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Author Topic: Dr Al's workbench - V1, V3  (Read 42384 times)

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #270 on: January 30, 2018, 08:40:31 am »

If you ever get a Langley kit of the 4MT, make sure you get the casting for the RHS below footplate pipework - otherwise you'll need to make your own - not the simplest of tasks, and this representation that I concocted isn't 100% perfect, but a reasonable representation:

It certainly looks like injectors and the associated pipework to me, Alan.

A very good-looking locomotive.  The middle-sized BR 'Standards' are attractive engines; perhaps not in the conventional sense.  For some reason that I cannot explain I particularly like the '3MT' 2-6-0.

Thank you very much and best wishes.

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #271 on: January 31, 2018, 02:02:19 pm »
All of the BR standards had both the injectors mounted on the fireman's side, the steam valves can be seen just above the running plate and were controlled via long rods with LMS style brass wheels in the cab, the water valve handles being mounted just above the cab floor so that either could be operated from a seated position.

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #272 on: February 04, 2018, 11:30:46 pm »
You can have it in any colour, so long as it's black:



The paintwork is done apart from a final matt coat. The chassis now really needs the work - clean up from its former life under a B1.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #273 on: February 05, 2018, 09:47:10 am »
Lovely job on that 4MT Alan!  8)

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #274 on: February 05, 2018, 11:04:02 am »
Lovely job on that 4MT Alan!  8)

Thanks - I always find it satisfying to complete a model someone else has started to a good standard (in this case one where the handrails had been neatly carved off and replaced with all soldered separates) - hopefully it turned out as they would have liked themselves!

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #275 on: February 05, 2018, 12:47:08 pm »
Nice job Alan, especially as Langley kits are a bit crude by todays standards

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #276 on: February 05, 2018, 02:22:34 pm »
The chassis now really needs the work - clean up from its former life under a B1.


That would account for the green tinge, Alan. I couldn't imagine it was plant life :no:
Great job.

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #277 on: February 07, 2018, 07:57:08 pm »
4MT is cosmetically beasically complete. Tender was re-crested (and the top replaced, for reasons that will become apparent in a future project....) and warning flashes added. Dullcoted, and remaining paintwork cleaned from wheels.

Remaining work is needed primarily on the chassis - mechanical clean up, cylinders and front frames need improving, and I think the whole model will be weathered to a medium or heavy level. But for now, it's a usable model.







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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #278 on: February 07, 2018, 08:11:37 pm »
Lovely work Alan!

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #279 on: February 08, 2018, 11:00:25 am »
Smashing :drool:
For the less talented like me why, oh why, can't someone (preferably Farish) do a RTR version? :(

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #280 on: February 09, 2018, 09:05:55 am »
why, can't someone (preferably Farish) do a RTR version? :(

I have another to do, if it was of interest to you Nobby.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #281 on: February 09, 2018, 10:05:18 am »
why, can't someone (preferably Farish) do a RTR version? :(

I have another to do, if it was of interest to you Nobby.

Cheers,
Alan

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #282 on: March 04, 2018, 07:31:39 pm »
Many thanks to @newportnobby for commissioning a 4MT from me - no pressure!

This will be similar to the previous one, with detailing, and also weathering. @newportnobby is happy for me to share progress on this thread.

So first installment - here's the starting point - the resonably decent Langley kit, with room for improvement:



First job was the hardest - get rid of those cast handrails and replace with separates - after a few hours with blades and the soldering iron, this was done. I switched the chimney to a single as needed as well:



Next up will be a front end upgrade.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #283 on: March 04, 2018, 07:50:16 pm »
Thanks for the update, Alan.





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Re: Dr Al's workbench - 4MT
« Reply #284 on: March 05, 2018, 07:08:46 pm »
You don't want me working on your front end with a soldering iron nobby.....!

But the 4MT is a different story. First pass has been made, with lamp irons, steps, coupling hook. Still to add are vacuum pipes, front grab handrails.



Once the front end is complete the tender will be next.

Cheers,
Alan
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