Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:13 pm

Fair play. I had to do a fair amount of milling to get my Triang chassis to fit the body. Milling the body was easier then milling the chassis!

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:41 am

Mountain wrote:Fair play. I had to do a fair amount of milling to get my Triang chassis to fit the body. Milling the body was easier then milling the chassis!

Definitely! Milling out the soft resin casting was very easy - lacking any more sophisticated tool, I just used a larger diameter drill bit in my dremel - the remaining material did get a bit thin in places, but the paint will cover that up! For a metal chassis, now that would be a much more serious undertaking :o

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:07 pm

Given the cab on this loco will not need to contain any electronics, I decided to add a little bit of detailing in there, so I purchased some inexpensive items:
ImageIMG_9320 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

And attempted to produce something believable (though my knowledge of the insides of a steam engine cab is scant at best!) with these, some wire and paint:
ImageIMG_9321 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

After some weathering it looks like this:
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Once the cab back is on it will be fairly dark in there, so I'm hoping it'll look ok :oops:

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:30 pm

Looks good, I didn't realise Micheal Parkinson could drive steam engines! :D
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:22 pm

TimberSurf wrote:I didn't realise Micheal Parkinson could drive steam engines! :D

Oh yeah! I see the likeness too now :lol:

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:06 pm

With the cab interior painted, I could now complete the main parts of the body and spray with primer:
ImageIMG_9323 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

I also added a simple rear coal bunker made from plasticard:
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As usual, these cruel photos show me where I need to do a bit more rubbing down :oops:

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Dave » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:10 pm

Keep it up PNP, I am almost tempted to find that little box of NG stuff that I have stored away.

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Mountain » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:36 pm

Go for it Dave. Be lovely to see some pics of them.
I don't have a side tank loco. They look so tempting. I think it was one of the first Smallbrook kits I saw advertized. I later saw the saddle tank (Clio) and couldn't resist! So much fun!

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:15 pm

Yeah these Smallbrook kits are great fun - and definitely one of the things that pulled me towards O-16.5 in the first place :D

I have now sprayed the top coats (Revell matt blue) and started to pick out some areas in black:
ImageIMG_9329 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

The more observant will notice I have tried to add another detail to this loco = a pair of Salter safety valves - these started out like this:
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And have been fitted to the dome like this:
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:50 am

"Edith May" is now largely complete - just needs a bit of dirtying/weathering . . .
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Mountain » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:45 pm

Very nice. Almost a shame to weather it! Go light on the weathering. It looks lovely as it is! I like the coal bunker idea. I was looking at ways to add bunkers on mine. So far only done my loco number 1.

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:10 pm

Thanks Mountain - yes I quite like the small added coal bunker.

Here is Edith May weathered :D - though now I see her up so close (!) I may tone down the rust on the running gear . . .
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ImageIMG_9354 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9356 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9357 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

She runs nicely (and very quiet) and can negotiate very tight curves no problem (I purchased some of the infamous Fleischmann 10" radius curves). No hesitation over the dead frog point either, even at a crawl. So quite pleased 8)
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:57 am

Having blackened the edges (but not the treads or flanges) of the wheels, and dirtied the running gear to tone down the rust, Edith May now looks a bit better:

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:08 pm

I have started a new thread for a small micro layout / diorama here that I intend to build for these locos :D

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Mountain » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:07 pm

Can't wait to see how things go. I could do with working on mine. I keep saying that!


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