New Loco ... Gmeinder.ish. ish

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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:09 am

Dear Gordon,

As you can see I was a little too generous with the liquid cement when I was fitting some strengtheners under bonnet ... will need to leave to dry out thoroughly and then fill & repair


NO! Don't fix it! This is classic "serendipity weathering" at it's finest!
Makes the styrene hood look like it's taken a few knock in it's humble working life. Just add a few touches of rust around the "bumps and dips"...

...Or maybe that's just my take on NG,
IE "Musty, Dusty, and Rusty"... :lol: :wink: :twisted:
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Postby gfadvance » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:06 am

John ( Oztrainz)
Think I may try to get all these controls in :lol: :lol: :lol:

thanks for all the info , will get back to you if I need any photos.

Prof.

The same thought did enter my thinking, may do as you suggest ... probable wait until I put on the primer coat and see what the "dings" look like then.

Bilco

Thanks, had forgotten about Francks model - will probably base most of my controls on this info
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Postby marc_reusser » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:47 am

Sweet looking loco so far. I like the shapes and proportions.

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Postby gfadvance » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:18 pm

Well after raking through boxes and boxes of bits I still could not find a suitable engine so had to make my own.
Probably like the rest of you I have a box full of bits of plastic left over from previous projects ... you know the bits of tube that you cut too short, the bit that was just to long for what you needed, etc so I emptied my collection on the table got the glue out and this is where I have got to;

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A little bit of surprise but I managed to fit it in, as you may notice I also took the opportunity to build what I can only describe as a gearbox/transmission cover.

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Finally comparison shot to show what I was trying to model

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When engine painted will need to add some wiring and control rods ,etc.

One of the reasons I moved to Gn15 was the up-sizing to 1/24 ... haven't figured out how I am now trying to model smaller and smaller bits :roll:
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Postby dieselwater » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:33 pm

The engine looks great Gordon. I love how you've put it together. I'm very keen to do one myself. Seeing your unpainted model will be a great guide. Thanks.
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Postby Little Andi. » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:59 pm

Great Job as ever............. as you know I really enjoy this "Modelling in your head and out through your hands" kind of stuff.
And I know most of your fidelity driven modellers would have an apoplectic fit seeing this kind of thing! But I think it really engages the eye and entertains - just one of the reasons I like to work this way myself.

It's certainly a good a philosophy as any for what it is we do!
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:16 pm

Shaping up nicely Gordon. Your model has caught the look of the prototype.

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Postby underworld » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:32 pm

Very cool motor Gordon!!! 8) 8) 8)


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Postby Glen A » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:05 pm

It's a shame you have glued the motor in.
And not cast a few off first.

I can well imagine there are a few people on this group who would be happy to buy a motor that looks that good. 8)

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Postby gfadvance » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:18 pm

Well Glen it not glued in yet , it would be even more difficult to paint than it will be already, but I have no idea how I could possibly cast from it.

Couple of shots to show what it looks like in primer .... always cheers me up at this stage cause almost anything looks better under a uniform coat of paint

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And a couple shots with it , temporarily installed to see that it still fits

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dieselwater, you should be able to put one of these together in a couple of hours working at your usual speed ..... this one is just over 1" long 1" high and 5/8" wide so in 1/12 you've got stacks of room :wink:
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Postby michael » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:46 pm

Gordon I really like the way you have done the engine. I totally agree with Andi about making models this way, I only wish I was a little more loose with the thinking outside the box stuff, it really is a talent to see the odds and ends and to be able to create a believable piece of machinery. It is one of the things that you, Andi, Ian and a few others do so very well.
It is very inspiring.
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Postby gfadvance » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:20 pm

Final construction photos, may have lost my way with this one a little bit and there are a number of areas where what I was trying to achieve has not really worked ..... a coat of primer and a good clean could sort it out .... maybe :roll:

One thing for certain before I post anymore photos going to get some better lights and some mirrors


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Off to the paint shop now .. next week is painting week as I have a number of projects which I would like to get a bit closer to completion
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Postby Bilco » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:05 pm

Hi Gordon - another reference model, you might not have seen.

Probably too late for you! Hope the painting goes well.

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Postby Bilco » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:06 pm

Hi Gordon - another reference model, you might not have seen.

http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?t=7496

Probably too late for you! Hope the painting goes well.

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Postby gfadvance » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:45 pm

Bilco,

thanks for that link ... very useful information.

Think it proves that my building skills have got a long, long way to go !!!

(at least I got close with the gearbox cover , although I notice that I got the handbrake both the wrong way round and on the wrong side )

Think this guy and Michael may well be related!
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