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Millie's new clothes

Post by Tom the blacksmith » Sun May 20, 2018 7:49 pm

I've been inspired by the Peckett-ised Millie and I've been thinking of doing something similar. There are a couple of aspects of the Millie bodywork that annoys me, pop rivets being one if them, and the way it assembles and disassemble itself.

So has anyone got any ideas of what I could model given the restrictions of it having to be a side tank. I kind of fancy adding a bogie either front or back but I'm open to all suggestions. Also any ideas of where I might be able to get any scale plans?

Looking forward to all the ideas!!

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Re: Millie's new clothes

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue May 22, 2018 7:10 pm

Why do they use pot rivets on this loco?

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Re: Millie's new clothes

Post by Tom the blacksmith » Tue May 22, 2018 10:01 pm

Hi Tom,

Speed of assembly I guess, and being a basic series there's little need for finesse.

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Post by artfull dodger » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:44 pm

I also believe the body work is metal instead of brass, so you cannot just soft solder it like is done with the Classic series locos. On the Bertie, I have seen the rivet slighly drilled out and a hand rail stanchion mounted there to help hide that pop rivet. Rivets not withstanding, The Millie, Bertie and Sammie are the best entry level models on the market and can be better outfitted(other than reversing valve gear) than the older classic range.
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Re: Millie's new clothes

Post by f.schulz » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:58 pm

Hallo Millie friends,

I own a Millie bought 2014, there is no kind of rivet in, except the two in the fire box.

2 fotos of her.

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I hope You get some inspirations for Your beautification!

The RC components (4 AAA, Graupner receiver) are completely under the roof.

Best wishes

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Re: Millie's new clothes

Post by daan » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:07 pm

She looks a lot more grown-up with the extra valvegear rods and the cab. Nice locomotive!
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Re: Millie's new clothes

Post by Tom the blacksmith » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:18 pm

Sorry all for the late reply, I've been away on hols.

I completely agree Artfull Dodger, it is a great entry loco and very glad I bought it. As you say the bodywork is steel and not brass, which isn't a problem but there are two cab screws which keep undoing themselves which is a little annoying :cussing: .

Ah Frederic, that is a very fine looking Millie!! :thumbup: The rear bunker is a great addition, well all the additions really. Thanks for posting a pic, inspiration for what could be achieved is exactly what I'm after.

Talking of inspiration, does anyone have a go to book on locomotives, with enough photos to work from or better still scale plans? :study: ?

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