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by Atso
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

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: 85
Views: 6477

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: 85
Views: 6477

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: 85
Views: 6477

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...
by Atso
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

A little bit of progress on some projects that I use as space fillers in between other things. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/213-030918124547.jpeg Four Dapol A3s that are in the process of being re-numbered/named and modified. These have been on the go on and off for a year now and ar...
by Atso
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

It's been a few days since I last posted on here but things have been happening. A few painting and lettering jobs on some plastic wagons that I built a year ago! http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/213-270818113115.jpeg Some Peco 9' wheelbase PO wagons painted to represent the LNER's own b...
by Atso
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Thanks Bufferstop, that makes sense!
by Atso
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 131
Views: 3063

Re: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)

So, when is the next competition??? ;)
by Atso
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

It's our last full day in North Yorkshire and, having taken the Toad E as far as I can up here, I decided to go build some plastic kits. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/213-240818100430.jpeg These are the 2mm Association's injection moulded LNER six plank wagon bodies. The wagons were b...
by Atso
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Thanks Mountain. Regarding the term 'Toad, I honestly don't know about what constituted deserving the designation but I do know that the LNER used the term as well with B, D, and E varieties being built during its existence - but not in Order with the B being first, the E second and the D the last. ...
by Atso
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Hi all,

Just a quick post to show what I'm building as my holiday project while up in North Yorkshire for the week.

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In case anyone is interested, it is the 2mm Association Toad E etched kit.
by Atso
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 131
Views: 3063

Re: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)

I've just caught up with the results. Congratulations to Tony (Lysander) for winning with those wonderful coaches and to everyone else who took part - I found it very difficult to decide who I wanted to vote for as everything was just so good!
by Atso
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Industry is now printing stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, etc, I guess it might be too expensive for us modellors, but have shapeways etc started offering suitable metals yet? Shapeways do offer various metals. Their stainless steel and aluminium isn't accurate enough - their brass shows promi...
by Atso
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Hi Atso, have you contemplated 3D printing a chassis block, you could add metal plate side frames to it. If you were concerned about the weight leave some cavities which could be filled with fine lead shot (Fluid Lead) or "Liquid Gravity" which isn't lead, but just as heavy. I have though...
by Atso
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 85
Views: 6477

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I would never call you stupid! Quite the opposite! I think the side plates is a brilliant idea, that guarantees little likelihood of failure of the main joints and relieves the stresses on them, sound engineering. :) Thanks TimberSurf, However, I cannot claim credit for the ideas as they are heavil...

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