Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Wed May 16, 2018 8:26 am

Pete wrote:Hi

That's a really nice model,was good fun to watch the build over the last week or two, very imaginative, It would be a swine to unload!

Pete

Thanks Pete, I was thinking about a loading/unloading photo shoot, but at a quoted 220Tons, even if I used my two hornby 75Ton cranes, it would defeat them! I don't have a 500Ton road crane, so maybe I need to make Project 4, overhead crane gantry! lol
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Thu May 17, 2018 10:27 pm

Now all 6 heat exchange tubes are done, on with the build!
A few lumps and bumps added, and a hex nut glued in the inside to allow the base to be removed, reason being I can add weights as required, by removing the bottom with a screw.

Project 2 TX HE.jpg


Project 2 TX fixing.jpg


I can't wait to paint it so I can see how good it looks (or not), transparent body makes it hard to envisage.
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 am

Another very interesting shape - yes paint will transform it completely - looking forward to your next progress report . . . :D

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Sat May 19, 2018 8:58 pm

The transformer is now painted silver, but again, I am dismayed with the way acrylic paint performs, it still feels soft and sticky after days of drying!
I am really not impressed with acrylic! Generally it looks good, just some red insulators to paint up and fit, then i can assemble the wagon!
It will not advance much for a few weeks soon, while i am away, I am so glad I have kept the pressure up and got ahead of the game. Once I get back home, I will assess if I want to rework either project to make it better or to leave it as is.
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby railwayjim » Sat May 19, 2018 9:57 pm

It's all looking rather good TimberSurf, the detail is excellent.

I have to agree with you about acrylics, I just don't get on with them either,
enamel is my choice every time.

Looking forward to seeing it painted too.

Jim.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Sun May 20, 2018 5:48 pm

I gave the Project 1 reactor a final coat of Humbrol rust wash, watered down with some white spirit the other night. Blow me, it went very shiny and started blooming with white splodges! :o

Gutted!

So today I smashed it up!


Well not literally :lol: I just dismantled it for repainting. It's not that bad, I will use enamel matt paint and hopefully that will deshine it and once the white bits are toned down with the overcoat, they could be deemed as a feature of the rust!

The support shoulders have been ripped off and reworked to make them lower, hopefully with this mod and rotating the load 180 degrees to have the pipes point down, it might just be enough to fit under bridges :)
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