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by Atso
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Things have been progressing on various bits and pieces recently... The C1 has had various features picked out in brass, black and polished steel and will move to the lining stage once dry. Apologies for the quality of the pictures, the sun is not being helpful to my phone camera today! http://www.n...
by Atso
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I've finished the basic colour scheme for the C1 which will become 4452 as it was one of two Atlantics that deputised for a failed A4 that hauled the Silver Jubilee set into Kings Cross during the late 1930's. I've also found some more photographs of this locomotive and, as it achieved it's Silver J...
by Atso
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I'd forgotten how small N gauge is. I was reminded yesterday when I saw some GWR 4-6-0's running on a test track with Swansea Model Railway Club as I paid a visit. They looked like the ones you have in a pic. above. I didn't check to see what class of 4-6-0 they were. Didn't want to strain my eyes!...
by Atso
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Station signage
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Station signage

Hi Bruce, Good question! As a complete guess, I would say that Gill Sans would be the most likely font as it seemed to be used for quite a lot of things during the steam era. However, maybe you'd be interested in the Scalescenes downloadable station name pack - apparently you can customise these by ...
by Atso
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Thanks Mountain.

There shouldn't be a problem with platform clearances (when I have an actual layout!) as, while I've had to widen the loco slightly, it's still thinner than many rtr offerings.
by Atso
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

With some commitments to other modellers progressing sufficiently, I'm temporarily turned my attention to a locomotive that I've long wanted but, due to some serious clearance issues, have never been successful in making. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/213-191018185109.jpeg Above is my...
by Atso
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Result mate! I really must become a club member, I really want to do the factory tour and it would give me the excuse to buy a Black label and get a hefty discount! It is a really good day and I thoroughly recommend it. However, what is on offer is based on what has been returned (I was after a cou...
by Atso
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Thanks Mountain. :) On Saturday, I attended the Dapol Collectors Club open day. This was the second year that I have attended and I enjoyed it ever bit as much as the first year. The ability to see Dapol's UK manufacturing arm, ask questions and see machinery, such as their injection moulding machin...
by Atso
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Having finally gotten CAD models ordered through Shapeways today, I turned my attention to a lining commission on one of my V3 bodies. Having painted the basic black body and red buffer beams in gloss paint (actually done a few weeks ago), I broke out my bow pens this evening and made a start on the...
by Atso
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

In theory you could make the models to 3.5, 4 and 7mm scales as well just by enlarging the dimensions? In theory, yes. However you'll need to also reduce all of the wall thicknesses to a more appropriate thickness. Also, some of the details don't scale well so it usually ends up easier to completel...
by Atso
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Some more work has been going on with the County CAD and I'm very relieved that it finally got green lighted and ordered from Shapeways. So, a couple of last looks at the CAD model. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/69/213-250918141637.jpeg http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/69/213-25...
by Atso
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I have no interest in N gauge, but still read your blog just to marvel at the work you do in such a small scale. :D If you keep dropping projects and swapping to others, may I suggest you keep a 'worksheet' with each bunch of bits, track what you have done (cross through) and jot down what is next ...
by Atso
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Where is everyone at the moment? It is very quiet on here. It seems somethings that, for ever model that makes it off the bench, there are always one or two more that didn't quite make it and need a rethink before they see fruition (if they ever do!). A few months back I obtained a NQP Dapol Britann...
by Atso
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Back to a 3D print... I test printed the current GWR County loco body and decided to quickly spray it up using Tayima paints (hence the wrong shade of green) as it was coming with me to TINGS yesterday. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/213-090918185252.jpeg Please note that, other than r...
by Atso
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 101
Views: 8037

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

After a day wrestling with the CAD for the GWR County 4-6-0, I decided to paint the missing lining on to the tender and Cartazzi truck for Great Northern using a bow pen. The front bogie wheels have had a wash of white paint put into their centers. Once dry, I'll carefully paint in a black dot. I've...

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