Class 26/27 Concept to kit

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  1. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Colour coding those conduits too... I take it most on the bulkhead are orange for electrical or white for air?
     
  2. Andy_Sollis

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    Oh that seems so familiar from the class 33 cabs. They look very good.
    Does the 26/27 have the internal bulkhead behind the seats or is that only on 33s? I’m not familiar with the mcrats.
     
  3. Andy_Sollis

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    If memory serves, I don’t think there should be any air on that side of the bulkhead Paul. That should be all electrical most I think for the fire alarm. Can I find my photos?
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I need a sneaky peak at those destructions ..... I'm nearly wetting myself.

    Toto
     
  5. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Andy it should be conduits taking circuits to the control cubicle on the other side of the bulkhead... what about those BRCW locos fitted with Stones Vapour steam heating boilers or did that plumbing run down outside the cab area? I seem to remember a cooker hotplate and a engine warning fire alarm.
     
  6. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Just wait till you get to wield a hot iron at all the sub assembly components... a pin point tip used for soldering electrical bits is what is needed or wetting will be the order of the day. :avatar:
     
  7. Andy_Sollis

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    Most air pipes will be hidden away behind a panel - still trying to get a photo but hopefully these may help..? 6BC3553F-9CB0-4816-9577-7282AB5479DA.jpeg F8590061-8193-44B8-9D55-5DE6FF59FE76.jpeg C91E4B99-2CFE-454A-AB75-ACBAB786B7C3.jpeg
     
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    Don't know if James Bond will approve, MI5 std ejector seats went up the way not through a flap in the floor - suppose that would be to allow for overhead electrics :avatar:

    Paul
     
  9. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nice shots there. First time I've really seen inside a cab so clearly. :thumbs:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  10. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Those are superb photo's Andy :tophat:I wonder if when you go on your travels with a camera you'd capture detail images such as those because this is just what the doctor ordered for scratch builders, quality reference material is important and you also have access to these places. Maybe start a reference library thread containing such images, this could become a Platform 1 resource which can be added to with citations of what, where, when and dated... just a thought ... over to you dude with no pressure.:thumbs:
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    There is a prototype section so fill yet boots. Use it as you see fit.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Phew - instructions finished and in your inboxes, apologies for the delay. Kits to follow once these air tanks are sorted, mould is curing as I post.

    Now with regards to interior the 33 had vestibles and seats mounted on the partitions, the 26 and 27 where more conventional. I've got some pics somewhere from the days when I did the cab interiors. I'll see if I can dig them out...
     
  13. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I'll look forward to having a swatch at them soon. I am officially back at work today from home. :( I'll need to check out my works emails first to see what's kicked off.

    Thanks Steve. :thumbs:

    Toto
     
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    Turns out the return to work is tomorrow so .......... gave the instructions my first pass over and generally they seem very good Steve. Make no mistake, I'll need to read them a few more times yet to let them sink in but that's down to my newbie status in the world of kit building and understanding of the prototype rather than the quality or legibility of the instructions.

    For me, the larger sections of the build are explained quite clearly and ( as always ) I would see myself seeking clarity for some of the smaller more detailed components.

    The illustrations are very good and I like the use of the cut away 3d nature that lets you see where components fit in relation to each other.

    I'll be reading them again over the space of today and the coming days to help them to bed in more comprehensively. Nice work Steve. :thumbs:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Very well laid out instructions presented in an easily understood format Steve, I really liked the way you show the etchings on their frets as an easily recognizable set of visuals so there should be no hunting around trying to find a particular etch piece. :thumbs: For the builder who knows the Steve Beattie bodyshell construction system using the inner skeletal framework this loco will come together quite easily and will make a great addition to the collection.:tophat:
     
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    Thank you for your kind words and support - of course there's always room for improvement and I look forward to a second, third and fourth pair of eyes! Also thank you for your patiance as this kit should have gone out this time last week. :facepalm:
     
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    The bench is being cleared this weekend in preparation for this build, the physical construction run through is something I'm very much looking forward to but will certainly offer a feedback report if there are any gliches that need looking at. I probably won't flood the Forum with a tide of photos but simplify the visuals down into core stages at key points of the build... I don't want to over-saturate things as I'm well aware O Gauge diesels are not everyone's cup of tea. Now one question Steve are the 3' 7" dia wheels solid or do they have a radius of small holes in the wheel disc, not necessarily as per the Derby Sulzers? I seem to recall 33's had a tiny hole in the wheel located at every quart position... or has my memory been playing tricks again... not sure if 26 / 27 wheelsets are the same as a 33. For the record Toto this one will be turned out in Rail Blue with Scottie Dog logo and TOPS number so it will fit nicely with Dundee's rake of Darstead corporate blue Mark One's.:thumbs:
     
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    I'm not sure I think they were solid. I found this pic online (Credit unknown) which suggests they were... 2018-09-12 17_05_05-Bo'ness Diesels.Fleet Maintenance - RealRail.jpg
     
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  19. York Paul

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    Thanks Steve... looks like the wheels are just solid then. I wonder if those were the bogies off 27005 which were used as bridge beam carriers by a contractor working on installing some of the London Cross Rail infrastructure.
     
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  20. Andy_Sollis

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    I know the owner of the one at Lanngollen. Can pm them and ask?
     
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