On Sandy's Workbench-Various 7mm builds

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by Sandy Harper, 26 February 2018.

  1. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    The build so far. Not happy with the fit of the roof so that will need seeing to. Markits long BR buffers to go on next, after I have soldered in the 16 simulated bolt heads!!

    The chassis is built, just needing the valve gear attaching, but need to paint it first.

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    Regards
    Sandy
     
  2. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Cab roof still needs work and balance weights fitting.
    Sandy



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  3. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Cab roofs are always a problem, I find. Would you mind sharing whether you intend the roof to be a permanently fixed one, or will it be clipped somehow?
     
  4. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Hi Heather, I would prefer it to be removable as I am not keen on a permanent fixing after the painting stage. I am leaning towards fitting a couple of short tubes to the cab front and rear and using bent wire, attached to the underside of the roof to make a friction fit inside the tube.

    Regards
    Sandy
     
  5. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Hi Heather, I have sorted the roof by soldering 4 small lengths of brass tube, 1.55mm OD and .8mm ID tight into the 4 corners of the cab. So that they are not seen through the front and rear cab windows, I have also filed the tube flat on two sides and countersunk the top of the tube before soldering. I then soldered 4 'L' shaped lengths of .7mm brass wire at 45 deg nearly into the four corners of the underside of the roof and sharpened the ends of the wire. If you get your measurements just about right the wire can be slid into the ends of the tube and friction should hold the roof down. You can also put a slight bend in the dropper wire to help with this if needed.

    I have packed the loco up to take to Kettering in the morning but, if you need photos, let me know and I'll take and post some later in the weekend.

    Kind regards

    Sandy
     
  6. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Thanks Sandy. I can picture almost exactly what you've done, but if you find time for some photos that would be most appreciated.
     
  7. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Hi Heather, photos as promised.
    Regards
    Sandy

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  8. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    The 2-6-2T got shunted to one side whilst I completed this Walsworth Models Sentinel Y1/3. Fitted with a Loksound V.4 and twin speakers. It will be finished in a lightly weathered state rather than its present 'out of the paint shop' early BR livery.

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    Regards
    SAndy
     
  9. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    To complete the build of the Class 3, well almost. Cab detail, couplings, coal, glazing and plates still to be added
    along with some varnish.

    Sandy




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  10. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Very nice Sandy. It looks a little naked in front of the trailing wheel under the cab.
     
  11. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Mmmmmm. What should be there? There was nothing in the kit.
     
  12. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

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  13. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Why didn't I come across that photo? You must have a better internet search engine (no pun intended) than me!! Now need to find out what make of injector they had fitted!
    Thanks Steph very useful.
    Sandy
     
  14. Kev T

    Kev T Active Member

  15. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Cheers Kev, both very useful
    Thanks
    Sandy
     
  16. I believe they were standard Midland injectors. Here are a couple of snips from my collection. Hope they help. 1aaa.JPG 1bbbbb.JPG
     
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  17. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Excellent Duncan. Just the detail I needed.
    Many thanks
    Sandy
     
  18. I may have some more at a different angle but need to check my other folder of scanned negs. Its looking very nice
     
  19. I thought amongst my collection of Stanier 2-6-2 negs I could find a better one of the injectors. Most are just too dark, but this one is fairly clear
     

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  20. Sandy Harper

    Sandy Harper Western Thunderer

    Thanks Duncan, I can work with that. Good image,
    Kind regards
    Sandy
     
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