7mm Rob Pulham's Work Bench - Back (again) to the LNER 06 (MOK 8F)

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Rob Pulham, 14 May 2010.

  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    I just thought I would kick of the work bench with a couple of pictures of progress to date on the S&M scratch build. I have put it area 51 because, while the current build is west-ish everything else will be from t'otherside.

    Credit should go to Jazz for this. If he hadn't built his and let me have a copy of the plans along with lots of help and advice this would have gone nowhere.

    Apologies to those who have seen these before on RMWeb

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  2. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

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    Rob
    thats coming along well :thumbs: nice to see some scratchbuilding as well. I dont know much about the prototype but it has a Manning Wardle 'look"
     
  3. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

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    Cheers Guv'nor,
    According to the little I can find out it is believed to have originated as an 0-4-0 tender engine built by Bury, Curtis & Kennedy of Liverpool for the Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway. It then passed to the LNWR and then (when 30 years old) to the Griff Colliery Co who converted it to an 0-4-2 saddle tank named Crewe. Then it was ultimately bought by Col Stephens for the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Railway. From 1911 -1916 it was called Hecate and from 1916 it was named Severn. It was scrapped in 1937 after being withdrawn in 1931.

    Even though I have kits in the to build pile I am deriving a lot of satisfaction from scratch building. As long as I can find some suitable plans I will definitely be scratch building another loco (or three :laugh: ).
     
  4. Rob Pulham

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    I finally received my Medley models LNER W1 today (I bought it from ebay about a month ago) it looks a chunky beast and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's all nickel and a decent gauge. I will take some shots of what's in the box once I have cleaned up the etches (some of them are a bit tarnished so perhaps they won't show up detail well in photos)
     
  5. Rob Pulham

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    The promised pictures - AS :pictures:
    The cross heads and slide bars are cast nickel which is a nice surprise.

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  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

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    Viakal is good for cleaning tarnished brass, but i wouldnt use it after any soldering as the solder goes black. I dont know if this has any effect on its strength but i dont like the look of it!!
     
  7. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

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    Thanks for that I will have a look in Tesco on Monday for some. The wife isn't keen on me having it for Christmas as it doesn't look new, which may mean I will have to have something else - I am hard done by :D
     
  8. Rob Pulham

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    Having got the required transfers from Halifax yesterday I got stuck into ling the BG today and close of play saw all the black lining done. I usually do the gold lining first but reading that Larry Goddard always does the black first I thought I would give it a try.

    Here are some pics of it loosely assembled with the black lining complete. The gold lines are in fact as a result of using flash (sadly but hopefully tomorrow). This was my first foray into 7mm so be gentle :laugh:
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  9. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

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    I suspect the flash is being a little cruel, but in my limited lining experience i would avoid 'gold' and use straw instead, whenever I have lined GWR stock.
     
  10. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

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    Thanks I have never tried straw and I did think that period I BG's were done with straw lining rather than gold but a question to Larry confirmed that they were gold. I have done gold lining before on 4mm stock and had reasonable success with it. I will give it a go. The beauty of lining on to gloss with acrylics is that you can very easily remove it if you don't like what you have done. I will try to get some day light shots too as the flash has washed out the crimson lake too.
     
  11. Rob Pulham

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    Just in case anyone wonders what was in the box with the CRT BG. I just came across this while looking for something else. The only thing added initially were the wheels.

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  12. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

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    I have managed to get a bit further with the BG in my enforced absence from the garage. The interior is painted and I have just this evening added the transfers. All that's left to do is to scrape the paint of the door handles. assemble it and take some pictures in the sunshine tomorrow.

    Here are a few shots of the interior now it's painted.
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  13. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

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    Hi Rob,

    looking good, lets hope the sun shines so you can get your photos, looking forward to seeing them posted.

    regards

    Mike
     
  14. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

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    Well Mike to sun shone so I had no excuse.

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    I just noticed that I haven't scraped the paint of the handles :headbang:

    Tonight's job is to sort out the coach lighting from DCC Concepts. Pictures to follow once it's lit up.
     
  15. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

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    While I haven't posted an update recently I haven't been idle since finishing the BG. I have added the handrails to the tank, made the bunker, and cab sides.
    I have also had a go at making a cab but I am going to remake it as I am not happy with it. The more discerning will notice that my cab looks different to the one that Ken did - Ken's cab goes to the rear of the bunker as in the plan. However since getting a quite good photo (also found by Ken but after he had finished his) I believe that the cab went into the front of the bunker - one of us is right ;)


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    The right hand rear window came out too close to the edge and I got a crease across the front while folding the curve.

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    The highlight of today has been making the coupling rods and finally having the chassis running (albeit up and down a single length of track). The reason it's upside down in the photos is the piece of PCB came loose so i have just stuck it back on with some super glue gel and I am waiting for it to dry before playing some more. I also sorted the springing with a couple of pieces of piano type wire.


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    I also picked up a lovely casting for a Ramsbottom safety valve from Laurie Griffin at the Halifax show (seen here just balancing not soldered on yet as is the tank, bunker, etc). I also plan to remake the buffer beams after looking further at prototype pictures "they just aren't chunky enough". I also cut out a chunky piece of brass in the shape of a back head and I have acquired various lost wax fittings to go on it. How ever while browsing the Hobby horse site I chanced upon a couple of lost wax back heads for a very reasonable price so I have ordered one.
     
  16. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

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    Hi Rob,

    that's coming on really well, keep up the good work. Laurie's catings are very good and certainly make a difference.
    regards

    Mike
     
  17. Rob Pulham

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    Thanks Mike,

    After see the standards that you and other forum members model to it certainly encourages self improvement. I am also quite lucky in that my wife takes an interest and she's always saying "can you make one of those" or "it would look better if you added this" which really helps. She's an artist and can put perspective on things that I sometimes miss.
     
  18. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

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    I was away in Saltburn Monday to Saturday last week and had a lovely ride on the NYRM Pullman dining train in car 79 at long last (I have tried three times unsuccessfully to get a table) so the modelling took a bit of a back seat although I did manage to get a in a trip to Shildon (taking quite a few photos of the J52 there as I have one to build soon) and took a load of surplus books in to the bookshop in Grosmont and traded them for a volume of Yeadons and a couple of the LNER RCTS green books (one which includes J52's).

    Sunday was very productive on the loco front. I managed to make the new cab, solder the saddle tank in place, fit the bunker and the brake standard and cut and fit the back head in temporarily. The Hobby Horse casting came with a cast 8BA thread on the back so I drilled through the boiler and it is now removable for further detailing an painting.

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    The eagle eyed will have also spotted that I have taken of the buffer beams. I happened to have salvaged some time ago a brass letter box flap (from the rear not the front) and it is 3.5mm thick so I have cut a couple of new buffer beams from it. I was quite impressed at my ability to cut them in a straightish line with a the piercing saw so I didn't have too much filing to finish them off. I had big plans to drill them tonight for the buffers but we had visitors so perhaps tomorrow.
     
  19. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

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    That looks cute :thumbs: although I do prefer them without the cab. actually calling it a cab is stretching it a bit!!
     
  20. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

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    Hi Rob,

    Looking really good, 3.5 thick brass is going to take some soldering though or have you got a MIG welding set on stand-by? :thumbs:

    regards

    Mike