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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #240 on: September 28, 2017, 09:14:20 PM »
The D49 looks luvverly, Steve :drool:

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #241 on: September 29, 2017, 08:19:12 AM »
The D49 looks luvverly, Steve :drool:

Thank you Mick, it is shaping up nicely isn't it! :)

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #242 on: September 29, 2017, 12:34:09 PM »
Other than the tender bufferbeam lining, the tender front plate and some minor touching up, Humorist is just about complete painting wise.



Obviously there is still a load of detailing bits to add and a light weathering but I'm happy this one is just about finished!  :claphappy:

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #243 on: October 01, 2017, 06:00:50 PM »
I came back from the Dapol open day yesterday, which was the first time I've visited the factory. The day was really enjoyable and I found the demonstrations of some of the production technicals really insightful. I also managed to get hold of two A3s, both Grand Parade for 35 each! Both have needed some remedial work to get them back into working order but a couple of hours this afternoon has seen this successfully achieved. Unfortunately, I needed to steal the draw bar from my A1 conversion which is currently out of action due to damaged valve gear - the donor A3 was bought cheaply second hand with this damage, hence the reason why I've used it to convert into an A1.

I now have three Grand Parade models and I'm thinking of converting at least one of them into another A1 and the other possibly to a right hand drive A3 (as per my model of 4480 Enterprise). This now sees my pacific fleet expanded to eight none streamlined locomotives and all will eventually be subtly different from each other (who said the A1 and A3 classes were 'standard'!).

No pictures yet as the Grand Parades are in factory condition and find pictures of these easily on the web...

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #244 on: October 02, 2017, 01:31:52 PM »
I came back from the Dapol open day yesterday, which was the first time I've visited the factory. The day was really enjoyable and I found the demonstrations of some of the production technicals really insightful. I also managed to get hold of two A3s, both Grand Parade for 35 each! Both have needed some remedial work to get them back into working order but a couple of hours this afternoon has seen this successfully achieved. Unfortunately, I needed to steal the draw bar from my A1 conversion which is currently out of action due to damaged valve gear - the donor A3 was bought cheaply second hand with this damage, hence the reason why I've used it to convert into an A1.

I now have three Grand Parade models and I'm thinking of converting at least one of them into another A1 and the other possibly to a right hand drive A3 (as per my model of 4480 Enterprise). This now sees my pacific fleet expanded to eight none streamlined locomotives and all will eventually be subtly different from each other (who said the A1 and A3 classes were 'standard'!).

No pictures yet as the Grand Parades are in factory condition and find pictures of these easily on the web...

I picked up a 35 Grand Parade that appears completely faultless.  No idea what I'll do with it as the only A3 that would have visited my layout is Flying Scotsman, but it's nice to have an A3 that runs well. 

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #245 on: October 02, 2017, 06:27:13 PM »
I picked up a 35 Grand Parade that appears completely faultless.  No idea what I'll do with it as the only A3 that would have visited my layout is Flying Scotsman, but it's nice to have an A3 that runs well. 


You must have gotten to the apple green A3s faster than I did to find a faultless one! I'm amazed at what people apparently do to their models, the worse condition of my two was obviously badly handled by it's previous owner... Speaking of which, it's lost its identity now...



Most likely to become Harvester for which I have a photograph of it paired with a GNR tender in 1932 - it was paired with a corridor tender in 1928!

I think the second one will end up being back worked into an A1, most likely to be Isinglass in thanks to the company that supplies such good reference drawings for LNER modellers!

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #246 on: October 03, 2017, 07:03:18 PM »
Just a quick update from me...

Shapeways finally delivered the V1 body shell printed in Frosted Extreme Detail - This is the first time I've used FXD and have to say I'm impressed. Picture below of the V1 in its raw state perched on the donor N class chassis with 3D printed rear truck.



I'll post another picture once its primed (usually a good way to find all the flaws in the print - if there are any) but it's currently sitting in the ultrasonic bath to remove the last bits of the wax residue from the printing process.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #247 on: October 03, 2017, 07:39:48 PM »
That's looking very good and has the potential to be a winner. I might even extend the period that the class was used in East Anglia to justify one...........Southerngooner will have to watch any N he buys for his Southern layout.
Apologies if its been asked before, but is a Thompson L1 'concrete mixer' a possible candidate?

Thanks

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #248 on: October 03, 2017, 07:52:05 PM »
That's looking very good and has the potential to be a winner. I might even extend the period that the class was used in East Anglia to justify one...........Southerngooner will have to watch any N he buys for his Southern layout.
Apologies if its been asked before, but is a Thompson L1 'concrete mixer' a possible candidate?

Thanks

martyn

Steve is far too modest to refer to the prints he already has lined up on Shapeways himself, so I will!

https://www.shapeways.com/product/97HNW66L3/lner-l1-body-shell?optionId=40760486

Roy

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #249 on: October 03, 2017, 07:56:16 PM »
Just a quick update from me...

Shapeways finally delivered the V1 body shell printed in Frosted Extreme Detail - This is the first time I've used FXD and have to say I'm impressed. Picture below of the V1 in its raw state perched on the donor N class chassis with 3D printed rear truck.



I'll post another picture once its primed (usually a good way to find all the flaws in the print - if there are any) but it's currently sitting in the ultrasonic bath to remove the last bits of the wax residue from the printing process.


Hi Steve

That is looking excellent already, even in that untouched straight from Shapeways condition.

Looking forward to seeing this one progress.

Regards

Roy

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #250 on: October 03, 2017, 08:10:43 PM »
Steve is far too modest to refer to the prints he already has lined up on Shapeways himself, so I will!

https://www.shapeways.com/product/97HNW66L3/lner-l1-body-shell?optionId=40760486

Roy



Thanks Roy, I'm not that modest am I? (Paul Price need not answer that!!  :P )

The eagle eyed of you might have noticed that the snifting valve behind the chimney is missing on this one.  :-[ I'll have to knock up something and make sure it is added to the cad file. Once I'm done with testing the prototype print, I'll see about knocking up some of the variations of the classes.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #251 on: October 04, 2017, 09:48:14 AM »
The V1 has had a waft of light grey acrylic from the airbrush but no sanding yet...



The picture shows that there was a second loco body in the package from Shapeways - another N2. This one is altered from the bodies currently available from my Shapeways shop to fit the N class chassis. However, even by making allowances to get the motor housing to fit, the N2's chassis has still needed to be filed down in a few areas to fit and get it sitting more or less at the correct height (as has the V1) - I hope you'll agree the effort was worth it - once I've actually made them 100% level (badly balanced for the picture!).

While the coupled wheelbase of the donor N class at 7'3 by 8'3 is really too short for these locomotives (both should be 7'3 by 9'), I think that the overall effect still looks just about right.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #252 on: October 04, 2017, 10:22:45 AM »
They both look very good, Steve, but I especially like the N2 - a very well proportioned loco.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #253 on: October 06, 2017, 10:03:44 AM »
They both look very good, Steve, but I especially like the N2 - a very well proportioned loco.


Thanks Mick, I like the N2 as well but it is now making my model of 4744 look a bit dated on it's 3MT donor chassis.

Getting this pictures into my own thread (rather than the H class thread), here are a couple of pictures taken at extreme close up of the N2 and V1 after I've fettled the prints to remove the build lines.





Unfortunately, having looked properly at the liveries of the prototypes, I'm going to have to fit the tank and cab handrails after I've lined the locomotives as I'm not going to get the ruling/bow pen into the right place otherwise. This is a little annoying as it means I can spray the rails with etch primer which means the paint finish won't be a durable as I would prefer...

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« Reply #254 on: October 06, 2017, 11:23:37 AM »
Looking great

 

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