7mm Loose Ends

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

  1. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Tonights action sees the marker lights refitted and the headcode hinges fitted. As i said before the headcode mod is not as effective as I hoped, but on the other hand I am pleased with the marker light and fibre optic. 5t needs cleaning up beu its getting there :D
     

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  2. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Glad to see it mate :D
    Cheers Phill :thumbs:
     
  3. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Hi Cynric

    I had no end of trouble filling and re-scribing mine and was never 100% happy with the results, but I am pleased with the improved appearance and feel the effort was worthwhile. :)

    I think the main problem was the filler I used (ready mixed, from a tube). It went on easily enough and sanded easily enough, but tended to crumble when scribed, giving a slightly ragged edge (though it's not that apparent to the naked eye). Still, I think I'll try Milliput on the next one I do. :)

    Your etched marker lights look good. :thumbs:



    Regards

    Dan
     
  4. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I think I shall try this http://www.mastercasters.co.uk/17.html next time. Like you, I used squadron green which filled well but crumbled, its better than it was but not quite what I would want. I am hoping everything is fairly straightforward from here on.......although i think I have the same roof problem as you :(

    Bring on the the D63xx I say :D
     
  5. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I cut up some more glazing for the sliding cab windows (the glue is going off, so im not moving it for pics!) after that I didnt really feel like doing the headcode box so I decided to get the soldering iron out and fit the remaining footboard supports to the brakevan. the upper step has also been fitted and the next job will be soldering the whitemetal springs and axle boxes prior to fixing the lower step.
    i must say its nice to be back working a bit of metal rather than plastic :D Back to D1011 tomorrow.
     

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  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Here is one of the cabside windows after cleaning up. I can see a couple of cusps that need cleaning off :lol:
    Its glazed with real glass, which was not a difficult as it sounds. I will clean up the rest and then decide whether to fit them of leave the cab as it is. Im not desperate to have a cab window open so it may not be worth it.
     

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  7. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    ...and that is a problem because...???? [​IMG] :p

    Like he said...!!! :thumbs:
     
  8. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    I agree , step by step ,blow by blow whatever you want to call them they are great to see. They give insperation and idea's to others plus help if your struggling . But most of all,and this is what a forum is all about, you can enjoy watching the build and ask questions as you go :thumbs: Keep up the great work Cynric :bowdown:
     
  9. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Ok as long as its not getting boring.
    Anyway having looked at the window area i think i will remove the rear of the moulding but leave the front part intact hopefully this will give the relief that is missing in the kit window but will retain some of the strength of the original, as i think it might be vulnerable to handling damage
    This pic shows what Dan has done replacing both windows
     

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  10. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    There is still some cleaning up required, but I am well pleased with the effect :thumbs: The glazing will be added to the front part of the window later.
    The etches incidentally came from Dan.
     

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  11. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Definitely keep those updates coming Cynric :D & I thought this pic might be useful ;)

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    Phill :thumbs:
     

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  12. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Oh no! now I have seen that little strip on the front wondow :shock: :lol: I dont think there is much I can do about it though.
     
  13. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Yes I did notice, but I didn't like to say :lol: , you will need to remove the drivers name badge holders too from below the windows for a Swindon build won't you? :)
    Phill :thumbs:
     
  14. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Yes I did notice, but I didn't like to say :lol: , you will need to remove the drivers name badge holders too from below the windows for a Swindon build won't you? :)
    Phill :thumbs:[/quote:1lbw73ye]
    Good point about the name holder :thumbs: at least its an easy mod :D
    When the time comes you should be able to choose the most effective mods for your western :lol:
     
  15. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Yes but my standards aren't as high as yours :p :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Phill :wave:
     
  16. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Yes I did notice, but I didn't like to say :lol: , you will need to remove the drivers name badge holders too from below the windows for a Swindon build won't you? :)
    Phill :thumbs:[/quote:1se691e8]

    There's one on the rear window too and both were noticed when designing the etches. :) I didn't think there was a way of replicating this, other than half-etching the frames, but this would have made forming the handles a bit trickier, as there would not be any fold lines to guide you.

    The solution I'll probably go for, is to glue some short lengths of 5 Amp fuse wire in the appropriate places. Whilst not exactly the right shape, this will at least give the impression that something is there, as well as providing another place for the grime to accumulate. :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  17. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Ill say it would have made forming a bit more difficult :lol: I think we are getting pretty close to the limits of what is possible anyway :D I found the frames quite hard to handle without cracking the glass which is why I have left the front window in place.
    Phill I dont think its standards, is more a question of compromise, you have much larger overall project, I just have one isolated model to faff about with. Oh, and your models move, mine sit in a case at the moment :mad: :lol:
     
  18. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Tonights action was soldering the bogie spring castings and removing the drivers nameplate, the buffers have been trial fitted as well. once a few holed have ben drilled in the headcode box there are just the lamp irons and nameboard brackets and the exterior of the cab will be ready (i think).
    I am now starting to think about the painting sequence and I may well spray the warning panel before assembling the cab to the body as I will be easier to fit the headcode with the cab detached.
     

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  19. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Hi Cynric, thats looking great :drool: coming on a treat :thumbs:
     
  20. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Every time i put it together I get a big grin :lol: :lol: the bogie springs make quite a difference to the appearance.