GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Phil O
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Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Postby Phil O » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:16 pm

Horsetan wrote:
Phil O wrote:...I think that the worst part of diy rolling will be the bottom parts of the tanks...


Small diameter rod as formers, maybe?



Almost certainly, but to do it before or after the rolling the main body of the tank, is my dilemma! I can foresee difficulties with either approach.

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Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Postby SteamAle » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:10 am

Sorry the tanks etc have not been rolled. I chickened out when I looked at the thickness of the half etch bits and the rivet detail. Didn't want to spoil them and felt if I was building the model I'd be able to put enough bend into them without using the rolling bars, which I find can be easily overdone!
Let me know how you get on and if necessary I will start to roll them for future orders.
Feedback is always welcome.
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Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Postby Horsetan » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:38 pm

SteamAle wrote:Sorry the tanks etc have not been rolled. I chickened out when I looked at the thickness of the half etch bits and the rivet detail.


Sounds like a job for the rolling mill with the rivet-detailed parts protected by thin card to protect them? Can only give it a go and see what happens.
That would be an ecumenical matter.


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