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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2019, 04:51:48 PM »
That looks really nice ,and I would really love one to add to my collection of unusual locos it’s a shame that your not making it available for us all ,there is no way I could afford the one that’s on Shapeways now ,and you have to buy about three or four bits and to  be honest I would only want the body and side frames which I would just glue onto the Farish bogies.I am NOT a rivet counter.
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2019, 04:56:50 PM »
Hi Alex

Good to see you back. Hope Aus wasn't too much of a distraction...

In your absence there is another Leader on the block.
See this link: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/newman-miniatures
And a construction video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KThUaeS__PY

I have bought the model - it cost about £160 in parts, so its NOT cheap!
It is powered by two crazy wild Tomytec ferrets - they need taming else they fly off at speed!
Something the Leader certainly didnt do.

Its on my to do list.
Unfortunately i dont think i can run to two Leaders...

Best regards
Bob

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #62 on: May 11, 2019, 06:49:15 PM »
Hello all,

@Bob Tidbury @Bob G , thank you for your comments; Australia was fun and hard work but now seems a long time ago! I didn't realise there was another model of the 'Leader;' its a good-looking model and I like the way the bogies work with the motors.

I have managed to finish the ladders on the bogie today and have also completed the rivets (a very time-consuming but worthwhile task!). I got these from Railtec and have to say they are absolutely wonderful (I am in no way affiliated, just a very satisfied customer!). As you can see in the picture below, they come on strips of waterslide decal paper, and one can simply cut them to the desired lengths. The lamp irons are from BHE and help complete the ends. The handrails are 0.33mm wire from N Brass.

The window frames do look a little fuzzy at present but I will tidy these up prior to glazing!

















That's about it for today but I aim to get the headcode disks, numbers and nameplates on tomorrow and then the 'Leader' will be all but complete!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2019, 06:54:21 PM »
Bravo Alex !

Doing the rivets was worth the effort.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2019, 07:18:33 PM »
Looking superb Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #65 on: May 11, 2019, 09:01:32 PM »
Blimey! I thought you were kidding about the rivets. It's not my bag at all, but it's shaping up into a fine model.

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #66 on: May 12, 2019, 12:07:11 AM »
The front end looks superb.  :thumbsup:

Glad you enjoyed your time here.  :beers:
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #67 on: May 12, 2019, 08:22:24 AM »
That’s a lovely touch having the fireman’s door half open ,that was one of the problems on the real one , the fireman used to be nearly roasted by the end of the journey.
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2019, 09:14:43 PM »
Hello all,

Well, today I have finally finished the 'Leader'. I have glazed the windows, detailed the coal bunker, fitted the headcodes and done the transfers and nameplates (not quite prototypical!). I am really pleased with how it has come out and I think it demonstrates how useful 3D prints are in N gauge, especially for the rarer types of engine that have no chance of being made ready-to-run.

It only needs a coat of clear and some strong magnets to secure the body shell to the chassis to finish it, but aesthetically it's complete so here are some final photos!













I look forward to hearing what you think of it!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #69 on: May 12, 2019, 09:48:32 PM »
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #70 on: May 12, 2019, 10:25:34 PM »
Superb. You really need to get articles about it sent off to Railway Modeller and the NGSJ.

You'll be published for sure!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #71 on: May 12, 2019, 10:32:38 PM »
That's a point. Are you a member of the NGS Alex? If not, please join! I sense a future product Development Officer maybe. :beers:
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #72 on: May 13, 2019, 02:04:43 PM »
The rivet detail really does MAKE the model it is absolutely brilliant , please send a finished one like that to me with just the side frames and I will sort out a chassis that will sort of fit ,by the way I am not a rivet counter so if you havnt got the right number I won’t mind at all .
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #73 on: May 13, 2019, 02:09:46 PM »
The rivet detail really does MAKE the model it is absolutely brilliant , please send a finished one like that to me with just the side frames and I will sort out a chassis that will sort of fit ,by the way I am not a rivet counter so if you havnt got the right number I won’t mind at all .
Bob Tidbury

That's the first time I've heard a non-rivet counter demanding rivets!

I do note that you did not specify the SIZE or NUMBER of rivets though  :angel:

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #74 on: May 13, 2019, 02:16:48 PM »
Hello all,

Thank you all for your kind comments! I am now considering writing an article on how I went about building it!

Cheers,

Alex

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