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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/18/2010 :  5:35:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This looks like a great brand of paint, Karl. I'll have to see if it is available on this side of the big pond, since this is a name that comes frequently on the forum.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 04/18/2010 :  7:19:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Many thanks indeed Larry and Brett, really appreciated, Im pleased up to this point.

Cheap and readily available Frederic, and also a wide colour range.

Hopefully I'll get the drill bits tomorrow so I can proceed with the engine. I may start assembly on the boiler later this evening, if I have the energy, playing with the chainsaws and a tree right now.....

Thanks again.
Karl.A



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silveradonorthern
Crew Chief

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Posted - 04/19/2010 :  10:29:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone,

Thanks Karl and Mark for your info. I just had to laugh. The artist side of my brain said what a great scene it would be to have the power shaft from the mill engine running across the roadway supported by a couple of wooden supports. Then the reasoning side of my brain kick in and said naw, it would never happen when you could simply build the two structures next to each other. I'd failed to consider the safety issues mentioned.

The two sides of my brain are now happy with each other.

It is great news about the shingle and tie mill. I can't wait to see what it might look like. I may have to start saving my pennies.

Karl as always your workmanship is outstanding. The mill engine looks great even in this early stage.


Michael

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UKGuy
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Posted - 04/19/2010 :  6:17:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words Michael, I'm glad you are now at ease with yourself.

I worked on finishing and test fitting the main mechanical/moving componants after work today, nothing is glued and one piece moved between shots, oh well.

Still a long way to go with this little beauty, an amazingly detailed model indeed.

It leaves me with quite alot of re-touching after the test fit but it was well worth it to understand how it goes together.

I may work on the steam lines and valves this evening, havent quite decided yet.





I'll probably leave the touch-ups, final painting and weathering until I get closer to the end of the engine assembly.

More later, maybe.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 04/19/2010 6:21:38 PM

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dallas_m
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Posted - 04/19/2010 :  6:39:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl --

The assembly looks great and the painting/weathering is superb! Really subtle and realistically detailed.


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 04/19/2010 :  6:50:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree. The colour works well.


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/19/2010 :  7:33:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Magnificent work, Karl.



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BBLmber
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Posted - 04/19/2010 :  8:36:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are doing a fantastic job Karl, Mike would love it.

Mark


W,L,&E

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/19/2010 :  9:40:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl

Great color on the engine. What did you use on the foundation?

Thu\is is a great thread nice work by you.

Jerry



Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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UKGuy
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Posted - 04/19/2010 :  10:14:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Many thanks for all the very kind words and encouragement guys.

Thanks Dallas, the level of detail is down to Brett, and I've only added the big stuff so far.

Glad you like the colour Chuck, colour and finish are greatly inspired by your single cylinder engine in 'the shop'.

A great compliment Frederic.

Thanks Mark, I hope so, he was a big part of my innitial inspiration to model.

Thanks indeed Jerry, foundation is Floquil concrete dusted with chalks, a little brown but mostly charcoal and little light grey.

Time to eat, maybe I'll get a little modelling done after that......

Karl.A



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UKGuy
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Posted - 04/20/2010 :  01:24:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Straightened 'Connecting Rods'........




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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/20/2010 :  02:19:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UKGuy

Straightened 'Connecting Rods'........

Should work better now...
Your rendition of painted and bare metal is really wonderful.



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hon3_rr
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Posted - 04/20/2010 :  09:57:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All I can say is "Please sir, More..." What eye candy!

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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wesleybeks
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Posted - 04/20/2010 :  10:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Is this the proto type picture you are using for the model Karl?

Itss just fantastic. keep up your amazing work.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/06/2010 :  09:13:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you Frederic, Kris and Wes, much appreciated albeit belated.

I'm back at the bench and have been scouring pics of Chucks and Brians engines could they (or anyone else) advise what to use as the insulation on the steam lines which I am about to add, also I'm a little vague on where to add some grease/oil runs for detail, below the main axle to be sure, but, is there anywhere else it would be appropriate??

Thanks in advance for any help.

Karl.A



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