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BBLmber
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  12:50:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, it looks like a good start, can't hardly wait to see where you go with the changes.

Mark


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desertdrover
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  1:45:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's as good a place to restart as any to me. Looks good, and I see what you are saying about the boilerhouse section. That would be a detail to be able to see better.


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  4:44:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking really good... even that 1:1 hammer. I do hope the hammer is only a 'reference'.

-- KP --
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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  6:18:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress, Karl. I'm not sure having the boiler a bit obscure is so bad. It helps the eyes of the viewer to focus on the right places.



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onl26
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  7:22:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Karl
Looking fantastic!! It's funny how the structure looks so small with just the machinery there and no other detailing done.
Kevin



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UKGuy
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  7:25:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all of the responses and interest in the build, great to read. After refreshing myself with the manual (again) I realised that I will need to detail the interior, adjust the boiler roof and attach the steam lines (which I cant find right now!) before doing the drive wheel that I had planned to do first.

The reason for raising the roof is a personal niggle I had. There is a steam pressure gauge atop the boiler (1) , this is obscured by the cross member and it bothered me, how could my LP monitor the pressure if they couldnt see the gauge ???? I only raised the roof by a scale 9" so it doesnt really change the look of the structure too much.

The second reason I wanted to rebuild the structure is that the support leg (2) is supposed to run up the corner of the main structure, as you can see mine did not..... so....



I carefully disassembled everything with some acetone on a detail brush to soften the glue and then the hammer.... ( noooo, just kidding about the hammer)



Then rebuilt it with 3/16" longer legs thus making the gauge visible (3)



Probably something few people would have noticed if I hadnt said something, but it was bothering me.

So, now tonight I plan to detail the interior, add the steamlines (when I find them) and hopefully get the drive wheel installed.....

Oh and the roof itself will be removeable, though not the rafter, so, visibility of the interior was not really a concern, just that darn gauge... .

Karl.A

(Yes Brett I know, .... it went missing during construction, I'll hopefully 'fabricate' a new one before anybody else notices..... )



Edited by - UKGuy on 08/03/2010 7:32:21 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  9:18:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Karl. When I get there I'll remember to fix it.

Jerry


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lab-dad
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Posted - 08/04/2010 :  09:57:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
isn't the gauge facing the wrong direction?


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wesleybeks
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Posted - 08/04/2010 :  10:57:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Karl

What details do you have planned for the interior?



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UKGuy
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Posted - 08/04/2010 :  1:14:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lab-dad

isn't the gauge facing the wrong direction?








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UKGuy
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Posted - 08/04/2010 :  1:17:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote






Thanks Marty.

Generally the ones shown on Bretts site Wesley, with some minor deviations and additions probably.

Karl.A



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lab-dad
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Posted - 08/04/2010 :  3:19:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Where's the needle? :D



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UKGuy
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Posted - 08/04/2010 :  3:38:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lab-dad

Where's the needle? :D




Nowhere near the danger/red zone yet Marty, so, no need to worry, the LP are keeping her running just right.



And if your next question is about numbers on the dial...... dont!

Karl.A



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/04/2010 :  5:23:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What? No numbers?
Then why did you bother modelling in N scale if you don't add so evident details in O scale?


Frederic, the awful devil...



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UKGuy
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Posted - 08/04/2010 :  5:49:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not gonna bite Frederic, I'm resisting..... although I probably have a dial decal somewhere or could easily make one, but, I'm not gonna bite......









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