The 2020 shelf queen competition

Discussion in 'Competitions' started by Toto, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Excellent glad you like it. Andy's arrived as well so just waiting for Kimbis to land although that may take a little longer. Dunno why :avatar:

    Enjoy building it when you get around to it.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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  2. Kimbo

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    Yep, checked the post box this morning, just a redback in there ..:avatar:
     
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  3. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I've had a quick scan at the etches and gosh arn't they crisp... the castings a fine as well so I'm chuffed.:thumbup::tophat:
     
  4. Andy_Sollis

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    I’m still considering the build myself or if to take a trip to Yorkshire... and drop it to Yorkie for the build (hence why it wasn’t directed there in the first instance - gives me an excuse to have a trip out providing Notts isn’t in lockdown again from Monday :facepalm:)
     
  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Give it a bash. If I can do one ..... anyone can. :thumbs:
     
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  6. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I second that Andy, give it a go, you might get a whole new level of enjoyment from your modelling.
     
  7. Andy_Sollis

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    Well, to be fair, the first one I did was the Leek and Manifold loco followed by the coach. So I may do!
     
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  8. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Practice your soldering technique on a few pieces of scrap etch... I have tons of the stuff for you when you next visit, just cut a few small shapes and put them together at various different angles, that way you will skill up on just how much solder to load and heat needed for the size / thickness of brass used. Try using a micro flame torch as well, it will come in handy on fine runs where you don't want the brass surface staining up. :thumbup:

    When you come to do the wagon just keep checking to make sure the frames are level... use a thick pane of glass or a marble cutting board will do ... you want to avoid twist at all costs for if distortion goes unchecked then then more you add the greater the issue becomes.:thumbs:
     
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