7mm Loose Ends

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by 28ten, 23 January 2010.

  1. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    You can pick up a Hymek for about ?250 off ebay, i have also been tempted by another. the blue SYP ones seem to fetch less than the green SYP.

    I spent last night making resin dust as I started to fit the fibre optic for the headlights. the more I look at them the more inclined I am to make an etch for the surround
    Jordans picture shows the surround and the moulding isnt as crisp, or am i being an old woman ? :lol: :lol:

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  2. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    D1011

    I should be safe from Hymeks, so long as there are non for sale at Kettering :lol: (mmmm....GFYP/BFYP.... must resist....must resist :mrgreen: )
    The lights look OK to us finescale bodgers :lol: , but here's a couple more picks to help you decide :)

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  3. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    Thanks Phill :)
    you have made me another job :lol: I bet Dan will want some :) :)
    I am going to put together a small etch as there will probably be a few other bits.
    BTW its not a question of finescale bodging, you build a whole railway whilst I make a shelf full of half finished kits :lol: :lol: but that is another topic altogether :D
     
  4. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    Something else I have noticed about the lights :geek: they dont point straight ahead, they are on the same plane as the cab front i.e. the light beam is toe out :)
     
  5. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    D1011

    Yes but they were only marker lights, weren't they? Not intended to actually light up the way ahead... ;)

    Re Heljan Hymeks; I thought I had a bargain when I got mine @ ?270 inc P&P off Ebay a couple of years ago. They go for much less now (well the blue ones do- green ones seem to come up less often).
     
  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    Yes but they were only marker lights, weren't they? Not intended to actually light up the way ahead... ;)
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    Thats a fair point :D still I have drawn the artwork up and i know its going to make a huge difference :lol:

    The model has been sat on the shelf above the computer and I have to say it really does capture essence of a Western, the cab looks spot on, so well done JLTRT.
     
  7. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    D1011

    Seconded! :cool:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  8. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    D1011

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    I must admit I'm quite surprised how rough the surface looks, albeit accepting that it's magnified by some way...
     
  9. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    yes I thought the same thing, but I have given it a gentle sanding with a sanding sponge/stick and it now feels smooth to the touch. the proof of the pudding will be in the painting :D
     
  10. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    Progress has ground to a halt whilst I await a few etches. The postie brought some microscope slides this morning so hopefully I can get on with that tonight.
    The non powered bogie has exercised the little grey cells, but I think I have found a solution......
    These http://www.mastercasters.co.uk/5.html sponge sanding sticks have been very handy for smoothing the body. There are also some lovely resin parts for aircraft on the site
     
  11. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    Tonights glazing session went, make one, reject it, make one, break it, make one, might be passable, and repeat for the second cab window :D still, one cab might just pass muster.
     
  12. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    D1011

    Hmmm, that sounds mighty familiar..... :lol:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  13. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    Hmmm, that sounds mighty familiar..... :lol:


    Regards

    Dan[/quote:4i5vor5m]
    I will be having another go tonight :lol: the brass for the hornblocks has arrived, so i might turn them up if it gets too much!
     
  14. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    D1011

    If I tried that, I just know the sequence would include "whoops, slice, OUCH!!!, bleed, bleed, bleed...." :eek: :oops:
     
  15. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    If I tried that, I just know the sequence would include "whoops, slice, OUCH!!!, bleed, bleed, bleed...." :eek: :oops:[/quote:tswawq31]
    Suprisingly enough I managed all four without a single cut :eek: . I think it was worthwhile and i am pleased with the way they look.
     
  16. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    D1011

    If I tried that, I just know the sequence would include "whoops, slice, OUCH!!!, bleed, bleed, bleed...." :eek: :oops:[/quote:6z4947n9]
    Suprisingly enough I managed all four without a single cut :eek: . I think it was worthwhile and i am pleased with the way they look.[/quote:6z4947n9]

    Sorry to be a "pane" ( :lol: ), but are there any pictures please?


    Regards

    Dan
     
  17. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    D1011

    Just for you I will take some :D
    I spent last night working on the non driven bogie and the hornblocks, tonight we will see if my ideas will work :scratch: if it does I will post some pics.
     
  18. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    The bogie is progressing, as its a bit different I have taken pictures whilst I am working. The pictures should make everything clear.
    I turned my own hornblocks and drilled for the handrail knobs which act as pivots and keepers.
    Rather irritatingly I was one handrail knob short :twisted:
    Any questions fire away....
     

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  19. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Ha ha - that rule applies even when you put them to their intended use...!!! :p :p

    Certainly an interesting application of them here, though!!
     
  20. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    I say! That looks rather well thought out. :thumbs: Is this what's known as Continuous Springy Beams)?

    You've reminded me, I must post some pictures of my bogie compensating units soon. :)


    Regards

    Dan