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by Garethh
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Kerr Stuart...ish

Cracking loco, looks great, you'd never know it was plasticard! What sort of paint did you use, and how did you do the rust? Thanks Tom! It had an undercoat of red primer, which I then brush painted in the areas I wanted to look rusty with rusty brown acrylics. I then stuck some salt to these areas...
by Garethh
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Kerr Stuart...ish

They’re the nail art domes someone on here recommended in a thread somewhere. There’s probably a better way to do it, I just drew a line with a pencil and the picked them up with a scalpel blade to superglue on
by Garethh
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Kerr Stuart...ish

Thank you, I do like a bit of rust! I agree on the cab, I’ll probably order some detail bits next time I’ve got enough bits together to be worth paying postage!
by Garethh
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Kerr Stuart...ish

Ive had a bit of a side project on the go for the last few months and now it’s nearly finished I thought I’d share it on here. It started when I received an ip engineering chassis kit as a Christmas present. I put it together as per the instructions and wasn’t entirely happy, the cranks and rods see...
by Garethh
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Mamod SP2 stationary engine loco conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 4374

Re: Mamod SP2 stationary engine loco conversion

Maybe something like these could help if you’re not confident soldering the boiler? https://maccmodels.co.uk/product-category/live-steam-fittings/elbows/ I’m not that local unfortunately but happy to help if you wanted to post the bits that need boring. Although I wonder how accurate the meccano bit...
by Garethh
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 700
Views: 116611

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Lovely bit of work that! I really need to work have a look at thread cutting, not 100% happy with the results I’m getting with my tail stock die holder but my lathe doesn’t have a gearbox so it’s a pain setting up when free time is limited!
by Garethh
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 53
Views: 5651

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Thanks for the kind words, I’m lucky enough to know people far more experienced than me to ask for advice when it’s needed!
by Garethh
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 53
Views: 5651

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Finished up the boiler this morning before work, couldn’t resist a quick test fit of all the fittings that have been kicking around in a box since I made them.
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by Garethh
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 53
Views: 5651

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Keith, I’m not going to pretend to be knowledgeable on the subject, I just followed the drawings! I would assume the idea is to increase the surface area available for heating water though!
by Garethh
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Laser cut copper platework for project boiler
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Laser cut copper platework for project boiler

I recently had some bits for my g1 project loco’s boiler laser cut, due to minimum order requirements I have some spares so thought id see if anyone wants them. B43579E4-6BF3-4A01-9E4E-DD9A181DD517.jpeg Smokebox throat plate is sized for a 2” 20 gauge barrel, flue tube is 3/4” and the other 2 holes ...
by Garethh
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 53
Views: 5651

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Bit of progress with the boiler, firebox assembly is soldered up and barrel prepped to accept it, just need to find some time to start soldering them up! I got the plate work for the boiler laser cut to save some time, ie, smokebox tube plate, backhead and throat plate, have some spares if anyone’s ...
by Garethh
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 53
Views: 5651

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Progress has slowed a little due to time and money constraints, still moving along though

Flue tube made up and barrel trimmed to length:
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Sandboxes which will be used to mount the running boards
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by Garethh
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 28688

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Lovely looking loco! As for the pipe, why not just cut it off and solder a new nipple on? Pressure gauge will sit a little lower but not a big deal? Otherwise you could fit a new nipple and a union to a bit of pipe with a nipple each end?
by Garethh
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 53
Views: 5651

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Axle pump is now fitted with its eccentric and strap B03A4246-F3B2-4FD0-8465-78C5D6E5E373.jpeg And I’m gradually working through boiler fittings, clack valve with bypass, the functional part of the dome, and the regulator/blower valve: 2FAF561E-A398-4F85-BAED-569A1FD4ABF3.jpeg Decided to use hex for...
by Garethh
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: My First Aster - A Schools
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: My First Aster - A Schools

Lovely, big fan of a schools class!