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Author Topic: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).  (Read 21862 times)
James Harrison
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« Reply #400 on: July 25, 2020, 06:40:50 pm »



It still needs transfers, there are some areas that still need another coat or two of paint, and the jury is out whether or not it should be lined out in straw, but aside from those issues I think this one is fairly close to completion.
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« Reply #401 on: July 26, 2020, 08:18:47 am »

I´d opt for the lining.
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« Reply #402 on: July 26, 2020, 09:28:13 am »

I´d opt for the lining.

I think you're right, it will pick out the moulding nicely. 
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« Reply #403 on: July 26, 2020, 11:10:04 am »


It still needs transfers, there are some areas that still need another coat or two of paint, and the jury is out whether or not it should be lined out in straw, but aside from those issues I think this one is fairly close to completion.

When you say "transfers" do you mean [what US calls] "Decals"?.
If so (meaning, if we are talking about the same thing) do you seal them either before applying them (so they don't "run" in the water) or after application to protect them?
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« Reply #404 on: July 26, 2020, 02:43:48 pm »

Yes, decals.  Specifically I'm got my eye on a set that will give me the coat of arms of the railway company, and 'Guard' and 'Luggage' lettering.  I usually use the pressfix type, which are sticky-backed, but I prefer to soak them in water first to get rid of that (otherwise if they don't go right first time you've got the awful job of trying to get them off again for another go).  Generally what I do is soak them, lay them down, pat them dry (which also puts on a bit of pressure to get them to adhere) and then coat the whole lot with dilute PVA glue (which dries satin and is a lot cheaper than varnish....)
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« Reply #405 on: July 27, 2020, 06:16:39 pm »

Decals, yes.
You can have custom made ones (like your home village as home station for a goods wagon) at a good price.
Quality is very good. After applying and waiting a night for them to dry I apply a thin layer of clear paint to keep them waterproof.
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« Reply #406 on: August 10, 2020, 08:17:49 am »


Pulpy tool robots/maintenance droids. Who have a better union than technicians. (I'll fix the eyes later...)
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« Reply #407 on: August 15, 2020, 07:46:51 pm »



The luggage van, completed.  Now if I could just work up some enthusiasm for the boiler bands on that other loco....
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« Reply #408 on: August 17, 2020, 06:28:56 pm »

Yesterday a friend came to see me. He had bought two 5" gauge bogies at a good price.
He wanted to look at my wagons and get some ideas for a driving truck.
A few hours later the bogies had a wagon frame on top....
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« Reply #409 on: August 21, 2020, 01:25:57 pm »

Well, my modelling continues. This is my latest effort..


Apologies for the slightly blurry picture, but I've shared my efforts at a sherman before now. I originally picked this one up cheap, intending to use the tracks for my steam crane crawler, as it's from a brand I've not previously been aware of (it's made by a french company called Heller), however, I decided to build it anyway as I was told by the chap in the shop it was a nice kit, and (given my love of oddities) I was swayed by the inclusion of parts to fit the extended exhaust cowlings (IIRC they were only fitted to tanks used on D Day in order to prevent the engines being flooded as they landed) which were swiftly removed by the crews once ashore (most likely by swinging the turret round and knocking them off with the gun) as they made the engine overheat. This means the model can be placed at an almost exact time and place.
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« Reply #410 on: August 24, 2020, 09:18:40 am »

As promised:

Some pics of my "steel turtle" after the decals have been applied.

It looks even bigger in the b/w pics.













Another project done.
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« Reply #411 on: September 12, 2020, 02:38:52 pm »



At risk of appearing like a child, this is what I got up to last night.  Pushing wagons around with my hands on some rails laid out on the sitting room rug...

This morning, some Great Central Railway-pattern buffer stops were ordered.  Now I just need to get the Railway Room in some semblance of order and I can make a start...
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« Reply #412 on: September 12, 2020, 10:03:36 pm »

As promised:

Some pics of my "steel turtle" after the decals have been applied.

It looks even bigger in the b/w pics.








Another project done.

I agree. A back-drop would add more "character/depth" and some distress on the new photos.  Smiley
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« Reply #413 on: September 13, 2020, 01:57:28 am »



At risk of appearing like a child, this is what I got up to last night.  Pushing wagons around with my hands on some rails laid out on the sitting room rug...

This morning, some Great Central Railway-pattern buffer stops were ordered.  Now I just need to get the Railway Room in some semblance of order and I can make a start...

James, nothing quite like playing "Choo choo" on the living room rug!!!
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« Reply #414 on: September 13, 2020, 12:36:12 pm »

The carpet line.....isn´t that how most of us started?

One way to ease withdrawal symptoms.
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« Reply #415 on: September 13, 2020, 03:26:52 pm »

The carpet line.....isn´t that how most of us started?

Certainly was for me. I can still remember setting up my old wooden train set on the floor as a kid (my late grandfather even made me a few little bits for it in his shed which were my 6 year old self's pride and joy).

One way to ease withdrawal symptoms.

Now there's a thought!  Wink

I might have to talk to my parents, they may still have it, gathering dust in the loft.
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« Reply #416 on: September 13, 2020, 07:31:54 pm »

Ride quality wasn't the best. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X2A2f6E5DI

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« Reply #417 on: September 14, 2020, 01:09:41 am »

I thought my tracklaying was a bit uneven . . . . .               
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« Reply #418 on: September 14, 2020, 11:35:24 am »

Ride quality wasn't the best. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X2A2f6E5DI



Still better than a pacer.
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« Reply #419 on: September 14, 2020, 05:28:06 pm »

I had a more comfortable ride in a 10' wheelbase open wagon, than I did in a Pacer. 
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« Reply #420 on: September 14, 2020, 05:36:22 pm »

I had a more comfortable ride in a 10' wheelbase open wagon, than I did in a Pacer. 

TBH (based on my unfortunately extensive experience with pacers) you've have a more comfortable ride on a bike without a saddle than on a pacer.
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« Reply #421 on: October 04, 2020, 10:07:35 am »

The green Monster received some attention over the weekend.

The motor (Villiers F.07) stopped some time after getting warm.
The Capacitor was NOS (New old stock) so the prime suspect.
It was replaces with a modern type.
As we had the flywheel off for that purpose I I went through the manual and found that ignition was a bit on the late side. Should be 1,57mm before TDC.
We set that last time.....how did it change?
Timing, spark gap and everything else was brought to the specified settings.
Motor now has a lower idling speed and higher max rpm.
It also accelerates better than before.
As there was a public holiday yesterday I only did a 5 minute test run.

Can anyone explain why a motor with late ignition has a higher exhaust temperature than one with early ignition?
I have read this statement many times but there was no explanation to it.

Next time the green Monster hits the rails I will do a continuous running test.
Hope the exorcism is completed now...
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« Reply #422 on: October 04, 2020, 01:21:34 pm »

Can anyone explain why a motor with late ignition has a higher exhaust temperature than one with early ignition?
I have read this statement many times but there was no explanation to it.
Just a guess, but it seems to me that with delayed ignition more of the fuel/air mix will be combusting inside the exhaust manifold.
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« Reply #423 on: October 04, 2020, 02:18:48 pm »

Today's model expo at the Army Museum: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=daniel.r.broomhall&set=a.10164053335775521&

Some ridiculous last-minute decision caused some of the modelers I usually hang out with to refuse to enter, but there were enough to allow the show to go on.
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« Reply #424 on: October 06, 2020, 04:05:12 pm »

Now, although most of my time and attention modelling wise has been focused on my SP diorama my new project is starting to take shape.

I've been toying with the idea of a micro layout for a while, and have come up with a workable plan (and after a trip to the model shop a few weeks ago I have some of the supplies). I'm hoping to create a 009 gauge industrial dockside, and to this end I've obtained a couple of kits (1 loco and a wagon) and a metcalfe factory entrance kit for some scenery/scenic break.

Now, given my contempt displeasure of seeing them just plonked down on layouts (you could probably make a hobby out of spotting them at exhibitions) I've come up with a plan to make it a little bit more unique. To this end, I intend to clad it in embossed plasticard, just to give it some definition and hopefully make it look better.
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