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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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:47 pm

So now the holiday is out of the way, I can get on with the build.
Here is the transformer painted
Project 2 TX painted.jpg


And assembled on the bench

Project 2 White side.jpg


Project 2 White.jpg


I am not sure I like the angles, if I get time, I may try breaking off the lower brackets and see if I can re-glue back on, so it sits lower, this would allow the triangular frames to sit at a more square angle. (the base of the transformer is a lot lower than I expected)
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Mountain » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:43 pm

That looks fantastic Timbersurf.
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:06 pm

Wow what a difference painting makes 8). A very handsome model indeed!

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby alex3410 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:18 pm

brilliant results, the paint job really does make all the difference

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:10 pm

Thanks for all the great and kind comments guys (don't forget to keep me in mind for the final vote, quick plug :lol: )
Still need to remake the support brackets for the the reactor (project 1) :? {it's currently in bits again}
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:05 pm

My skitt with project 1 has now been re-assembled with lower brackets. I guess it looks slightly better, but is still 3mm too tall for my bridge! lol

Project 1 right reduced.jpg
Pointy end forward


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Base end forward
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Atso » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:19 am

Wow! I've not been around on hear much recently, my how things have progressed! Those look awesome Timbersurf! Well done! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Steve

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Lysander » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:33 am

Out of gauge or not, it is still an excellent bit of scratch-building.

Tony
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby railwayjim » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:21 pm

Not been on the forum much myself just recently, looks fabulous, would never guess
what some of the components involved started life as.

Superb modelling.

JIm.


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