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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:03 am

Jes, The new loco looks great. It really captures the character of the prototype 8)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:35 am

Thats coming on really well Jez, really like the dropped sides in the cab, for the feet.
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:37 pm

Cute little loco Jes 8)

As for the logo I have an idea (I haven't tried it so I'm not sure if it will work :roll: )

Print the logo the size you want.
Glue it to plasticard.
Trim and file around the letters.
It might work, though I can see it will be fiddly.

Good luck :!:
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Postby Jes » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:21 pm

Thanks guys! :)
As for the logo I have an idea

I'll give that a try! I'll print several logos, I have a feeling I won't succeed the first time, fiddly jobs aren't my strong point :wink:

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Postby teetrix » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:06 pm

Jes,

Maybe not the exact Ruston-logo, but Slaters has moulded letterings in different heights:
https://slatersplastikard.com/plastikard/alphabets.php
For glueing they recommend "MEK-PAK" liquid cement.

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Postby gfadvance » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:34 pm

Jes, really impressed with your work on this and the layout.

If of any interest I used the Slaters 2mm letters for the name logo on the front of this roller

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Applied as Michael suggested with liquid Mek Pac
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Postby Jes » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:55 pm

Thanks for the Slaters letter tip! I didn't know about it, might be very useful for this and future projects.

Loco has been primed meanwhile, will post some pics in the weekend.

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Postby Jes » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:43 pm

Started painting... and before I knew it I had a little brightly coloured loco running on my layout :)

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Just the controls and some weathering to do :)

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Postby Jes » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:52 pm

... and that logo of course :shock:

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Postby Moronguhl » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:44 pm

It's been quiet on t'box recently but this is a tasty update!

Looking good Jes, the colour scheme contrasts nicely with your layout and will only be enhanced with the nameplate and further detailing!

Have you got any Gnine plans beyond the pizza btw? I'm sure your locos would like to stretch their legs... :D
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:09 pm

The colour really suits it Jes. 8)
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Postby Boghopper » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:52 pm

Hi Jez. Very neat little loco. Just one thing. Wouldn't the seat slats run the other way? Just thinking about wooden garden benches. Might be a bit painful on the drivers behind! 8)
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Postby NarrowGauge » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:08 pm

I really like the seat I think I'll have to pinch that for my Loco.
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Postby Jes » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:03 am

Boghopper wrote:Just one thing. Wouldn't the seat slats run the other way? Just thinking about wooden garden benches. Might be a bit painful on the drivers behind! Cool


I think you have a point there. Hadn't really thought about the direction. Luckily I made the seat removable as I wasn't sure about using wood in the first place. The original has a simple metal seat I believe, might try that as well and see what looks best.

The prototype also has a (re)movable back rest/cabin side. I decided not to model that as I think it looks better this way. It would be easy to add it though. Any opinions about that?

Moronguhl wrote:Have you got any Gnine plans beyond the pizza btw? I'm sure your locos would like to stretch their legs... :D


Sure! Plans enough :D I'm thinking about a little point-to point layout with, again, some kind of agricultural theme. Perhaps a little fruit farm or mushroom farm. I want to use at least one turnout to make it more interesting. Any ideas are welcome of course!
Meanwhile I'm busy purchasing some real 15" stock, but that's an other story :D

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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:11 am

Great little loco Jes 8) Like the colour scheme and wooden seat alot :D

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:24 am

A Gnine pizza is a great way to get a layout finished and running, I'd recommend it to anyone.
Then when you are building your next layout and things don't go the way you want, then you can take a break, watch the train go round and round and remember that you can do it 8)
Well it works for me with Tetley Grange

Be warned though, sometimes you get distracted :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:25 am

The little loco looks great Jes, you captured the character of the original very well.
Boghopper is right about the seat, the slats would run the other way, easier to slide on and off, more importantly though, less chance of splinters :lol:
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:44 pm

Brilliant job Jes! :D Looks pizza perfecto! 8)
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Postby Jes » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:34 pm

Thanks again for your kind words :)

Jon, that's exactly why I started with a little Pizza, to have a base for testing locos and the pure pleasure of watching them go by (again and again and again and.. :wink: ). Really helps to have something done when building a new layout. Next one should be a little more technically challenging though.


Steve, you're right about the slats, it's on my to do list :)

I hope to do some more modelling next weekend, first a short rock climbing trip to Belgium :D

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Postby ian holmes » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:40 pm

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Postby smr779 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:11 am

Guys,

Just found this - I built the original. Honoured to have her immortalized in miniature. The seat ended up made from a piece of board, with cutouts so that it would fit either way. So no slats at all!!

In the end, she wasn't being used much (and I have lots of other projects underway) so I sold her to a man just outside Aberdeen. After building a steam loco, I then built Gnat for Ray (you can find pictures of her on this site) which is similar to Cerys but without the cab side, and has a nice Lister logo on the front. Currently, I am building two more steam locos and two more diesels. The diesels are what I think an O&K MD1 might have looked like if they ever made one for 7.25" gauge. If anyone's interested, I can post some photos of progress.

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Postby Moronguhl » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:38 am

I am interested, and I doubt I am the only one! Loving the O&Ks at the moment.
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:42 am

Hi Peter,

A very warm welcome to the Gnatterbox. Wow, I'm really pleased to see you here :D I've been really influenced over the last few years with the 7 1/4 gauge diesel locos you have built. I've built quite a few 1/12 scale 7 1/4 gauge critters in recycled card stock.

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=5724

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=6706&start=0

I would very much appreciate any information and pics regarding your diesel projects.

With kind regards :D
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Postby chris stockdale » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:49 am

smr779 wrote: If anyone's interested, I can post some photos of progress.



Are we ever! Post soonest please!

Meanwhile, welcome from me too. I am also a fan of the little beasties you build for 7 1/4". Who knows... one day.... (Well, a chap can dream)


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