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Pugsley

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I've put the bogie work on the 37 to one side for a minute as I wanted to do some actual modelling instead of sitting at a computer drawing things. After a gentle prod by another member, I've remembered that there has been a little progress on my tamper since the last update on RMweb 3, here:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=653897#p653897

 

It's made a visit to the paintshop:

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I've replaced the etched handrails in the kit with some formed from 0.33mm wire - they look more convincing than the square etched ones. There is plenty more to do on this, but I wanted to get the main body colour on first, as some of the parts that need to be added are very fine, particularly the pipes up the sides, and I thought it best to get the main coat on first. Buffers (Hornby Class 50 buffers) are just poked into their holes temporarily at the moment.

 

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It's pleasing to view it from the side, as it shows the real difference between my model and the standard kit. The biggest difference being in this area:

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Structurally, it's complete, most of the parts to be added now is all the plumbing and there is a lot of it to do! I won't be making terribly rapid progress with this, more picking it up from time to time and doing bits when I get fed up with drawing. :D

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That's looking great Martin, it just oozes detail. It's been a great project to follow, and I do like getting a project to the stage of first paint - it blends the different materials together and you see it as a whole for the first time, if you see what I mean.

Do you know the diameter of the Z gauge wheels you've used? I'm trying to figure out a way to represent these tiny wheels in N. Needs some playing with plastic and brass me thinks!

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