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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Sun May 02, 2021 7:45 pm

Progress has been exceptionally slow on this due to my father in law passing away, arranging the funeral, having to clear a house for the mother in law, as well as the garden and garage, that tied with laying 3.2 tonnes of concrete in my own garden and rearranging all the sheds as one needs replacing somewhat urgently. Anyway I digress.

Here it is with a couple of coats of paint, no sandpots, windows or anything yet, but it is very very slowly getting there.

I would point out that it will not be lined as I have no idea how to do it despite owning, but never using a lining pen for the last 10 years, lol.
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by ge_rik » Sun May 02, 2021 8:38 pm

Blimey, Steve. Sounds like you've got an awful lot on your plate!! Please pass on my condolences to your wife and mum in law.

The loco is coming along nicely. In effect, you're building two locos at once, so given everything else, your progress is lvery impressive, especially when you consider this is a scratchbuild.

It's gonna look great when it's done.

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun May 02, 2021 8:41 pm

A simple way to add lining is to use self adhesive lining tape, which is a continuous strip of coloured plastic, available in various widths on the same backing sheet and in a wide range of colours......
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Sun May 02, 2021 8:44 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:41 pm
A simple way to add lining is to use self adhesive lining tape, which is a continuous strip of coloured plastic, available in various widths on the same backing sheet and in a wide range of colours......

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Loving those brass bands around the boiler, please do tell me more as I would like those on mine if possible. :thumbup:
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Sun May 02, 2021 8:46 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:38 pm
Blimey, Steve. Sounds like you've got an awful lot on your plate!! Please pass on my condolences to your wife and mum in law.

The loco is coming along nicely. In effect, you're building two locos at once, so given everything else, your progress is lvery impressive, especially when you consider this is a scratchbuild.

It's gonna look great when it's done.

Rik
Quite honestly, that's not even the half it, but thank you for your kind wishes.

To say I have been busy over the last month just doesn't even come close, I have not printed anything in 2 weeks, what is this world coming to, lol :D
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun May 02, 2021 8:49 pm

Boiler bands are self adhesive tape (again!) This time left over from my career days as a picture framer where it was used to enhance mounts.
Try ebay.... picture framing accessories (?) or craft shops.
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by philipy » Mon May 03, 2021 7:26 am

Yes, I think I can actually tell what it is now!! :lol: :lol: And a lovely job you are making of it.
You really must do something about lining though. It would be a shame not to after all the hard work, and the lining somehow makes it come alive instead of being just flat.

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by FWLR » Mon May 03, 2021 11:39 am

That is just a fantastic build Steve, one that anyone would be proud to own.

Sorry to hear of your father-in-laws passing, you have my condolences in this sad time for your family. :(
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Post by -steves- » Mon May 03, 2021 12:02 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:49 pm
Boiler bands are self adhesive tape (again!) This time left over from my career days as a picture framer where it was used to enhance mounts.
Try ebay.... picture framing accessories (?) or craft shops.
Thank you very much, I will be searching shortly for the brass looking ones :thumbup:
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Mon May 03, 2021 12:04 pm

philipy wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:26 am
Yes, I think I can actually tell what it is now!! :lol: :lol: And a lovely job you are making of it.
You really must do something about lining though. It would be a shame not to after all the hard work, and the lining somehow makes it come alive instead of being just flat.
Do you know, I have just been looking at Peter's and it's amazing what a difference that lining makes. I might bite the bullet and give it a go at some point. just when I thought the end was in sight too, lol :D

All the wiring, batteries, charge point, switch etc is all in place and the chassis has run around the track, so it's just a case of "pretty bits" now. :D
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Mon May 03, 2021 5:42 pm

I managed a bit of modelling time today between clearing the garden and sorting out a run to the tip.

So no lining yet, still not sure on my skill level there. The rest of the loco is almost there, a few touch up bits to do, sand pot tops and the windows.

I am quite happy with this so far.
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by georgesheppard » Mon May 03, 2021 5:58 pm

-steves- wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 5:42 pm
I managed a bit of modelling time today between clearing the garden and sorting out a run to the tip.

So no lining yet, still not sure on my skill level there. The rest of the loco is almost there, a few touch up bits to do, sand pot tops and the windows.

I am quite happy with this so far.
It’s looking really tidy! I wonder how easy the lining tape Peter mentioned would be to remove if you’re not happy with the end result?

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by Peter Butler » Mon May 03, 2021 7:37 pm

The lining tape is easy to remove, or alter, without leaving marks on the paintwork. It is necessary to give a coat of lacquer to keep it firmly in place, so make sure you are happy first!
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by BertieB » Mon May 03, 2021 9:03 pm

Very nice indeed. Enjoyable discussion on how some of it has been achieved too.

I’ve droned on about this before (apologies) but playing with plasticard and conventional materials, to attempt this sort of thing, can just look like barking up the wrong tree now. Gosh.

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue May 04, 2021 9:56 am

That is shaping up to be a really nice loco Steve. Lining with Trimline tape will be a good start to providing the 'finishing touches'. Like you, I've been in possession of a lining pen for many years, and have yet to use it in 'anger'. Not possessing a 3d printer, I was hoping to treat myself to a PDF Fairlie's Double - hopefully someone will be able to continue the business.
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