Sunday, 20 June 2010

She is getting there !

Following a couple of requests here is a shot showing the G scale model with the OO piggy backing to give a sense of scale

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But the main feature a video of how she is now.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Primer and filling and primer and more filling !

As lots of shots of sanding and filling are a bit boring, here is a video to watch while I rub away !



John

Sunday, 13 June 2010

primer

Todays rather small update.  in the odd hour I had this afternoon I did some sanding and filling and added a coat of primer to highlight what needs further attention.

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John

Update on the 25 build

13 days into the class 25 build I thought I would put together a slideshow of how the build has gone so far...





As of this morning she looks like this

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If I get any time today (unlikely) it will be spent tidying up rough edges and corners before moving on any further.

John

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Pointing man is back

"pointing man" is back !!

Tonight on the way home I solved the grill problem, the local car spares shop sells aluminium mesh for body work repairs !!

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This has been cut with scissors and stuck in, then some 10thou plasticard cut into strips to create a frame. I have also managed to get the general roof layered up to the centre point. When this has dried it will be sanded and filled with plastic padding (again from the car shop)

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John

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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

25 with sound

Last night went well on the modelling front. I have been hatching a plan to add sound to the 25 but have been waiting for permission for copyright before progressing.

After searching Youtube I found a suitable clip of a 25 in action, and with kind permission from its owner have now converted the video file into an Mp3 sound only file. By using an old pair of mp3 speakers and an mp3 player that was "sleeping in the bottom of a draw unloved, I now have a sound local for no cost, and if I get bored with the 25 thrash I can alway use the loco as a mp3 music player :)

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Model wise I have done some more work on the roof, the observant may also notice I have taken the plunge and cut the battery holder off the motor block, making it fit inside the bogey frames. A new battery holder has now been located in the fuel tank along with an on/off switch.

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John

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Progress over the week has been steady on the 25.

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Although taken a little earlier in the build here is a video of her in action


John

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Work on the 25 continues

Okay chaps, here is tonight's update. The other end now is at the same stage. I have added steps to the bogies and the starts of the buffer beams are taking shape.

In these pictures I have clamped the side piece on to help visualise where I am going.

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Looking at the pictures I realise I have marked out the grilles wrong at both ends they need making a bit bigger to take them up to the top of the cab window line.

I realise at this point, some compromises are going to have to be made. For example I am going to have to mount the fuel tanks central rather than off set to one end due to the constraints / size of the playmo blocks, They are oriented to have the battery holders inboard. Although I have just this second realised that one is a dummy so needs no batteries, this may be able to be shortened at the fuel tank end ?? Will have to check that out.

Things may slow down now as I struggle to work out the best way measure and mark out the roof cross section.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

class 2 front end

tonight ... you might as well tackle the hard bits first ! and boy are those simple looking ends full of curves !

The front sides were the starting point

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Then the nose itself, the long side is clamped on just to help me visualise were I am going !

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The playmo motor blocks are making it sit about 9mm to high at the moment, I may have to live with that as I cant lower the body over the bogies and still have them turn enough for my tight rad track loops. It was never going to be a rivet correct scale model.

John

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