Engineers Diesel No. 8

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Engineers Diesel No. 8

Postby Biscuits » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:38 pm

Engineers Diesel No. 8

An anglicised lima offering

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Tied to paste more but

Your images may only be up to 800 pixels wide?
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Re: Engineers Diesel No. 8

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Re: Engineers Diesel No. 9

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:05 pm

Hi Biscuits - Nice bash.
The board (phpBB) software can't handle images wider than 800 pixels. I found it pays to use your own software to produce a lower resolution version before trying to up load. Some hosting sites can do it for you but ones that try to do it on the fly when being browsed fall foul of phpBB's check before downloading.
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Re: Engineers Diesel No. 8

Postby Biscuits » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:19 pm

Thanks for the info
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Re: Engineers Diesel No. 9

Postby GeraldH » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:00 pm

That's a great job.Some slightly bigger photos and a bit of detail on what you've changed and how you did it would be great :)
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Re: Engineers Diesel No. 8

Postby Biscuits » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:41 am

Thanks for your interest. Yes the ptotos are not the best! First efforts - ironically the loco looks better in the flesh.

Modifications are:

Remove buffers & couplings from chassis, file ends flat, create platicard curved partition (so the bogie rotates freely), fill with lead offcuts/pva

Body - first appreciate the fine detail on both mouldings which were good for the time.

Remove buffer beams & replace with those from a dapol/airfix 03

Remove & raise fuel tank to give roughly square rear windows

Remove moulded on horns, exhaust, headlamp & bonnet top details (mine had a melted bonnet from a faulty motor & needed filling - it was easier to remove & replace the small details)

Add bonnet & roof rectangles to represent vents/inspection hatches, replace bonnet details

Add 03 horn & an exhaust stack with split pin support to cab, add rainstrips

Add plasicard to front grille to resize

Replace headlamp with one from the dapol 03 kit

Add window bars / flush glaze


Modifications are based on the Hunslet 0-6-0.


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The changes are subtle but make a huge diference.

I'd like to do 2 sister locos by replacing the sides with grilles from an 03 and another by shortening the body & removing the petrol tank.

An enjoyable project and cheap as the loco only cost a fiver plus an 03 from the scrap box

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Re: Engineers Diesel No. 9

Postby Biscuits » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:54 am

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Re: Engineers Diesel No. 9

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Re: Engineers Diesel No. 8

Postby Mountain » Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:16 pm

I like that. It looks most effective.


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