My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

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Post by jim@NAL » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:25 pm

this is fantastic id love to build something like this one day .keep us all posted with updates please all looking brilliant [/u]

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Post by MDLR » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:10 pm

There's absolutely no reason why not - you'd best talk to the modelloco group.
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Post by dizzysteamer » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:29 pm

MDLR:123219 wrote:There's absolutely no reason why not - you'd best talk to the modelloco group.
Thank you MDLR unfortunately none of my posts are getting through to the group for some reason :cry:

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Post by dizzysteamer » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:57 pm

Ahhh managed to post to steamodelloco If all goes to plan I will be there and will be bringing my Brazil build along to display on the stand. Although unsure as to the stage I will have reached by then :)

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Post by -steves- » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:52 am

Absolutely fantastic work. :)
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Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Post by Red Star » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:15 pm

Nice to see another person building a Brazil. Started building my one several years ago, and it's getting there now - helped that a local member build the boiler for me and had a spare saddle tank.

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Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Post by dizzysteamer » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:45 pm

It's been a while life gets in the way of hobbies sometimes. :D
Since I became more involved in the 16mm association and built a lot more rolling stock and a couple of small diesals for our Railway, unfortunatly the little Brazil got shelved but i recently dug her out and re- commenced work on her.
So here are some pics of progress the last couple of weeks. Whilst it rained and blew a gale outside work continued in my little work shop :D
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I felt that the small bush's needed altering for the axles she was looking very plain on the chassis sides, so I decided some mock horn blocks were needed, I do think she is starting to look a bit like a loco now 😊
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Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:49 pm

Looking good and those wheels are a lovely bit of work did you machine them yourself?

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Post by dizzysteamer » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:57 pm

Hi Tom

Yes I did actually a first for me too to get four things the same size on my little lathe :D
Here is a picture from a couple of weeks ago the wheel blanks are behind the pony set.

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Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Post by LNR » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:09 am

Your metal and copper work look excellent, this should be a high quality build when finished.
The extra weight in that pony truck should stop it dancing around as many do.
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Post by Robert Hammond » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:39 pm

This is truly impressive, your work is an inspiration.

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Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Post by bambuko » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 pm

Only just stumbled on this thread... (don't know why, but expected things like this in "Locomotives - Live Steam" section?)
Very enjoyable :thumbright:
Thank you for sharing.

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Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Post by Keith S » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:33 pm

bambuko wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Only just stumbled on this thread... (don't know why, but expected things like this in "Locomotives - Live Steam" section?)
Very enjoyable :thumbright:
Thank you for sharing.
I agree. It is these loco-building threads that I look forward to the most. My level of "modelling" is to assemble kits and glue bits of wood together. I was very pleased with myself for assembling a Roundhouse locomotive and modifying it slightly.

Modelling on this level- actually making a steam loco from pieces of metal- is fascinating. It's exciting to imagine I could maybe try it one day.

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Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Post by dizzysteamer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:54 pm

Thank you for your kind comments guys.
I uploaded some pics of the little bits I have started to make now, in the first picture you can see one of the lumps of raw steel I picked out of the scrap pile before it disappeared to the scrap dealer and its partners transition into the clevis's for the valve rods, its a real learning curve but most of the machine work was done by eye they still need file finishing yet but i,m relatively pleased so far, I,m copying some pictures from the internet to get the shape.
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The important hole position and size was measured but the rest in the picture below is file work so far.

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I,m finding this work pretty therapeutic but steel is so much harder to work than silver☺
I will post some more pics when they are finished.
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Re: My build thread of the Kerr Stuart Brazil my first real Loco

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:10 pm

Very rewarding so far for you I can imagine, keep going!

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