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Billy Bean27/01/2018 19:35:40
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About to start, based on a Minnie boiler as cylinder is the right end.

Anybody done anything similar please ?


fizzy27/01/2018 19:45:22
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No but please keep us updated on progress!

JasonB27/01/2018 19:55:13
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You don't see many that way round. Are you going to put the rivet detail directly into the boiler or have a "dummy" with all the detail that encases the firebox? As Fizzy says keep us posted of progress.


Billy Bean27/01/2018 20:05:15
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This will be a first attempt for me so I had thought of putting rivets straight onto boiler as was not going to fit cleading.

I was thinking to make it in the style of - ie as long as it is a reasonable likeness - as opposed to making an exact replica

However any advice on this would be much appreciated.

The wooden wheels would also be a new one on me so just fancied the challenge of doing something a little different,



Neil Wyatt27/01/2018 20:11:41
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Looks like a great subject to model.

Billy Bean16/02/2018 12:55:49
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Project shelved in favour of something more interesting - details in a new posy.

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