Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Atso » Wed May 09, 2018 9:22 am

TimberSurf wrote:
TimberSurf wrote:Well my test piece has worked out much better than I thought! I made a jig to bend the round bar plastic, I also made one from a PCB to use as the jig for drilling the holes. Having applied a lot of glue yesterday to fully weld them to the base, it was hard enough tonight for me to lance off the excess and get the back flush again. Now all I have to do is make another five of them to an identical standard!

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Are they wagons for holding giant lolly pop stick? :D

Seriously though, top quality modelling there.
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Bufferstop » Wed May 09, 2018 10:25 am

That frame looks like it's going to hold up something pretty heavy. A big hammer perhaps but given all those pipes you're making maybe a press? I like the fabrication method. By the time you've thought out something like that "in the solid" drawing and printing it isn't worth the effort for a one off.
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Wed May 09, 2018 12:35 pm

Bufferstop wrote:I like the fabrication method. By the time you've thought out something like that "in the solid" drawing and printing it isn't worth the effort for a one off.
Unfortunately, I have another 5 to make as yet! But no, I didn't bother with a drawing, no predefined measurements, I have just gone with whats in my mind's eye and the space it has to fit in (always mindful of conversion factors, but with a little modellers allowance for whats "representational" rather than perfect scale). The pipes are oversized and there probably isn't enough of them, but hopefully they will take the viewers mind automatically to what's represented and not to the "it's out of scale!".
When you see the six items integrated with the main model, it will hopefully gel immediately that it is "right" for the artical that is modelled.
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HE = Heat exchanger
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Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed May 09, 2018 1:06 pm

would this be perchance a transformer, looks very like the cooling pipe array

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Wed May 09, 2018 1:56 pm

Because I am so pleased, that just that glimpse of the pipes has lead you to instant recognition of the item, luckymucklebackit gets First prize for Project 2 :!:
Bufferstop has cracked Project 1, so that just leaves the theme of my entry to resolve!
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Wed May 09, 2018 9:48 pm

Another two Heat exchangers have been made tonight, that's as much as I can stomach without getting bored out of my brain.
Been adding some detail to both project bogies, a bit of rust, some grease dribbling down from the turntable drive ring, some splashes of oil on the deck, silver buffers and grease on them. The white barrier with dirty hand marks, is my poor attempt with brass and some soldering, to imitate some railings. I may weather the bottom of the bogies yet, as I doubt white ones would ever stay clean!

Project 2 Clue L.jpg


Project 1 is on its 7th coat of rusting, it's getting close to what I want, just debating if I dare put a coat of clear matt varnish over it, or will that ruin the effect?
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Mountain » Thu May 10, 2018 1:58 am

It looks amazing. I need to speed up a bit on my project. :D Was sidetracked with the diesel build.
Gogo Mountain production mode.... :lol:

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Sat May 12, 2018 8:12 am

Project 1. I think I am finally happy(ish) with the eighth coat of paint of rust, blanking caps and a final matt varnish coat to go!. Here it is with 7 coats

Project 1 Clue J.jpg


The carriers are done, decking painted and oil splodges applied.

Project 1 Clue I.jpg


I just need to find some small rubber bands as tensioners for the hold down chains, then I can assemble it.

Project 2. Five heat exchangers are now done. One more to go. Then I can start constructing the middle element.
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby carnehan » Sat May 12, 2018 9:10 am

Very nice paintwork going on there Timbersurf. Are rubber bands the right choice for tensioner? Will these not deteriorate and become brittle in time?

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby roganty » Sat May 12, 2018 9:53 am

TimberSurf, you've got a great looking project going on there.

I think that your 'goose wings' could do with a 'beak' :wink:

That's my clue to say that I know what you're building 8) (hopefully)

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Pete » Sat May 12, 2018 11:08 am

It's a bespoke transporter for a giant sonic screwdriver being delivered to a Dr Who Theme park?
Though they won't be pleased the end has been bent!

All looking very interesting, looking forward to the big reveal.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Sat May 12, 2018 11:20 am

carnehan wrote:Very nice paintwork going on there Timbersurf. Are rubber bands the right choice for tensioner? Will these not deteriorate and become brittle in time?

Paul

You are not wrong Carnehan, I will have to have a more concerted hunt through all my junk and see if I can find some tension springs. I have seen the right size on ebay but they are dear and will take 6 weeks! Rubber bands can be the interim fix.

Guesses are allowed roganty! Not sure about a beak?
The Sonic screwdriver must have been dropped in a muddy puddle for many years!
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby roganty » Sat May 12, 2018 11:51 am

TimberSurf wrote:Guesses are allowed roganty! Not sure about a beak?


Maybe my guess was a little cryptic. From clue number 4:

TimberSurf wrote:Clue 4 > It is commonly known as a German word, so mine will be called a Gänseflügel


(German to English) Gänseflügel -> Goose wings
(English to German) Beak -> Schnabel
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Sat May 12, 2018 7:16 pm

Ah! yes Roganty, I knew it was bird related, just forgot the actual bit was beak! lol
So I think Roganty gets top prize for getting the Project theme.
Project 1 = unconnected bogies that use the load as the connecting component, to carry an "oversize" (out of gauge) specialised load. In this case, some sort of a used, chemical processing tower. Project 2 is the same, but takes a similar form to that of the well know Schnabel car, except it is a much smaller version.
It will actually carry a common type of load, that of a large high voltage transformer, of an estimated 220 tons.
The chemical company commissioned the Engineering (permanent Way maintenance) Dept of Lumsdonia Railways, to furnish the special bogies for their load. A local Engineering company was commissioned to design and build the "Goosewing" car and was purchased and is still owned by the Electricity company (Lumsdonia Light and Power Co.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby railwayjim » Sun May 13, 2018 8:19 am

You've already got my vote TimberSurf. Edge of the seat stuff :lol:

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