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Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Peter Cross, 1 September 2018.
I guess some modelers are just better than others lol
Just happens to be a new one.
All mine are trashed if that helps Pete. I did buy a nice new one but promptly knocked over a bottle of Mek on it trashing the surface...
The middle does not melt with MEK, but does with 100w soldering iron.
I now think I have the 1262 ready for reassembly. It's taken its time but I'm quite pleased considering where we started.
It was very badly built and needed striping, taking apart and some replacements made. This is after striping the paint.
As can be seen some was even inside out.
As it is now prior to reassembly.
I supposen now I ought to put something back together.
I just found my paper. I tried some, now I remember what happened. It separated from backing but just would not stick. I tried some Carr's transfix but this did nothing. Whether I've got the wrong paper, or the transfix has gone off. It says don't breath the vapours but there's hardly any smell. Anyway something to sort in UK as these things are easier to get.
Trying something slightly different for the back head. Most parts will be fitted after painted. Here's most parts ready to go, I just need to do some trimming, soldering .handwheels etc.
Not 100% accurate but will look the part once in the cab. Must start finding more backhead fitting the spars box has taken a hammering this year.
I have loads of spare castings from the 1366...
Are you not fitting a backhead or you got a different one?
Totally different one. One that actually looks like it belongs...
Glad to hear that Chris, who's is it, Laurie's?
I think so.
This is where we are with the 1262. It's running. The brakes need fitting, and all the sundry parts on the body.
Should not be long now before it can be boxed up.
Wow, 2 in one week. The F1 is now running under its own power.
This ran straight from wiring up. The new jig and extra care setting up works wonders. Plus of course being a better kit to start with.
The jubilee is now motorized, with pickups and brakes. Just a couple of bits to then the frames are completed. The body still needs quite a bit adding. The tender is all but there too.
The loco runs well with my knackered old duette. Must get something newer in July when in UK.
It does not like the A5.5 turnouts on the test track, but has no problems with Peco ones.
I'm pleased with the running of this I always have great trepidation on the running qualities when valve gear is involved.
Last in, first though the works.
I think the F1 is now finished. Will check over again in a week or so before I get the camera out to take some proper photos.
It really was a pleasure to build. It's just a shame bout the brake hangers all being the same hand. I was unsure about the smoke box door too, so that was changed.
Picture overload coming up.
Once the 1262 and jubilee are finish I will be taking a break from this to do some of my own, the layout and a month in the UK. But never say never, there's two GW locos waiting in the wings.
I'm back on the 1262, which is not giving up without a fight.
I was glueing the boiler weight in which had to be done after the salter valves. Well the weight got wedged in the wrong place moving it I managed to snap the top off of one of the valves. In repairing I did both much stronger now.
I also must have damaged one step as that fell off later, now primed needs painting and lining now.
I'm sure some kits just don't want to be finished properly.
The 1262 is heading in the right direction again. Just need to re line the step a few bits need touching in. And we should be good.
In the mean time the jubilee is on the bench and progressing towards the finishing post. Most of the backhead is not from the kit. Some are spares some are scratch built. I'm please with the was it's progressing, and should be finished soon. I think I'm going to blacken the handrails, I think they need dulling down.
And of course my boy is always with in the evenings. I have the monitor on the bench. Always nice seeing him sleeping peacefully. Puts things in the right order when there's a fopaux, one look at the monitor and you realize what's important and what's a hobby.
Lovely Jubilee Peter, one of my favourite locos.
QUOTE : I think I'm going to blacken the handrails, I think they need dulling down.
When BR adopted the GWR green livery, there was a lot more green paint than in GW days. Handrails, sandbox backing plates, 'footplate' around the Tender and tops of splashers were green as well as lots of detail parts and of course the running plate angle. In some cases, the cab roof was green up to the gutter strip ~ probably to match a Stanier curved top Tender.
Jubilees are nice looking locos. I wouldn't mind building another one, but from a better starting point.