Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Sun May 13, 2018 10:54 am

Many thanks Jim. Saves me a trip up North to canvass you :lol: . I guess it has been a bit "different". I am probably not known for sheep tendencies. I do tend to lead from the front (as the battle scars bare witness :lol:).
I am envious of your trip to Haydock, now I am in the scratch mode, lots of cheap bits of plastic bits under the bench looking for adaptation into some new model! This project has quite tickled me to make more bespoke weirdo models for quirky Lumsdonia!
I don't know why, but I honestly thought Fleetwood was on the East coast, but then if you knew how atrocious my geography is, that would not surprise you! Now I have connected you with Haydock (not so far away from you as I first thought, having checked the map), I realise I have relatives who live round the corner from you!
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby roganty » Sun May 13, 2018 4:29 pm

TimberSurf wrote: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.

8) :D

TimberSurf wrote: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.

What an interesting project, and not something I don't think I've seen modelled before

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Sun May 13, 2018 7:00 pm

roganty wrote:What an interesting project, and not something I don't think I've seen modelled before

Anthony

I think Bachmann and trix both make the schnabel! I took inspiration from a video or article (that I now can't find) I saw several years ago. There is a video that comes up, of a guy at a show, buying one, that the vendor makes himself and sells! (Cheating :o) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8c-Kdf2lVc&t=1s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAPLKxLBCok&t=7s here is a typical rusty reactor load, I may have to have a go with a bow pen to see if I can duplicate the silver seam paint. Scared I might ruin my 3 weeks of effort creating rust! lol

here are some more silly loads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FdqNTT47E8&t=163s
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Mon May 14, 2018 9:36 pm

Project 1 has now been finally put together, I tried to tension the chains with rubber bands, very fiddly and ended up just pulling a piece of copper wire through the ends and twisting the ends of a loop to set the tension. The Modge podge matt finish is a bit silky, I think it needs another coat of paint to dull it down again! (before I add the silver touch up paint lines)The over all look is good but it does sit amazingly high! Bridge testing for out of gauge yet to be done!
Thought I'd put it in context for scale, on the layout.


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Project 1 K


Project 1 L.jpg
Project 1 L


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Project 1 M


I suppose if it is two high, I could put it on two low loaders?
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Mountain » Mon May 14, 2018 9:51 pm

In British Rail days, they would disassemble signals and other lineside structures for some loads to pass. I dont think they did bridges though.
Excellent work. :)
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby railwayjim » Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 pm

Blimey :o That's an incredible job, hats off to you TimberSurf.

You have got a great colour to it, who would think it was made
up of, well, allsorts really. Superb job.

As it is quite high, I'd keep it well away from any overhead wires :lol:

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Lysander » Mon May 14, 2018 10:46 pm

Fantastic scratchbuilding. Really imaginative and very, very well executed.

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue May 15, 2018 7:47 am

Yes agree with others it looks great and is a very innovative piece of work :D.
However, if it were me, I would consider lowering it on the bogies a bit . . . ?

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby GreenBR » Tue May 15, 2018 8:45 am

Hello,
The whole idea and the finished model is pure genius.
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby alex3410 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 am

Now thats impressive! really a stunning transformation from odds and ends into the final product - a job well done!

would love to see it running

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Tue May 15, 2018 4:45 pm

Thanks for all your comments chaps!
I will have to do some measurements/testing tonight and see what an issue it is!

I am sure there will be a video, by the end of the comp.
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue May 15, 2018 6:51 pm

TimberSurf wrote:I am sure there will be a video, by the end of the comp.

Looking forward to that - want to see it going round some curves . . . :D

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm

A quick measure shows it is exactly 4 inches tall. If I spin it round so the pipes are at the bottom, 3.5 inches. My one and only bridge (so far), I am sure is a prototypical of normal clearance, is 3 inches. So Project 1 is doomed to a siding! :lol:
I think I will continue with Project 2 and see how wide that is! I at least have middle tracks, so it does not have to scrape along the station platform! I have not checked its height either yet!

I dont care! :P

They will be fantastic siding ornaments or shelf display!

The other option could be Project 3! Make a slender cracking distillation tower that fits Project 1 bogies, then get two low loaders and make two new bogies for the Project 1 rusty reactor. We will see what time I have left in the comp, but will soon be away for a few weeks, so will lose some time modelling.

In the mean time . . . .

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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby TimberSurf » Tue May 15, 2018 7:56 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:
TimberSurf wrote:I am sure there will be a video, by the end of the comp.

Looking forward to that - want to see it going round some curves . . . :D

Unfortunately there are no curves on my layout! It is 12ft by 2ft of straight track!
The three carriage sidings are centered around a straight track, so in the first pic, it is straddling the nearest track and the center, effectively an S bend. When I get a new house and room for the final layout, I can do a proper video, so check back in about 8 - 12 years time! :lol:
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Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Postby Pete » Wed May 16, 2018 7:48 am

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!

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