7mm Pete's workbench. LMS Jubilee. LNER F1

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Peter Cross, 1 September 2018.

  1. Genghis

    Genghis Western Thunderer

    Sorry about the bearings: we use two sizes (the ones used in the ex-fourtrack kits are smaller OD) and occasionally some kits get mis-packed.
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  2. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    No problem. It didn't matter for the ponies as I changed to radial boxes. I have a feeling it's from before your time anyway. I have quite a selection of them in just as many sizes.
  3. Threadmark: Start of LNER F1
    Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    The F1 frames are together, just needs some of the radial horn checks fitting and adjusting. Hopefully tonight I'll get the drivers in and test the running. Mind you I still need to clean up the coupling rods.



    The Jubilee is now black and green. Photos when I can handle it.
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  4. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    I blackened the wheels last night and fitted the crank pins. I always convert them to 10BA, but still need to clean up the coupling rods. Now I can set the centre pivot to get the frames level. I was very pleased with the how freely it moved. As the first I've built on my new jig, I feel justified upgrading.


    As said before the Jubilee is now greem and black. Now just needs the details, including the lining need completing. and of course it all will need putting back together.


    More soon I hope.
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  5. FuntleyWorks

    FuntleyWorks Western Thunderer

    Think I need to build another jubilee all of a sudden!!! Keep up the good work!!
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  6. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Hopefully from a better starting place than the Oakville kit.
  7. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    A little more done, but struggling for time more than usual. Her in doors seems to think shopping and Christmas have higher priority than model making.

    I've managed to get the radial boxes in. They work well, but I'm not happy with the springing. The centralization works well but the front one likes to lift the inner wheel on occasions. The sand boxes are also fitted, but I may come back to the front ones.


    Slight mix up with the brakes. The ones on the chassis etch were drawn all right handed. But l/h ones were added to the body etch. Except they were drawn R/H too. I scratched out details on two of the nickel ones with dividers, which seems to of worked quite well. Now can be fitted in between shopping and other domestic duties.


    This has been a pain, but all easy to get over. Everything fits well and should not put anyone off building one.
  8. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Merry Christmas to you all. Hope you all have a good time, and a successful modelling 2019.
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  9. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    After struggling with the brakes I found the extra shoes on the body fret. So I could of doubled them up as per the instructions. But then they would not of fitted in the half etched slot. So I presume the hangers should of been soldered flat to flat with the half etch bit to the back and the shoes behind. There needs to be a little clarification on this I think. Just leaves the problem of 6 hangers all the same, not handed.

    Any the frames are all done and dusted so not changing now.

    On with the body. So far apart from removing the cusp it's all fitted well apart from the cab front which I needed to ease for the tank inners. Whether it's the way I folded the tanks I don't know. A lot better than a few models I've made recently.

    This is where I am at the moment.


    You will see there's still one splasher to add in the cab. The bunker back plate is next along with the coal space here the kit is not quite the same as prototype, but I am trying to build more or less straight out of the box.
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  10. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Happy new year to you all.
  11. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    and to you and yours and all on WT


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  12. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I’ll second that!

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  13. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Bit more of the F1 done. Firstly the bunker rear, coal space and raves. Along with the beading here and on the tanks and cab openings. I have yet to fit the cab handrails, I keep getting side tracked.


    Next up the boiler, firebox, and smokebox were up next. These went together very well. The smoke box wrapper was a bit tricky due to the odd curves at the bottom. I not sure if I was correct I butted the front to the wrapper not the wrapper over. As the front is about the right diameter butted, and length.



    Very pleasing kit to build, parts fit together very well, now to fit the boiler bands ( I know I use tape at painting, but I want to keep fairly close to out the box.) The other fittings then fixing it to the footplate. The parts in the box seem to be disappearing very quickly.
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  14. Paul Cambridge

    Paul Cambridge Western Thunderer

    Peter, I like the look of that. It looks a l-o-n-g loco for a 2-4-2T. Whilst I’m not a specific LNER enthusiast, I rather like GCR locos. Are you using Mickoo’s solder free construction methods? :thumbs:
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  15. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Thanks Paul.

    I am trying 144° solder on this. I've not really become friends with it before. But it seems to be working quite well this time, also very much easier to clean up.
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  16. Paul Cambridge

    Paul Cambridge Western Thunderer

    I know what you mean about 144 solder. Probably because using an electrically powered ‘poker’ is not compatible with it. I’m leaning to investing in the temperature controlled iron that Chris (Pencarrow) has just purchased.
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  17. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Yes I've been looking too. £180 is the best price I've seen so far. Plus the wait till I can get it from the UK. Am aslo trying to find tip cost as I would need a stock as I have a 2 to 3 month delay in delivery. And now we have a moron as president who knows what he'll F'up.
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  18. simond

    simond Western Thunderer


    “Like” would be the wrong thing, but there ain’t no “sympathise” button...

    Hang in there!
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  19. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Not much to show, but not much time at the bench. But I am fiddling and getting the final parts ready to add.

    I'm not sure about the smoke box door. The casting has a lip all the way around it, which is not on the prototype, and makes it too large. Gets in the way of the handrail knob. I was lucky I had a pressed out one of right diameter and very close to the right shape. So made up a hinge and soldered it all together. Will add to smoke box later.


    Bent and solder a couple of lace pins to the valve cover.


    The steps are also ready to go on. The rest of the lamp irons are ready to go. But not worth photographing until fixed. The holes are ready for the knobs ect, and the filler lids have the handles fitted.


    That's it for now.
  20. Paul Cambridge

    Paul Cambridge Western Thunderer

    Your new smokebox door is far superior to the casting :thumbs:. Neat work. Funny, smokebox door casting seem to disappoint. The one on my JLTRT 44xx was not one of the better bits of the kit.
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