Brian Daniels diesel workbench

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Brian Daniels, 15 May 2014.

  1. Brian Daniels

    Brian Daniels Western Thunderer

    Thought I had better start a proper workbench thread rather than bits here and there.
    I would have put more pictures but it will only put up one picture at a time and I haven't got the time to do it that slow. Good start, the first thing in my "Diesel workbench" is an electric!

    Anyway I bought a Peter Clark Class 419 MLV at Reading on Saturday. I have made a start but it won't get very far as I am after some more bits for it. Needless to say it will be blue and grey livery.

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  2. Brian Daniels

    Brian Daniels Western Thunderer

    Oh I can add all the other pics now this way!

    Here is a few of what's in the box, minus the Wayho bogie as I will be using a JLTRT etched one. The body shape was a bit suspect out of the box but a bit of work between the fingers sorted it out. IMG_0586.jpg IMG_0573.jpg IMG_0576.jpg IMG_0578.jpg IMG_0580.jpg IMG_0581.jpg IMG_0582.jpg IMG_0583.jpg IMG_0584.jpg IMG_0585.jpg
  3. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Brian,

    really looking forward to this build.


  4. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    +1 :thumbs:

    Steve :cool:
  5. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    I think the "pics per post" limit is 15. Why 15?? No idea... :oops:
  6. Brian Daniels

    Brian Daniels Western Thunderer

    Don't know why Jordan but in the first post I could only do one pic at a time but once the "thread" was published it went away like normal.
  7. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Jorders I think it's 8 at a time or was when Cynric set it up
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  8. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Sorry for the insubordination Colonel, but when I posted pics from my local Exhibition in October last year it was 15 pics per post.
    Tiffin top-up required, Sah!!! :)
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  9. D1054

    D1054 Western Thunderer

    Taking shape nicely, Brian. What power unit will you be using on this - traction motors?:)
  10. Brian Daniels

    Brian Daniels Western Thunderer

    It will be the standard flat Mashima across the two driven axles, worked ok for me in my Thumper.
  11. Brian Daniels

    Brian Daniels Western Thunderer

    Whilst work has been getting in the way of much modelling recently :( I did receive the etches from Pete Harvey for the Western vent. It's all put together with superglue. Still waiting for the brake castings from Laurie though :mad:

    wezzy 1.jpg wezzy 2.jpg
  12. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Wow I do like that Brian.:thumbs:

    I will get a set ordered soon. How much were they?.

  13. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    The 'vent' was quite rare, wasn't it? Not as rare as the "ship's windscreen" - that circular thing in the screen they tried instead of an ordinary wiper! I don't think I've ever seen that modeled!! :confused: ;)
  14. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    If it was it would tie you down to a very short time frame indeed as an experiment it failed so was quickly removed
  15. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    The mesh on that vent is very coarse compared to the prototype, I wonder whether I wouldn't have just gone for a little texture in the vent area to hint at the mesh - some fine emery paper and a wash with dirty thinners after painting perhaps?

    Just a thought...

  16. flexible_coupling

    flexible_coupling Western Thunderer

    What was the vent for? I've never seen it pictured....
  17. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    I was thinking it looked a bit coarse myself and think that your suggestion of emery paper would probably work well in this situation.

    I'm sure someone on the forum has posted pictures of a Western with a scratch built cab vent (Rob maybe?) and seem to recall it looked very good.


  18. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    It was to try & improve cab ventilation. The main windscreens being quite large, in warm weather the cabs got hot. Apparently opening the side windows wasn't always the best way to let some fresh air in, when at high speed in particular.
  19. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    I think it looks like a big Zit on a face
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  20. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer


    There's always one, isn't there.... :( :shit:
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