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Offline Big bad John

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #285 on: May 26, 2017, 03:40:20 pm »
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #286 on: June 05, 2017, 11:50:31 am »
Hello all,

I have finally received the etched nameplates so I can ship them in the coming days:)



 I think this is a good time to say thank you for all your support and interest along the way, it has been a long and fun journey and I look forward to doing other kits in the future! It would be lovely too if and when you finish the kit you post a photo on here as it would be a nice way of seeing how they all turn out!

Many thanks,

Alex

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #287 on: June 05, 2017, 09:49:01 pm »
So how long until you start work in for Graham farish, Dapol or revolution :p

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #288 on: June 06, 2017, 07:23:03 am »
My version of Joyce, is just about finished




The SDJR version will be finished later this week with the application of the decals.

Well done Alex, your kits make some nice different locos! :)

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #289 on: June 06, 2017, 08:50:15 am »
Very nice job fergy I now wish I had done mine in the green instead of black ,its a shame we  still have those huge couplings unless we convert all our stock to those very fiddly brass type which I couldnt possible fit far to dificult for me
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: June 06, 2017, 08:55:40 am by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #290 on: June 06, 2017, 12:53:54 pm »
So how long until you start work in for Graham farish, Dapol or revolution :p

Don't do it! Instead you could concentrate on producing wonderfully obscure/unavailable loco and tender bodies for steam and diesel that will fit onto existing RTR chassis. How about some Drummond locos to go on Union Mills chassis, for instance...? Hint, hint.

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #291 on: June 06, 2017, 01:17:22 pm »
Dont rush Alex with loads of ideas let him concentrate on his studies and the Leader project he is allready working on ,Otherwise he will end up like other people who promise loads of diferent projects but then dont produce anything or decide to drop them completely .
I think he has done a brilliant job with the Sentinal , he has kept us all up to date with every stage of the project and I have just recieved my JOYCE nameplate set
In the post this morning .
Its a real shame that he will be very busy for the next year so we wont see the Leader for over a year now but if the Sentinal is anything to go by it will be worth the wait .
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #292 on: June 12, 2017, 03:59:54 pm »
don't suppose   anyone has a  spare chimney cover from  the kit?

send  me  a message if so...
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #293 on: June 12, 2017, 05:00:22 pm »
Some photos of my completed Sentinels with nameplates fitted.





I don't have any spare chimney covers, but it should be possible to make a representation from a small triangular shaped piece of plasticard.

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #294 on: June 12, 2017, 05:30:25 pm »
Some photos of my completed Sentinels with nameplates fitted.




Aah, so THAT's how the chimney covers should be arranged. I've been pondering that for several days and I still didn't get the right answer.

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #295 on: July 14, 2017, 10:20:00 pm »
...then just the shunters truck to wire up with the softer wire that Waz sent me to try.

Bob, did you manage to wire up a shunter's truck and does it have its own pick-ups?

I finally bit the bullet and soldered in the resistor. The chassis runs very well on testing, but it doesn't like the double slip much. Extra pick-ups are going to be required.

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #296 on: July 14, 2017, 10:56:57 pm »
Can I ask what colour you used for the Joyce green version? that's the one i'm doing and i'd like a nice cheap aerosol for it.

bob

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #297 on: July 15, 2017, 11:52:12 am »
Sorry for the late reply CarriageShed,We had a bit of a family  problem so me and Val have been busy. The Osborns shunters  truck does not come with pickups and it comes with plastic wheels so I havnt used that one as Micheal said to fit Farish wheels you have to ream the axle bearing out ,The Etched Pixels one needs a Peco Chassis which has to be shortened and then I used Farish wheels  I did tell everyone how I made my own very crude pickups which seem to work OK . Ime sure some enterprising person could make up.a pickup kit pre wired for anyone who like me is a bit ham fisted.
I did make up one kit of parts for J R B and he said it came in very handy but I am not able to make up.any for sale .I dont have enough phosphor bronze strip or fine wire .
Bob Tidbury
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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #298 on: July 16, 2017, 09:43:03 am »
Thank, Bob. I was thinking of converting a Farish or Peco wagon, possibly a bolster. The GWR truck is no good for an S&D/SR layout so a conversion is probably the best way to go. The mechanics of it are unknown to me so if someone's going to produce either a full kit or detailed instruction then that would be a great help. I'm probably not alone in that hope.

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Re: Sentinel 0-4-0 Body Kit
« Reply #299 on: July 16, 2017, 07:51:45 pm »
Can I ask what colour you used for the Joyce green version? that's the one i'm doing and i'd like a nice cheap aerosol for it.

bob

Hi Bob,
I used Humbrol's Grass Green aerosol which makes (I think) a nice match for Joyce's original green.

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Kevin

 

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