Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 shunter in O scale.

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  1. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Couldn't even begin to kit build something like this, my fingers tremble just watching someone else. Great thread though thanks.

    Ian
     
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    Love watching this scratch build Pete, It must give you so much satisfaction to see it coming together
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    Cheers
    Matt
     
  3. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you chaps, it is nice to have my efforts appreciated, it is a steady learning curve for me as the research is as much fun as the building, finding the details is important to me, I want it to be as accurate as I can make it, but I won,t get hung up if it isn,t 100% correct, the detailing on the chassis isn,t perfect but using the 3 ft rule hopefully I will get away with it, I have a little left to do to the chassis, sanding pipes, steam brake cylinder, then I can paint it, after that I can get back to the body work which I am really looking forward to, I will do some more scratch building in the future, but I have 3 Kits to build next so it may take a while.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
  4. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Pete,

    I hope you'll be showing the progress of the kits when you move onto them. It's great to watch these things coming together.

    Really great work

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  5. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Bit more done, brake cylinder made and soldered on, sanding pipes fitted, not so sure about the front ones though, I am not sure if they were actually fitted?

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    Then it was the clean up, getting the excess solder off and washing down with Cif and rinsing down, then undercoated in grey primer 2 coats, next sprayed matt black 2 coats, please excuse the bolt, it was just a handle for spraying!

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    The pick ups, slide bars, and front horn blocks were masked off with maskol to make it easier for keeping the paint off, and the cylinders and rear bearings I just stuffed with some tissue.

    Thats it for now, cheers, Pete.
     
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  6. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thats demonstrating some skill ... love it

    Ian
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Pete,
    lovely stuff. It seems a shame to cover up all that intricate work but it has to be done I suppose. You have done a great paint job, it looks the bizz.
    hats off to you kind Sir.:tophat:

    thanks for sharing such a fantastic thread.

    toto
     
  8. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you chaps, most kind. I will be mostly working on the body next, starting with the cab, watch this space :lol:.
    Pete.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    This build is coming along, paint going too on nice.
    Are you doing an all black loco or a coloured
    Body??
     
  10. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Fantastic Pete. :thumbup: You are truly showing your skills here. This is something that I very much doubt I could do. If it was me building this, you wouldn't see the pics, but you would smell burning flesh from all the soldering ! :oops:

    Looking forward to the next stages, the cab and body.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  11. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks, I think the body will be painted Midland red to match my other loco and the motion painted red. To be honest Gary there has been the smell of cooked flesh more than once! you soon learn how to juggle hot metal :lol:.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    jakesdad13 wrote:
    I'd say very carefully throwing from one hand to the other until cool...? :avatar:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    I found it normally involes lots of blowing, licking of fingers, and a few choice words when it doesn't cool quick enough :twitch:

    As Pete say's you get used to it fairly quickly - that or the callouses form, either way sorted :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    :avatar: I find that when soldering I need approx 3 more hands. . .. tried it once using tongue and found very quickly that you go cross eyed and this isn't good for accuracy but on the plus side drinking lots of beer helps cool the tongue down :cool:
     
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    I found a photo on face ache with a clear look at the front sanding pipes, I had got it wrong, so I chopped the old ones off and replaced them in the correct position.

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    They need soldering in the photo, but I have done it, I painted the motions, cross heads and slide bar brackets red as seen, put it back together and it wouldn,t roll! quick wipe with a needle file and she runs.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Got a little more done tonight, I,ve painted the new sanding pipes, fitted some hand rails to the saddle tank, and fitted the coal bunkers to the cab.

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    I,ve also fitted the spectacle window surrounds to the cab.

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    I have drilled and put some domed rivets into the front buffer beam along with a plate for the coupling hook, as I intend to use Spratt and Winkle couplers, the hook will be cosmetic only.

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    I,ve drilled and fitted a plate to the rear buffer beam, but will wait until the coupling hook is soldered in before fitting the rivets.

    Well thats it for now, cheers, Pete.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Made the regulator handle for the backhead, made and the fitted the footsteps and soldered the coupling hooks in.

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    I will fit the buffers and make a start on the running plate detail next, sand boxes, springs, pipework etc.

    Cheers for now, Pete.
     
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    Definately worth the wait, its looking really good.

    Paul
     
  19. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    fantastic. what a talent.
    :thumbs:

    toto
     
  20. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh mi gosh! Amazing skills great thread to watch Pete

    Ian :tophat:
     

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