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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 25779 times)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2015, 08:26:33 pm »
Greetings,
Most of the brass bits are now soldered together and my fingers are suitably singed! Next is a whole lot of detailing including a bit more soldering then another tinker with Word for the livery transfers.

The tricky bit is working out how to fit the springs to the outside frames underneath the cranks as if fitted permanently you can't remove the chassis.
Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #91 on: May 04, 2015, 11:25:49 pm »
Thanks looking excellent, Gareth. But honestly, over 24 hours without an update? I thought you would have finished it by now!  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #92 on: May 05, 2015, 08:33:15 am »
Thanks looking excellent, Gareth. But honestly, over 24 hours without an update? I thought you would have finished it by now!  :smiley-laughing:

I've been off planning next weekends Scout camp (yes, after my op I can't work but I can play!).
A few more bits have been soldered on so I'll post some photos later but I'm off in a mo to start buying stuff for the weekend. It's a district camp with each troop given a country or area. We got Hawaii so I'm expected to spend the weekend in a loud shirt and grass skirt!
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #93 on: May 06, 2015, 12:37:49 pm »
Greetings,
A quick update after a few more bits have been soldered on at the expense of my fingers! Whilst recovering I've been snapping drill bits creating the various holes required for pipe work and hand rails. Luckily I had a set of spare footsteps from an old etched kit which were suitable. Boiler fittings are modified N Brass




Gareth
« Last Edit: May 06, 2015, 12:40:06 pm by thebrighton »

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #94 on: May 06, 2015, 08:23:20 pm »
Some interesting / fine work going on here. I'll be keeping an eye on updates as I'm sure there'll be much I can learn

           :)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #95 on: May 06, 2015, 09:28:21 pm »
Whilst recovering I've been snapping drill bits creating the various holes required for pipe work and hand rails.

Gareth

It's nice to know that I am not alone in doing this!

Regards,

Alex

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #96 on: May 12, 2015, 09:38:32 am »
Morning,

Everything that needs soldering has been with the remaining detail succumbing to glue. Tool boxes and springs on the footplate have been omitted at the moment to aid painting later as they can get in the way. It has been given a coat of primer and there are no obvious holes, gaps etc,so time to move on to designing the transfers. I usually prime in grey as it shows flaws up better but I've gone down the white route as I've only clear transfer paper to hand and it needs a white background.




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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #97 on: May 12, 2015, 09:52:06 am »
This looks fantastic

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #98 on: May 12, 2015, 02:54:15 pm »
That looks incredible Gareth! However, in white primer it does look a little sickly... Is it going to be a ghost train?  :P  :smiley-laughing:

(I'll get my coat!)...

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #99 on: May 12, 2015, 08:12:14 pm »
Looks really good - hard to believe it's N gauge.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #100 on: May 12, 2015, 08:42:59 pm »
Fascinating watching this develop :thumbsup:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #101 on: May 14, 2015, 12:23:04 am »
That looks incredible Gareth! However, in white primer it does look a little sickly... Is it going to be a ghost train?  :P  :smiley-laughing:

(I'll get my coat!)...

Only if it runs between Waterloo and Brookwood cemetary :)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2015, 05:15:40 pm »
Hi,

Aeolus class number 532 has been released by the paint shop and is just about finished. One or two bits need fettling, the quartering is a fraction out as it has a slight wobble. Once done it can start earning its keep by entering traffic.






Don't you just hate these cruel enlargements, the whole loco is only 61mm over the buffers.

Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2015, 05:16:12 pm »
That's better!






Nearer to its actual size.

Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2015, 06:08:34 pm »
Fantastic modelling,  rather than being cruel the enlargements show just how good it really is

Cheers

Paul

 

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