On my Workbench

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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by mick b » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:46 pm

I suggest you rub the lining showing through the primer on the tender flat, as it will show badly if topcoated. The Loco smoke deflectors also have a lot of "blobs" on the edge in the picture. I presume the splashers couldnt be ground down?
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:34 am

Had I thought of it, I could have removed the splashers with the boiler (plastic) separated from the footplate (cast metal). However, because the work to fit the resin castings destroys the Bachmann mountings I glued it all together, hence the large brass "kerb."

Point taken re the poor finishing. More flatting of the tender and a rework of the deflectors today.
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:06 pm

The deflectors have been reworked and have come out smooth. However, the tender needs more work.

The speedo drive bracket has been fabricated and secured in place along with the various "pipe" runs leading to it.
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:21 pm

I'm confused.

All the piccies I've seen of GN have a double lining panel on the tender. Did it carry these in blue, or was it just "edge" lined along the lines of an LMS loco?
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by mick b » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:26 pm

I presume you are talking about the LNER version in Royal Blue? Lining is red double line on tender panel

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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:34 pm

I am indeed, Mick.

Many thanks.
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:32 pm

Engine is now in unlined blue. No piccies, I am afraind, but my computer is on the fritz and the library doesn't have a digi image package.

I hate computers... :twisted:
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:24 pm

Lining proceeds slowly on GN - ballasting Mole End tends to get in the way.

I remember dimly someone making diesel headcodes available in a downloadable format a while ago. After thinking "I'll have some of that!" I promptly forgot who did it. Googling is as much help as a squashed fig. So - anybody know who did 'em? Or is it a case of (gulp) using the computer? :roll:
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:57 pm

Progress so far with 4470:
GN in blue.jpeg
First time I've sprayed a loco with an airbrush. The colour is the nearest match but not inappropriate:

GNER Blue!
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by manna » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:37 am

G'Day Gents

Looking good there BB :lol:

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PS.....Nice tin, ...all your own work :shock:
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:37 am

You certainly cannot be accused of hanging about rather than making progress BB!

It must have been real chore having to eat all of those street-quality sweets just to make the tin available as a stand..........
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Tom F » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:50 am

Atlantic 3279 wrote:You certainly cannot be accused of hanging about rather than making progress BB!

It must have been real chore having to eat all of those street-quality sweets just to make the tin available as a stand..........
You could say BB is a real martyr to the cause..... :lol:
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:10 pm

That's one reason why I'm kinda rotund. Mrs BB describes me as "cuddle shaped." And we draw a discreet veil over what follows. This is a family show! :wink:

Some more piccies:
Ballasting.JPG
This is what's keeping me from doing much on GN - when the weather's fine, I set up in the garden and get the most tedious tasks out of the way - rail painting and ballasting. Jobs I detest.
GN partially lined.JPG
That's more like it! Gimme an engine to build and I'm happy. The lining so far has been done with a bow pen. Bit blobby in places, looks like that steady hand I used to hand letter N gauge cabsides and wagons with has gone for good, but better than my previous attempts. It would seem that the GNER blue will be very sensitive to light, much more so than the 12" to 1 foot scale models that the "real" railway plays with... :lol:

Note my little helper on the window sill, just checking that there are no horrible beasties preparing to attack and eat me! Well, Jim-Jim thinks she's helping...
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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by mick b » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:31 pm

Have you lined the rear edge of the tender?? If yes the line would have been carried around the base of the tender to the rear only. Its hard to tell in the photo.

Not sure if you have seen my PDK version

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Re discs I used washers with the centers filled

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Re: On my Workbench...

Post by Blink Bonny » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:10 pm

I'd not lined the tender back, pending more info regarding the provision, or lack of same. It would appear that I don't need to, have I got that right?

Thanks, Mick - much better than my hack-up.

Anyway, another picture:
GN part lined 1.JPG
I've decided to line the tender in stages. The double lines are not catered for on my sheet but there are two radii of single red lines. To do this too quickly would remove the remnants of my sanity... :mrgreen:
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