restoring trashed loco's

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:21 pm

front bufferbeam detail added all bar the coupling

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rear bufferbeam detail will be sparser due to required coupling clearance

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:58 pm

a little detail added and first coat of yellow applied

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shawplan fan grille added

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:49 pm

additional work and starting to get there

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:17 pm

right an explanation of work carried out so far shawplan roor grille applied after cutting out the moulded items area , shawplan lamp irons added , handrails scratch built , washer boxes scratch built ,

paint hornby br blue in acrylic with humbrol enamel 24 yellow ends airbrushed over plasticote white primer ,, then a light valejo biege sprayed lightly to centre of panels for paint fading , next the roof was masked off and a light dusting of valejo grey black was sprayed , then valejo black for exhaust marking

chassis was taken off for areas to be given a light coating of humbrol enamel rust colour , chassis replaced for a spraying of valejo earth colour to body lowers so chassis ties in

the original lima window mouldings were a little damaged by previous owner but i decided they were better options than the flushglaze i obtained ..... so out with the dremmel ,polishing pad , metal polish and spray windowleene

once fitted back in a layer of klear was brushed on to add a bit more clarity , there is still the odd mark but overall i'm still happy

jobs still to do include installing fibre optic lighting and sound and further painting /weathering !!


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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:10 pm

next up in line is hornbys 0-4-0 st 2X baught off internet as spares to be converted into a peckett 0-4-0 st for a future project

first off the respective bodys were hacked about to get the desired shapes

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next off the extension of the saddle tank cut from the other body was cut sanded and often trial fitted to get the desired fit before liquid polying into place , also incorrect saddle tank fittings cut off

the holes that were left were plasticarded over on the inside of the body ready to accept filler

also the cab rear was cut off with a dremmel with circular saw blade , caution must be taken if blood is not to be copiously distributed around the room when the blade snatches in the metal !!! ( like i did ) :lol:

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:25 pm

front half of cab now in place awful rear part of cab cut off and metal base filed flat to accept new cab build may build wooden planked floor in

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby Rob-B » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:10 am

Any updates on the little 040 , i have an old smokey joe with the chimny missing and was thinking of doing something with it would be nice to see how yours ends up
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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:05 pm

delayed a little due to work and being very ill also will resume very soon as i baught another difrent 0-4-0 body for parts

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:06 am

another body purchased for the better chimney and boiler dome to be removed and fitted to project !!

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:47 pm

parts required cut out of donor body and sanded to correct profile to fit saddle tank top

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:01 pm

Rob-B wrote:Any updates on the little 040 , i have an old smokey joe with the chimny missing and was thinking of doing something with it would be nice to see how yours ends up



to be honnest the proportions of the conversion are much more pleasing than hornbys offering hornbys offering is a rendition of a genuine loco but not many of them and not a particularly nice looking 0-4-0

inbox me if you simply require the chimney as i have it cut out and salvageable for your project if desired

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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby GeraldH » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:48 pm

Great work, imagination and lateral thinking. There's a lot of fun to be had with the restoration of beaten up old locos and it's very educational :) .
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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:44 am

a little more work flooring made with planking embossed plasticard ( slaters or wills unsure ) cab sides plasticarded and filled couplings removed and buffer beams prepped but will need further shortening to give cab and front more pleasing dimensions , no plans are being bothered with just photos and judging what looks right and pleasing to the eye



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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby pete12345 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:24 pm

That's coming along nicely. With that cab arrangement I think it would look good to pair the loco with a small coal tender. I made one before for a narrow gauge loco by simply shortening an open wagon and removing one end.
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Re: restoring trashed loco's

Postby tornado64 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:47 am

sounds nice but the loco i'm modelling never left a small local paper mill premmises , it is for a possible idea for an exhibition layout after this i'll have another pecket to make and fancy trying my hand at the DJH andrew barclay 0-4-0 and that would be all thier locos covered


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