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Ron Laden22/10/2020 20:19:34
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks, yes you are spot on I built a lot of airplane kits in my younger days and then started in R/C aircraft and gradually progressed into my own designs and scratch building a mix of scale subjects and sports models, did it for over 30 years so I guess I must have carried some methods of build into railway models.

Ron

Ron Laden24/10/2020 07:44:33
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It's like building a boat you never have enough clamps.

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Jeff Dayman24/10/2020 14:54:11
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I suspect that home boatbuilding magazines and plan services are backed by a top secret international consortium of clamp manufacturing firms to sell millions of clamps!

Luckily the discount hardware stores near me have a sale on the lighter duty ones a couple of times a year. Great Christmas and birthday gifts too.

Ron Laden25/10/2020 05:48:39
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Just the two lower rails to fair in and its ready for the 1mm birch roof skin. I am going with 3 x 12 inch long panels a single 36 inch would be difficult. The centre panel has a 90mm hole for the cooling fan just hope it doesn't distort or lift when I curve it over the frame.

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Robert Greenwood 225/10/2020 10:07:54
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Very nice! Love the detail!

Bazyle25/10/2020 12:40:59
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Posted by Ron Laden on 25/10/2020 05:48:39:

The centre panel has a 90mm hole for the cooling fan just hope it doesn't distort or lift when I curve it over the frame.

Don't cut the hole before fixing and put a complete 'hole' surround of shaped mdf in place first to glue to. Same as you would have done withthe cockpit hole in your model 'planes.

Ron Laden26/10/2020 08:08:30
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Thank Robert

Bazyle I was considering pre fitting a support but I tried a dry fit and it seems fine, thanks anyway.

Ron

Ron Laden28/10/2020 16:39:20
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Roof panels turned out quite well, just a couple of small adjustments needed for the fit to the body and then roof detail.img_20201028_142807.jpg

Ron Laden28/10/2020 16:40:21
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Sorry, double post.

Edited By Ron Laden on 28/10/2020 17:06:28

Ron Laden08/11/2020 07:04:53
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Still adding detail to the roof, I now owe our kitchen a new flour sieve wink​​​​​​

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Ron Laden20/11/2020 14:51:03
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Not had too much time lately but managed to make up and fit the cab side window frames, the end plate access panels, the head code housings (still to be finished) and the head lights. Pictures show the lights on I have gone with 12 volt 10mm ultra bright led,s which really are bright when viewed square on (couldn't quite capture it on camera)

A pair of red rear lights at each end still to be added plus some more hand holds and a few other small bits of detail.

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Jon Lawes20/11/2020 15:01:27
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That looks fantastic. The scale mesh on locomotives is so easy to get wrong, that just looks right.

NUFCBernie20/11/2020 20:49:33
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this is looking the dogs yes

Jeff Dayman20/11/2020 22:17:08
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Looking great Ron!

Ron Laden21/11/2020 06:37:31
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Thanks guys it's obviously not a true scale model but if it turns out a reasonable representation of a class 22 then I will be happy. The main aim is to have a reliable good runner for the club track that looks half decent and doesn't need forever and a day to build.

I did think at one point that it would be nice to fabricate the whole body in aluminium but it would need a lot of sheet metal tooling and equipment which I don't have plus I don't have the skill, MDF and Ply I can just about cope with.

Ron

Paul Kemp21/11/2020 14:11:44
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Ron,

I think you will hit your target admirably. You are making an excellent job.

Paul.

Ron Laden21/11/2020 20:46:33
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Thank you Paul, appreciated.

Just out of interest I have no drawings of the full size and no pictures showing much in the way of close detail so my main source of detail is a N gauge model which I have. Its only 3.5 inches long so a lot of it needs a magnifying glass to pull out the detail but it is amazing how much detail it has for such a tiny model. I think I would have been struggling for information in some areas without it.

Ron

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