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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  11:12:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's a Baldwin 4-6-0 built in the US, for the British, sold in Germany. Wait a minute SOLD in Germany? Those clever rascals.

That's a good looking loco.



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BigLars
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  6:25:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Machines often changed sides during the war.

It was not uncommon to have equipment captured, used by the enemy than recaptured.

This little British Baldwin just made it back from behind German lines (101 years late). It is a Wrightlines white metal kit.

I will get better pictures of her. I wanted to show something as I was so happy it arrived in one (well 2) pieces.






The small petrol engines I had to date could pull 2 or 3 loaded cars. The Baldwin would have handled 6 - 9 cars but would have stayed at least 3 miles back of the lines so the smoke did not give it's location away.

This will mean I need to model a transfer point.




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Neil F
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  7:11:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi JBVB we visited last year to have a look around the show, its very big we had 2 days to look around and still missed things, this time we have the layout with us, we only have 6 operators and 2 guests, 1 a local who has been a big help with the language, 4 of us in a truck will be sailing across the north sea with the layout in a trailer. The others are flying out to meet us.
George D asked about soldering white metal, you have to clean the metal , use flux and the correct type of low melt solder, then use a temperature controlled soldering iron, Low melt works at about 95c so will melt in boiling water, the metal has a melting point about 30c above the solder. I sometimes use a 15w iron but you can melt the metal if the iron is on the metal too long, tin the parts first then run the iron across the joint the solder changes colour as it flows then goes mat when solid again. Practice on a cheep kit or stick pins in figures is a good way to start. Best of luck.


Neil F in Stockport

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George D
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  7:31:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Neil. I've seen pictures of white metal kits and heard they were difficult. I guess the name of the game is practice and the correct tools and equipment.

George



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BigLars
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  7:58:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Thanks, Neil. I've seen pictures of white metal kits and heard they were difficult. I guess the name of the game is practice and the correct tools and equipment.

George



Thanks Neil.
Looking forward to your show report.

George,
I tried to post a reply earlier but the site crashed. If there is interest I will post a step by step on soldering white metal.
I have a soldering iron with a temperature control and set the temp at 150 Fahrenheit. You need low temp solder and a special flux. I also thought practice makes perfect and that is why I started on the slate cars.


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Philip
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  9:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow your ready now! Nice steamer and wagons!

Philip



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George D
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  10:31:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, a step by step would be interesting.

George



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jbvb
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Posted - 04/02/2019 :  09:01:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ge0rge, I've had good results from Tix brand low-temp solder & flux. Available from MicroMark, DigiKey and a lot of jewelry supply houses. Not sure if it's marketed outside the US, though.


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Neil F
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Posted - 04/23/2019 :  7:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry,
Have you received your figures yet, there was no instructions for some of the carts but Phil sent some from other kits. The magazine may be of interest with several WW1 bits of interest.
The show at Dortmund was a very good show with lots of interest from the public, and lots to see, last years show had over 77,000 through the doors, from Model Tractor pulling to Robot Wars, do a search on the show.
One of the better ones of our layout https://youtu.be/Sig2qyt6wsg with Shaun having to give details to camera.
Then 12 days later we have been at York for a 3 day show, I can now pack away my stock and do some repairs and get back to building its replacement.


Neil F in Stockport

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BigLars
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Posted - 04/24/2019 :  7:23:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Neil,
I just returned from Canada and the package you sent was delivered today.
Thank you so much, I will send an email tomorrow. Now to unpack the suitcases.


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BigLars
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Posted - 06/01/2019 :  12:26:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been traveling for work almost every week this year so little time for modeling. I will get to do a little this weekend.

Thanks to Neil and his acquiring figures and wagons I can start to create module 4.

I will base the module off of this picture. Hopefully I will have something to show by the end of tomorrow.



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Philip
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Posted - 06/01/2019 :  7:30:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great scene brewing!


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Hopeless
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Posted - 06/01/2019 :  8:51:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a great picture with lots of details. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Roland



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BigLars
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Posted - 06/02/2019 :  4:06:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Philip and Roland.

I got about this far over the last two days.

Built or worked on Eight wagons and repainted a lorry. One poor Tommy on KP duty peeling spuds. Everything needs weathering and additional details.






An additional picture of multiple kitchens together.


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BigLars
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  4:40:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The pace continues to be slow but progress is being made.
I have painted 50 figures in the last two weekends and 25 more are in some sort of completion on the assembly line.

A small sample.



Much more to follow.


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