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Author Topic: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners  (Read 26856 times)

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Offline NeMo

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #195 on: April 05, 2018, 05:36:52 pm »
Much work has already been done with that thick rag, but I'm drooling again... Ever considered making a few... spares of the same loco...?

Truth. Some spectacular modelling here. That loco would look impressive in 4mm scale, let alone 2mm -- really hope you'll post some videos of this fine lady in service on your layout.

Cheers, NeMo

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #196 on: April 05, 2018, 05:46:14 pm »
Videos are outside my comfort zone but I shared some photos of No.672 on my layout on page 12 of this thread. No.676 is not quite so pristine, but looks magnificent with that oily rag weathering effect.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 06:07:55 pm by msr »

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #197 on: April 05, 2018, 06:01:58 pm »
Exquisite work, N Gauge modelling at its finest.

Roy

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #198 on: April 07, 2018, 05:26:45 pm »
Thanks everyone for your kind words, it's always encouraging! I have got a rather shonky video of a test drive for Spinner No.676 before it went to its new home on Michael's layout but I have been very unsuccessful in loading it here...is there a special way?
I am presently building another Spinner; test etch(Mk2).

It has a roll up boiler instead of brass tubing. It's suprisingly successful and I used my little lathe for the first time ever...to turn down a piece of wooden dowling to the exact inside dimensions to allow me to solder the boiler. Excitement!

As for the oily rag. It's a mix of Martin Welch, Tim Shackleton and my magic ingredient, fine coal dust. I've had this bottle of Johnson's Klear for 10 years or so after I read an article, I think by George Dent. It's the first time I've used it and it's great, just carefully brush on after lining and painting and it self levels and sets quickly. The coal dust goes on after that and then everything is polished up.

Cheers
Simon

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #199 on: April 07, 2018, 05:50:56 pm »
I have got a rather shonky video of a test drive for Spinner No.676 before it went to its new home on Michael's layout but I have been very unsuccessful in loading it here...is there a special way?

So far as I know, you have to upload to YouTube first, and from there you get a link that you can simply paste into your forum posting and -- as if by magic! -- the video will be embedded. If you're struggling or don't have a YouTube account, feel free to PM me and we can upload it to my YouTube account and I'll send you the link. I'm sure others would oblige in the same way if you have pals here that you know have YouTube accounts.

Cheers, NeMo

PS That etch looks so enticing! Flat like that, it looks so easy to put together -- though I know it definitely isn't!

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #200 on: April 07, 2018, 06:12:24 pm »
How fine does the coal dust have to be?  Is it crushed to be like flour (like AMMO MIG weathering pigments/powders)?

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #201 on: April 07, 2018, 06:25:55 pm »
Ah, thankyou, does this work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmztaks6J0g



I'm working on making the etch to be as less fiddly to construct as I possibly can to try to minimise all those burnt fingertips!

The coal dust that I use is the ultra-fine stuff that collects around the inside of the plastic container, presumably through static attraction, after much crushing. I've ordered some MIG powders and am looking forward to trying them.

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Simon
« Last Edit: April 07, 2018, 06:48:57 pm by Caz, Reason: Embedded video using YouTube option »

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #202 on: April 07, 2018, 06:39:06 pm »
Ah, thankyou, does this work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmztaks6J0g

Does indeed work!

But you can also paste the YouTube link between the two "youtube" tag things that appear if you click the YouTube button when composing a message.



Cheers, NeMo

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #203 on: May 31, 2018, 03:41:48 pm »
A quick update to things Midland. The 1400 drawings are coming on well and Number 3 re-draft for the Spinner is being influenced by the build of No. 2 draft...if you see what I mean. I wanted to check clearances for 2mm wheels particularly but there's no problem because even though they're slightly further apart they're generally a little bit skinnier than N Gauge. Also I wanted to make it as easy to build as I possibly could!








Cheers
Simon

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #204 on: May 31, 2018, 05:25:15 pm »
Oh wow!.  If ever i have a category 1 type item on my wish list, this one is high up it.  She looks magnificent.  I see her hauling specials into Portpatrick Town and even Allanbrae.

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Re: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners
« Reply #205 on: May 31, 2018, 06:10:22 pm »
Great work, I always liked that configuration, very quirky ! Was always hoping
Union Mills would produce a version, as my building skills not too hot !

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