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After finishing the MMP tank wagon and taking so long over it I needed a quick project. There aren't that many diesel shunters that made it to Scotland, for example neither the 03 or 04 did, but one that was specifically made for that area was the Barclay 0-4-0DM. To quote the Judith Edge website "Andrew Barclay & Co of Kilmarnock built 35 of these locomotives between 1958 and 1960. Numbered in the range D2410-D2444 and later 06001-06010, the last were withdrawn in 1981."

So using a dose of modellers licence I could probably justify its appearance at Loch Lochy for the occasional bit of fish van and oil shunting ;-)

I started with the frame which was pretty straightforward.


... and then concentrated on the body. Michael Edge uses nice thick brass in his kits which is great to work with. It's strong and yet easy to bend and solder. Even the fold of the narrow bonnet was made easy by the internal half etching which meant it just fell into place.










The frame is fixed to the body with a number of 12BA bolts and you can separate the bonnet from the cab if required although I couldn't see a need for that myself. I made the cab roof a slide fit by soldering just the edge of the angled rainstrips so I can get into the cab should I need to at any time.




The buffers, which aren't supplied with the kit, are from Markits. Curiously the cab rainstrip wasn't supplied but a wide variety of wire for all the handrails and engine housings etc, were. I added a Mashima motor and a Roxey 40:1 gearbox.

After a quick clean up with the glassfibre pen I painted it with Railmatch and used a mixture of fox, HMRS and precision label transfers. Then a light weathering with frame dirt and Mig weathering powders.













The photos remind me that I need to weather the coupling :roll:

Because I use DCC I added a Lenz gold decoder and USP power module as it's only 4 wheel pickup and I didn't feel brave enough to add the compensation - the instructions for doing so were too vague for me.

It runs very sweetly so I'm really pleased with it and unlike the tank wagon it only took me 5 weeks.

Now I need to decide what to do next!

Julian

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We used to have a WOW! emoticon, Julian.  If we still had it, I'd put it in.  Excellent exclam:   :thumbs

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Julian that looks really smart you must be very pleased with what you have achieved there i know i certainly would be.

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Excellent work.

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green with envy :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:] so off to bed for a sulk...

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That's a beauty! I want one.
The paint job and weathering look great :doublethumb

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Thanks guys. Yes I am quite pleased with it - if only all my modelling turned out as well!

Julian

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Softvark wrote: Thanks guys. Yes I am quite pleased with it - if only all my modelling turned out as well!

Julian

If only ANY of my modelling trurned out as well.

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owen69 wrote: green with envy

Should be blue with envy - and rightly so, it really looks the business :twisted:

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That's a real beauty, very well done indeed :thumbs

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Excellent job there:doublethumb, do you use airbrush or aerosol for painting.

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I use Halfords grey car aerosol for primer and black for the frame but all the rest is with an airbrush. I have tried in the past to use the Railmatch aerosols but I find the paint comes out too fast and clogs up after a couple of uses - probably something I was doing wrong.

I found a package offer for an airbrush, 2 actually, and a compressor tank on a well known internet auction site for under £100 a year or so back and it's more than paid for itself in clogged aerosols!

The only nuisance is they require really thorough cleaning or you will have problems next time you use them. Some people seem to only use acrylic paints to make this easier but I've always got on well with enamels so tend to stick with them.

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You don't use an etching primer then, thats interesting.

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No, but I have been thinking about it. Do you have any experience of them?

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No, but I'm almost to the painting stage of my 0-4-0 starter loco and I've got some Railmatch Etch Primer, which I hve to apply with a airbrush, thinning with the proper thinner. It's supposed to stop paint chipping, I'll let you know when I get it done.

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That's a very fine looking model there Julian :doublethumb

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Thanks - I still need to attach the rear lamps which I left off until after I'd painted and applied the transfers - if I could only remember where I put them :brickwall

Julian

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Julian .Please forgive me if this is something you have known for years, But do you blast away with the aerosol upside down to clear the nozzle. ? after use. press inverted  until it runs clear.  :pedal

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Hi Sparky

Yes I do, even with aerosols that don't say you need to such as the Vallejo (spelling?) varnishes. One thing that did seem to help was warming the cans gently before use - I was pleased because I thought I'd found the problem - until it happened again...:sad:

Julian

 


                 

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