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Offline Jerry Howlett

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2017, 08:05:27 am »
 :thumbsup: Very nice job Alex.  Anybody got clues to the origin of the model ?

Jerry
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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2017, 08:54:49 am »
And here she is - 6619 completed



now to get started on 1370 while I am still in the mood

Regards,

Alex


Great work Alex on 6619 and the Trojans too!

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2017, 09:41:16 am »
:thumbsup: Very nice job Alex.  Anybody got clues to the origin of the model ?

Jerry

It could be an ABS Beaver kit, but I am hoping that someone out there knows exactly what it is.

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2017, 10:43:38 am »
And here she is - 6619 completed





Nice beaver That looks excellent, Alex :thumbsup:

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2017, 11:23:14 am »
Nice beaver That looks excellent, Alex :thumbsup:

Not a good day when a moderator has to moderate themselves!!!  :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2017, 11:27:48 am »
That 66xx is a nice looking model, you have done a great job with it.

I am a little surprised that it hasn't been taken up as a rtr model, as I'm sure there would be a demand for it.

Model wise I've deemed myself cash tied with the two Kings ordered and under development with DJM. Now, if a 66xx were to come along I would have to dig deep, or like many of us bring out the plastic... lol

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2017, 11:31:39 am »
Nice beaver That looks excellent, Alex :thumbsup:

Not a good day when a moderator has to moderate themselves!!!  :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

I probably wouldn't have got away with it if Leslie Neilsen (one of my all time favourite actors) hadn't come out with it in 'Naked Gun' and the whole cinema blew their Kia-Ora all over the place.


I am a little surprised that it hasn't been taken up as a rtr model, as I'm sure there would be a demand for it.


As I posted earlier, surely this model is right up the street of Union Mills? How does one suggest this to Colin? Has he an e mail address?

Edit: Colin's contact details appeared in this months BRM article on Union Mills

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #82 on: September 15, 2017, 12:55:05 pm »

I am a little surprised that it hasn't been taken up as a rtr model, as I'm sure there would be a demand for it.


As I posted earlier, surely this model is right up the street of Union Mills? How does one suggest this to Colin? Has he an e mail address?

Edit: Colin's contact details appeared in this months BRM article on Union Mills

Union Mills have never - to my knowledge - produced a tank loco. All of Colin's locos are tender-driven.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2017, 12:30:16 pm »
I've always thought the 56xx to be an attractive, well proportioned loco and wish it was available in RTR. Maybe a project for Colin Heard at UM?
Not sure if any were seen in Oxfordshire, though, so an 'excuse' would be needed. ;D

Yes they have been seen in Oxfordshire. I have a picture of one pulling a long mixed freight,  passing Steventon just west of Didcot.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2017, 12:36:18 pm by Jollybob »

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #84 on: December 17, 2017, 11:16:59 pm »
A long time ago, I aquired a whitemetal kit to convert a Peco Jubilee into a Hawksworth County, But looking at the Jubilee, the front of the running plate and cab would not look right, so I put it to one side and moved on to other things...
Some 8 or nine years later I puchased "the power of the Counties" and started to think about how I might achieve a more realistic looking county and hit on the idea of carving up the bodies of old Graham Farish 8F and Castle, this being not as daft an idea as I first thought, as the county boiler is only 9 inches longer than the 8F and used the same templates that Swindon had used to build 8f's for the war department during the second world war. the Castle cab and rear running plate would give me a more correct looking cab (they were bigger and wider than the Hall) and the splashers could be covered over to look more like the County.

so taking a step into the dark, I cut the cab off the 8F
 


The next step was to cut away the boiler and front running plate of the Castle and rear running plate of the 8F,
which was achieved using a Dremel drill fitted with a cutting disk. this was a lengthy process that saw me get
through several disks and stops to let the bodies cool down.



After some thought, I decided to use the Peco jubilee chassis and tender drive, utilising the conversion kit
for the tender body and so far I am working on using a set of Farish Hall cylinders to replace the peco ones.
only time will tell whether this will work or not.


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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #85 on: December 18, 2017, 10:17:19 am »
Such 'butchery' deserves a good result, Alex. :goggleeyes:
Please keep us posted with progress.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #86 on: December 18, 2017, 10:25:02 am »
A very interesting project, I also look forward to seeing how things progress. Thank you for the post.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #87 on: December 18, 2017, 02:04:17 pm »
Don't encourage him.

He will be making The Great Bear out of Minitrix dock tanks and a Lima 4F next.

Go Alex  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Jerry
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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2017, 09:53:20 pm »
Here is the latest progress on the County, the 2 major parts are almost together, but a lot of filing and grinding still to be done for a good fit, never mind removing handrails, dome and top feed and generally cleaning the boiler casting up



Happy new year everybody!!

Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #89 on: January 02, 2018, 08:30:18 am »
So that's your other vice...

Boiler assembly is sitting a bit high, is that because you need to do more filing or just the camera angle ? 
I will phone you for the latest update.

Jerry
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 08:33:57 am by Jerry Howlett »
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