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

Postby Mountain » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:54 pm

Very nice.

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:48 pm

Another Slimrails wagon - slightly different style ('cupboard' doors this time), lighter colours and a bit cleaner!
ImageIMG_9240 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9241 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

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

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:53 pm

Very nice. I like them.

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:53 pm

Now I'm on a roll with the SlimRails wagon kits I purchased, here are two open wagon bodies fresh from painting. Picking out the metal brackets and hinges in black was quite fiddly, but I think they have come out ok (for me!). Weathering will blur the joins between black and grey and tone down the stark differences in colour . . .

ImageIMG_9244 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:40 pm

The two open wagons completed:
ImageIMG_9246 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

My goods stock is slowly building up :D
ImageIMG_9247 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

One more Slimrails kit to build from the batch I purchased . . .

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:00 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:One more Slimrails kit to build from the batch I purchased . . .


And that was a brakevan. So for this one I decided I needed a guard :D. Unfortunately he was a bit tall:
ImageIMG_9250 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

So some fairly drastic surgery was required to his legs! Here he is a bit shorter with the 'surgery' still in evidence!
ImageIMG_9255 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

He now leans much better:
ImageIMG_9257 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Some filling around his knees and a lick of paint:
ImageIMG_9259 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

As the guard is whitemetal I added some lead at the other end of the van to counterbalance him:
ImageIMG_9249 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Here is the van painted & weathered, with handrails fitted:
ImageIMG_9271 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

I wanted to add a little bit more detail in the open area, so thought of a bucket and broom. Here it is with some PVA 'dirty water' drying off in the bottom of the bucket!
ImageIMG_9273 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

And in position in the brakevan:
ImageIMG_9275 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

So now I have a complete goods train!!!
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Luckily a certain wild animal was too sleepy (and cute!) to take an interest in moving trains :wink:
ImageIMG_9274 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Thanks for reading . . .

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

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:17 pm

So we call you surgeon PnP now? :o
I think your scenary skills have dropped, not keen on the pink plowed field look! :lol:
I like the coal in the red engine, the rake is looking good and long now!
You will have to build a layout soon just to run them! :P
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:37 pm

Yay. A lovely brake van! Nice cat.

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

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:37 pm

Yay. A lovely brake van! Nice cat.

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:59 am

Thanks for comments . . .

After all those wagons, I thought it high time I started another locomotive :D - and I already had all the parts!

First, take one Electrotren 0-6-0:
ImageIMG_9280 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Discard the body and have a look inside :?:
ImageIMG_9281 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

I removed the circuit board with 6-pin decoder socket (no room for it) and hard-wired a Lenz gold decoder with stay alive that I had left over from my last loco build (it was too big for that little Porter). I checked it ran at this point!
ImageIMG_9282 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Next, take one Smallbrook Studios 'Echo' kit that is now available with a footplate moulding that fits the Electrotren chassis. It's a side tank loco, so will contrast with my two saddle tank steam locos! Image

The boiler was cast in quite thick material so needed a fair bit of milling out using my dremel to allow the electronics to be stuffed into it as you can see at the top of this photo:
ImageIMG_9314 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

This allowed the boiler to sit correctly on the footplate with everything out of sight (and nothing needs to go in the cab!):
ImageIMG_9315 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

So far so good . . .

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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:
ImageIMG_9322 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

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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