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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1590 on: September 13, 2018, 11:02:39 AM »
A whole evening to myself at the workbench, so some results to show...


The workbench...:






I'm using Fox's "3-stage" lining for the splashers on this T9 - you apply the white, then the red, then the black over the top. Effective but fiendishly fiddly! Pleased with how it's going so far, though. :)





The B1 and the 0-4-0 Pug get some lining...






The Patriot conversion is now fully lined, just needs a coat of satin varnish...:






I bought this irretrievable basket case latest project spares or repair off eBay, ostensibly an 0-6-0 Collett tender loco. It looked like a not-very-well-put-together kit, so I stripped and dismantled it. It's actually half kit, half sawn-off Grafar 94xx tank. With a little love, a lot of filler, some new cab steps and a lick of paint, I think it could be quite a sweet little loco. No, really...  :-\



More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1591 on: September 13, 2018, 11:54:09 AM »
Many thanks for the update, Gideon. As always, your work is very impressively, particularly the very difficult lining in 2mm Scale.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1592 on: September 13, 2018, 11:54:43 AM »
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I'm using Fox's "3-stage" lining for the splashers on this T9 - you apply the white, then the red, then the black over the top. Effective but fiendishly fiddly! Pleased with how it's going so far, though. :)

My word  :o

I struggle with Cant Rail decals and I really struggled with the two-part (white backing, coloured top) Fox sector decals so I would really really struggle with a three part transfer that is that thin!

You have done a marvolous job!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1593 on: September 13, 2018, 01:50:44 PM »
The lining work looks brilliant, Gideon.  :thumbsup:

Glad to see you're having a tidy-up in readiness for that CoT coming your way in the next few weeks!  ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1594 on: September 13, 2018, 01:55:24 PM »
The lining work looks brilliant, Gideon.  :thumbsup:

Glad to see you're having a tidy-up in readiness for that CoT coming your way in the next few weeks!  ;)

Dave G

Thanks Dave! :) I think I might have a few CoT's coming my way... ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1595 on: September 13, 2018, 06:45:20 PM »
Great to see some more examples of your splendid work!! the M7 Convert is looking spanking, I don't have a CoT, but the N2 is getting ready to head your way, will pop those crests in that I mentioned too

Cheers,
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1596 on: September 19, 2018, 09:59:24 AM »
Limited time at the workbench last night, so I contented myself with putting the finishing touches to a couple of nearly completed ones...



Britannia "Polar Star" - looks lovely, runs like a pig! Back to the servicing works to get her running nicely...:






Patriot "Royal Tank Corps" conversion - looks and runs well, but to my annoyance it's managed to shed one of the freshly glued-on nameplates.   :censored: Another on order from Fox then she's for sale:





A J39 kit I'd been working on for a while, finally finished:




Hopefully getting a full evening's workbench time tonight, so more soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1597 on: September 20, 2018, 10:36:15 AM »
It many not look much like progress... but it is!!


One side of the T9 complete bar the numbering, and the M7 gets ever closer...

My near sight is pretty good, but I had to use a magnifying glass to line up the curvy bits of the T9. At this stage I'm having to use infinitesimally small snippets of very thin lining on both locos to get the curves and lines right, so it takes time and patience! I'm pleased with the results, though. The other side of the pug is also done, just needs blacking-in:





Others in the lining works - a green B1 and a blue B12:




More soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1598 on: September 20, 2018, 04:28:22 PM »
Brilliant as ever

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1599 on: September 22, 2018, 04:25:36 PM »
looking superb Gideon, I'll get those crests I mentioned off to you next week

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1600 on: September 26, 2018, 10:47:02 AM »
More rumblings from the Despair Depot...


Remember this...?:





Now looks like this:




Really pleased with the lining on this one (and the home-installed tender pick ups!). Just got to fettle the pony truck so she sits nicely on both sets of driving wheels and she's done.



Another pic of the T9 I'm working on, showing the first stages of lining on the other cabside (and some brass on the pipework. Getting there!!





B1 and B12 get more lining...:




More soon.... :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1601 on: September 26, 2018, 12:39:52 PM »
More rumblings from the Despair Depot...


Remember this...?:





Now looks like this:




Really pleased with the lining on this one (and the home-installed tender pick ups!). Just got to fettle the pony truck so she sits nicely on both sets of driving wheels and she's done.


I remember her! One of mine, something I'd never have got to doing - you've really made her pristine, just showing the treasure in these old clunkers with the right treatment.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1602 on: September 26, 2018, 02:01:51 PM »
More rumblings from the Despair Depot...


Remember this...?:





Now looks like this:




Really pleased with the lining on this one (and the home-installed tender pick ups!). Just got to fettle the pony truck so she sits nicely on both sets of driving wheels and she's done.



Another pic of the T9 I'm working on, showing the first stages of lining on the other cabside (and some brass on the pipework. Getting there!!





B1 and B12 get more lining...:




More soon.... :)


A true masterpiece

Gideon you put us all to shame

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1603 on: October 01, 2018, 09:24:15 AM »
Many thanks for the latest update, Gideon. Your work is really very impressive, particularly the very difficult curving lining in 2mm Scale on the T9.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1604 on: October 11, 2018, 10:24:37 AM »
A couple of quick snapshots of the workbench, as I have been away with work but finally managed to get an evening's loco time in! :)



Lining progress - the T9, B1, B12 and M7 are all coming along nicely, with a couple of finished Warships lurking in the background:







I'm really pleased with the lining on this little (well, actually rather big - I think the shell is meant to be OO9 gauge!) saddletank. Either way, it still looks good pootling around the test track! I've painted the cab steps black now, so it looks even better.





More updates soon! :)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 10:30:00 AM by Ozymandias »
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