PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

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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 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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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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PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:18 pm

As a change from polyfilla on my micro layout, I decided to construct and paint an S&D Models motorcycle 8)

Here are the white metal parts as they were in the little bag:
ImageIMG_9521 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

It looked like a nice little kit, so I set to cleaning up the castings and then sprayed a coat of primer. Painting was a bit of a challenge, but I think I made a passable job of it :?. For number plates I knocked up something in Microsoft Word and printed and cut out tiny pieces of paper. I think the back one is ok (and the position on the layout I have in mind, this will be very prominent!) but the font size for the front one is probably a bit small. Here are some cruel photos (!) - I am happy with it by the naked eye from normal viewing distance!

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The rider is next, but that is a job for tomorrow!

P.S. Anyone care to speculate on my choice of number plate? :?:
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Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby mahoganydog » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:00 pm

Hi PNP,

Your choice of number plate is from Wigan CBC in 1936 (the sequence started later in 1934). The design of the bike looks like it is mid thirties but it's all but impossible to say what make it's meant to represent. There were few companies that used red Triumph, Ariel and Rudge spring to mind. By 1936 the majority of bikes had moved to foot change so the reg number may be too new for the bike.

Sorry, straying into reality too much!

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Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:52 am

mahoganydog wrote:Sorry, straying into reality too much!

Yeah way too far for someone like me with no interest in bikes :wink:. However I am modelling an era when bikes were probably more common than they are today, so fancied one for my little layout. The kit is simply listed as 1930's solo motorcycle with rider. I plumped for red for no bigger reason than my other vehicle is green (a land rover) and I like red! Glad there is some real life basis to my numberplate choice, even if in reality it is simply my initials and dob :lol:

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Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby mahoganydog » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:02 am

Hi PNP,

Sorry, I'm in to bikes and the history that goes with them!

In rural areas the prime transport was walking or, if you had a little money to spare, a bicycle. Some, probably a farmer's son, would save up and get a secondhand motorcycle and it would either be old or, if newer, small capacity. If they did have money then it would be new. Often the only cars in the village would be either owned by the vicar or schoolmaster.

Nearly all period dramas get this wrong!

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Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:07 am

mahoganydog wrote:Sorry, I'm in to bikes and the history that goes with them!

Absolutely no need to apologise for anything - it's interesting stuff :-)

I am planning my little layout to have one (farmer's) land rover, one motorcycle and one bicycle 8)

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Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby mahoganydog » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:56 am

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:
mahoganydog wrote:Sorry, I'm in to bikes and the history that goes with them!

Absolutely no need to apologise for anything - it's interesting stuff :-)

I am planning my little layout to have one (farmer's) land rover, one motorcycle and one bicycle 8)


Sounds about right. I think the bike could be a Sunbeam Model 9; the gearchange and tank look similar.... /pedant :lol:
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