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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 28985 times)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2014, 10:03:08 pm »
Most of it is a kit from Worsley Works. If you look at the photo further up the page the silver bits are the kit. You need to fabricate a boiler barrel, axle boxes and springs and boiler fittings from NBrass.

Umm... and that's all?! :goggleeyes:  I don't have a workshop for fabricating anything, unfortunately. I barely have the tools to add detailing to a Parkwood Models resin loco body at the moment. Fabrication is going to take some time to achieve.

I can't remember the manufacturer but there used to be a white metal kit. One came up on Ebay recently but did go for quite a bit IIRC!
Gareth

I can imagine! I doubt it went for much below three figures, if it was below at all.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2014, 10:26:19 pm »
Boiler barrels are usually fabricated by your local plumbing supplies 8)
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2014, 09:17:24 am »

Umm... and that's all?! :goggleeyes:  I don't have a workshop for fabricating anything, unfortunately. I barely have the tools to add detailing to a Parkwood Models resin loco body at the moment. Fabrication is going to take some time to achieve.



'Fabrication' was probably a bit grand. The axle boxes are a rectangle of plasticard and the boiler is a length of plastic tube. The only tools were a knife for the plasticard and a razor saw and mitre box to ensure I cut the boiler straight.
You don't always need a massive tool kit!
Regards
Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2014, 01:12:36 pm »
'Fabrication' was probably a bit grand. The axle boxes are a rectangle of plasticard and the boiler is a length of plastic tube. The only tools were a knife for the plasticard and a razor saw and mitre box to ensure I cut the boiler straight.
You don't always need a massive tool kit!
Regards
Gareth

That sounds much less daunting now, thanks. It's definitely something I would like to get into in time. Right now I'm finishing off the detailing on a resin kit and wondering when the next bit is going to fall off. Overall, it's been an interesting, frustrating, and rewarding experience, and I'll certainly be doing it again.

Peter

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2014, 02:27:57 pm »
A couple of quick videos of some pre grouping to offset the Brighton Belle one I've posted on that thread.
http://youtu.be/rMq0F5oMazo
http://youtu.be/SAB4u9jf_Ag
Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2014, 03:39:33 pm »
A couple of quick videos of some pre grouping to offset the Brighton Belle one I've posted on that thread.
V. pretty, Gareth!

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2014, 04:19:30 pm »
Fabulous couple of clips :thumbsup:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2014, 09:03:00 pm »
Lovely stuff :)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2014, 10:46:09 pm »
Although I'm modelling 1930, I'm finding more and more pre-Grouping stock that I can run and I'm removing a lot of the Stanier and later Maunsell stuff to make it more accurate. So seeing your fantastic work is more than inspiring - it's important for detailing! More clips, please.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2015, 01:04:40 pm »
Greetings,
Here's a few more things I've been nailing together recently. Firstly there is a pair of SECR passenger brakes made from Bill Bedford etches.


Next is a Graham Hughes white metal kit of a Southern L1. It was designed to use a Farish 4P chassis but half the boiler was missing to make room for the armature and it sat far to high on the chassis. To rectify this I used my tried and tested method of butchering a Dapol Terrier to create a tender drive. This meant I could fill in the missing bits of boiler and get the body sitting down low enough. A knackered Farish chassis was stripped down with all the motor elements being removed. The drivers were still too small so I replaced them with Minitrix Britannia ones which help improve the look as they have see through spokes. The front bogie is the larger wheel one you get with the latest Farish 4-6-0's. When I'd finished there was virtually nothing left of the Farish chassis!
The change of chassis to the tender meant I could fit out the cab which is usually full of motor.



Finally is one of Alan's (Etched Pixels) 48DS's sitting on the recommended Japanese chassis.



Gareth




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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2015, 02:32:29 pm »



That's exquisite - do you add loco pickups, or just use the Terrier on its own in that respect?

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2015, 03:08:59 pm »

That's exquisite - do you add loco pickups, or just use the Terrier on its own in that respect?


Hi Alan,
Despite its small wheelbase I've found the Terrier to be one of the best running locos there is. The weight of the white metal tender has improved the running qualities even more so rather than complicate things I just stuck with the Terrier pickups which also aids the free running of the loco chassis.
Cheers
Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2015, 08:28:39 pm »
I do like those passenger brakes. How on earth did you do such fine and intricate lining? Seriously impressive!

Likewise your work on the L1. Out of interest have you chronicled your work somewhere?

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2015, 08:46:49 pm »
I agree, all these SECR models are wonderful. One day I'll get round to making my Class H!  Keep up the great work.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2015, 09:44:20 pm »
I do like those passenger brakes. How on earth did you do such fine and intricate lining? Seriously impressive!

Likewise your work on the L1. Out of interest have you chronicled your work somewhere?

Hi,
The lining on the coaches starts life as Fox Transfers LMS yellow/black/yellow loco lining. I trim the outer black and yellow line off and just use the inner angle. It takes for ever and I'm, thankfully, on my 10th and last one :thumbsup:
Occasionally I document the builds on here but normally I've built most of it before I remember to take any photos :doh:

Gareth

 

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