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by Rockley Bottom
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Added a whistle to the Percy, so do I call the loco tut tut :?:


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Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

The paint job is usually applied as several layers to get the depth of colour, each layer a different colour. On the last loco it was a dark purple brown, then a red brown and a thin dark grey. (i think :roll: ) All applied by brush. It will get a mat varnish when I finish working on it. Then a litt...
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

My next job is Couplings. I us Kadee, all couplings have good and bad points, but I find them fitting the job I need them to perform. I us a gauge to get the correct level for fitting. This shows it placed on the rails. This means a bit needs taking out the front buffer beam. and a possible packing ...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Getting near to the end now. First paint job and start of weathering. Still needs break gear on tender. Got to make dogs for firebox door. Needs a little coal dust around. etc etc http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/finished1.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybotto...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/controls1.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/controls2.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/controls4.jpg I have added a wheel and a reversing lever. The lever is made from brass as I felt it was easie...
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/paintjob2-3.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/paintjob1-4.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/paintjob4a.jpg Three shot that show the bits on the backhead after a little paint is added Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Thank you John And Steve. John, I had fitted a reversing gear to the other steamer ( see earlier pics) which i got from Brandbright. I am going to try to get some more from them when I find their catalogue They may even have been from 10 mm suppliers. I thought the other bit of kit was on the back h...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Bill
It's Milliput pushed into the space between the spokes and then smoothed down with a wet fingure. Not perfectly flat but close. Could have sanded them flat but the wheels do'nt show very much.

Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Having got the coal bucket (tender) coupled to the kettle (loco) I thought that I had better add some railings to the loco. This is not health and safety (1930's) but the management did no want the time table disrupted while they had to get the driver from between the loco and tender, could be messy...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Hi Jon That is the advantage of the group imput, a new pair of eyes sees things which I overlooked :cry: :cry: Its a good deal :!: Cheese straws for good ideas :idea: :idea: (in joke for the GNorfolk boys) http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/couplingR.jpg I thought that I would sho...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tobie, Cousin of Gnut
Replies: 13
Views: 6397

Hi Andy A Just picked up your thread :cry: :cry: Sorry missed it before, The idea is great and I like the compactness of the finished design. The idea of putting the drawing over the the actual works well. I admire the idea of planning and working things through. I start with this idea, but it never...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

The fisrt "mock up" of a coupling bar to show the pivot points and its length. I may make it a few mm longer so that it gives me a little more swing on curves. I think that the gap between loco and tender would not be too great. The final bar will be in brass and the pegs(bolts) will have ...
by Rockley Bottom
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Dave Westall made a good point at the last meeting, about the number of spokes on the Percy wheels. As it is a OO loco there are too many spokes for a NG loco. I filled these in to give blank wheels, which was often the case with small NG locos. These are ready for the paint shop. I dropped the whee...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Hi John All the Percy chassis are from the American range of Thomas the Tank Engine models. That is why it is often a problem to get them. It may mean ordering direct from the states or from a UK supplier who imports in bulk. The range has a simple mech fitted but it is very good and runs smoothly. ...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

A couple more

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Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

A few more pictures http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/tender29.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/tender29a.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/toolbox24.jpg Forgot to mask the water glass :twisted: :twisted: so this will need to be cl...
by Rockley Bottom
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

A bit more done :!: thegauge needs a face yet but that will be added later. Work needed on the chassis and the wheels Clean up needed and a little mor body work, then possibly will get the spray gun out :roll: e http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/tender22.jpg http://i167.photobuck...
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

I found some plastic bake shoes on a sprue, from "O"gauge days so wil have a go at adding them to the tender chassis. This will let me add a brake column to the tender. I like the look of a brake wheel showing over the top ot the side of the tender :!: Must get to work on the backhead. I h...
by Rockley Bottom
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

This the moment of truth when all the blemishes show up. I have added the first coat of primer. Piping has been added to to the loco to make it look "more loco like" The tender has rivets added and the white box on the tender will be a tool box in time. I may make it smaller and cover it w...
by Rockley Bottom
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Baby Alice, and some quarry wagons
Replies: 95
Views: 39692

Great wagon I like the bow ends. I use the same shape on the Percy loco and on the front of the tender. It helps on tight curves. The newish hobby of beading should provide you with the spheres you want as they come in many sizes My wife uses them. They also come in different qualities from the very...
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Thanks Michael One reason I like this type of loco is the space under the full sadle fo a DCC chip (yet to be fitted). I can also get some lead low down to help the pulling power of the 0-4-0. I think the tender and loco will be joined by a swinging bar placed a fair way back towards the cantre of t...
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Latest progress and the proposed tender which I may add. I like the idea but this adds length to the loco which reduces the scale of the layout. May still go ahead with it. http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/tender2.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/tender3...
by Rockley Bottom
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

The measurements for the Percy based loco are:

109mm long

44mm wide

97mm tall

Hope this helps
Ralph
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Hi Dave I have just been looking at the drawings of the Festiniog Prince and the early tender. I think it did not have brakes, which fits me, less work :roll: Two Percy locos arrived today, so I have a stock of them to produce a range of steamers I may even try a Garrett or a Mallet which would look...
by Rockley Bottom
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PERCY
Replies: 66
Views: 56533

Started on the second loco and thought that I would add a different tank after seeing the latest Roy Link mag, Along side is another of the foot plates, of which there are four awaiting development. http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/rockleybottom/secondloco1.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/alb...

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