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Dean da Silva04/11/2017 23:55:12
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Alright folks, I have *nearly* completed another one of LBSC's designs, Myrtle, an 0 gauge LC&DR F class.

I need your opinions though on something if you would please.

Natural metal:

Or "painted"

Oh and Neil, if you are out there, you win, I'll end up drawing the Caterpillar. One of my biggest backers (literally I haven't even gone through everything yet he's sent me) has requested the Caterpillar as well.

Games over, I am drawing the Caterpillar, you win, I surrender.

Dean da Silva05/11/2017 01:05:49
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Oh, and on a totally different side note of sorts- how well do you more masterful model engineers think that say the Ayesha or Green Arrow of Curly's design would scale to 7.5" gauge? It's a direct 3x scale up, but I have no clue how well this would work out.

Ady105/11/2017 09:06:00
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Natural metal: Or "painted"

They both look good to me, each has their merits

Do both IMO, it's only a computer file


KWIL05/11/2017 10:04:35
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To go to 7+ gauge will only show up how awful the detail really is.

Neil Wyatt05/11/2017 10:08:25
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Caterpillar just means a lot of cloning...

Painted, but I would reduce the glossiness.


JasonB05/11/2017 10:16:15
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I think the bare metal shows more of the detail as edges are easier to see, the black also gets lost in the shadows.

Dean da Silva05/11/2017 16:11:26
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 05/11/2017 10:08:25:

Caterpillar just means a lot of cloning...

Painted, but I would reduce the glossiness.


So many small parts on it though! Plus that multi-cylinder set up might very well cost my sanity.
But I'll do it!

I think for the sake of simplicity that I will go with natural metal. All of the others are in that already. Maybe when I get more of these done perhaps I'll go back in and colourise them all.

Dean da Silva05/11/2017 16:12:40
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Posted by KWIL on 05/11/2017 10:04:35:

To go to 7+ gauge will only show up how awful the detail really is.

I was tired in all fairness.

Very tired.

Dean da Silva05/11/2017 16:26:36
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So I did have to work with the settings a little bit to get the details to come out more.

Bazyle05/11/2017 17:09:53
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Are the buffers really that small?

Do you have a website where you are putting all these? They seem a little 'lost' in whole range of different posts on here.

Dean da Silva05/11/2017 18:27:00
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I have a really insane idea:

If someone finds me a design that I am missing and am having trouble finding I WILL dedicate it to you, let you pick the colours when it comes time to make everything colourful- by that I mean the railway, there will be no puce and purple polka dotted locomotives out of me!

Also, who ever sends me multiple designs (like Simple Sally, Economary/Miss Economy/Economette) or can produce some of the really obscure stuff from the 20s and 30s (Minnehaha, Miss Therm) I will draft which ever LBSC locomotive you would like in addition to letting you pick out road names and what not for the ones you donated.
Yes, even the Caterpillar.

I'll post the list a little bit later on of the designs which I still need, there are some I am confident that will come from other sources, but some that are going to be hell to source. 

Edited By Dean da Silva on 05/11/2017 18:28:07

Dean da Silva05/11/2017 19:36:51
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Posted by Bazyle on 05/11/2017 17:09:53:

Are the buffers really that small?

Do you have a website where you are putting all these? They seem a little 'lost' in whole range of different posts on here.

I'l start looking into the website, I should do that.

Dean da Silva08/11/2017 03:58:32
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So on a side note, I am serious about what I said before, however, I am going to handle all of that when I get a website up- shortly here.

Since I have basically completed five locomotives in this series of mine (so to speak) its high time that I go back and do some QA work of sorts.

One neat thing that i have learned about is sheet metal, which would allow for parts such as this cab and tank to be folded up from one piece- after it has been laser cut. It's pretty awesome I wont lie.

Dean da Silva10/11/2017 02:49:18
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0 Gauge
-Bayer Garrett (still need Sir Morris de Cowley drawings)
-Diesel Outline
-Miss Therm
-Steam Mouse

1 Gauge
-Chingford Express
-Daisy Drummond
-Ford Pacific
-Little Jack Horner
-St. Hildas
-WD Stanier

2.5" Gauge
-Economary (also in 0 gauge as Economette, 1 gauge as Miss Economy)
-Bass (Also in 0/1 gauge)
-Sterling Single
-Annie Bodie
-Belle Stroudley
-Canadian Switcher
-FIRS 245 (Six Year Old's 4F)
-Lady Kitty
-Mabel Hall
-Mary Ann
-Simple Sally (there are FOUR versions of this one, thankfully it won't be hard)
-Lucy Anna (also in 0 gauge)
-Speedyette (also in 1 gauge)

3.5" Gauge
-Dairy Maid (also in 2.5” gauge)
-Duchess of Swindon
-Ivy Hall
-Mona (also in 1 gauge)
-Sister Dora
-Zoe (also in 1 gauge)

5" Gauge
-Eva May (tender and tank. also 2.5" gauge)
-Netta (0-5” gauge)

This makes me a little irate, but I have to add the gauge 1 Juliet and Hielan Lassie to the list.
The good news is though I have ALL of LBSC's Christmas toys now.

Edited By Dean da Silva on 10/11/2017 02:54:31

Dean da Silva10/11/2017 04:57:57
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...and Ivy Hall in Gauge 1.

And Britannia. 

All these Gauge 1 variants! 


Edited By Dean da Silva on 10/11/2017 05:00:44

SillyOldDuffer10/11/2017 10:33:34
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Keep up the good work Dean!

Dean da Silva11/11/2017 05:51:00
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 10/11/2017 10:33:34:

Keep up the good work Dean!

Thank you!
I took a break from CAD to go through all of this material that I just got my hands on.
The good news about it all is that while its just plain awful going through hundreds of old magazines that were scanned and compiling the build series into documents (by locomotive none the less) I have found some interesting stuff in there.

Such as (cue the dramatic music) plans for a riding car by Curly AND plans for a wagon! ONE WAGON!
Of course finding Myrtle and the non-rail toys was nice, some of these variants (albeit I cant stand having so many fall out of the woodwork) need to be read into further. If he gives enough instruction to build it, I'll draw it.

I also would be highly interested in finding plans if they were ever made for Duchess of Swindon.
Two articles. Just two on that lovely engine.

David Taylor27/09/2018 00:36:38
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I just came across this page from a LBSC/CAD fellow traveller.

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