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12 Jun 2024, 7:07 am

The centre pair of wheels had their flanges ground off to assist the loco round my sharp curves...

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12 Jun 2024, 7:11 am

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The body was raised in height slightly as well as being milled out, and a test fit of the parts was completed.

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12 Jun 2024, 7:17 am

More work milling and shaping getting things to come together so that they fit.

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12 Jun 2024, 7:22 am

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And progress commences. A new raised cab floor shaped and added...

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And the steps thinned and strengthened where needed to fit my loading gauge so the loco can fit my lifting cradle.

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12 Jun 2024, 7:30 am

The cab gradually built up and painted as it isalways easier to paint inside parts before one has finished building.

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And internal cab fittings added made from pins and things....

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And cut to size to represent switches and controls...

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And that is the front and sides of the cab completed.
(I glued on the rear step later).

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12 Jun 2024, 7:35 am

The rear of the cab was fitted and the fuel tank at the back had to be reduced in width so it does not overhang the chassis and bufferbeam...

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And a look at the front... With window surrounds painted. (These will be touched up later).

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12 Jun 2024, 7:45 am

Also fitted the windows after the black surrounds were painted, and now we are ready for paint!

Origionally I bought a lovely tin of metallic green but the paint was a dud batch depite its price and came out like water, so a re-think was needed.... British Railways blue was used instead as I had that colour!

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And after a few coats it has turned out like this!

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This is as far as I got as I was awaiting to add people before I added the roof and then add the buffers and couplings.


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12 Jun 2024, 11:23 am

Is nothing safe in the Goaty model railway works.. Your poor mum, now she probably th8nks yoour house has giant dishcloth eating Moths? :D

Lovely piks of your Locos....... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ,ty for sharing


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12 Jun 2024, 3:25 pm

I came across these farmyard boxes intended for kiddies to play with.

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And as they were just the right size for old cast metal bogies, I did find due to the old bogies having been made some 60+ years ago, so they only occasionally can be found on old wagons, I decided to make copies instead (More on how to do this later). So with copies made out of resin for the axleboxes, I was now able to start making little waggons.

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Now another thing I soon discovered was that I can cut these boxes in half and make two for every one, as there is just the exact number of parts when partly dissasembled so I can do this, making these six pack of farmyard boxes to be of reasonable value when made into twelve little waggons.

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So next came to painting them and I wanted a semi battered look, as if they were fairly new but had gone through their paces.
I har at the time run out of matt grey paint, and as the black paint I had was a little too glossy, by patting the paint lots of times with my fingers, it soon gave me the matt and battered look that I wanted.

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12 Jun 2024, 4:26 pm

Good Job of Battering ..those boxes... :) :) :D .
At the rate you seem to be going MountainGoat....You might be in line to start making Hobby Trainsets..?
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12 Jun 2024, 4:28 pm

Jakki wrote:
Good Job of Battering ..those boxes... :) :) :D .
At the rate you seem to be going MountainGoat....You might be in line to start making Hobby Trainsets..?
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Haha! That would be fun! :D


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12 Jun 2024, 5:48 pm

Just think of all the little kiddies at Christmas time....... :santa:


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12 Jun 2024, 6:16 pm

Jakki wrote:
Just think of all the little kiddies at Christmas time....... :santa:


Too highly regulated with kiddies.


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12 Jun 2024, 7:31 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:
Jakki wrote:
Just think of all the little kiddies at Christmas time....... :santa:


Too highly regulated with kiddies.


Maybe good for Adults too... :D ..... :D ........ :D ..... 8O .
And looks like your overhead for Production would be Low.. 8)


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25 Jun 2024, 5:00 am

I am thinking of practical ways to make wheels.


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25 Jun 2024, 8:51 pm

make a negative casting of one of your bogie wheels in clay let it get hard, even baking them .Very slowly , so not to crack.
The use/ mix some Superglue and baking soda, and put some casting release spray of some kind, or improvised release spray ? Fill the negative casting allow days to dry. And remove somehow to get the formed bogie to release.
But this is just an idea .??. :D ..Good luck Mountaingoat .
Or check online for something from ebay or AliBaba? or elsewhere , made of wood or ?

Even a type of handheld feed through a heating pen to liquefy .the plastic feed line of hot glue , into the casting?
Seen these devises on ali baba. They use the same plastic line as 3 d printers. or a hot glue gun ?


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