7mm Scale DJH/Tower Models Streamlined Coronation

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    I have had a couple of one step forward, two steps back on the build but I am making good progress.

    First I detailed up the cab roof and in my usual fashion left the ventilators open. - Epic Fail:headbanger:

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    Oops! had I thought in advance of fitting the cab floor, cutting out the opening would have been a reasonable easy task with the piercing saw. Not being able to get the blade in, I really didn't fancy chain drilling that thickness whitemetal so I took the easy way out and closed the vents.

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    Next came washout plugs. I added the line down either side then discovered more lower down on each side...

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    Next the instructions have you solder two layers and a .45mm pin for the sand box fillers but no instruction to recess them into the body - I only noted it after fitting them as they are in the photos

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    More modification needed...

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    I was going to fit the reversing lever to the cab too but on this I had the foresight to check that I could get the back head in if I did. No chance!

    So it will need fitting after painting. A friend who is building one of these had made the cab floor removable something that I will consider for the next one.

    I have made further progress but the photos are still in the camera so they will keep for another day
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nice work Rob. Taking shape.

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  3. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    Having got the hiccups behind me, I have cracked on with the detailing of the body.

    First up more wash out plugs.

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    Then even more washout plugs

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    Then the final (I sincerely hope) pair

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    Finally I started to detail the front end.

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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Having seen the loco at NRM, I think the front end is probably the most beautiful front to any loco yet built!!

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    "Having seen the loco at NRM, I think the front end is probably the most beautiful front to any loco yet built!!"
    I totally agree with you there Ron exquisite design.
    Be seeing you
    Bob
     
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  6. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    The end is in sight with the first one. The only things left to fit are the mounting blocks to fasten the body to the chassis and I need the chassis back from painting for that.

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    The kit includes the superb "streamlined" lamps which are fitted in some photos and not in others so it seemed a bit rude not to make them removeable.

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    I have also made good progress on drilling out the many holes on the next one - I am detailing the body while it's fresh in my mind and should be a much quicker process.

    Photos tomorrow but I was astonished at how thick the cast cab roof was - I broke 10 piercing saw blades cutting out the openings for the whistle and roof ventilators... It's a good job I bought 100 of each size when I got them.
     
  7. York Paul

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    Those art deco loco lamps look spot on and what a lovely touch to make them removable.:tophat:
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    Thanks Paul,

    To make them removable I filed a slot in the back where the casting is shaped to in theory fit over the lamp iron then I soldered on a small piece of scrap etch to create the opening. looking at the lamp castings for the next one they seem to have the slots cast in them so they may well be removable without additional work.
     
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    What a thing of beauty Rob! Can't wait to see how she looks with a few coats of paint.

    Pete.
     
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    What is good about the re streamlining of D of H is that we can get to appreciate close up the real empowerment of the Art Deco movement from that golden time when everything from phone kiosks to the old BBC building with its Ariel and Prospero sculpture became the flagship for Modernity. Now Pete I bet you never thought we'd be having art history on P1MRC. :avatar:
     
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    Many other people who don't understand our commitment and enthusiasm for attaining ever higher levels of detail within our great hobby might be forgiven for thinking we had all gone quite mad. :avatar: I on the other hand am full of awe in what you do Rob when it comes to the making process... those details can make or break a model :tophat::tophat::tophat:
     
  12. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    Thanks Paul,

    If you are in full awe of my efforts, I suggest you have a look at Nick Dunhill's creations on the Guild site. Mine pale into insignificance at the side of his
     
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    I've seen Nick's work ... it's impressive.
     
  14. Rob Pulham

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    Okay not exactly tomorrow but here they are at last.

    Just look at the thickness of the cab roof!!!

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    This is a high spec build than the last one so the rivets for the casing are added along the top

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    lastly for now the holes are all ready for fitting the washout plugs.

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  15. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nautically done Rob. :tophat:
     

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