Y6 Scratch Build

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by y6tram, 7 September 2014.

  1. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    I have been ask to build a Y6 tram engine for someone, and I thought maybe some of you will be interested how I go about it.
    It will be a slow build as work gets in the way at this time of year. Others may do it differently, so comments will be most welcome.
    So far I have done the side skirts along with the steps and fitted a Black Beetle motor bogie to the assembly.
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  2. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    I shall be watching this one. I purchased an Atlas 0-6-0 diesel shunter at telford for the intention of using it to make a tram engine AND before anyone says anything it going to be Toby for my daughter.
     
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  3. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    Hmm - looking good............. even if it does look like one of the ingot carrier out of Scunthorpe Steelworks!

    Incidentally you only had to say and I could have given you a Y6 kit to build!;)
     
  4. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    A bit more slow progress on the tram build, buffer beams have been built up. Outwell Coaches 001.jpg



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  5. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

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    Bit more work done on the tram this afternoon, made and fitted one of the cow catchers
     
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  6. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    Slowly the tram is coming together,ends and sides have been marked and cut out. WP_20141221_005.jpg
    Sorry about the quality of the photo taken on phone
     
  7. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

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    Over the holiday period I have managed to some more work on the tram engine. The ends and sides have been put together.

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    I have also made up the windows, eight in all and will be fixed to the body after painting.

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    I used micro strip glued to glazing as the picture shows.
     
  8. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    WP_20150126_21_45_41_Pro.jpg WP_20150126_21_45_29_Pro.jpg Detail in the form of beading on sides and end's have now been completed,just need a little light sanding to take the sharpe edges off. Lamp irons have also been made and are ready to be fixed.
     
  9. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    That's very tidy Alan; I like it lots.
     
  10. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    That's looking really lovely...!!

    Like that a lot..

    JB.
     
  11. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    WP_20150324_20_18_13_Pro.jpg More work done on the tram build,I have cut and shaped the roof . This time I have made the roof from brass, however this took a lot of head scratching as to how to fix it.
    I came up with the idea of making a brass tube to represent the chimney with a nut soldered to the top to accept a bolt fixed to the inside of the funnel atop of the roof.
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  12. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    WP_20150330_19_46_48_Pro.jpg The tram is now ready for the paint shop, just waiting for a bell to arrive
     
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  13. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    Paintshop?

    LNER Livery for this one I take it?
     
  14. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    WP_20150415_19_30_27_Pro.jpg WP_20150415_19_29_54_Pro.jpg The tram is part way through the paint shop.
     
  15. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    The tram is almost complete now,just the windows to fix. I'm quite pleased the way it has not turned out.
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  16. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    You should be Alan, it really is a great piece of modelling!
    JB.
     
  17. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Like that lots Alan.
     
  18. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    A bit clean.......the prototypes tended to be covered in a fine coating of granulated fenland!:D
     
  19. y6tram

    y6tram Active Member

    WP_20150626_21_53_46_Pro.jpg WP_20150626_21_52_35_Pro.jpg WP_20150626_21_53_18_Pro.jpg WP_20150626_21_52_35_Pro.jpg well at long last it's finished, it has been a most enjoyable project with a bit of head scratching at times, but I think it has turned out ok
     
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  20. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    It looks fab...................now can we have half a dozen more before October....?:))