David Andrews 7mm Stanier 2 6 4 tank.

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by P A D, 9 February 2019.

  1. PeteB

    PeteB Active Member

    Once again an unbelievable high quality build from the stable of the Pad. Nice one indeed Peter.:bowdown:

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  2. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    Peter, a most enjoyable build to watch and marvel at. I agree about David's kits, they do go together well and are not too taxing for the likes of me. I have a Castle under construction (temporarily set aside) and a Patriot and a second Compound still in their kit boxes. The first Compound is waiting on DCC sound before it can pull some end-of-steam specials past Moor Street.

    Thank you for the inspiration and standard you set the rest of us! Paul
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  3. Stuart Dodd

    Stuart Dodd New Member

    Peter, I have one of these superb kits to put together, ( David's designs are excellent ), therefore the write up of your experience building the loco will be very helpful! I can only aspire to get close to your incredibly high standard of construction!
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  4. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    Following Dibateg highlighting the overlong running plateau the front end, it's been bugging me, so today I put it right before starting on the 3P. I thought it would a right PITA shortening it with the model finished, but it turned out to be quite simple. First I removed the brake pipe and then scribed a line across the front 1mm from the edge using my calipers. I then had at it with a round dental burr in the mini drill, removing metal until I could still just see the line. I then finished it off using a file (safe edge down so as not to scuff the buffers if it went astray) and finally emery paper wrapped around the field to finish off. Here it is after the brake pipe had been refitted. It could perhaps be a little shorter but I'm happy with it now.

    Good job I'm a lazy git and hadn't stripped it down and sent it off for painting. There's method in my idleness!

  5. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    Having completed the Stanier 3P for now, I've made the final corrections to the 4P based on observations of Dibateg's build. Here's the roof after cutting off the lower part below the rain strip on the left hand side.

    A strip of 2x1mm brass L section is then soldered to the etched rain strip over hanging by about a mm to create a recess for the roof. Here the two outer parts have been soldered to the cab. I've decided to leave the rear fire iron next to the cab front as it is.

    And with the roof slotted into place a nice tight fit is achieved.

    A much better way to do it than the magnetic fixing which tended to get knock off and did not give a tight fit all round. Thanks to Tony Geary for sharing his idea.

    Big and little "bro" together.

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  6. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    Looking good Peter - I'll be catching you up under lockdown!
  7. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    I agree, Peter that the roof fitting is very effective and I also pass my thanks on to Tony for sharing.

    Just one question which sounds easy but not so in the execution I suspect. How did you actually cut off the lower roof part so neatly? I can't see something that neat being done with a saw, so did you use a scrawker, in which case how did you hold the curved surface flat?

  8. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    Hi Brian,
    I held the roof on the edge of my jeweller's anvil which has a wood insert with a V for cutting with a piercing saw. I let the roof hang off the edge then scrawked it along the inner edge of the half etch rain strip. I didn't need to use a ruler so it was easier to hold the 10mm or so of roof at the edge of the wood. Obviously it would be best to do it in the flat but needs must. It was in fact easier to do than the 3P roof which I needed to cut against a ruler.

    It would have been nice to meet at Doncaster, have a chat and compare the 4Ps, but that's not going to happen now. You'll be catching me up on the 4P and surging ahead with other builds, as once I go into lockdown I can't go to my bench at my brother's and can't build at home. Still that's the least of my worries.

    Stay healthy everybody.