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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2012 12:20 pm 
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Fred will be setting up his engine shed in here.

What will be rolling out from here then Fred?


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2012 23:14 pm 
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I have a 'City of Truro' 4-4-0 which I'll build.
It will be built as one one of the armoured locomotives used during the Boer wars in South Africa.
It'll receive some armour plate, on the cab and the tender with some special 'armour' over the boiler which led it to getting the nickname 'Hairy Mary'.

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Gosh now that sounds really different.   Excellent choice there with that Fred.  Eagerly awaiting the sight of that coming together once we get the build underway.


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As I was catching up on photos for other things I thought I'd better do the ones for this - before I forget.

The Dapol issue of the Truro. One of their more recent mouldings - very clean, almost no flash.
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The instructions. Two sides of a C3 page.

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Sounds like a very interesting conversion fred.

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This is one of those builds I've had planned for ages. This GB will give me the push to get it done.
And maybe, just maybe, I'll get this one built afore all the other trains leave the station.

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Nice project looking forward to seeing it's progress. :thumb:


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I have two and a half Airfix Thatched 'Cottages'.
I want to build them for another project but it seems handy to build them within this GB.
The 'half' are bits that Mop the Panda gave me ages ago. [:thumb: Thanks David]
I'll not be building these oob but coverting them into a set of 13th/14th century merchants house-shops. Lots of plasticard will be needed.
One box [all 3 are the same]
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Contents of one box; those window frames and the chimney wont be used.
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Thrown some of the Truro loco together this evening.
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I wont have to fuss too much about tidying joints as a lot of the loco will be hidden by armour.
In fact - I wont be using some of the small parts that go on and around the boiler.

The wheels are on a spare piece of track to keep them aligned whilst the glue sets overnight. One of the tender wheels is buckled but it still sits on the rail alright.
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Next step> the wheels will get sprayed black. Plastic card to be cut for armour on the tender and the cab of the loco, and support beams for the armour over the boiler and main frame.

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I can see the momentum starting to roll here Fred.  Excellent start.   Keep up the good work.


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Mar 2012 10:25 am 
Ayup Fred...

Like the nice simple tip to keep the wheels straight Mate. Wish I'd thought of that whilst building the Star... The short-shot nature of the Axles gave me some real Headaches...

Nice one anyhoo...


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I have a good feeling about this one.

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I have been working on this but just haven't got around to updating.

Engine and tender built as per instructions. Next; to add a big front light and cattle nudger.
Add armour.
Update photos coming soon.

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This is how the engine looks this morning;

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I've added a light up infront of the chimney funnel. I need to add a cow catcher, the driving rods and the armour plate over the cab and some painting of the controls in the cab.

The tender is also complete but needs its armour plate too;

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Lots of plastic card needed.
I plan to get a lot done on this today and tomorrow.

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I finally got stuck into this one;
The armour on the tender;
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This got an overall coat of 'steel grey'.
It cant be seen but 'rivets' were pressed into the plastic card using this;
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Its a stitching marker I use in leather sewing.

Plasticard put on the loco to take the armour and hold it out a bit from the working parts, all this was painted black;
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Two crew added, from the Airfix Railway Workers set;
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The first layer of string goes on;
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And eventually after lots of string glued on and trimmed;
'Hairy Mary' ----
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That's not at all what I was expecting. Nicely done :thumb:

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