O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)

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Postby Colin Peake » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:59 pm

Very interesting Steve, immediately reminded me of the odd Roanoake steam outline loco that ran for a while at Poole Park:

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I think steam outline would be more likely for a loco of that size than steam TBH.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:26 pm

Colin Peake wrote:Very interesting Steve, immediately reminded me of the odd Roanoake steam outline loco that ran for a while at Poole Park:


Oh hell, now you are giving me even more ideas Colin, good thing I have a lot of spare castings for these lying around :wink:
Apart from the advertising, I do like that little Roanoke. I think they had one similar at Powderham for a while. Could even be the same one, as they were also sponsored under local radio's Thunder Train project.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:38 am

Well I kinda stalled on the more steam looking version, but the infernal combustion steam outline was probably a better idea anyway :)
Progress has been made and here is the current state of play.

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It's not glued together yet as I still have a few more details to add. Mainly in the cab, so I'm not showing that yet :wink:
I suppose as it is a pretend kettle, I had better have a dig around for some nameplates, which could be a challenge, not seen them for years :roll:
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Postby henrix72se » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:44 am

Nice!

Reminds me a bit about the "scratch-aid" kit .. GulliverModels once made.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:06 am

henrix72se wrote:Reminds me a bit about the "scratch-aid" kit .. GulliverModels once made.


Good reason for that, the Avalon Tram is where they got the idea from :wink:
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Postby demaine22 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:09 am

8) Good choice of colour Steve, I like the addition of the spectacle plate(?) It does not look too out of place...and would certainly suit a certain Gnine agricultural tramway I know of...:roll:
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Postby only15 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:29 am

Looks good Steve!, looks just right, any chance of a picture with a figure in place? :)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:44 am

only15 wrote:Looks good Steve!, looks just right, any chance of a picture with a figure in place? :)


Yes will do a bunch more pics once I get a bit further with it Nathan, just hope I can still fit a figure in once the cab controls go in :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:03 am

Gromit reckons that it's just the job for the Great Rivet Escape - he was grinning ear to ear when he saw it. :wink: :lol:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:43 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:Gromit reckons that it's just the job for the Great Rivet Escape - he was grinning ear to ear when he saw it. :wink: :lol:


:lol: Not sure how you can tell, I thought he always had a grin on his face :lol:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:53 pm

Almost there, just need to find some nameplates that will fit and then decide if it is going to stay shiny and new, or get my more normal used look :)
Having said that, despite only coming out of the workshop today, Jon sems to have wasted no time filling the cab with all his bits and pieces :wink:

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Now a couple more shots with Jon at the controls to give more of a sense of scale, or does it confuse things even more :lol:

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Now where are those nameplates :?:
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Postby Colin Peake » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:02 pm

Liking that a lot Steve!

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Postby gfadvance » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:25 pm

Just caught up with this , looks great Steve up to your usual high standards.

Almost tempted to play , but think I am going the other way in terms of scale
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What ever happened with your excursion into ultra narrow gauge 1/12, skips and all that :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:36 pm

Colin Peake wrote:Liking that a lot Steve!


Thanks Colin, seems you are not alone, as I've already had a commission to build another :? Will be interesting to see how it looks in maroon :)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:42 pm

gfadvance wrote:What ever happened with your excursion into ultra narrow gauge 1/12, skips and all that :wink:


Thanks Gordon.
As for the 1/12, it is still around and gets taken out for a play occasionally, but I havent really gone any further with it (yet) :lol:
To be honest, it has nearly ended up on ebay several times, but when I take it out to check it still works, I change my mind again :lol:
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Postby only15 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:11 pm

I think keeping it pristine could be an idea, not very often do you seen a dirty miniature locomotive.

Jon certainly dwarfs this little masterpiece when seated.

As far as nameplates go, could you possibly use some Slaters letters to create your own?

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Postby Glen A » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:37 pm

Looking great Steve! 8)

I agree with Nathan about miniature locos being clean.
The name plates will finish it off nicely.
I do like the little details, especially the magazine in the cab, and the petrol or oil can up the front.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:48 pm

only15 wrote:As far as nameplates go, could you possibly use some Slaters letters to create your own?


Thanks Nathan.
I suspect my Slaters letters are probably in the same place as the nameplates :lol:
I will find them, as if I remember rightly, I have some that will be perfect for it :roll:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:54 pm

Glen A wrote:I do like the little details, especially the magazine in the cab, and the petrol or oil can up the front.


I just couldnt resist, the coal pockets on the original loco were just too inviting not to include a bit of junk :lol:
The bits are not stuck in yet, so may well change, but I like whats there so far. Having the bits there to help it look used will hopefully help me resist weathering it too :wink:
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Postby only15 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:41 am

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only15 wrote:As far as nameplates go, could you possibly use some Slaters letters to create your own?


Thanks Nathan.
I suspect my Slaters letters are probably in the same place as the nameplates :lol:
I will find them, as if I remember rightly, I have some that will be perfect for it :roll:


It happens!, :lol:

I'm in the same predicament with find some stuff also, maybe they were stored under "m" for miscellany like all my stuff?... :roll:

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Postby demaine22 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:03 am

Love the detail added Steve! Adds real character to the loco!
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:39 am

demaine22 wrote:Love the detail added Steve! Adds real character to the loco!


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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Nice work Steve. Really looks the part 8) What about one in light blue with a Thomas face to keep it company :twisted:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:07 pm

Simon Andrews wrote:What about one in light blue with a Thomas face to keep it company :twisted:


Hmmmm, wonder if this might be getting a bit silly :roll: Give me a couple of days and will see what I can do :lol:
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Postby Colin Peake » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:12 am

Odd request Steve - how does it look with a 7mm scale figure alongside? Just wondering.... ;)

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