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The Ruston 48DS class - a rivet-counter's guide

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2 hours ago, Furness Wagon said:

My little boy saw an o gauge one at a show last month and wants one for the layout we are building. Has anybody built the Judith edge kit in 7mm. If so would you recommend it? And how long does it take to build?

Marc

I have a 7mm JE kit on my shelf, having started it yet but the frets and bits have been out the box, perused and poked a couple of times. As a pretty inexperienced solderer of brass kits it doesnt look scary and seems fairly straightforward.

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I’m not sure how the drive mechanisms compare but there are a couple of good threads here on RMweb detailing the building of the 4mm version. 

 

HTH

 

David

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Forgot to sign my work....

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Today has been Ruston day. Painting and weathering the Hornby OO version and fitting sound to and having a bit of a shunting session with the old scratchbuilt 7mm 44/48HP.

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Hi Dave. 

 

What colour did you use to paint the wheels on the Hornby version? 

 

Cheers, 

 

Rob 

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21 minutes ago, NHY 581 said:

Hi Dave. 

 

What colour did you use to paint the wheels on the Hornby version? 

 

Cheers, 

 

Rob 

Hi Rob. It's a Highland Railway loco mid-green (1875), from Phoenix Precision Paints. I also painted the roof on mine as I'm sure it shouldn't be black.

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Thanks, Dave.

 

Not sure about the roof but I will be painting the wheels.  It really does make a difference.

 

Then on to the weathering methinks. 

 

Rob. 

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