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Author Topic: GWR O.13 Milk Brake  (Read 9504 times)

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Offline Hailstone

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2013, 10:17:30 PM »
Got mine today Alan - will have a closer look after the weekend

Many thanks

Alex

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2013, 10:32:45 PM »
Mine arrived this morning Alan, thanks. Looking forward to making a start.

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2013, 03:41:08 PM »
Got mine this morning, is there someone thinking of doing a tutorial?, I for one (being the forum dummy) :laugh3: would welcome it. Cheers john.

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2013, 09:10:49 PM »
I am itching to get started on mine but our house is currently having an extension and resembles a building site. I think I may have to wait until the works are done before I can get near my modelling desk.

If you can wait until then, I will be happy to post a "how to" guide (or possibly a "how not to" if I make a mess of it ;) ).
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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2013, 07:53:59 AM »
Mine arrived safely yesterday as well  :thankyousign:

It's going to be the first time I've attempted something like this (That's why I ordered two) so some sort of photo/video tutorial would be brilliant please :photospleasesign:

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2013, 04:52:44 PM »
Mine's arrived safely today. It'll probably stay in the box for a while before I start on it aswell due to not having done any kits with brass before. I've also got a number of other kits to do first aswell...
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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2013, 02:45:13 PM »
Hi Alan, are there any of the O.13 milk brakes still available.

I would love to get hold of one if possible.

Cheers
Tim

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #82 on: June 11, 2013, 03:23:45 PM »
I don't know if Ntastic has any left otherwise you may have to wait until anther batch gets done - probably next year.

Alan
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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #83 on: June 13, 2013, 10:46:39 AM »
Not having built an N gauge kit in aeons, I’ve ordered a couple of ‘starter’ kits off Etched Pixels this morning. Alan recommended the Midland 6 wheelers, of which I’ve ordered 1, and the Corringham Railway 4 wheeler as being good ‘starter’ kits.

What I really wanted to know was how everyone (or anyone!) is getting on with the Milk Brake. Anyone built there copy? I would love to see some photos or, even better, a blow by blow account of the build…

Nick

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #84 on: June 13, 2013, 11:49:26 AM »
Mine is currently on hold. We have the builders in and I don't really have anywhere to work at the moment. I have had a look and both the bodyshell and the overlays look nice and crisp, should go together well when the time comes.

Sadly the Farish 4-wheel chassis is a bit long. The wheelbase should be right so I need to decide whether I cut down the chassis or do a cut-n-shut of 2 peco wagon chasis to get the righ size. I will probably try the former first as the wheelbase is right and I already have one.
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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #85 on: June 13, 2013, 12:05:12 PM »
Sadly the Farish 4-wheel chassis is a bit long. The wheelbase should be right so I need to decide whether I cut down the chassis or do a cut-n-shut of 2 peco wagon chasis to get the righ size. I will probably try the former first as the wheelbase is right and I already have one.

I think that given your comment about the 4-wheel chassis, I'll wait until you've had a crack at youirs first! Anychance that you can do a blow by blow tutorial? In the meantime I'll content myself with the 2 'starter' kits that Alan has pointed me at and get some more if needs be....

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #86 on: June 18, 2013, 12:01:35 PM »
Sadly the Farish 4-wheel chassis is a bit long. The wheelbase should be right so I need to decide whether I cut down the chassis or do a cut-n-shut of 2 peco wagon chasis to get the righ size. I will probably try the former first as the wheelbase is right and I already have one.

Remember to allow for the thickness of the overlays and glue in the length. Plus the fact the buffer beam sticks out a tiny bit on the real thing too.

I have one to build at some point (dunno when as its a bit chaotic here) but I'll try and take photos of it as I do it.

Alan
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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #87 on: September 04, 2013, 04:43:40 PM »
With some hesitation, here's my first completed Milk Brake.


This is my first attempt at working with brass and I'm glad I've got two kits. I've used a Farish underframe and it is at least 2-3mm too long. Next time I'll cut the underframe down.

If I'm feeling brave enough I'll give it an airing on Southbridge at TINGS.

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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #88 on: September 04, 2013, 06:28:19 PM »
Take it to TINGS and run it, it looks great. Show off you kit building, we are all certain we can no better next time, but that does not mean the first attempt is not good enough to show off.

Enjoy TINGS.
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Re: GWR O.13 Milk Brake
« Reply #89 on: September 04, 2013, 08:40:48 PM »
Good for you Graham, as the man says take it to TINGS, you know you want to. Let us all know how you get on. Cheers John.

 

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