Post by Somethingtrainlover on Dec 28, 2017 15:21:44 GMT
A thread from posting my modeling work and progress and to discuss said models, progress on them, get feedback and advice, and other stuff to be honest...probably relating to models, but most certainly railways as well. Have fun!
Post by Somethingtrainlover on Dec 28, 2017 16:20:55 GMT
Starting where I, er, started work on Gordon, The first major matter was shaving away slightly along the inside of the body shell, of which can be seen being fitted to the chassis for the first time. This also required a small rebuild of the top part of the cartzzi truck
Post by Somethingtrainlover on Dec 28, 2017 16:51:32 GMT
The body was then primed using filler primer, wonderful stuff that is, and was then sanded down smooth. This was repeated multiple times(although i think i should've done it one more time, as it isn't as smooth as I'd like.
Post by Somethingtrainlover on Dec 28, 2017 16:55:31 GMT
Then I began work on what turned out to be one of the more difficult parts of this build so far, the cylinders. The block of Black 5 cylinders that were bought turned out to be at the wrong level, so Snip, they were cut off the middle piece, and now are waiting to be reglued at the correct height and distance.
Post by Somethingtrainlover on Dec 28, 2017 17:17:19 GMT
Following the cutting of the cylinders, i started work to see how everything would fit together, and what needed modifying and massaging to work. This was a very stressful task, as i had to try and mount the top of the valve gear to the bottom of the running board, and the tack wouldn't stay. Eventually, i got it to stay long enough to snap a pic. following the this, i started on the tedious task of rebuilding the cylinder block, this involved a lot of duck tape to keep the body mounted to the chassis and VERY delicate handwork to actually get the cylinder to stay, as i had the valve gear mounted to help with the cylinder gluing, it caught a few times and this resulted in the glue breaking and the cylinder dropping off, but eventually, the cylinder was on, the mounting point drenched in superglue and model cement, and then the procedure was repeated, much easier i might add, with the cylinder on the other side.
Post by Sleeper Agent on Dec 28, 2017 19:50:22 GMT
Pretty cool seeing Knucks's shell being put into completed assembly, even if it is just for mocking purposes With the cylinder issue I would probably use something industrial like a two part exposy glue upon the final fitting. On top of that small plastic L units supplied by Evergreen or similar might be of use in order to increase the contact surface area for allowing an adhesive to properly works its magic, would just need to file away an additional recess for them. Nice job on the E2 btw, very neat lining and pallet
Pretty cool seeing Knucks's shell being put into completed assembly, even if it is just for mocking purposes With the cylinder issue I would probably use something industrial like a two part exposy glue upon the final fitting. On top of that small plastic L units supplied by Evergreen or similar might be of use in order to increase the contact surface for allowing an adhesive to properly works its magic, would just need to file away an additional recess for them. Nice job on the E2 btw, very neat lining and pallet
Thank You, and i forgot to mention, the cylinders have been dosed in superglue and heavy duty model cement where they connect the middle support, they seem pretty sturdy, although i'll be adding more adhesive in future Thomas is nearly done as well, just waiting for the build plates to be made and shipped in a few days, maybe see if the paint needs a touch up.
Woohoo! Watching with interest! I'm guessing that's the SCC E2X as well?
I had the same problem with the cylinders on my 'Gordon' a few years ago, had to redo them twice.
Aye, It's the SCC E2X, started building him back in, ooh, mid-late April. And now he's nearly done, just waiting the builders plates to be made in the next few days, and then the week it'll take to ship and arrive. Can't believe he's nearly done. I'll get around to posting the progress eventually, lot of the photos and a most of the few videos taken were lost as they were taken and posted to a discord server, and pics taken within discord that don't usually automatically download onto your phone, so when the server was deleted, you can guess what happened. But still, i have most of the project documented. And i hope i don't have to redo his cylinders at all, I'm hoping to get him running in the next two weeks or sooner, going back to college and all that. But first, i really should start looking into getting the chassis running, Have to solder the tender wires to each other, ala wires 1-2 and 3-4, shame I've a crap soldering iron, so that's just going to be loads of fun.
Post by Somethingtrainlover on Dec 29, 2017 20:18:51 GMT
The cylinders are now fully done and painted, just awaiting lining(which is the last step), and the running board was painted, albeit a bit rougher than i would like and normally do, due to the fact i'm running out of paint and will probably be unable to get any more soon. Small Update: while making this post I finished off the steam pipe and started touching up the rougher spots. And while painting the steam pipe, i suddenly remebered that the steam pipe would come after the boiler bands were applied, i use trim tape for lining) and they were now glued in...Crap.
Post by Somethingtrainlover on Dec 31, 2017 5:22:15 GMT
Paint has started to be applied to Percy, looking to also raise him up slightly, so as to make him seem a wee bit bigger and to allow for the cylinders to be raised a bit more and have a slightly bigger cylinder angle.
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