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 Posted: Mon Feb 15th, 2016 07:57 am
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... aye... keep treading water...


Nice to see a Narrow Gauge running mate for your wee engine. (I avoided using the abbreviation NG... so there)


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BCDR wrote: Hi Doug,

The handrails would go inside the doorway with a right angle bracket at the top to meet the beading.

To me it looks like the linkage to the injector. You could cobble one using an OO injector from Mainly Trains and some brass rod.

There is also a lubricating valve at the bottom of the smoke box.

Just needs a whistle at the front of the cab

There is also a handbrake stanchion on the LHS of the cab.

Bemo couplings would probably be the best bet.

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Hi again, Nigel,

Cab handrails fitted [swinish],

clack valves fitted [the injectors are under the footplate out of sight...:)]

Hoping to fashion some lubricators when I can get hold of some suitable brass

Whistle made of a brass pin

Handbrake stanchion picked out

Rear sanding pipes fitted

Couplings to wait until I get some proprietary stock to use as a benchmark height etc.

Now I shall sit back after touching up all the scratches etc that happen when you are fitting things and think of something else for a change.

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Here's what I was thinking of next......From CW Railways, a 3D printed body shell of either another tank locomotive, this time an 0-4-0 which fits onto a used Flieschmann 'Piccolo' chassis I bought from Ebay Italy. It is 20 years old and runs like a Singer sewing machine!




or a little diesel shunter which fits a new 'Kato' 11-103 NG diesel chassis that cost £8 + £3.50 pp all the way from'Plaza'  on Ebay Japan.



If I choose the diesel I think I will go for the bigger green version, as 'Dennis' is quite a big boy and he might dwarf the smaller one.

We still haven't sold the house for our move back to U.K. so I have cut down the height of my 'New End' 8ft x 20" baseboards to make reaching over the back feasible, and want to build a roundy-roundy N.G. layout. I am trying to steer clear of the minute quarry type locomotives as I'd like to do a free-lance common carrier layout rather than an industrial set-up.

So... which to do?


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Well done Doug, Dennis is looking justly proud, resplendent with all his important little bits, so finely fettled in place.

I can see you getting used to this loco building malarkey ;-)

Thank you also for CW Railways site. It's a wonderful resource for all kinds of possibilities.

A bientôt,

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Well, things are a bit quiet here after returning from our Slovenia and Croatia trip, followed by a fortnight on the Costa Brava to get over it. Spent an interesting 3 days at Bezier on the way home, looking at the Midi Canal and its emergence into the Med nearby. Didn't realise that Beziers is probably the oldest recorded town in France, founded by Greco Romans in 68BC.

So, modelling.

Currently tiring eye-wise as the cataract in my left eye makes bright light [a pre-requisite for modelling] tiring after a while, so 20 minute bursts seem to work best.  Back to U.K. on a visit in October to see my eye-boffin, maybe it's ready to operate on.

Still no movement on the house sale front after being let down by a French buyer, so confining myself to small things, hence my attempt to change this

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into a OO9 NG diesel shunter....



using, using, [sob] plasticard...

I tried packeto cornoflako but it didn't work.



The Bachmann N gauge US model has a nice heavy chassis, as above, and with the help of my B.I.L. in the states I can get them for about £27 each including postage.



Hopefully some more progress pictures soon [ish]. As several Scottish Laughing Water tokens are involved in this model, I am unlikely to subject the whole thing to the 'stamp test' although two attempts at the cab have failed the test so far....

Poop-poop,

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Well done Doug. Following this one with interest!

(Sorry about the optic prob - and the house sale. To rub salt in the wound, we recently sold/bought in six weeks...)

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Thanks, Shaun :thumbs

As promised, a little progress. Frustrating day, had far more ambitious plans for the radiator, but three didn't survive the stamp test, so a simpler version. Not sure if it doesn't need rounding off at the front corners, a bit like a Bull Nosed vintage car?




I shall have to put some hand rails, steps, etc on and beef up the buffer beams, cut some glazing to fit but spray the cab interior fist, grey I think. The roof, radiator and tool box are just held on with Blu-Tak for now. I'll need to paint and cut a little man in half to pose on top of the motor and add some wider running boards for him to get about on. I may well remove some of the finer detail from the original yellow body.

Suggestions [that are practical and decent and don't include the word 'insert'] are welcome!

After days of cool wet weather I'm aware of the old adage about being careful you don't get what you wish for....it reached 29C [84F] today, a bit of a change from 19C yesterday. with everywhere still damp it's been like living in a sauna.



Vesti la Juba!

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Slowly coming together, hand rails and exhaust stack. Running boards next and buffer beam thickening.

Poop-poop!

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Still watching, Doug.  :thumbs

I hope that your eye and house challenges are sorted soon.



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Hi Doug,

Nice looking critter there.

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Thank you Max, thank you Nigel.


BUT

[and that's a big but], seeing it photographed makes me aware that the hand rails are oversized. the driver would need the span of an orang-utan to grasp them.

So, I shall attempt to extract them, plug the holes (0.7mm) with micro-strip, allow the solvent to dry, and try again with 0.5mm wire. It's a bit early in the day for a fortifying dose of SLW, so wish me luck.....if it doesn't work, I shall go outside, I may be some time.

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Thats looking really nice, it will be interesting to see how it gets transformed once it gets a coat of primer as that will bring it all together into a uniform whole.



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Thanks, Andy!

Well, I managed it, very fraught. I'm glad I did and I think its been worth the effort to change the hand rails.










Little man added, running boards enlarged, oil filler, steps and contents gauge added, buffer beams and couplings to sort out yet and an undercoat before fitting the glazing, and finally for now, a reminder of the original shape.



Poop-poop!

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Yep.  :thumbs



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Well worth the effort. An orangutan in the cab would have looked wrong!

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Quite amazing change Doug, for just a small difference in the diameter of the wire :thumbs


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Poop-poop indeed Doug, as a remarkable little loco is born. Pleased you must be and that's even before the SLW!

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Campaman wrote: Thats looking really nice, it will be interesting to see how it gets transformed once it gets a coat of primer as that will bring it all together into a uniform whole.

Here you go, Andy! One 70HP Tugwell-Pushley ex-works.....

A light blow-over with a rattle-can to see what the finish is like, not too horrid at the moment, the cab and roof just posed at the moment. I'll give it another puff of grey tomorrow and then let it dry for a week before deciding on the buffer/coupling options.

Looking at the little Kadees [?] the chassis came with, I think I like them and wonder if that wouldn't be the way to go before I get too much stock to make a changeover too daunting....

Max, Marty, Ed and Phil, thanks for the encouragement :thumbs







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Yep, the primer has totally transformed it. Brilliant.

Whats his name going to be?



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Campaman wrote: Yep, the primer has totally transformed it. Brilliant.

Whats his name going to be?


Thanks Andy! I have no idea what to call him, it might make an interesting diversion i.e. 'Name this loco..'

Doug


PS Think he'll be maroon, the same rattle can will do for my fleet of OO9 coaching stock [both of them]

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