have used brass....

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 00:09

Now that it is finished, and looks splendid. I have realise that it is actual sat astride the rails, hope the driver and fireman have a good dentist!! I have shied away from, fearing spioling the model.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 00:24

Now that it is finished, and looks splendid. I have realise that it is actual sat astride the rails, hope the driver and fireman have a good dentist!!

Hi Peter,

I expect they've both got dentures by now!
The loco is posed on my narrow gauge layout Charmouth (link below) I figured it looks better against a scenic background than it does on a length of Peco 0-Gauge track on a board.
I MUST build a photographic diorama, but there always seems to be something more important to do.

Cheers,
Dave.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 00:30

Looks superb. I particularly like the subtle weathering. Well done!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:27

Dave, you've got some standard gauge track on Bridport, this little beauty would look good posed there.
Stu

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:00

A superb build. Where are the plates from?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 20:09

Looks superb. I particularly like the subtle weathering. Well done!

Thanks very much, its all fairly basic techniques though.

Dave, you've got some standard gauge track on Bridport, this little beauty would look good posed there.
Stu

Trouble is Stu that Bridport takes up so much space that its not normally kept set up at home. And even when it is up, its difficult to get into a good position for photography.

A superb build. Where are the plates from?

Don't know Harry, they came in an anonymous bag. The nameplates look like the ones done by the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association, and the worksplates are possibly Guilplates?

All the best, Dave.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 14:12

This loco is for sale, by the way; if anyone is interested I can liaise with its owner for you.
Cheers, Dave.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 23:32

Time to resume work on the second Irish style brakevan. Kitbashed from a Branchlines Clogher Valley coach kit, there was only part of the floor and the end balcony and steps left over from the first van.
The photo shows these bits with the floor extended using a surplus piece of brass etch. Hefty strips of brass angle hold everything together. Chassis details are from the Branchlines Clogher Valley wagon chassis etch.

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Wheels brakegear etc are built on a separate circuit-board plate which attaches to the wagon floor

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Time to dig out the plasticard for the bodywork. This one will represent a rebuilt vehicle, with far more basic panelling and matchboarding.
Dave.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 21:06

The rebuilt Cavan & Leitrim vans were clad in steel sheet and looked very plain, too plain to my mind. I wanted a van that looked as though it had received a cheap rebuild in timber, and matchboarding was chosen, similar to much Irish coaching stock in later years. After much sketching the appearance was finalised, with more than a hint of "garden shed" about it.

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I clumsily charged ahead with fabricating the sides from Slaters Microstrip on a sheet of 40thou plasticard, and made a right mess! Eventually two usable sides were rescued from the sheet.

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I'll take a bit more time over the rest.
Cheers,
Dave.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 22:21

I would of said more like one of those old wooden beach huts.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:52

I would of said more like one of those old wooden beach huts.

Yes, I see what you mean. Given the supposed location of the railway I guess thats quite appropriate!
Cheer, Dave.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:11

Love those little locos, super job there Peter, keep the pictures coming.................

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:42

I would of said more like one of those old wooden beach huts.

On the NGonline Forum, its been likened to a mobile Cricket Pavilion......

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 14:07

On the NGonline Forum, its been likened to a mobile Cricket Pavilion......


You'd be a mite cosy changing in that! More like the shed for the mower/light roller (add a wasps nest round the back for effect...)

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 18:43

You'd be a mite cosy changing in that! More like the shed for the mower/light roller (add a wasps nest round the back for effect...)
Adam

Yes, we decided that it was probably acquired by the cricket club as a new Scorers Hut, and extension to the Pavilion.
And that after many years service it was downgraded to being the Groundsman's Shed. We hadn't considered the wasps though.
Eventually it was "rescued" by a member who was also a railway enthusiast and restored as a summerhouse in his garden.

Not a bad fictional history for one obscure brakevan!

Cheers,
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 00:57

A little more stuttering progress with this "Groundsman's Hut on wheels" that I call a brakevan.
A completed side and end at last, so it should be achieving a three-dimensional appearance shortly.
Cheers, Dave.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:56

Dave,

What are the door hinges made from ? Is it just strip plasticard with blobs on ?

Stu

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:14

What are the door hinges made from ? Is it just strip plasticard with blobs on ?
Stu


Hi Stu,
Hinges are made from Evergreen Styrene Strip, 10thou x 40thou (.25mm x 1mm) riveted on GWmodels Riviter. I marked the approximate spacing with a pencil and then hand-held the strip under the riviter. Any lever-operated riviter would do it, as you can gently lower the punch and line up the strip by eye. You couldnt do that with a hammer-operated version!
Cheers, Dave.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:22

Time for another of my sporadic updates, the van is now three-dimensional (shock, horror) and braced with two solid internal partitions.

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The three sections are held together by two 8ba screws, into captive nuts soldered to slabs of PCB. These spread the load of the screws, effectively "clamping" the floor of the van down.

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A false-roof fits inside the body sections, resting on the internal bracing. Several roof-profiles are secured to the false-roof, and the pre-curved plasticard roof attached to it.

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The actual roof is deliberately left overlarge and will be cut to size afterwards. Looks seriously odd like this....

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 17:47

Are you going to be able to get this one finished for the Crawley show?







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