A few things on my workbench

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bogusman
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A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:57 am

This is my first post on this site so just a few photos of my latest builds. First picture is a Hornby horse box converted to P4 the second is a David Geen a Dragon models and modified cooper craft coal wagons and the third is a Bloater with a masokits underframe. I do have progress photo's of these builds and jigs made to make the handles for the bloater if members are interested.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby CornCrake » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:50 am

Very good, definitely interested in buld photos, especially bloater handle jig.
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:29 pm

Hi steve hope these pictures help

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:35 pm

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Paul Willis
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby Paul Willis » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:44 pm

Hi Pete,

I'm particularly impressed with those properly shaped GWR brake safety loops.

The five sided ones, rather than the straightforward up-and-down loops are tricky to make to the right shape and consistent in size and shape from scratch.

I've actually just added some test etches of those on the side of another etch I've sent to PPD. I felt that might be an easier way of getting them consistent. I'll find out in a few weeks if I did the calculations properly.

Great modelling all round - I'll look forward to seeing more.
Cheers
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bogusman
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:52 pm

Thanks paul. The jig for these come in the underframe kit it's a bit tricky to make but once done it does give consistent safety loops.

Pete

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:25 am

Once the Bloater is finished I hope to build this little gem I found in my to be built cupboard.

Pete
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby DougN » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:48 am

That looks like finger singeing fun! :thumb
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bogusman
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:23 pm

It certainly will Doug but it might get me started on building a layout at long last.

Pete

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:11 pm

The Bloater has recieved the first topcoats of paint. I have a question to fellow members, was the buffer beam the same colour as the body or was it the solebar colour.

Pete
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bogusman
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:49 am

Finished all the painting today. Once the paint has fully dried will start to apply transfers, glue roof on. When all has set will varnish, fit buffers, screw couplings and weather.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:52 pm

Just one more question. Does anyone know who makes a transfer sheet for the parkside bloater. The ones one the HMRS transfer sheets are too large for the wagon as I found out tonight :( :( :(

Pete

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby Steve Carter » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:59 pm

bogusman wrote:Just one more question. Does anyone know who makes a transfer sheet for the parkside bloater. The ones one the HMRS transfer sheets are too large for the wagon as I found out tonight :( :( :(

Pete


Derek at Eileens list CODE: MMPC44 PECO Waterslide Transfer Set for Parkside Kit PC44
Transfers for ex GWR 'Bloater' Fish Van. Contains Markings for BOTH GWR and BR
https://www.eileensemporium.com/index.p ... thway=4249

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:44 am

Thanks steve

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby John Palmer » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:25 am

I've always had rather a soft spot for Bloaters, perhaps because the sliding door configuration was a quite an uncommon feature in GWR wagon design practice. Only managed to see one 'in the flesh'; this was an example that infested the S&T Works yard at Reading for everal years in the late 1960s.

Your model is looking very good indeed, but at the risk of being thought excessively critical, I wonder whether the moulded roof might be a little on the wide side. I haven't found a a dimension for the roof width on a drawing, but am merely going by observation of photographs, which suggest that the the roof edge did not project beyond the angle iron on the vehicle's sides. Perhaps worth a check before the roof is secured in place?

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:20 pm

Been thinking the same thing John. Thankyou for mentioning it. Will now modify before glueing.

Pete

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:24 pm

John hope you like the new roof profile I certainly do

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:25 pm

John hope you like the new roof profile I certainly do ( sorry the photo a bit tilted).

Pete

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby Paul Hutfield » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:22 pm

Very nice Pete!

I hadn't noticed the bloater roof until John mentioned it, but I entirely agree with the suggestion and the result IMHO makes a massive difference to the model. Excellent work and well worth the effort.

I'm really impressed with the horsebox too! You've really lifted the model away from any signs of it's RTR pedigree. Any chance you could elaborate on the modification's you made to this vehicle? I've potentially got one on the cards which will be modelled as a return to Binegar Calf Box. I do like the blend of roof dirt, any chance of the recipe?

Paul

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:24 pm

Hi Paul
Most of the conversion to P4 is covered in an artical in MRJ 216 by Gerry Beale except for the clasp brakes which I will explain how I will do these different on the second conversion I have yet to do and some of the small pitfalls I found along the way with this model. The weathering was carried out following the description in "the art of weathering"by Martin Welch which I cannot recommend enough. I will post the photos of this conversion with captions if that is ok.
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glazing. Be careful removing the Hornby glazing as
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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:45 pm

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Underside showing reposition of clasp brakes. I tried to pull them out but they were glued in too well so all I salvaged were the brake shoes. On the next conversion I will shoe rod off flush with the underside and drill and pin which will save alot of time as trying to drill out just the shoes and cut the new rod lengths was a pain.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:54 pm

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Brake yokes made using a paper template. The part holding them together was bent up from some scrap using the original Hornby as a template.

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:57 pm

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New yokes in place

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:34 pm

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Evergeen strip, 5 thou embossed rivets, vac and steam heat pipes fitted and screw link ( exactoscale hook and ambis screw link) fitted. Be careful of small vertical vacuum pipe as very easy to break

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Re: A few things on my workbench

Postby bogusman » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:45 pm

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Steam heat valve handle made from 0.3mm brass wire flattend and bent 90 degrees.


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