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Author Topic: Dr Al's workbench - clearing the backlog, and adding some Zs  (Read 69265 times)

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #225 on: May 12, 2017, 08:06:19 PM »
As for 60070 Gladiateur, RCTS Part 2A shows it with double chimney and round dome in 1959 (Fig 76).

Interesting - thanks. I guess that must have been pretty rare as A3s go.

Cheers,
Alan

The only other I can find is 60091 Captain Cuttle in 1962 (RCTS fig 82), with smoke deflectors in that case (the picture of 60070 is without deflectors, which were added in September 1961).

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Roy

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #226 on: May 12, 2017, 10:07:42 PM »
The L3 has been completed. It took a chassis clean and overhaul to get it going, such has been the length of time that the power unit has been idle. However, it runs superbly, despite being Poole design chassis (albeit updated with Bachmann wheels and armature).

Just needs the bunker filled with coal. Undecided on fitting a front coupling - may do so in time.







Next up are the bodywork cleanup tasks on the Stanier Mogul.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #227 on: May 12, 2017, 10:23:57 PM »
with reference to your previous post will this one do?







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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #228 on: May 13, 2017, 01:11:51 PM »
Interesting model there sir - what's the basis of it - the Worsley scratch-aid perchance?

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #229 on: May 13, 2017, 01:25:31 PM »
yes with a lot of n brass loco fittings and a 3mt chassis

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #230 on: May 16, 2017, 11:40:17 PM »
3 hours of intimacy with Fox transfers, and 30 mins of painting touch ups, and buffer beams and the bulk is now done on the Stanier Mogul. Still far too gloss, but necessary for the decals, and that will be toned right down in the next pass.

This matt finish, refit of tender wheels, some adjustment of the drawbar, coaling and giving the chassis a once over (long time since it's run!) and she'll be done.





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Alan
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If Dr Al is online he may be able to provide a more comprehensive answer.

“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.” – Dr. Carl Sagan

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #231 on: May 17, 2017, 12:12:28 AM »
that is very nice I wish I could achieve the same standard. incidentally I took a non flash photo of the V1 and it looks a bit better


here are a couple of others




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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #232 on: May 17, 2017, 09:11:45 AM »
3 hours of intimacy with Fox transfers, and 30 mins of painting touch ups, and buffer beams and the bulk is now done on the Stanier Mogul. Still far too gloss, but necessary for the decals, and that will be toned right down in the next pass.

This matt finish, refit of tender wheels, some adjustment of the drawbar, coaling and giving the chassis a once over (long time since it's run!) and she'll be done.





Cheers,
Alan

Truly stunning you are a genius

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #233 on: May 17, 2017, 09:47:39 AM »
By heck, but we have some truly gifted modellers on this forum :goggleeyes:

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #234 on: May 17, 2017, 10:46:43 AM »
3 hours of intimacy with Fox transfers, and 30 mins of painting touch ups, and buffer beams and the bulk is now done on the Stanier Mogul. Still far too gloss, but necessary for the decals, and that will be toned right down in the next pass.

This matt finish, refit of tender wheels, some adjustment of the drawbar, coaling and giving the chassis a once over (long time since it's run!) and she'll be done.





Cheers,
Alan

Truly stunning you are a genius

I second that!

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Alex

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #235 on: May 17, 2017, 01:36:26 PM »
Wow! Just wow!  8) 8)

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #236 on: May 17, 2017, 08:46:52 PM »
Mogul is now mostly complete. It is missing a whistle, coal and needs a little tidy up of the cylinders and one tender vent. Oh and a mechanical check up!









Cheers,
Alan
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If Dr Al is online he may be able to provide a more comprehensive answer.

“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.” – Dr. Carl Sagan

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #237 on: May 17, 2017, 08:52:40 PM »
You haven't mentioned blackening the motion, Alan.
Just wondered if that's on the 'menu' or if it would make everything 'too black'?

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #238 on: May 17, 2017, 09:00:47 PM »
You haven't mentioned blackening the motion, Alan.
Just wondered if that's on the 'menu' or if it would make everything 'too black'?

Totally fair point Mick.

The answer is almost certainly yes. A wash with Humbrol 85 will bring it down to match Bachfar's more current valve gear. First is getting the mechanicals set again though.

Cheers,
Alan
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If Dr Al is online he may be able to provide a more comprehensive answer.

“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.” – Dr. Carl Sagan

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Re: Dr Al's workbench - Something Stanier
« Reply #239 on: May 18, 2017, 09:32:27 AM »
Mogul is now mostly complete. It is missing a whistle, coal and needs a little tidy up of the cylinders and one tender vent. Oh and a mechanical check up!









Cheers,
Alan

Truly stunning

 

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