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Author Topic: Dr Al's workbench - V1, V3  (Read 43978 times)

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2015, 11:23:22 AM »
The cab interior looks great and interesting it see you solution for attaching the rear of the loco. That looks like a V2 insulation spacer under the cab floor, did you add a nut or is the screw simply screwed directly into the floor?

No, it only uses the V2 backhead and plasticard. The black area is B1 chassis, and the V2 part was drilled to directly accept the bolt. Gives a solid but removable attachment, with the front end being held by the standard B1 chassis weight

Question - have you any advice on repairing bits of 3D print that have come off? In particular it's lost a small part of the footplate on the cabside (see pic1, directly below the centre of the cabside handrail).

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Alan
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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2015, 11:29:44 AM »
Thanks Alan.

Re repairs, I've been successful in the past supergluing 0.25mm plastic card (rod) to the footplate and re-profiling once completely dry. You'll need to ensure that all the paint is removed from the area that you want to apply glue to and use a piece of 0.2-0.3mm wire to apply the glue (otherwise it gets everywhere!). Alternatively, make a small profile piece using plastic card and profile using the tiniest amount of Milliput. Neither is easy but can be done.

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2015, 11:59:16 AM »
Very nice work, both. It's looking the dogs doo-dahs :thumbsup:

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2015, 11:12:30 PM »
You can have it in any colour you like, as long as it's black.



Also, cylinder draincocks added, and valve guides, and front wheelset rim painted. I fixed the damaged footplate with microstrip.

Getting close now, but out of decal lining so that will prevent further immediate progress.

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2015, 11:42:56 PM »
I am not a LNER fan but that looks really good to me.
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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2015, 09:45:16 AM »
Looks great Alan, well done on the repair!

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2015, 09:45:28 AM »
Let me make it clear I am not turning to the LNER side, but that looks like a very good model to me

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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2015, 10:15:42 AM »
Let me make it clear I am not turning to the LNER side, but that looks like a very good model to me

...slowly being converted...  >:D >:D >:D

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2015, 10:32:47 AM »
NEVER NEVER NEVER, next time my Layout is out at Exhibition come down and see if you can see any stock other the LMS, apart from the possible J39 and V2

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2015, 12:35:13 AM »
A cruel overexposure shows tonight's progress. Lining looks heavy, but still needs it's black central dividing transfers applying. That is a job for next time (as is the base of the tender and some bits on the other side!).



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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2015, 06:50:50 AM »
Absolutely amazing work.
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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2015, 07:09:11 AM »
A cruel overexposure shows tonight's progress. Lining looks heavy, but still needs it's black central dividing transfers applying. That is a job for next time (as is the base of the tender and some bits on the other side!).



Cheers,
Alan


Stunning, totally stunning

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2015, 09:06:22 AM »
Just incredible Alan, you've captured the look of the K3 to a tee!  8)

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2015, 09:26:36 AM »
Having compared my K3, built with a modified version of the originally intended V2 chassis, you can really see that difference in the rear part of the coupled wheelbase. That extra 1.5mm length really makes a big visual difference. If I needed any more encouragement to build at least one more using this method, I think I got it!

Actually, I'd like to build three, one for each of the original designs, GNR style cab, NER style cab (both right hand drive) and as per the print in GS form. Luckily all can use the various Farish tender tops supplied with the J39 (unfortunately the B1 tender top is the much later type and I haven't seen one attached to this class).

It occurs to me that this method could also make up a respectable K2, another one to revisit the in future I think!

Well done sir!

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Re: AtsoCad LNER Gresley K3 2-6-0
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2015, 09:30:10 AM »
I can see me building one of these now.
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