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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #225 on: October 21, 2019, 05:46:59 pm »
How about a C2/C2x aka LBSC Minx?

If brute force does not work....you´re not using enough of it.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #226 on: October 22, 2019, 06:10:12 am »
Recently I made these two items:




And entered them into this event:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10162246218245521&type=3



I say!  Those are nice.  Are they kits or scratchbuild or?  

Arranged kit parts with scratch surfaces. The summoner is a Hasslefree figure holding down a laser-printed scroll with natural starfish and shells to summon a Reaper Bones Water Weird, based on my first successful use of Green Stuff World's rolling pins.

The Necromancy lesson was made with Scotiagrendels' Necromancers Study furniture set, with a Hasslefree girl converted into a student, and a Guild Ball figure as her tutor.
Walls textured with Plast-craft texture sheets. I should have used a thicker wall substrate.
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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #227 on: October 22, 2019, 10:28:00 pm »
Recently I made these two items:
And entered them into this event: ...

And how did they go?
I must admit, the young lady doesn't really look very frightened - was she meant to be ;D ;D, or was she welcoming the attention??

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #228 on: October 23, 2019, 08:06:47 am »
Much attention, no wins.

She's the one summoning the creature; obviously she intended to.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #229 on: October 23, 2019, 10:52:02 am »
GAH!
Storage rack only needs final coat of paint.

Today I bolted the buffer beams to the wall.
Problem:
There is an ancient floor drian in the middle of the room.
The floos slopes towards it.
So do the tiles.
The buffer beams have been bolted on absolutely horizintal, as they should be.
You can imagine how weird that looks now as tiles and beams are not parallel.
This will not be visible any more once the rack is occupied.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #230 on: October 23, 2019, 01:17:01 pm »
Much attention, no wins.
She's the one summoning the creature; obviously she intended to.

Ah, I see - that makes all the difference! ;D

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #231 on: October 24, 2019, 12:39:23 pm »
Well efforts to clear out my kit stash have continued, with the latest effort being my other Stannier 2-6-4 tank (the first will probably be recorded somewhere on the previous thread, but I can't be bothered to go looking right now), 2 of which I obtained some time ago.


I'll admit she's a bit of a Frankenstien given that due do both kits missing various castings (which given their age probably aren't available) I had to combine them to create one full kit (which I did). I've also cannibalised the Hornby 4mt standard tank I used for the donor chassis to provide some of the missing parts, and replaced others with plastic sheet (and used it to shore up the cabside steps as they'd broken off the rest of the casting at some point) but, all in all I'm quite pleased with it, and I reckon its' a fair effort for a bodge job (I'd certainly say it's better put together than it's older sister, which goes to show what experience can do).

All that's left is to paint her up, which is another quandary. I'm tempted to go for LMS crimson lake, purely because I finished the other one in BR lined black, but that would mean researching appropriate LMS liveries....
I made a note in my diary on the way over here. Simply says; "Bugger!"

"DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH."

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #232 on: October 24, 2019, 06:26:00 pm »
Nice work!
Persons intending to travel by open carriage should select a seat with their backs to the engine, by which means they will avoid the ashes emitted therefrom, that in travelling generally, but particularly through the tunnels, prove a great annoyance; the carriage farthest from the engine will in consequence be found the most desirable.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #233 on: November 02, 2019, 11:15:59 am »
The intention for this weekend is to complete a pair of bolster wagons.  They're basically built and just need paintings, transfers and couplings. 

After that, I might have a look at an etched brass kit.  Which reminds me, I need to get some decent clamps or grips. 

In other news, a pre-order for some late Victorian 6-wheel carriages has been placed.   

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #234 on: November 03, 2019, 11:06:13 am »




Firstly, the latest effort from the carriage works.  A Graham Farish carriage, stripped down, matchboard panelling scratched into the sides, repainted in a teak finish. 



Secondly, a pair of whitemetal bolster wagons.  Completed save for transfers and varnish....



Thirdly, a whitemetal 21' 10-ton open wagon.  I was going to look at a brass kit but decided to do this instead to get the whitemetal kits out fo the way. 

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #235 on: November 03, 2019, 01:17:27 pm »
I like the bolster wagons.
Can´t wait to see them on the photo plank.

Storage shelf in final steps of painting.

Will show some pics when finished and filled.

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« Reply #236 on: November 03, 2019, 01:24:14 pm »
I think I'll have to get a goods train running through C&P... maybe two.  The 8A plodding through on a train of PO coal wagons whilst a 9J or 9H goes the other way on a mixed goods? 

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #237 on: November 03, 2019, 01:49:39 pm »
You fellas have been doing some really cool stuff lately - jealous, I am!

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #238 on: November 03, 2019, 09:34:44 pm »
Shelf has received the final coat of paint.
Ready for loading.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #239 on: November 04, 2019, 08:38:36 am »
Some of the horror items I have been working on recently:





These have been waiting for me to base them for some time.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #240 on: November 04, 2019, 10:04:23 am »
Monsters like pumpkins?!

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #241 on: November 04, 2019, 12:35:59 pm »
The Field of Screams special Hallowe'en-themed bases from Secret Weapon Miniatures. I have a whole bunch to use. Due to the sculpting of mini's feet, they really need some more sediment to use, or they will not fit against the feet. A common problem with bases replicating natural environments.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #242 on: November 05, 2019, 07:02:36 am »
Finished:





This made a bit of space available in the other rooms.

Next project is to build a storage/lifting table for the Taigatrommel to replace the old wooden structure.
Then I moved the old wooden tender storage trolley in to transfer the tenders into the new rack, the top came off....
Only the castors will be recycled from that thing.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #243 on: November 05, 2019, 07:14:16 pm »
Good work all round guys. 

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« Reply #244 on: November 05, 2019, 08:40:38 pm »
That's some impressive shelving!

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #245 on: November 06, 2019, 05:37:04 pm »
Well my Fowler tank has emerged from the paint shop here at Walesmoor works, and is just about done, shown here with her older sister.

It still needs the lining applying (which will have to wait a while) and a couple of bits doing before I'll be calling it done. As the photo shows I decided to go with Crimson Lake rather than BR black purely because I like the idea of having modelled the same loco at 2 different points in it's life, but in the future (depending on when and if I ever get a layout built) it may get repainted.

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #246 on: November 09, 2019, 07:01:38 pm »
New addition to the fleet:

Märklin TCE 66/12920





A rare beast.
She also had to spend a bit of time in the workshop.

- Motor brushes were ground down to the (literally) last millimetre.
(They were the wrong size anyway.)
- Pickup base bent
- sockets for wagon lighting not connected
- type 66 reverser was not working at all
- bit of oil here and there
- cleaning the motor parts

Now she only needs the small sign "20 Volts, B" to the cab side.
She runs well now. No more noise. Reverser works. She has more power than expected.

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« Reply #247 on: November 09, 2019, 08:39:29 pm »
Impressive!  Is she a 4-4-2 or a 4-4-4? 

 I think that makes three of us working on tank engines now, as one of my Pollitt 2-4-2s has been pulled out as the next project.  She needs cosmetic frames around the radial trucks reinstating, a new chimney and a repaint.  And when I've done this one?  I've got another 2-4-2 and and a pair of 0-6-2 tanks to look at.



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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #248 on: November 09, 2019, 08:45:54 pm »
Impressive!  Is she a 4-4-2 or a 4-4-4?  

4-4-2 or in german 2`B 1`
apostrophy means that axles are mounted in a sub-frame.So the LION would be B 1 and not B 1`

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Re: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).
« Reply #249 on: November 09, 2019, 11:23:59 pm »
New addition to the fleet:

Märklin TCE 66/12920





A rare beast.
She also had to spend a bit of time in the workshop.

- Motor brushes were ground down to the (literally) last millimetre.
(They were the wrong size anyway.)
- Pickup base bent
- sockets for wagon lighting not connected
- type 66 reverser was not working at all
- bit of oil here and there
- cleaning the motor parts

Now she only needs the small sign "20 Volts, B" to the cab side.
She runs well now. No more noise. Reverser works. She has more power than expected.


She is beautiful, just!