Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

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Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby rowanb » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:55 am

I have commenced construction of a Nellie-like loco based on a Large Scale Bachmann PERCY.
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I saw a link to the Smallbrook Studio Super Nellie - also based on the Bachmann Percy, and thought I could make a similar loco.
Painting the rivets now.... one, two, three, four........
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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:08 am

Hi Rowan,

A fine beastie developing there.

Good to see you waited and thought carefully before your first post - twelve and a bit years since joining the Gnatterbox (tongue suitably in cheek! :D ).

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Postby Maniwaki » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:03 am

Wonderful loco !
Have a nice day,
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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby Thorness » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:18 pm

WOW! Looks great.

What did you use for the rivets?

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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby rowanb » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:19 pm

Thanks for the comments gNents. 12 years... watching, watching..... (Although I have been busy on another forum - AWNUTS Again - now no longer operational unfortunately.)
The rivets are by Durmaz - Crystal Sticker Set. They are made of plastic and come on a sheet, each row is on a thin narrow backing and can be peeled off then stuck (self-adhesively) to the model. From a craft shop or similar. There are other larger sizes and I have used some that, when painted, look like bolts (using the 10 foot rule without my glasses).
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Next step is to build the cab, chimney and other bits.
Those with keen eyesight will note that my model does not have that see through quality of the usual Emmet-stlye locos. I thought it would make the model to high/large so have painted the exposed parts black.
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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby Thorness » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:15 am

The" Nellie" on the Far Tottering & Oystercreek Railway at the Festival of Britain wasn't see through either:
ImageFar Tottering & Oystercreek Railway by Glen F, on Flickr

Your loco certainly looks in the right spirit for Emett.

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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby rowanb » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:31 pm

Thanks Don, That's one of the better pictures I've seen of the 1951 Nellie. (Good year that..)
Here is a photo of my Blue Bell, built on a Bachmann Emily large scale frame.
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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby rowanb » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:30 am

Finally some action... Front made and roof 'drafted' after some trial and error (mostly error). Now to fabrication of roof, paint and install.
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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby rowanb » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:27 am

Almost finished now. A bell and front light to add.
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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby Mark Goodwin » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:33 pm

Beautiful work Rowan,

I cant wait to see her finished.
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Re: Percy / Nellie / AWNUTS, whatever

Postby rowanb » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:58 pm

Thanks Mark...
Final pictures of the completed loco – ‘GRAN’. So named because 2.5 yo granddaughter wanted it that way.
Bell, light & whistle added. Also a control panel featuring push buttons for the major operations – As this was designed for use in Papua New Guinea the push buttons are in Pigin. D for dispela way (or forward), N for nogat (or neutral) and R for rausem dispela way (or reverse).
First picture shows the loco in its component parts. The whole upper part can be removed quickly at it just sits there without screws. This is so I can use the base for other models and I have already made two 'bases' in readiness for the next project/s.
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