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 Posted: Sat May 7th, 2011 06:16 pm
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This is going to be compulsive viewing!It'll be nice to see this one alongside the other loco you've just built once they're both completed.Good on yer Darren!!!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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 Posted: Sun May 8th, 2011 03:44 pm
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Finshed all the attachments aside from the handrails (temporarily in position) Tried salvaging the whitemetal coal rails but had to admit defeat and will either need to fabricate one or purloin a set (in brass as whitemetal is really not suited to this type of detail)





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 Posted: Sun May 8th, 2011 09:11 pm
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It looks a lot better now Darren.  I know you have not finished yet ,but it bodes well for the loco.  :thumbs



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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2011 11:05 pm
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I ended up scratchbuilding the coal rails from some scrap brass as it was evident that etchings are not readily available. Shown installed here but loads of clean up to do.





 



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Just compare that last shot of the tender with the one in post number1 and you can really see the difference,so much crisper and neater! I know I keep wittering on about how good its looking and how impatient I am to see you finish it,but I am!! We all have forgotten projects hiding away that we promise ourselves we'll finish "one day".Full marks to you for resurrecting this one.
 Cracking work Darren.Your loco building threads are proving to be extremely addictive!
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This thread is really interesting and highly imformative, I'm enjoying it enormously.  Nice one Darren and thanks for posting it :thumbs

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The boiler halves are in pretty poor shape - covered in glue, gouges and the space for the motor hacked out. With some vigorous cleaning with scalpelo blade, fibreglass brush and wire fleece, at least the gunk has been removed and it looks a little better.











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when i had started the initial disassembly nearly two years ago I stopped at the smokebox and chassis connection as the solvent wasnt shifting it. Again this evening with a pan of boiling water and a sieve I was able to disassemble after about 5-8 minutes of immersion of the items (being carful not to touch the bottom of the pan!) before and after pix below :









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Solder together the Boiler halves, smoke box, front boiler tube plate, chimney and dome. 









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You're making a neat job of it, Darren.  :thumbs  It's impressive is that the ends of the boiler tubes have been drilled when they will probably never be seen.



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MaxSouthOz wrote: You're making a neat job of it, Darren.  :thumbs  It's impressive is that the ends of the boiler tubes have been drilled when they will probably never be seen.
Thanks Max, this loco kit differs in that the smokebox door is designed to be openable so that you can see inside. 



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Well its a public holiday here today in Singapore so i thought I would take the opportunity to replace the hinges for the smoke box door (originally split pins) with small handrail knobs and an old fine drill cut to length for the hinge shaft. I couldnt however find the smnokebox dart but after sitting down and methodically working through the parts I found it last clumped up with some more epoxy resin lumps. Pic shows smokebox/wingplate temporarily in position against boiler with door in open position.






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Superb modelling Darren. :thumbs

You must have very steady hands to tackle a model like this .................

How do you cut an old file down ?  I thought that material was virtually impossible to cut (although I've never tried but I have broken my fair share in my lifetime !!)  :roll::roll:



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I'd use an angle grinder, Peter - but then I'm pretty rough.  :chicken



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Petermac wrote: Superb modelling Darren. :thumbs

You must have very steady hands to tackle a model like this .................

How do you cut an old file down ?  I thought that material was virtually impossible to cut (although I've never tried but I have broken my fair share in my lifetime !!)  :roll::roll:

Petermac it was an old drill....not a file...i cut it with Xuron cutters



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Darren, did the Xuron cutters suffer from cutting the Drill? Most of the time, cutting that type of metal leaves in a hole in the edge! I know that from accidentally cutting hard , thin wire.

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Sol wrote: Darren, did the Xuron cutters suffer from cutting the Drill? Most of the time, cutting that type of metal leaves in a hole in the edge! I know that from accidentally cutting hard , thin wire.

Ron, no it didnt seem to as the diameter of the drill was only a 0.5mm (I usually snap them in normal use...), I do however have 2 pairs of the cutters, one for extreme challenges (the older of the two with blades that look like a side elevation of the himalayas) and the other for normal use (the newer pair)

 



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Sorry Darren - I should remember to read what's written, not what I "think" was written !!  I realise it was a file and therefore, no real problem - particularly at that diameter.

Max, I'm also a dab hand with an angle grinder - have you looked at how I removed the moulded handrails in the "May Project" thread ? :roll::roll::roll::cheers



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I did, Peter.  You have the hands of a surgeon.  :thumbs



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I think you missed the "T" out of surgeon Max...............................:mutley:mutley:cheers



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