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Offline Roy L S

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Re: The most difficult kit I have ever built
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2017, 07:10:28 pm »
Hi HH

I have to agree with what has been said here.

I think it would be true to say that we are rarely totally happy with our own work no matter how hard we try and tend to know where all the problems are "buried". I think the 07 look a great little loco and something unusual for your layout too. Full marks for persevering too. I tried three times (three kits) to build a Graham Hughes A5, not happy with any of them. The fourth kit I gave up on and gave it, parts from the earlier kits and the chassis away!

Love the other locos too, there are some unique and lovely models there. I would love a V1/V3 but am no way brave enough to take on an etched kit.

Keep up the good work and please do keep sharing the pictures

Roy

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Re: The most difficult kit I have ever built
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2017, 07:57:19 pm »
Nice! Always been a fan of the NER's electrics. Seemingly ahead of their time, and being stuck on freight workings in an unfashionable corner of England, they never seem to have received the attention they should have done.

Can you tell me anything about this kit? What's the chassis? I could be seriously tempted to have a go at this one!

Cheers, NeMo



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Re: The most difficult kit I have ever built
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2017, 07:59:40 pm »
Its not as hard as you might think Roy. the etch from worsley works,the fittings from N Brass locos, The chassis from a farish 3MT, the handrail knobs from Markits the transfers from fox and the boiler tube and handrail wire from eileens emporium. that and a soldering iron and a bit of courage and you have a loco

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Re: The most difficult kit I have ever built
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2017, 08:02:57 pm »
I got mike of the judith edge kits to reduce the 00 etch to 1:148. it is just the etch and no frills or castings. I still have 2 unused etches for the ef1 but also had him do the EB1 which was in use til the 60s when ilford carriage sheds changed from DC to AC

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Re: The most difficult kit I have ever built
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2017, 08:05:50 pm »
The prototype looks ungainly - an ugly duckling.

Not easy to transform into an N gauge swan ?

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: The most difficult kit I have ever built
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2017, 08:11:48 pm »
good progress and the next ones always better,  its taken  me  10 years to produce a 2mm chassis I'm  fairly happy with  but still keep on trying

Nick

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Re: The most difficult kit I have ever built
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2017, 07:59:21 pm »
I have stripped the kit down and resprayed it and it looks better. you may be interested to know that I got ruston makers plates for the 2 bonnets and hudswell plates for the parkwood 0-6-0 shunter from "Narrow Planet"

 

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