7mm Scale DJH/Tower Models Streamlined Coronation

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Thanks Gents,

    I must admit it was a bit of a shock to see the picture, almost an is that one of mine moment until the brain caught up with the eyes...
     
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    its great work Rob. That's what its all about.
     
  3. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    The last few sessions have been spent working away on detailing the backheads they are almost there now and I hope that a last session tonight will see them complete.

    Given the differences in age of the kit there are subtle differences in the castings and some of them have either been upgraded or replaced due to loss over time.

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    And then a now you see, it now you don't moment

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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    One word ...... incredible.
     
  5. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Thank you. I am perhaps a little sad in that I really like building backheads..
     
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    Hi Rob, the way the pipe work is able to separate is excellent. The first one I did was on a Connoisseur J39 kit, not up to the standard you work to but I thoroughly enjoyed doing it, and being an open cab, in full view, so made a big difference.

    Pete.
     
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    Simply WOW or in this case Double WOW

    Paul
     
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  8. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Stunning work Rob. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    I can see why you like it Rob as the end result is well worth it. A great bit of detail that lifts the basic model up a level. :thumbs:
     
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    That'd be fun doing that (or trying) in 4mm!:avatar: Must admit I could never hope to reach that standard in any gauge!
    Keith.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I must admit the hardest bit in achieving the same in 4mm would be drilling the small holes in the castings - it was hard enough to drill those in 7mm.
     
  12. Rob Pulham

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    Having sent the two chassis off to Warren for painting and having completed the last couple of bits on the back heads I made a start on the bodies.

    First the easy bit fitting the roofs

    The early kit was pretty much spot on on the two sides but needed rolling a bit to shape on top. The later release kit that I have built the chassis etc for needed everything shaping.

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    I ran it through my GP models rolling bars rolling only the centre section into a curve. I then used my hold and fold to bend the two edge sections to the right angle for the roof - these sections are flat and using the hold and fold helped to take the minor curvature out of them from the etching and foring of the middle section.
    I floated them through the rollers on a piece of card to help preserve the rivets on the outer side.

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    Then the original Tower version

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  13. Rob Pulham

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    Before wandering off to do my demo at the weekend I managed to get the valances fitted to one of the bodies.
    In line with the tender, the front valance piece was pre-curved but not any where near where it would fit - too high. I didn't get a photo of it before I recurved it, but this is what it looked like after the exercise.

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    I have also got them ready for fitting to the second body but I still need to finish removing some of the excess under the body in line with the instructions before I start to add anything.
     
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    Very nice work on the brass Rob. :thumbs: You weren't a blacksmith in your former life were you ?? :scratchchin:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Hi Rob,

    Just catching up. Yeah I can see where you need to clean up ....... what a mess ......NOT :avatar: but to carry out work to your exacting standards ....... I appreciate what you do. A fine job there Sir. :thumbs: looking forward to more.

    Cheers

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    Sorry Toto,

    I was slightly misleading in what I said.

    This is the bit that I meant needed cleaning up. The lip in the red box needs to be removed as part of the prep work. Oddly you do need to leave it on the curved section in order to solder the valence to it later.

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    Not exactly Gary, I am a butcher by trade:avatar:. I did do metalwork at school though, does that qualify?
     
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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Yep, that qualifies. :thumbs: Now, I'll have 2kg rump steak, 3kg beef sausages, 3 racks of ribs.... :avatar::avatar:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Don't get many true butchers about these days. I think we employ " cutters " now. The supermarkets have stuffed it yet again. Sorry to hijack there.

    Toto
     
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    When I started it was the old fashioned way, making things like brawn and haslet which are almost part of history, we even made black pudding from proper blood. These days it's all a dried packet mix.
     

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