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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Tue May 04, 2021 10:43 am

BertieB wrote:
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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.
Plasticard still has a place for me, sometimes it's nice to just "kit bash" something up rather than have to go into in depth design first. For corners and detail, 3D printing does come into it's own, but it does come with it's own pro's and con's, like learning a CAD program, that's quite a steep learning curve, or it was for me, whereas a plate plate can't be beaten in plasticard :thumbup:
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Tue May 04, 2021 10:54 am

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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.
I may order some enamal paints and give it a go, who knows. I will be looking for lining tape and seeing what I can find. I have used water slides before and they are holding up well on one of my steamers.
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Tue May 04, 2021 3:55 pm

Managed to design and print some sand pot handles today as well as fit the opening windows, not much more to do other than the dreaded lining, which I just don't know what direction that will take in all honesty.
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by philipy » Tue May 04, 2021 6:15 pm

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I may order some enamal paints and give it a go, who knows.
I used to use Humbrol, back in the day when it was Humbrol. Haven't tried it with the more recent stuff though.

These days I think I'd be tempted to give it a go with acrylics and a Bow pen. That way, if you get a nasty, a drop of water will have it off without any problems. Try it on a piece of scrap before you let loose on the loco though. :roll:

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Thu May 06, 2021 10:51 pm

I gave the loco a very short test run today on my step father's track, to say the least they were very pleased with it. The motion is just so controllable, I couldn't believe just how well it ran, I too was also very pleased with it.

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by Peter Butler » Thu May 06, 2021 11:56 pm

You have every right to feel pleased with that Steve, it runs so smoothly and looks great.
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by philipy » Fri May 07, 2021 5:37 am

Runs as well as it looks. Very well done Steve.

I'd like to see it negotiating curves though. Not that I have any doubt that it will, but I'd like to see how the bogie swivel performs. Do you know what radius it will go round yet?

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Post by FWLR » Fri May 07, 2021 6:14 am

That is just superb Steve. I think I would have a grin as big as the Cheshire Cat with it... :bravo
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Fri May 07, 2021 3:06 pm

philipy wrote:
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Runs as well as it looks. Very well done Steve.

I'd like to see it negotiating curves though. Not that I have any doubt that it will, but I'd like to see how the bogie swivel performs. Do you know what radius it will go round yet?
Once I get around to clearing all the "crap" off my line like, leaves, pigeon shite, walnut shells, ballast dug up by birds and squirrels, you will see just that, lol :) :D :lol:

Saying that, a good friend of mine now has the loco and he is seeing what he can do about some lining, it might just be white stripes, we shall wait and see :D
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by ge_rik » Sat May 08, 2021 5:54 pm

That is impressive, Steve. Not a hint of stiffness which is quite remarkable for a test run (well in my experience)!

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Sat May 08, 2021 6:38 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 5:54 pm
That is impressive, Steve. Not a hint of stiffness which is quite remarkable for a test run (well in my experience)!

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Yup, unusual for me too :D I was very pleased with how slow and controllable it was, whilst at the same time was very powerful and fast. :thumbup: I just need to get some couplings on it and get some coaches behind it :D
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by Andrew » Sat May 08, 2021 9:10 pm

-steves- wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 6:38 pm
I just need to get some couplings on it and get some coaches behind it :D
Now that sounds like a plan! It looks fantastic and runs beautifully, congratulations!

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