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I was hoping to get all the brass work finished today. But every time I looked a picture I saw something else to add, and never got the parts done that came in the box.

 

I at least got the handrails and doors sorted out. I would of like one of the doors ajar, but the sides are very flimsy without them.

 

Also today I fitted the radiator filler pipes, most of the electrical conduit to the front. The rear lamp irons were also fitted, along with the one in the middle of the radiator.

 

I still need to do the front footplate ones, the conduit to the rear, and the ladders.

 

The cab roof ventilator has now been fitted, it went missing on the bench, but was found about ten minutes before I was going to make a new one. I also made and added some lifting eyes to the bonnet top, I am also looking to see if there are others too, but 1960's photos are not too clear.

 

I thought the lifting eyes could of been etched, along with the lamp irons which also needed making as the kit only had six GW style ones which are no good for this and not enough. I suppose I should not complain too much as the kit was very cheap, from a well known auction site.

 

The pictures!!

The first two are of the chassis that was camera shy last post. The crank pin nuts will be change to 12BA threaded out to 10BA when reassembled, it is just easier at this stage to use 10BA ones.

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The front and roof details.

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The rear showing progress so far

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The sides to show handrails etc.

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Hi Pete,

 

Well, Gronks are out of my period but I can appreciate superb modelling when I see it.

 

The photos had me worried though, I hope you haven't started modelling on the ledge! But then I assume you've moved off the balcony into your workshop by now?

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Looking really crisp, neat and clean Pete. I don't know much about "dodgy diesels". But as this one has outside cranks and coupling rods, I feel strangely drawn to it! I'm sure if Dean or Armstrong had designed a diesel shunter, it would have looked something like this!

 

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Hi Pete,

 

Well, Gronks are out of my period but I can appreciate superb modelling when I see it.

 

The photos had me worried though, I hope you haven't started modelling on the ledge! But then I assume you've moved off the balcony into your workshop by now?

Hi Mikkel

Thanks. I do not know anything about them. I just cant say no to a very cheap kit.

No I am not modelling on a ledge but the widow sill to my room is ideal for photos. Only the Blog comes from the balcony now. Better after lunch when the sun has moved or anything paint on looks white. 

Hello Peter, The gronk is coming on very nicely, have you thought of a colour yet ?

Thanks George.

Yes it will be plain green and early totem. One because the kit does not make up the 08's with air brakes etc. Only the early ones. Secondly I only have small early, and large late logos left on my transfer sheet. Thirdly even more importantly I can't be ###### to do the wasp stripes.

Looking really crisp, neat and clean Pete. I don't know much about "dodgy diesels". But as this one has outside cranks and coupling rods, I feel strangely drawn to it! I'm sure if Dean or Armstrong had designed a diesel shunter, it would have looked something like this!

 

Dave

Thanks Dave.

I am in the same boat, I had to do a lot of surfing to find out what I had let myself in for. My thoughts were that until you got above the footplate the 08 is just like a proper loco. You may be right about Dean and Armstrong, but I wish they had of argued more about the top half.

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