A few things on my workbench

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:47 pm

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby Noel » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:30 pm

GWR N16 were built under one lot, 1577, which dates from 1937. Russell [GW Coaches and Appendix 2 both have the same photo] has an ex-works photo of 546, which carries, as expected, the shirtbutton monogram introduced in 1936. Have I missed something?
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:48 pm

Hi Noel
That was exactly what Gerry Beal thought until he came across a photo to contradict that ( see MRJ216). So I will go by his comments. The second one I have yet to do will be to the roundel livery as shown in Jim Russell's books.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby Noel » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:27 am

Gerry specifically refers in the article in MRJ216 to the position of the roundel Hornby had used on the model he had, and the location of the number on the groom's door. It seems clear to me from his description that his Hornby model was following the layout shown in the 'as built' photo in Russell, either directly or from the preserved vehicle, and it was a copy of that photo that he later found. You will note that his model has the roundel, not the large GW, but the lettering is not the same as the 'as built' photo in Russell as it shows the post-war livery. I think he has written left-hand when he meant right-hand - Swindon continued to use the 'everything in the bottom right hand corner' approach in BR days, with the later addition of "XP".

N15 was built in 1931, and would have had the large letter livery as built, as would N13 [the Parkside kit] of 1922-30. Both are distinguishable from N16 by the ends curving inwards at the bottom [and other details in the case of N13]. The change in livery was definitely from 1936, although anything painted in large letter livery before that would easily have lasted at least until WW2 without a repaint, probably longer given wartime restrictions.
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:58 am

Hi Noel
I thank you for your comments and will change the livery on the next conversion. As for this one I will leave it as it is for now.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:18 pm

Transfers arrived so decided to do one side for now. In the picture the transfers are still drying with the decal fix. Roof still needs to be painted along the edge and glued.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:50 am

One thing I did notice with these transfers when comparing them to the prototype was "for fish traffic only" is spaced over 2 planks. On the prototype it is spaced over 3 planks and is of larger font. As these seem to be the only ones on the market I will stick ( no pun intended) with them.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:04 pm

The "for fish traffic only" transfer has been bugging me so on the other side I cut it into 3 sections a big improvement. Took the one off the other side but scratched the paint so will touch up before doing the same.

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Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:54 pm

Weights and body spacers fitted to stop inward bowing before roof glued on.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:33 pm

Making a start on the vac pipes for the Bloater.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:24 pm

Have made the vac pipe master now need to find a lost wax company to cast them as I will need quite a few.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby SteamAle » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:56 pm

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Iain Young. Caster for a couple of major suppliers of 4mm bits.
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:30 pm

Thanks Philip will phone him tomorrow.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:45 pm

After talking to Iain Young these are the parts I am going to get lost wax cast for future Bloaters, Mink Gs.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby Flymo748 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:07 pm

bogusman wrote:After talking to Iain Young these are the parts I am going to get lost wax cast for future Bloaters, Mink Gs.

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Are the top ones brake safety loops for 19th/early 20th century GWR brake gear?

I've just had a test etch come back of some that I measured out from a General Arrangement drawing:

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I shall be getting substantially more of them produced in future! They are far easier like this than bending up individually...

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:43 am

Hi Paul
Your etches are looking good. Will you be selling them if so put me down for some. As for my brake safety loops you are correct. After talking to Iain he has suggested to make some more patterns to make it more due to cost any ideas? Tee only thing I can think of is sanding gear lever, drain cock lever and fire door flap that I scratch built for my 53xx.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby Flymo748 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:04 am

bogusman wrote:Hi Paul
Your etches are looking good. Will you be selling them if so put me down for some. As for my brake safety loops you are correct.


Hi Pete,

Yes, I'll be doing "something" with those safety loops in the near future. I'm going to need a fair number of them myself.

I'm also contemplating what sorts of brake gear I'm going to need in the near future, and will be drawing those up as well.

I'll let you know...

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby Dave K » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:52 pm

Flymo748 wrote:I've just had a test etch come back of some that I measured out from a General Arrangement drawing:

GWR safety loops test etch.JPG
I shall be getting substantially more of them produced in future! They are far easier like this than bending up individually...

They look great Paul I hope my 'Ivan Smith' former will help the folding up.

Flymo748 wrote:I'm also contemplating what sorts of brake gear I'm going to need in the near future, and will be drawing those up as well.

I will be interested in these as I am running out of my stock of DC1/DC3 Masokits etches to enhance the Morgan Design chassis kits.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:39 pm

I have parked the Bloater for now till I get the castings done. So now I am moving onto the footbridge.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:20 pm

And so it begins.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:35 pm

Both main spans are now soldered together. The smaller span needed some fetteling between the inner and outer etches. Lots of soldering on all the crossover points on the lattice work.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:08 am

Fitted all the external girders around the lattice work. Will need to solder a smll piece of 0.45mm brass wire to fill in 2 small gaps where the girderwork meets.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:05 pm

More progress on the spans.

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