Jakesdads workbench.

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Next up for the workbench is the crew for my A/B shunter, these are a better looking casting with pose-able arms again, they still look a bit odd but will make more sense once on the loco.
    First up, arms glued on.

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    Arms and bodies tidied up.

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    Primed.

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    Flesh painted on, starting to look something like, need to get some more flesh colour,what I have is old and doesn't cover well.

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    Thats all for now, once I've got some new paint I will give their hand's arm's and face's another coat.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking good Pete! :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice looking Crew Pete.:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank's, hopefully they will turn out well, I just need to sort out some tools and a short shovel to finish the detailing.

    Pete.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Pete,

    Did you use filler between the arm and body prior to painting Good Sir ?

    I would leave the flesh as it is. It looks good from where I'm sitting.:thumbs:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Toto, yes, just a little filler, the Araldite I glued the arms on with fills the gaps a little but I think it may have shrunk a bit.
    Looking at the flesh paint, I may leave it as is, I always give them a mucky wash to bring out the detail, and the crew would be filthy in real life :lol:.

    Pete.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Pete

    Looking good, even if a little greyish :avatar:

    For the tools, have a look at the Ixion models tools sprue, it contains a selection of fire irons, hammers, rakes, shovels, bucket and a couple of lamps - looks more like bottles to me.

    http://www.tower-models.com/towermodels/ogauge/ixion/fowler/index.htm

    The IXTS2 link towards the bottom of the page

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    paul_l wrote:
    Thanks for the link Paul, I will get a set, I think Tower may be at York show next week, if not I will order some, :thumbup: Pete.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have painted the figures now, and they have turned out quite nicely.

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    I have given them a coat of Dolcote to seal the finish and hopefully install them tomorrow.

    Oh the firemans neck hasn't been cut, its supposed to be a neckerchief. :giggle:

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    :):):tophat:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    And there was me going to send him a safety razor

    They have turned out well.

    Who's models are they ?

    Paul
     
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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice work Pete. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I haven't used my work bench thread for nearly 2 years so I have decided to put my latest project on here as it seems to me to be the best place for it.
    Any way, I have been building the station up on my layout Thaxham. On the real station there is a grounded 4 wheel coach body for passenger waiting. The original would have been an ex Great Eastern coach but as I don't have one I decided to use what I have got, too whit one Slaters set of coach sides made up years ago to a grounded coach.

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    The seating I added this week after painting, I got them ages ago from Telford and are made of wood.

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    The window shape is wrong but hey ho rule 1.
    One thing I wanted to do was put the vents over the doors, I had spoken to Rob Pulham at Pontefract model rail show and he told me that parts could be bought from Slaters but I would probably need to buy the whole sprue.
    Well I reckon I could be an honorary Yorkshire man as while out walking Bear the other morning I had a lightbulb moment. If I got some thick plasticard and scribed some lines on it I could probably make my own.
    So this is what I did. First scribed deep lines at about 1mm centres, then using a three sided mini file with one edge vertical I opened up the scribed lines to get this.
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    I cut 4 10mm lengths from it and rounded the ends get these. IMG_2064.JPG
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    I think they look quite good personally. I still need to do 'tother side but I am very happy with it.

    I also covered the roof with masking tape same as the station building to represent tar paper and painted it Tamiya Dark Iron. It will need some weathering down but will be done at the same time as the station.
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    Thats it for now. I need to study up what colour it was, I know the LNER repainted the stations in 1937, but in the photos I have, these don't look to have changed, just got shabbier.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  14. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Hi Pete,

    This might help with the colours - The LNER section of Station Colours
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I forgot to add that I do like the grounded coach and the vents, a man after my own heart.

    I have never shared my one attempt at a Slaters MR Clayton coach, it languishes in a box somewhere....
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the link Rob, very useful mate. Some of the photos and info are in the Peter Smith (Kirtley Models) book I recently bought on station colours. The link go's into much more detail though.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Hi Pete,

    I believe that the site is Peter Smith's site which would account for why the info is in both places.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    That makes sense. :thumbup:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Another project on my workbench is a white metal buffer stop by Ragstone models of a Great Eastern railway design.
    I haven't done a blow by blow account as it is an absolute doddle to build, however if anyone would like a more detailed description please ask.
    The castings, all 5 of them are fairly clean castings, just a little fileing needed. I assembled it with super glue I bought ages ago from a guy demonstrating it at a show. Its good stuff but grabs quickly so a dry run is very important, the castings are also handed so you must keep your wits about you.
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    I threaded some C&L chairs I have in hand, a tight fit so I filed the ends of the rails to get them on.
    The other sleepers and chairs I had to chop and shape to fit as there is no way of fitting them before or after assembly. They don't look brilliant but once laid, ballasted and weathered they shouldn't look to bad. I only used a track gauge on the outer ends for when a wagon runs up to it. A loco won't get that far as it has to be isolated to prevent shorting.
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    Because of the length of the stop, I will make a small extension to the baseboard to fit it on, only a foot or so but that will also give me a little more scenicifying for that end.

    Cheer's for now, Pete.
     
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