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

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I,ve shortened the regulator handle, and made the reverser handle, the photo I used for the reverser shows it with the release facing forward, but the photo I took at the Chasewater railway shows it facing backwards??
    I aint changing it now.

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    Not a great photo, but it do,es look better :).

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Terrific Pete.
    hats off to you Sir :tophat:great workmanship.
    toto
     
  3. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Been a few months since my last up date, I have trial fitted my sound chip and speaker and so far so good, but before I go any further I,ve decided to start painting. Today I made a start by spraying primer on the saddle tank, didn,t go quite as planned, it looked great for a few seconds, then sagged on the tank side, my fault, too much paint in one go, so now its got to sit and harden before I flat it back and do it again, mean while I,ve primed the boiler and footplate, both look much better, I will post some pics later after spraying the cab, I had to fit some handrails to the cab side I had missed, so its drying of after a good scrub with kitchen cleaner.
    Getting a bit giddy now its nearly there :whatever:.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Could not wait, so took some piccys, first up is the saddle tank, I,ve given it a little rub down but the paint isn,t hard enough yet and has flaked off a bit so I will leave it alone for a couple of days.

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    The footplate, boiler and tank, I,ve given the footplate a spray of satin black, I will show it later as the paint is still tacky.

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    The cab had dried of sufficiently to start priming, the first coat.

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    I had been ferreting around my paint stocks and found a can of Humbrol Brunswick Green spray enamel I have had for years, I wasn,t sure if it would be any good but I gave it a good shake, tried it on a bit of ply and its still ok, so tried it on the boiler, I think it looks the dogs wotsits.

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    Well thats as far as I,ve got at the moment, I have got to get or evening meal on, going to give the footplate one more waft then leave it alone for a few hours.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looking really good Pete,
    Will the paint not give you issues when it comes to soldering the various parts together ?
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Love this build, and soooooo tempting

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks lads, Tom, the sub assemblies bolt together, I built it that way so as to make it easier for painting, its also helpful for when I fit the sound chip and speaker etc.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Pete,

    Clever stuff. A bit of forward thinking going into that. Looking forward to it going together. :thumbs:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  9. Gary

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    Being rather cool in your part of the world, I would imagine that the paint would take quite a few hours to cure. Only if we could send you some of our recent 40*-44*C weather your way... ;);)

    The paint is looking good and and I'm looking forward to the next few stages of this great build. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  10. jakesdad13

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    Bit more painting done this morning after repairing the runs on the saddle tank.

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    The paint was still wet when I took the pictures, hopefully it will dry a bit smoother.

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    I,ve got some more painting to do on the running plate, sand boxes, buffer beams, pipework etc, but it looks better even now.

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    Thats all for now, the enamel takes an age in these temperatures to dry, but as soon as I,ve done them I will post up.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Getting there, running plate detail painting done.

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    Funny how the paint finish in my photos looks worse than in the flesh so to speak, anyway, I,ve done some more work on the backhead, extra pipe work and valve wheels.

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    And with paint.

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    Body loosely assembled on its wheels, still to fit the DCC chip and gubbins, buffers, cab detail, coal her up, fit the crew and she,s a good un.

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    To be continued.....

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Thats a masterclass in scratch building Pete way beyond my skills

    Ian vt:tophat::tophat::tophat:
     
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    That`s come up very nice indeed Pete,

    A job done well is a job well done......:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  14. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    It's been a couple or three months since my last update, I've been distracted by my 08, but anyway I have had my damaged chip sorted by Digitrains, top service by the way, and have finally got it installed, programmed and running well.
    This show's the chip, speaker and stay alive installed, a bit of a rats nest of wires but it all fit's and no smoke! that's got to be a success :thumbup:.

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    Once I have finished and installed the crew, I will show the finished loco.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    I'm drooling Pete superb work :tophat::tophat::tophat:
     
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    I was under the impression that Paul Chetter worked with Digitrains, creating their sound portfolio, so it might be he who repaired the chip. Pity he couldn't have been more helpful in person, but now it's cost him your future custom Pete.
    Keith.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Possibly Keith, but I am happy with the service Digitrains gave me especially as I had had the chip on the shelf for 18 months and I'd lost the receipt, I will deal with them directly in future.
    Getting very close to finishing now, coaled up! crew nearly finished! then its weathering time, not to heavy, industrial locos at a lot of sites were kept in very tidy condition, and Staveley works looked after theirs well.
    Coal bunkers full, glued in with Klear floor polish.

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    Just noticed the empty window glazing! I will have to remedy that, not sure how yet :faint:

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Hi Pete

    Carr's make a liquid glass

    http://pufferwillies.co.uk/uk2ecommerce/product/carr_s_c1201_liquid_glass_-_window_film_/

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for the link Paul, however I decided to use thin clear plastic from some packaging glued in with canopy glue, it's a bit untidy, but when I get to doing some more weathering on the body it won't look so bad.

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    Crew posed for effect, for some reason they don't fit as well as they did before painting???

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    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Great job Pete. The figures just finish it off nicely. How heavy are you going on with the weathering ?

    Toto
     

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