2mm Oh well

Discussion in '2mm Lounge' started by john lewsey, 2 February 2015.

  1. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  2. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi just a couple more it's still a dry run just checking the fit etc the next job is to put the chassis together properly
    Regards
    John
     
  3. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    image.jpg Hi a couple of people said that they were interested to see how I did the chassis so here goes
    Some photos image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  4. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    :)Sorry they aren't in the right order but I've soldered the Paxsolin to the frames ive purposefully made them to big I then tested them with a meter to make sure that there were no shorts and then filed them to the shape of the frames ive just put the frame spacers resting on the frames just so that you can see where this is hopefully going
    John
     
  5. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  6. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    ;)Have you any idea how good it feels to have got to this stage
     
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  7. queensquare

    queensquare Western Thunderer

    Looking really good John.

    Jerry
     
  8. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Yes:) My 'moment' is when it first moves under its own power.

    I'm very impressed with the quality of the wheels.

    Richard
     
  9. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Yes looking forward to that bit :)
     
  10. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    And yes the wheels are very nice aren't they
     
  11. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  12. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Hi I Finnished early today so I thought I'd try to get the smoke box done to be honest I was dreading it but it seems ok it's starting to look like an engine .I'm hoping to pick up the castings at Aylsbury on Saturday
    Regards
    John
     
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  13. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

  14. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    I do hope that I'm not boring you all
     
  15. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Why would you think that? I find it fascinating seeing the model progress.
     
  16. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Absolutely not John.

    This whole site is about showing others what you are doing. If nobody took the time and effort to post, then we would have nothing.

    Personally, I'm very interested to see how a good 2mm F/S kit builds, so keep up the good work.

    Richard
     
  17. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Very motivating John. Even though I work in much bigger scales you may it so tempting. My brother Bob models 2mm FS so I'll have to chivy him up to get going on a loco.

    Mike
     
  18. queensquare

    queensquare Western Thunderer

    Looking forward to it coming for a run on the North Somerset Light at some time in the future. A handsome beast of a loco.

    Jerry
     
  19. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Thank you all your very kind the funny thing is the photos make it look quite big but it is tiny .
    When I did the smoke box I used solder paste for the front of the smoke box rested it on top and heated the barrel with a blow lamp then formed the wrapp used solder paste again and then used a blow lamp to heat the barrel it's the first time I've tried this and thankfully it seems to have worked :)
     
  20. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    image.jpg I thought I'd just put one more in
    A sign of things to come (hopefully)
     
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