7mm Loose Ends

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

  1. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    The controls and bulkhead have been primed tonight, Its been a while since I have done any painting and I have come to two important conclusions
    • I am going over to acrylics for this sort of detail painting The Tamiya paints are much more domestic friendly, and I have been trying Vallejo air which sprays very nicely.
      I need a new compressor, mine is 20 years old and its too damn noisy :headbang: I need something much quieter
     
  2. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I am now awaiting a new pinchuck as my old one will no longer hold .3mm drills :headbang:
     
  3. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Tonights simple mod is the bogie rocker. As supplied half the body weight of the model is supported on the rocker, no problem there but the pivot is partially through the resin of the bogie, not being entirely happy with this i turned and threaded a brass spacer to a snug fit between the bogie frames and opened out the rocker to 3/16. the spacer is the securely screwed between the frames and the rocker pivots on the spacer.
    I hope this is more durable solution. I do wonder how long one of these models would last on Phills railway, imho it is a little under engineered in places. It certainly isnt as beefy as my Heljan Hymek.......
    Next bogie job is some brass bushings for the brake pivots, not for any cosmetic reason, just for strength.
     

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  4. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Looking great :thumbs: Soon be a runner :drool:
     
  5. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    as soon as I build a bit more track it will go :thumbs: , thats the nice thing about the ABC bogie - plug and play :D
     
  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Hey ho! another evenings work :D
    As I suggested last night brake pivots were on the agenda. this mod is for strength as i noticed how vulnerable the brake gear was on the bogie each time i picked the model up. It shouldnt be a problem on the motor bogie as I can solder to the brass. Very simply I used 1.5mm od brass tube cut to the appropriate length and with the internal bore opened to 1mm for the brake pivots, the bogie pivot was then drilled 1.5mm and the tube slid into place. very simple and it works a treat :thumbs:
    I also filed the fans to the correct size as they were too large to fit the roof :headbang:
    hopefully my new pin chuck will arrive tomorrow so I can finish the headcode box and add the last couple of details to the cab exterior. the job list is shrinking quite rapidly and it wont be long before the final glue up of the cabs and sides. the last major butchery will be the roof as it is too short, and as Dan pointed out the vents dont line up, so it will be out with the razor saw :eek: :eek:
     

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  7. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    I like the new livery :thumbs: :lol:
     
  8. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    You're not far away from making working brakes there, Cynric..!! :p :bowdown: :lol:
     
  9. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    BR standard brakevan 7mm

    A bit of a break from the Western saw the footboards added and the wheels blackened. there's not much more to add as I have already made the interior and the brake gear. I made the body detachable from the chassis with 4 screws which should make painting a little easier :D
     

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  10. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    There is a slight lull in proceedings as I get to grips with the new spraying gear. next on the list is painting the cab interior, trailing bogie, and the cab front prior to glazing. it should be down hill all the way from here until I get to the driver figure :headbang: :lol:
     
  11. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    BR standard brakevan 7mm

    Another one entering the painting queue :D The chassis is ready for primer and I am thinking of leaving the duckets off the body until after painting the body so I can glaze the windows more easily, actually im not too sure hoe to glaze the duckets :lol:
     
  12. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I just thought I would post this to show what I will be completing after the Western. I am ashamed to say it has taken three years to get this far :oops: so I must finish it this Spring
     

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  13. jazz

    jazz Guest

    Better to take your time rather than spoilt. :wink:
     
  14. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Hi Jazz, nice work there mate ,look forward to seeing the progress. Oh and of course your WESTERN :thumbs:
    Rob :wave:
     
  15. Brinkly

    Brinkly Guest

    That is very nice. Is that a Just Like the Real Thing kit?

    Regards,

    Nick
     
  16. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    No its a Modern outlines kit. they only do 7mm now , although they used to do a 47 in 4mm back in the 80's. I dont think there is a decent 14xx in 4mm is there?
     
  17. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    MOK gave me & Ross a demonstration of there kits at Telford, I was very impressed with how well thought out they are & the sheer quality of the kits :bowdown: ........shame they don't do diesels, as they are worth every penny IMO .
    Phill :thumbs:
     
  18. Brinkly

    Brinkly Guest

    No its a Modern outlines kit. they only do 7mm now , although they used to do a 47 in 4mm back in the 80's. I dont think there is a decent 14xx in 4mm is there?[/quote:3w30spui]

    Well on David Geen's website its got on it that they have ordered a number of kits including a 48xx, but its been on there for years! I'm planning to do my Airfix models, but a decent kit would be very welcome!

    Regards,

    Nick
     
  19. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    No its a Modern outlines kit. they only do 7mm now , although they used to do a 47 in 4mm back in the 80's. I dont think there is a decent 14xx in 4mm is there?[/quote:6cvxv0o7]

    Well on David Geen's website its got on it that they have ordered a number of kits including a 48xx, but its been on there for years! I'm planning to do my Airfix models, but a decent kit would be very welcome!

    Regards,

    Nick[/quote:6cvxv0o7]
    There is always this it looks very good :thumbs:
     
  20. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Hi they are a superb kit MOK, Phill and I were drooling over them at Telford I set my heart on a Q1 which was superb.. :thumbs: :drool: