Dragonfly build progresses

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Dragonfly build progresses

Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:11 pm

This is where I'm at. Of course, it's not identical to Steve's kit BUT as he knows he wasn't expecting it to be so. :wink:
I had intended to build it with a roof which in the end didn't make the grade.

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As it's Halloween I thought the headless driver appropriate. :twisted:
I have a selection of heads which will be added in due course.
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Re: Dragonfly build progresses

Postby Matthi205 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:17 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:I have a selection of heads which will be added in due course.

I hope there'll be a pumpkin too. :twisted:
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Re: Dragonfly build progresses

Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:42 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:I have a selection of heads which will be added in due course.

That creates some amusing mental images :lol:

Which spurs an idea for a new saying which might be useful in certain situations "so, what's wrong with you, have you got some kind of aftermarket head or something?"

Which then spawns off, "What's with you, did you get your brain at a boot sale?"

(don't know if word aftermarket is used in UK or if a different one exists for that thought for y'all)
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Postby trefor » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:10 am

(don't know if word aftermarket is used in UK or if a different one exists for that thought for y'all)


Oh yeah aftermarket is used, which reminds me I must have an aftermarket brain as I forgot to get a figure to go with the wasp I bought from Steve at EX PONG.
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Painted

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:34 pm

Amazing what a coat of paint does for the build:

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All but completed

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:41 pm

Here's where I'm at with the build, just needs the Coupler Pockets fitted plus wiring for Headlight Assy which I'm leaving to a fellow Club Member.
Thanks to Barry for the wiring diagram. :D

First two views that won't be seen again showing tools carried:

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Finished (almost) Loco:

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Postby Glen A » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:46 pm

The tools really add to the look Gerry.
Is the headlight off a On30 Gas mechanical?

Looks like a great little loco. 8)

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:51 am

Glen A wrote:The tools really add to the look Gerry.
Is the headlight off a On30 Gas mechanical?

Looks like a great little loco. 8)


Thanks Glen, yes the headlight is from the Gas Mechanical, a tad too large I've always thought, however seems just right in Gn15. :wink:
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Postby docw » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:29 am

Makes me regret not taking the opportunity to buy one at EXPONG
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Postby michael » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:50 am

Looks really sharp Gerry.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:25 pm

Here's another addition, my dual purpose Starter Handle:

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An easy way to retain the hood which will have the electronics to power Headlamp (forward motion only)
After passing through both sides of the box the shaft locks into hole in lead sheet adhered to hood interior.
Whilst the lead was held with CA over 90% of this build used Anita's Tacky glue - works well albeit patience is required as it does take awhile to cure.

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New Toolbox

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:23 pm

I've now found a way of using Steve's Toolbox, albeit somewhat smaller than the original component.

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If I can avoid sanding my finger tips the depth of the box maybe reduced further as it gives access to the area under the Driver's seat so doesn't need to be that deep.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:23 pm

Toolbox is a neat idea. Gonna hafta use that idea on a couple things here :D
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:23 pm

Thanks Willow Creek, now somewhat thinner, painted and installed.
I should mention that practically the whole assembly has used PVA adhesive (Anita's Tacky Glue).
Only remains to add the couplers which I hope to get next week.

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Postby gfadvance » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:38 pm

Looks the part Gerry, very clean build and good colour :)
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:16 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:I should mention that practically the whole assembly has used PVA adhesive (Anita's Tacky Glue).

Maybe that's what they need to mend the Shuttle tank's foam with?
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Postby dieselwater » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:07 pm

Very Gnice modelling Gerry. A smashing bit of detailing, adding life and character to the Gnat.
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:20 pm

Gerry,

Beautiful rendition - are you going to weather your "Dragonfly" ?

My own problem is that sometimes I find it difficult to stop adding detail, particularly with such a wonderful set of castings produced by Steve.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:24 pm

dieselwater wrote:Very Gnice modelling Gerry. A smashing bit of detailing, adding life and character to the Gnat.


Gnat :?: :?: I see Gno Gnat :!: :wink:
Thanks for the character bit David.
I met Steve on Monday and we had a coffee together in Exeter.
He still hasn't been able to re-enter this website to post as yet; he is however Hale & Hearty. :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:29 pm

Mark Goodwin wrote:Gerry,

Beautiful rendition - are you going to weather your "Dragonfly" ?

My own problem is that sometimes I find it difficult to stop adding detail, particularly with such a wonderful set of castings produced by Steve.
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Thanks Mark, however no weathering on this one as it will be part of the Gneiss Farm fleet.
Farmer is very particular as to how his Locos and rolling stock are maintained. :wink:
Following on from my meeting up with Steve I can now say that anyone wanting a Dragonfly should contact him direct. Kits available from next week for £30 + Postage.
He hopes to resolve his logging in problem shortly when he'll post photos of a finished Dragonfly built as it was intended.
Perhaps I should warn prospective buyers that you do not get a cab with the kit - that's my own mod. :roll:
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Postby henrix72se » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:34 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:
Mark Goodwin wrote:Gerry,

Beautiful rendition - are you going to weather your "Dragonfly" ?

My own problem is that sometimes I find it difficult to stop adding detail, particularly with such a wonderful set of castings produced by Steve.
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Thanks Mark, however no weathering on this one as it will be part of the Gneiss Farm fleet.
Farmer is very particular as to how his Locos and rolling stock are maintained. :wink:
Following on from my meeting up with Steve I can now say that anyone wanting a Dragonfly should contact him direct. Kits available from next week for £30 + Postage.
He hopes to resolve his logging in problem shortly when he'll post photos of a finished Dragonfly built as it was intended.
Perhaps I should warn prospective buyers that you do not get a cab with the kit - that's my own mod. :roll:


I sent a mail to Steve a while ago, but not got any reply.

Is there a way to verify that he got the orders from everyone ?

I would not miss mine just because he missed my mail ... :cry:

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Postby Artizen » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:51 am

I also sent emails to Steve but received no reply - is he having general computer problems? Hate to have to show my layout sans rolling stock.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:11 am

Answers later today Henrik & Ian as Steve often works into early hours.
I'll contact him around midday our time.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:11 pm

Henrik can you try again with an email as Steve can find no trace of one.
Ian you already know the situation in view of your recent phone call - package en route.
It seems that Steve is not receiving some emails, he's looking to find the reason.
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Dragonfly on site

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:19 pm

Completed and ready for action at the Letchworth Show tomorrow.

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