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Post  Graeme81 on Wed 12 Oct 2011, 9:40 pm

great work looking fantastic. making me more anxious to get home and start painting mine!
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Post  bjwlancashire on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 6:25 pm

WOW Shocked Shocked Shocked

Looking good Tony, looks like you will have to do the wheels now cheers

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Post  Kevster on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 9:20 pm

looking fantastic Tony,

What make of paint are you using and what shade of red are you using for the crankshaft and inside the hornplate/spectacle plates?

Thanks

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Post  Tony King on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 4:08 pm

Hi Kev,
Been away for a couple of days, so only just seen your question re paints!!
Most of the main colours are Craftmaster paint, the maroon being "Dreelan Crimson", however the red on crank & castings etc is B&Q one coat exterior gloss........ Mail Box Red!!! It's non drip jel type paint & I have applied it with a bush, which seems to work quite well!! Three top coats gives an amazing shine!!
Just looking at other parts of the forum I see a debate about varnishing............. It was my intension to to spray parts with lines on with Craftmaster varnish, as recommended by Craftmaster. Their varnish is specially forulated not to "yellow" so should give the protection without loss of colour brightness & as they say it's easier to re varnish than repaint, provided it's done before the varnish deteriorates & cracks.
My wheels are all brushed & I'll be brushing the varnish on them, when I actually do the lining!!!!
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Post  Kevster on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 6:07 pm

Thanks Tony,

Im going to give my lining a coat of craftmaster varnish to protect it.

Does anyone know the shade of red the full size versions are painted?

thanks

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Post  Tony King on Fri 21 Oct 2011, 10:20 am

Hi All,
Due to snow showers outside, I decided to stay inside & fix belly tank to rolling chassis!! So here's a few pics while I've stopped for a cuppa!!

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I'm really "chuffed" with the way it's all coming together Very Happy .

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Post  lynnr on Fri 21 Oct 2011, 12:03 pm

Excellent. Looks wonderful. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  Graeme81 on Fri 21 Oct 2011, 2:11 pm

u should be chuffed it is absolutely splendid Very Happy
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Post  Tony King on Wed 23 Nov 2011, 5:06 pm

Hi all,
I'm trying for the second time to upload more pics of progress, but having problems with my internet connection being soooooo slow!!
Took me an hour last time, only to find that the forum was "under maintenance" or something, so lost the lot!!
OK here goes:-

This shows the latest kit bolted on, boy what a difference it makes to the size of my workshop!! (It just got smaller!!)
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Having test fitted everthing, took it all to bits & got to work with the flap wheel:-
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Then, finished off with orbital sander:-
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On with the primer:-
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On with the undercoat:-
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The real bit of "bling" on the front!!:-
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Here's the name!! Unfortunately, I read the warning about "Brasso", too late, so will have to repaint!!:-
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A quick test fit of undercoated bits:-
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And last, the bits going together:-
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Starting to take on its own unique identity, I'm delighted with how easy & effective STW have made the building process, absolutely every hole lined up perfectly in this kit.
I'm now painting eccentrics, so will post pics of them when paint has dried & they are back in place.

(Any you RL guys having second thoughts?................Ha Ha!!)

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Post  lynnr on Wed 23 Nov 2011, 6:11 pm

Looking wonderful.

Did you put the smoke door pin in upside down before fitting the extension?
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Post  Tony King on Wed 23 Nov 2011, 6:49 pm

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for kind comments.
I decided, after great thought!! to simply unbolt the hinges from the smoke box ring. I've used S/S fixings with loads of copper slip, so hopefully they'll come undone easy enough??
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Post  Graeme81 on Thu 24 Nov 2011, 12:36 am

FANTASTIC WORK, if i can get mine looking half as good ill be happy!
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Post  Robfishman on Thu 24 Nov 2011, 7:13 am

I sPotted that on the showmans at GDSF. Went home and drilled a hole for a split pin and fitted the door with the pin put in from the bottom. Not sure well need to take the door off, but thought it would be better safe than sorry. Very Happy
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Post  bjwlancashire on Thu 24 Nov 2011, 10:20 pm

Tony King wrote:Hi all,
(Any you RL guys having second thoughts?................Ha Ha!!)

Regards,
Tony

Let's just say I am building what will fit into the available space Laughing

Looking superb Tony and you have just got ahead of Lynn with this post Twisted Evil

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Post  Tony King on Fri 25 Nov 2011, 7:10 am

Hi Brian,
Thanks for comments.
Gotter say I'm running out of room here too, the showmans is going to look huge when the roof goes on!!
The only reason Lynn isn't first is because she hasn't been well, so giving me the chance to catch up!!
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Post  lynnr on Fri 25 Nov 2011, 9:24 am

Me need a hug :-(
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Post  northburrell on Fri 25 Nov 2011, 10:57 am

Tony thats a beast there my friend I cant believe how big the thing is.. I see you found out how destructive brasso can be! just drop the plate in some paint thinners and repaint it and it'll be fine.. use some good silver polish and dont use a polishing wheel either as this can burn the paint too.. just take it nice and slow and polish it up by hand when your not busy building the rest of it..I use a small polishing wheel that you get with dremels just in my finger and not on the dremel. works well to help polish up the brass..

sorry for the delay on the boiler wash plates mate they are painted and waiting for polishing this weekend. so they will be with you next week..

keep up the good work..

Jo

Ps I now want one of my own.... Sad

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Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 25 Nov 2011, 7:28 pm

Jo,

We'll take your 2" in part exchange if you like! Very Happy

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Post  Flasback on Sat 26 Nov 2011, 10:04 am

oooooh Jo now that's an offer I bet you will be thinking about all weekend and discussing in depth with your other half. I have just put the platform on the showman and I got to say its big, makes other 4" engines look small.

WHAT TO DO

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Post  Graeme81 on Sat 26 Nov 2011, 11:32 am

Dean
if the 6inch burrell's ever get the go ahead would you take the 4inch road loco in part exchange?!
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Post  Steam Traction World on Sun 27 Nov 2011, 8:21 pm

Graeme,

We'll take one of the full size engines your clan have got in part exchange if you like!! Very Happy

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Post  Graeme81 on Sun 27 Nov 2011, 8:38 pm

i'll have to think about that one Dean!!
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Post  Tony King on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 9:48 am

More pics............

The eccentrics in their new levery:-
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I managed to get the lining wrong on the exciter platform, so had to wet & dry back & start again!!:-
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The eccentrics all back in place on the crank:-
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The engine without the exciter platform!:-
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Now got to dream up a "northern star" logo to go on the heat sheild:-
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Just love all those rods & pins & "stuff"........ As usual, now all polished to showman's standard!!:-
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Another view from other side, just can't get enough!!:-
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The "proud" name!:-
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The repainted exciter platform resting in its place!:-
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The engine to date!:-
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Hope you enjoy pics................ Can't wait for the next kit now! Very Happy

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Post  lynnr on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:18 am

Hi Tony

Marvelous. Looking very nice indeed. Managed to get the eccentric straps painted over last weekend and that almost wiped me out. You are now well ahead as I do not even have kit 3a in stock. Keep up the good work. It is depressing me nicely. lol

Did you do the nameplates yourself or are they from Northburrell?
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Post  Tony King on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:01 am

Hi lynn,
I'm sure it'll not take you long to to catch up............ Hope your feeling stronger now!
Name plates........ I got them from Dianne Carney over a year ago when I ordered name plates for my Agricultural engine (Long before I knew Jo could do them.)
Thanks for nice comments.
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