Scale7 JB Workbench.

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Scale7JB, 15 April 2010.

  1. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Hi JB

    I am fairly near Highley, and you would have seen my house en route from Llandrindod Wells! I'll pm you my address if you happen to be up this way again.

    Jordan - if you have a full-line rover ticket on the SVR, there is no further charge to get in the Engine House. I thought it was a very good experience, well set out, and on good days, you can sit on the balcony, have lunch and watch the trains go by. You can on bad days too, it's just cold and wet :D I came back with a whole stack of Jinty and 80000 photos.

    Richard
     
  2. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Popped down to Sudbury today so that I could use the pillar drill to sort the tube plate.

    Please excuse the misplaced hole in the bottom half... I'm annoyed about it too..!  :headbang: I might be able to fill it somehow perhaps...

     

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  3. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    :shock: :shock: :scratch:
    the easy way to set out all those holes is to use a GW riveting tool to make the centre impressions, then file the 'rivets' off leaving a small pilot hole, makes drilling a lot easier :D
     
  4. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Oh and BTW you are mad :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  5. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Yes, I must admit, I had thought that the GW riveter would have been fantastic there, but maybe I'll get one for the next build... Once it has been sprayed, and the steam header, steam pipes and blastpipe are in, it shouldn't show too much... hopefully... !!

    JB.
     
  6. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    A few of the scalehardware rivet shanks..

     

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  7. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Easier still, is to draw the tubeplate with a CAD package and get it etched. :)

    Nice work though JB - keep it up. :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  8. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks Dan, trying to keep up the momentum... Just need the main steam pipes in the smokebox now... Oh and a door might be handy...

    Anyone know who might have a decent range of brass (or WM) smokebox doors ?





    JB.
     

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  9. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Last one for tonight (this morning ??  :eek: )... Definitely a case of i'll have to remember what is there rather than anyone actually being able to see in the intricate superheater elements that i've spent a fair while doing.....  :headbang:

    Once the steampipes are in, you never know, that might be the last bit of scratchbuilding for a while... It is a kit after all !!



    JB.
     

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  10. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    That is utterly amazing :thumbs: completely bonkers mind :shock: but utterly amazing :D :bowdown:
     
  11. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    :eek: :shock: Well done :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
  12. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I trust the smokeboxe door will open?
     
  13. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    All those holes, all that metal - an amazing bit of work and very effective looking :bowdown:
     
  14. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks everybody... :thumbs: My fingers don't half hurt again this morning! :laugh:

    I think it'll look even more effective when there is a fine weathering of mist washed over the whole interior...

    Oh yes, definitely an opening door, but I'm wondering wether to have a door that opens via a working screw on the smokebox door levers (very fiddly)... or to have a servo that will open the door via a button press on the DCC keypad.. Any thoughts?

    JB.
     
  15. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    The silly so and so's gone and raised the bar again :D

    Lovely.

    Richard
     
  16. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I have to admit, I'm not the first in our group to do it... Colin Dowling has just scratchbuilt an E4 for a client, and that too has a full (and totally accurate) smokebox interior as he popped down to see the preserved E4 for pictures and measurements... So it is he, not I that raises ones bar :laugh: :laugh:

    My engine died in the very early 60's, the excuse I'm sticking too for slight innacuracy, but the tubeplate does have the correct number of superheater tubes and elements !! ;)

    I'm just hoping that the speaker in the boiler won't get damaged by the short superheater elements that are in there..

    JB.
     
  17. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    It has to be a working screw!
     
  18. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    You think so? Not difficult... just thought it would be fun to have it working on a servo...

    Engine goes on shed after a working, and then the smokebox door opens without the use of the hand of god as it were.. :laugh:

    JB.
     
  19. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    That did make me chuckle (thanks Cynric), but seriously JB, there's some excellent modelling going on there - well done. :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  20. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Fantastic piece of work JB :bowdown:

    Insane and inspirational in equal measure I think :lol:

    Steve