Partwork Flying Scotsman

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby bushrat » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:38 am

Hi,

I think the problem has been solved, whilst hunting for answers, I came across this, link is below,

http://paulmblythe.wordpress.com/2010/0 ... ting-rods/

I followed the procedure and it worked a treat, even though I put a dab of solder on the end of it all, I will still be able to remove it if needs be and re-use the parts, simply by de-soldering.

Now all I have to figure out is how the return crank is supposed to work, cant find any thing in the instructions about that either.

Looking back over what I have done so far, I have come to the conclusion that the biggest complication in this build has been the instructions, come sequence of build and general lack of simple information.

Only these forums have saved the day.

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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:57 pm

Some more lining.
Those red lines took a loooong time but they're done now!
I changed my LED desk lamp for a less spotlighty CFL one and I can stare at things a lot longer with it. All day in fact.
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:27 pm

On to the boiler and cab.
Everything gets chopped into manageable pieces which can be adjusted to fit.
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That's all the decals done now. Just needs some black areas touching in with paint and it can be varnished.

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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:10 am

SirMeliot wrote:That's all the decals done now. Just needs some black areas touching in with paint and it can be varnished.


That's the part of model building that always fills me with fear and dread. 1 false move with the can and the whole thing is ruined.

Have to say tho you have done a sterling job on the "Scot"
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:34 pm

Essex2Visuvesi wrote:That's the part of model building that always fills me with fear and dread. 1 false move with the can and the whole thing is ruined.


Ha! been there already. Touching in black on one of the splashers and the paint bled into the white line so I tried to scrape it off with a toothpick. That took part of the decal off so I had to paint the white back on.
You can see it pre-repair on the centre splasher somewhere above....

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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:26 pm

Touched in the cab front.
Note to self: Do not attempt this in OO gauge
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:14 pm

Varnish applied. Couldn't help sticking the wheels back on it and seeing how it looked.
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby klaatu » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:28 pm

Yeah, well, looks kind of OK, I guess.

Sorry - seriously, that looks absolutely amazing.

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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby Robuk1981 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:10 pm

Damn I've no idea how you stayed sane through that build with the kit defects and such.

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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:47 am

Not sure I have.
Here's another partwork I've been sticking together.
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Aaand another one....
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Anyhoo here's the motor and gearbox tested for size and it fits quite nicely. It's an ABC VML2 26:1 with a Canon motor. It should be good for a maximum speed of around a scale 100mph
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:54 am

Ah you are building the Victory I see.

I have one of those I'm building as well!
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:38 pm

Essex2Visuvesi wrote:Ah you are building the Victory I see.


Nope Sovereign of the Seas :P

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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:31 am

Nameplates!
Daub 'em in gloss black
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Then rub 'em down on some finishing paper and seal with a coat of Quick Shine.
I managed to kink one when rubbing down :(
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A cab full of things. With hindsight I should have got some decals for the gauges.
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:32 am

If you can supply pics and sizes Ill make some waterslides up for you :)
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Re: Partwork Flying Scotsman

Postby SirMeliot » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:37 am

Thanks, but the problem isn't getting decals, it's putting them on now everything's stuck in....


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