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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 28988 times)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2015, 01:44:54 pm »
Did you mean this little chap:

http://cspmodels.com/abante/index.php?rt=product/product&product_id=183


Yep, that's the only online photo I found. Pity it doesn't show the front as I've 4 photos of the rear and side yet only one grainy one of the front. I'm guessing at the moment that the smoke box door will be a half circle hinging upwards. At least one shot is dead centre, side on, so I could calculate sizes as I knew the wheelbase/diameter.
I'll post some more photos soon as the main components are now soldered together.
Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2015, 01:57:56 pm »
Yep, that's the only online photo I found. Pity it doesn't show the front as I've 4 photos of the rear and side yet only one grainy one of the front. I'm guessing at the moment that the smoke box door will be a half circle hinging upwards. At least one shot is dead centre, side on, so I could calculate sizes as I knew the wheelbase/diameter.
I'll post some more photos soon as the main components are now soldered together.
Gareth


If it's anything like No 394 then you're right about the smoke box door:


As usual with your southern work, I'm looking forward to seeing what you produce.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2015, 02:39:49 pm »
The main bits are now soldered together. The only bits added that were missing from the first photo are the roof and part of the cab rear to raise it a little and hold the curve that the rear had.
I now need to sort out the cab steps, smokebox, springs and tool boxes.


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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2015, 04:18:56 pm »
I wish you'd stop making it look so easy   ;)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2015, 08:11:59 pm »
I think it's high time you started running classes for us lesser beings!

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2015, 05:00:43 pm »
Greetings,
I've now added most of the remaining detail and given it a dusting of primer. The main bits left to add are the toolboxes on the running plate each side in front of the springs. I've left them off at the moment as they would make painting the bits behind a problem. Next I need to crank up Word again as this loco carried full Wainwright lined livery so I need to draw up some transfers.




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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2015, 05:48:18 pm »
Oh gods. You even draw your own transfers :D

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2015, 01:08:22 pm »
How on earth do you find the time to build so quickly!?  :o  :hmmm:

Nice work by the way!  :D

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2015, 02:33:41 pm »
How on earth do you find the time to build so quickly!? 


Easy, just have a hernia operation to get time off work. Not being very mobile means I just have to sit at the work bench all day  :thumbsup:
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2015, 04:50:52 pm »
Easy, just have a hernia operation to get time off work. Not being very mobile means I just have to sit at the work bench all day  :thumbsup:
Gareth

That won't work for me. I'm self-employed and sit at a desk all day anyway. What's Plan B?

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2015, 07:20:25 pm »
How on earth do you find the time to build so quickly!?

Easy, just have a hernia operation to get time off work. Not being very mobile means I just have to sit at the work bench all day  :thumbsup:
Gareth

2 questions Gareth :

1) how many days off do you get ?

2) doesn't the post-op pain make concentrating difficult ?

Best regards,


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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2015, 08:06:26 pm »
2 questions Gareth :

1) how many days off do you get ?

2) doesn't the post-op pain make concentrating difficult ?


1) not enough!

2) It did last year when I had open surgery but this time it was keyhole. It hurts but not to bad.

Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2015, 08:40:44 am »
Greetings,
I've drawn up the tricky bits of livery on Word and now printed and applied the transfers. Time now to get the paint brushes out.

Gareth

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2015, 01:35:19 pm »
I think that just about everyone on this forum would be grateful if you wrote a how to make those transfers with a few pictures and posted it in the tutorial section, I for one see quite a few possibilities for some of my unlined BR black locos like the T9, Director & Claud Hamilton
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2015, 03:37:09 pm »
Hi,
Drawing transfers up isn't overly difficult. Using Word you have access to a multitude of shapes including 'plaque' which you can use for the lining panels when the corners are indented, ideal for SECR and LBSCR. To draw up the whole panel you do it in layers which is especially helpful when the lining is multi coloured like the SECR. You can set the dimensions to any size you want so you can make them the exact size you require for your model. You can copy each element to the clipboard so you don't have to keep drawing shapes, just adjust the size. For the cab sides I create a rectangle then add in the cut out using a curved edged white rectangle then add in curves of the relevant lining colours.
Below is a photo shot of the drawings I made for my P Class. At the bottom I have separated one of the large panels in to its four component parts which are added in layers.

HTH
Gareth

 

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