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Well, we're back in business.   Soldering complete and I'm down to gluing bits on here and there.   it might even be painted this weekend.

 

I had no roof ribs so I made some from 40 x 30 Evergreen.   They ought to be T section, I believe, but looking at the ones on the MJT roofs I've built, you can't see the undercut once painted so the strip will be a stronger job.

 

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I'm blaming droopy buffers on the extreme heat in the workshop preventing the 'poxy setting as quickly as it's supposed to.

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That looks good, hopefully won't be too long before the re-draw comes back.

 

There should have been the label holders on the etch, (I'm sure I put them on there)  Also I must figure out a way to produce multiple roof's.  I've looked at getting them swaged in brass but so far the cost is prohibitive unless I'm building a 1000 coaches.

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Label holders are there; my old iron wasn't great at sweating components on so I usually glue things like that.   Bit late to try with the new iron now, but it does make everything very hot very fast, so it might do better.

 

Door hinges are the other thing I haven't yet put on.   We've started haymaking now, though, so updates will almost certainly slow down for 10 days or so.

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2 hours ago, jwealleans said:

Label holders are there; my old iron wasn't great at sweating components on so I usually glue things like that.   Bit late to try with the new iron now, but it does make everything very hot very fast, so it might do better.

 

Door hinges are the other thing I haven't yet put on.   We've started haymaking now, though, so updates will almost certainly slow down for 10 days or so.

Well the sun is shining. 
hat coat...........gone.

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hat coat...........gone.

 

You didn't need to take the sun with you.   Hay is still on the ground awaiting any sort of decent weather to dry it out.

 

Update from last weekend - I took to the J6 and added most of what I could without making it too delicate to hack about should any problems show up in testing, although it's fine on the rolling road.   The next job will be to add pickups to the tender.

 

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Banana van has had primer and this very evening received its first coat of teak.

 

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I've lettered a couple more containers.  i can only do one an evening before going crosseyed, but it's progress.  They've all had the chain eyes added and you might also spot the rest of the Conflats Mr. King cast for me.   I had added the undergubbins to these two - that was my demo at Warley two years ago - and the unpainted one then developed a nasty twist.  I'm pleased to say it has undeveloped it and can now be painted and lettered along with the other one and in due course the rest.   

 

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D1830 van has been painted and lettered - just need the roof gunging now.

 

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I took my new soldering gear to a D & S Lowmac this week.  This was one of a pair bought on Ebay some time ago for not very much.  They had been built but not painted and a couple of the castings have gone astray.  Now I don't generally criticise other people's building, we don't all work the same way and to the same level and there are some things people just can't do.  This, however, was appalling.   The components didn't fit together because the etching tabs hadn't been filed off, the solder had either been used without flux or with an iron which wasn't hot enough (or both) and then to make sure it all stayed together some sort of glue had been applied to the underside with a fire hose.  I've got one complete one so far and I'll see about replacing the missing castings for the other in due course.  

 

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I had started with by far the worse of the two, but here's the one I haven't yet touched to give you an idea.

 

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That soldering is even worse than mine, and that's saying a lot.

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Did not mean to take the sun. I even wore my coat at work to guarantee the sun would stay out. 
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Even though now reported un-twisted, that conflat wagon deck isn't looking thoroughly happy in the photograph.....

 

I wonder if further judicious use of heat and manipulation would assist?

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It's not entirely flat, no, though it is now within the compass of the MJT rocking unit.  Hot water may well be applied before it's painted.

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Any idea which make of kit it is Jonathan. Built properly it looks like it would be a very nice model. 
 

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Sorry Jonathan, I should have said it was the Lowmac I was asking about. 
 

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It's the D & S GE Lowmac, LNER and BR Mac K which was the basis of the Lowmac EK in later years.  It seems to have been a popular subject as I think the Airfix Lowmac is quite close to it as well.  That's one route I shall be investigating for the missing bits.

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13 hours ago, jwealleans said:

You will tell me when you're bored with seeing this, won't you?

 

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This is teaked directly onto the primer, to try to achieve a newer, brighter finish.  The lining still needs tidying up and I think I've missed a horizontal.  We're still working on lettering so there's no great rush.

 

 

 

Good morning Jonathan,

 

certainly not bored. That is a gorgeous little van and probably your finest application of teak.

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G'Day Folks

 

Love that van/brake.

 

manna

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