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Author Topic: Tilbury Tanks and Midland Spinners  (Read 28459 times)

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2015, 06:31:52 pm »
Hi Al; the shaft is smaller in diameter to the bore of the worm, so I fitted a length of brass tubing to a very interference fit, which makes up the difference.

Cheers
Simon

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2015, 10:11:42 pm »
Right, nearly finished:

Lamp brackets and scratch-built Westinghouse pump.
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Plus some destination board brackets (the pump will go on after painting).
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Then modified NBrass steps and home guard irons.
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Next, a clean up, paint, final details and the last stretch of fiddling with the chassis and we're done!

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2015, 11:02:19 pm »
Exquisite hand craft Simon, exquisite....

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2015, 01:02:55 pm »
Very nice work there. I'm looking forward to seeing it with a paint job, but also to more stage-by-stage detail so that I know what I'm doing when I come to assemble my first metal loco kit.

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2015, 02:31:50 pm »
Gets better and better, full of admiration.   :admiration:   :greatwork:

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2015, 07:07:41 pm »
Thanks everyone for your encouraging words. Caz, I love your layout, fantastic sound! And Pete, did you mean stage-by-stage on the paint work or is there something particular in the build itself? I've got lots of photos! Are you going to post up your kit build? I've found everyone very supportive on this forum, so much so I'm going to join the N Gauge Society as well.

Next up; the primer!

Cheers
Simon

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2015, 09:20:03 am »
Here we are in red(dish) primer.

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With the chassis doing a wee bit of running in...

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And while the primer dries I shall be re-watching Ian Rathbone for the umpteenth time, I never tire of the man, cool, calm and can he paint!

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #67 on: August 03, 2015, 01:34:51 pm »
Thanks everyone for your encouraging words. Caz, I love your layout, fantastic sound! And Pete, did you mean stage-by-stage on the paint work or is there something particular in the build itself? I've got lots of photos! Are you going to post up your kit build? I've found everyone very supportive on this forum, so much so I'm going to join the N Gauge Society as well.

Just general build detail, Simon. I haven't attempted any metal loco kits myself, not yet anyway. All reference material is going to be useful when I do.

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2015, 10:30:28 pm »
Hi there, bit of progress. Joined the N Gauge society, the minutes of the AGM were an interesting read...along with the rest of the wealth of literature, many thanks.

Watched Ian Rathbone over and over and re-read the book, honed my lining pen and got this far so far...

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2015, 12:07:30 am »
 :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: WOW!!

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2015, 02:41:31 pm »
Simon - you put us all to shame! This is an exquisite piece of modeling!
Pre-Grouping: the best of all possible worlds!

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2015, 04:53:13 pm »
Thanks for your very kind words, it's a very rewarding project. Here's a modification to my 7mm Hobby Holidays chassis jig to help paint the (even) trickier bits...
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2015, 05:37:26 pm »
Looks very smart!

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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #73 on: September 11, 2015, 09:05:00 pm »
Hi, apologies for not posting for a while, real life (and Shrewsbury Folk Festival) got in the way of the modelling.
Here are the excellent Fox Transfers in position, they are superb and only a little fiddly!
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Re: Tilbury Tanks
« Reply #74 on: September 12, 2015, 06:35:36 am »
This is looking fantastic!

Which sheet(s) are you using from the Fox Transfers collection?

 

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