Rustys workbench - builds and paints

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by earlswood nob » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:00 am

Good morning all

I very interesting point about brass wire hardening.

I flopped when I tried to use brass wire for the beading on a GNR cab. I shall try annealing the wire next time.

As usual I was over-reaching my abilities, but if one doesn't try and fail, one cannot push back the boundaries and know one's limits.

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Rustynuts » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:59 pm

Latest update on the C12,new Markits wheels and front lamp irons fitted:

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and a little work done on the A3, inc brass safety valves:

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by mick b » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:50 am

Very nice work.

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Woodcock29 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:12 am

Agree with previous post - very nice work.

I'm currently building a Craftsman C12 for a joint exhibition layout project with a mate. The last C12 I built was about 14 years ago for another mate and my own original one was built about 1980. A suggestion for the C12 is to add some of the extra detail that is missing from the kit. In particular the cab. There should be a rain strip over the entrance to cab and in most cases they received solid metal wind shields. These are easy to add from strip brass. Also the kit is missing any mention of the handrail that sits at an angle on the lefthand side above and behind the cab entrance. Likewise there was a step on the side of the bunker - the reason for the handrail I presume. All of these are easily seen in photos.

I have attached a photo of the top of my C12 cab which shows the rain strips, wind shields and the handrail. It still needs a final clean up.

Also I have just made a GN whistle for a J3 I've just finished building from a piece of 1.2mm brass rod simply by putting it in the chuck of my cordless screwdriver, using it like a hand lathe and shaping the whistle with needle files. I'll do likewise for the C12 to replace the grossly overscale Craftsman whistle. Photo also attached below.

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:20 pm

Exceedingly neat construction Gents!
Most subjects, models and techniques covered in this thread are now listed in various categories on page1

Dec. 2018: Almost all images that disappeared from my own thread following loss of free remote hosting are now restored.

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Rustynuts » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:44 pm

Mmm, must see about adding this.

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Atso » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:52 pm

Great A3 but the C12 is just stunning! Great work!
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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by manna » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:29 pm

G'Day Gents

Beautiful loco's Gents. :shock:

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Rustynuts » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:54 pm

Thanks,

Picked up a Q1 0-8-0T from a certain auction site the other day. it was in quite good nick so decided to go for it, already have the chassis stripped and new RP25 Markits fitted but the slide bars had been badly done so waiting on some 1mm x 1mm stock to arrive so i can rebuild it, I'll add pics when I can.

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Rustynuts » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:45 am

Here are a couple of 'before' photos of the Millholme Q1 I'm rebuilding:

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Body and Chassis already stripped of paint, the chassis is sitting on new Markits wheels and the steps onthe body have been soldered on instead of glued as they were (fell off when stripping).

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by earlswood nob » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:06 am

Good morning all from sunny Surrey

I like the Q1 tank. I essentially model the thirties, but have often wondered about the Q1, as I think it would look good alongside the S1, which I shall build at some time.

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Rustynuts » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:04 pm

So here is the start of the Q1 rebuild:

It had been glued together so after stripping some re-soldering was required, I have replaced the large handrail knobs, brass smokebox door handle and fitted Gibson sprung buffers:

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Chassis has been stripped and new Markits fitted with the deluxe crank pins:

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Rustynuts » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:05 pm

Another update on the Q1, some reworking of the body and most of the lamp brackets now added:

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The Glue, from the original builder has now been removed.

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Rustynuts » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:07 pm

And I've been doing some work on the C12 as well:

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Re: Rustys workbench - builds and paints

Post by Rustynuts » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:18 pm

I have been also playing around with a D&S GN 8T outside frame van which was a cheap eBay find:

The Before:

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And part way through the rebuild with MJT W irons, new Axle boxes and the brake levers added:

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