BMR Workbench.

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

Postby Atso » Wed May 09, 2018 9:21 am

Wow! Those are looking lovely Matt. For lining, I would try and go with the bow pen first but I wouldn't use gold. In Ian Rathbone's book he is quite happy to use colours other than the official ones stated to get that finescale look to the finished model. I was lucky enough to meet him at Warley last year and we had a very informative chat about how he goes about things. I got to see several of his models in the flesh and can honestly say, I couldn't tell that some of the lining colours were wrong. The fact that he typically uses a light grey instead of white on locomotives was staggering - it just look so right.
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Re: BMR Workbench.

Postby mattmay05 » Wed May 09, 2018 10:17 am

Hi Steve, thank you, yes I have a dvd of I think it's Tony Wright's right track series where he's basically building and painting and has a bit with Ian demonstrating what he does, he has a lot more experience than I and I have only used it a couple of times the bow pen... I know what you mean by using different colours, something that's crossed my mind, as I have had problems with gold transfers from Fox that seem to of gone green over time... so have been looking at options to get round it... not had an issue with HMRS yet and I have a set of gold lining I haven't used... so yes when I get over this period of ill health I will have a go at it... sadly none of these we known modellers get this far south, so don't have the chance to see or speak to them.

But the DVD will have to do at the moment.

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Re: BMR Workbench.

Postby mattmay05 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:14 am

Another odd - never waser locomotive recently complete, using an old schools chassis I had lying around, using photos of the 2 versions they made using ply sadly the streamline or air smoothed schools never made it...
2 versions as mention were done the first was quite basic the second was a bit more refined, its a mix of the 2.

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Re: BMR Workbench.

Postby GWR_fan » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:09 am

Matt,
as usual a great job. No reflection on your work, however, the prototype design looks like one of the tinplate toys from the 1930's.

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Re: BMR Workbench.

Postby Atso » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:18 am

mattmay05 wrote:Another odd - never waser locomotive recently complete, using an old schools chassis I had lying around, using photos of the 2 versions they made using ply sadly the streamline or air smoothed schools never made it...
2 versions as mention were done the first was quite basic the second was a bit more refined, its a mix of the 2.

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Great job Matt and what an interesting 'could have been'. It reminds me of the, alleged, brief consideration that LNER gave to streamlining the C1s - doubtful in the potential benefits considering the size and age of the design and something that I don't think ever progressed beyond a basic line drawing (if that).
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Re: BMR Workbench.

Postby mattmay05 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:46 pm

Thanks Gents,

GWR_Fan, yes I know what your getting at, its very blocky and a poor attempt at streamlining or should that be air smoothed either way its odd and slightly interesting, it certainly goes well... and was tested on some quite steep inclines, and it did very well, must of been the extra weight from all the brass?

Asto, Thanks yes I have always had an interest in the odd, never wasers as me an a club member call them, from that rather large Bulleid 4-8-2 to this schools, they are interesting, and gets peoples attention, makes me chuckle when I do show them off at exhibitions...

I have one in current CAD which makes the Q1 look well... Nice!

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Re: BMR Workbench.

Postby mattmay05 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:47 pm

Bulleid 4-8-2 improvements...

Having built this model on this forum and for a competition some time ago, I thought I would share that it wasn't just built for the competition but also occasionally runs... I had drawn up a number of improvements when the time came...
Firstly early 2018, the chassis was replaced, due to damage, I took this time to improve some areas, like the sprung axles. The chassis was made from SLS 3D printed Graphite nylon, the sprung axles were made bigger, with resin inserts, meaning a smoother surface to run on.
The special thing with this chassis was it is hollow, meaning I could add more weight in the chassis with liquid gravity so gained 50 grams there.

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In November I returned home to where my models are kept, to find my big bullied damaged, obvious dropped, by family when my old room was being moved around. The front end was completely broken, with bits missing.

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So a front end rebuild required, spare casting purchased from RT models, a white metal front end, plus brass steps, I had some spare Markits buffers, so could use those.
A week later it was coming together, with this added new front the weight on this model was now 458 grams... so it is now a monster...

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