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Offline Doc Pye

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Re: Building a GWR Saint using Shapeways bits
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2019, 03:11:53 PM »
Well that will save some dosh!  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

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Re: Building a GWR Saint using Shapeways bits
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2019, 03:22:47 PM »
Hi,

try page 3 of this tread on the NGS: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41387.0
JohnBS is John Birkett Smith of Ashburton and Totnes fame. He did a short thread last year outlining how he built his locos.

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Re: Building a GWR Saint using Shapeways bits
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2019, 03:35:06 PM »
 :thankyousign: Norman, that was really useful!

Based on the advice received thus far, I think I will buy his Saint chassis and try and find a Dapol Hall to go with it.

So has anyone out there done this conversion? If so, let's hear from you.

As for John, wow, his scratchbuilding skills are outstanding! Something for us all to aspire too!

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Re: Building a GWR Saint using Shapeways bits
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2019, 06:21:59 PM »
I have built a rebuilt Scott (2986 Robin Hood), which is very similar to the saints before using shapeways parts and a Dapol Hall as a donor. It came out rather well, other than the underscale drivers.

View it here:
https://www.facebook.com/PedanticmongrelNmodelling/photos/a.385315695241535/385316818574756/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/PedanticmongrelNmodelling/photos/a.385315695241535/385319818574456/?type=3&theater

I sold this loco via ebay approx 2 years ago, I had too many GWR 4-6-0s at the time, however another GWR loco I have built and kept which I built using a Dapol donor and shapeways parts was this 28xx, this could be a great alternative project if you feel a saint is diving in at the deep end, it is far easier to get plates for a 28xx for a start and plugs the gap for a large goods engine to run on any GWR layouts set before 1938! (Yes the 2884s were built that late!)

28xx pictures here:
https://www.facebook.com/PedanticmongrelNmodelling/photos/a.385336228572815/385336808572757/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/PedanticmongrelNmodelling/photos/a.385315695241535/385319778574460/?type=3&theater
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Re: Building a GWR Saint using Shapeways bits
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2019, 06:27:58 PM »
Lovely work Dan
Why on earth did you sell the 4-6-0? It was/is beautiful.
And that's good praise from a Southern lad :)
Bob

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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2019, 06:31:23 PM »
Dan, very impressive! For now, I opted for a Dapol Hall...which although looking very nice doesn't seem to be a good runner so it will have to go back to Dapol for a new one... :'(

The Saint project is still on my radar oh, as I seriously doubt a mainstream producer will do one...but you never know.

Can I ask which decals and paints you used on that beautiful Saint you made? I am going to try and upgrade all my old Farish models to look more like the Dapol ones.

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Re: Building a GWR Saint using Shapeways bits
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2019, 06:41:08 PM »
Lovely work Dan
Why on earth did you sell the 4-6-0? It was/is beautiful.
And that's good praise from a Southern lad :)
Bob

At the time I had a Manor, Hall (with 3500 gallon tender), Grange and a Castle on order, as well as the rebuilt Scott, just too many GWR locos and too many GWR 4-6-0s for my taste. I prefer other 4-6-0s, more graceful ones, I use my B17 probably the most out of my current fleet and have plans to build an N15, and an LN has yet to be worked out but it's a long term ambition.
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Re: Building a GWR Saint using Shapeways bits
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2019, 06:45:34 PM »
Dan, very impressive! For now, I opted for a Dapol Hall...which although looking very nice doesn't seem to be a good runner so it will have to go back to Dapol for a new one... :'(

The Saint project is still on my radar oh, as I seriously doubt a mainstream producer will do one...but you never know.

Can I ask which decals and paints you used on that beautiful Saint you made? I am going to try and upgrade all my old Farish models to look more like the Dapol ones.

Well you can always make a Dapol Hall unique with a tender swap for a 3500 gallon tender from a Grange and some lining:
https://www.facebook.com/PedanticmongrelNmodelling/photos/a.385325978573840/385326678573770/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/PedanticmongrelNmodelling/photos/a.385325978573840/385327121907059/?type=3&theater

As for transfers, lining and paint, I used Fox transfers for lining, and phoenix precision for paints and vallejo satin spray varnish to seal it. the lettering and crests were from some ancient methfix sheets I found in a tin that was my fathers, probably bought in the 80's, a sheet long unavailable, i forget who made it.
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Re: Building a GWR Saint using Shapeways bits
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2019, 12:14:32 PM »
I was thinking of converting a Castle to a Saint but realised that the driving wheels of the Castle are too small. They measure up at about 12.5 mm diameter which converts to 73 in. instead of the actual 80.5 in. They look OK on the Castle but would definitely look  too small on the smaller boilered Saint.

 

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