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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #270 on: May 19, 2017, 09:15:22 am »
 :thankyousign: Fergy1. yes I was thinking thats what the little flat bits were after searching on varios websites but not sure how to bend them to shape so decided to leave them off .
I really love this little loco and the only thing I need to do is add some weight somehow and of course put the nameplates on when they arrive.
Congratulations to AR for a really nice well presented kit ,and for keeping us all well informed on development and modifying the chimneys as soon as he had the information . Will definatly buy any future kits if finances allow.
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #271 on: May 19, 2017, 10:14:45 am »
Hello all,

Thank you for your kind comments! Whilst it may be a little while before I do another kit I already have ideas and so there should definitely be some more in the future!  :thumbsup:

The nameplates are just being altered and should hopefully be sent to production soon!

Cheers,

Alex

P.s @Bob Tidbury Have you got any photos of your Sentinel, I'd love to see them if you do? I think the best bit of designing the kit is seeing different peoples' versions!

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #272 on: May 19, 2017, 11:05:54 am »
Hi Bob,
From what I can identify the parts are

Joyce kit

Buffers x 4, Steps x 2, sanders x 2, chimney covers x 2

I think that the (what I have called) sanders go in front of the engine - they look to be the part visible in the header photo on this site http://sentinel7109.blogspot.co.uk/p/what-is-sentinel-7109.html

SDJR Sentinel kit

Sander, chimney covers x 2, buffers x 4
this kit has a different version of the sander which still fits in the same place

That's how I'm attaching them anyway! :)

To be honest you could probably leave them off as they are so tiny, but now I've added the handrails I think I've committed myself (or should that be - I should be committed!)


Those bits you are calling "sanders" look like they are intended to be the 'guard irons' - a device to push any obstruction off the track to prevent derailments usually attached to the main frames in line with the rail head (some locos also had a solid bar running between them, the Sentinels appear not to have). The sandboxes are the square items already attached to the body immediately ahead of and behind the axle springs. The sand was delivered to the rail head by a pipe direct from the bottom of the sandboxes - easily represented by a short off-cut of the wire supplied for the handrails...

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #273 on: May 19, 2017, 04:24:30 pm »
a photo in The  S & D in  the   50's  vol 1 seems to show the  'bar' in place just above rail level.
The  photos  in The Mendip Times  of Joyce  suggest guard  irons.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #274 on: May 19, 2017, 04:47:55 pm »
Thanks for the information PLD, you learn something new every day! :)

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #275 on: May 19, 2017, 09:50:23 pm »
Hello all,

I thought I'd share my attempt at the 7109 kit!

I have not added the handrails as I managed to leave them back home but the transfers are on their way :thumbsup:







I have the prototype versions so the chimney is slightly different to the production versions!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #276 on: May 19, 2017, 10:18:55 pm »
Lovely job Alex. Happy if I do half as a good a job of mine. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #277 on: May 20, 2017, 02:16:38 pm »
Hello all,

I ordered transfers yesterday afternoon and they arrived this morning! I think they look great and all that's left is the little nameplate!



Cheers,

Alex

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #278 on: May 20, 2017, 02:46:28 pm »
Do the transfers need a bit of MICROSOl/ Decal-fix?

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #279 on: May 20, 2017, 02:49:29 pm »
Do the transfers need a bit of MICROSOl/ Decal-fix?

A great job by all concerned.

Thanks, yeah they do I think, it shows more in the photo! I shall try to get hold of some :thumbsup:

Cheers,

Alex

I have now ordered some to come early next week, just in time to do the decals of the SDJR version too:)
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #280 on: May 20, 2017, 04:05:17 pm »
...now  if you have any spare S&D decals  you  want to sell.....

When fixing  the handrails I found  it  useful to thread a handrail knob onto the wire near the  end, superglue it in  place and then, trim the end. I then threaded another  hand rail knob onto  the wire  but left it loose. This means  you can locate the fixed knob in the  drilled  hole and  manipulate the other into place. I used  the handrail wire to apply the super glue by dipping the end of the wire  into a tiny blob of glue on a block of wood.
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #281 on: May 26, 2017, 08:59:38 am »
Hello all,

I have been working on the SDJR version recently and managed to do the handrails, as fiddly as they are:


I like them in brass but not quite prototypical! I have also added wire vacuum pipes:)

Here's the almost finished pair:


I am planning to do a third one in the green and red livery that Joyce had in the 1960s too!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #282 on: May 26, 2017, 12:44:50 pm »
Nice to see youve built your own kits Alex . The handrails are far too fiddly for me,you want to try packing a few hundred of them twenty to a packet.
I think I will stick to Buffers and let Ray pack the handrails..
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #283 on: May 26, 2017, 01:18:46 pm »
Alex where did you get the transfers from for the SDJR one? I know there are plenty about but there are different sizes and I know I'll end up with the wrong ones. Do you know the stock codes for them?

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #284 on: May 26, 2017, 02:08:57 pm »
Alex where did you get the transfers from for the SDJR one? I know there are plenty about but there are different sizes and I know I'll end up with the wrong ones. Do you know the stock codes for them?

Hello,

They are all from Fox Transfers, FRH2001, FRH2008. The numbers come in a set with three different sizes and I used the middle ones (they come in 8",9" and 10" and I used the 9" ones, not sure what that is in scale terms!)


Cheers,

Alex

 

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