georgeT's (7mm Workbench)

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by georgeT, 12 September 2019.

  1. O_gauge_Phil

    O_gauge_Phil Member

    Hopefully the next thing on your bench is a nice cuppa. Well earned, they look very nice and three off must have been hard on the old mogo.
    Looking forwards to the N2 lots of pictures would be good. I've got one on the to do list and its nice to see the finished item but even better to see the pitfalls and follow the construction.
    Best wishes.
    Phillip
     
  2. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Thanks for the kind words Phil it was a great strain on the old brain, something to do in the lock down, by way its a SR N class l am building next...
     
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  3. O_gauge_Phil

    O_gauge_Phil Member

    Of course it would be! Silly me, I've got GNR on the brain at the moment. Anyway always nice to see what your upto.

    Phil
     
  4. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Is it the David Andrews kit? I've got one stashed away to do at some point so will be watching with interest.
     
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  5. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Yes Chris it is, and its dated 2003
     
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  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Quite old then George! I managed to get mine from the last few before he retired.
     
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  7. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Have made a start on the David Andrews SR Class N, not too bad so far... DSC06856.JPG DSC06857.JPG DSC06858.JPG DSC06859.JPG
     
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  8. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Decided to try plungers made by JPL this time so have marked them out and fitted them. DSC06863.JPG DSC06864.JPG DSC06865.JPG DSC06866.JPG DSC06867.JPG
     
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  9. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Moving on with the build. DSC06868.JPG DSC06869.JPG DSC06870.JPG DSC06873.JPG
     
  10. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi George,

    I'm enjoying your build thread as usual and here are a couple of rescued slides from my recent scannings which may be of use to you

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    taken at Alresford yard in 1992, sorry about the quality of the side view.

    Stay safe and well

    kind regards

    Mike
     
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  11. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Liking this build a lot.
    As my avatar will witness one of my fav. Locos can barely see the solder such a clean build.
    What solder flux and iron are your choice may I ask?
    Also could you tell us the reason for the highlighter on the instructions.
    Cheers
    Ade
     
  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Just be aware that the N in the photos is one of the many that received new front frames, notable from the curved frame tops above the footplate. These locos were actually longer at the front than the originals with the triangular frame tops. Also look out for different chimneys, outside steampipes and different cylinders on the reframed (and other) locos.

    Other variations to keep an eye on when choosing a prototype include: LH vs RH drive; smoke deflector hand hold shapes, AWS with associated bang plates; and more obviously the tender type.

    More of a minefield than you expect.
     
  13. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Hello Ade, the flux is from Hobby Holidays and its water based, so no awful smell or cleaning up the green mess, and the solder l use is 145 degree, but l clean up as l go, every soldered joint boring but it stays clean, hope this helps.
    PS, The yellow felt pen marks makes sure l don't forget anything (getting old now Hahahaha)
     
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  14. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Thanks Mike They are a great help, the loco l was thinking of is 31791 a right hand drive, and was thinking of folding the tender top over (why) to make the lining neater when l paint her as the straight sided tender as your photo shows the lining is not so graceful ?
     
  15. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    George,

    I may have misinterpreted your comment; are you thinking to turning the tender into one of those with the turned-in side panels? If that's the case then I suggest you don't, they're very different tenders.

    Steph

    P.s. there were a batch of 4000g flat sided tenders which were like the those with turned-in sides - but David doesn't do that one...!
     
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  16. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Hello Steph, Thank you for stopping me looking a right plum, l thought the tenders were very similar , l shall keep the tender as David intended, it was the lining l was thinking of, thanks again.
     
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  17. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Ah thanks George that is the very stuff, flux solder from Hobby Holidays is what I have, no excuses now then I just need a better iron and clean up as I go.
    Only as old as you feel and the highlighter is a good idea not to forget anything.
    Cheers
     
  18. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Hehe, you're welcome, George! :)

    Steph
     
  19. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Hi George, do you mean 31791? That's a U Class not a N Class. May look similar but the wheels are bigger, the wheel spacing different and the boiler pitched higher.

    31790–31809 were also rebuilds of the ill-fated River Class 2-6-4 tanks and had a lower running plate and hence bigger splashers than the new-build Us.
     
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  20. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    The footplates on the rebuilt Rivers were lower and wider (as I've just discovered while contemplating a 4mm version...) as well as everything else, but a U of any stripe from an N is, well, it's not straightforward.

    Adam