georgeT's (7mm Workbench)

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by georgeT, 12 September 2019.

  1. Deano747

    Deano747 Western Thunderer

    Hi Andy
    It's not only on George's thread, it's all threads!! Really frustrating not seeing pictures!
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  2. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    No problems seeing photos on the last post...

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  3. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Hi, I can only apologise - it is getting frustrating. A recent security upgrade by the hosting company for the forum has started randomly blocking some images. I appreciate your patience - sometimes refreshing the thread brings up the missing images - although often then removing previously displayed images :headbang::headbang:. I'm still in discussion with the technical department to try and resolve the problem.


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  4. Deano747

    Deano747 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Adrian, I had a feeling I wasn't alone!! Refreshing does work sometimes but not always. Fingers crossed it's resolved soon.

    Rob (Deano)
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  5. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Started to scratch build a Drummond wide cab T9 a while back but put it away for another day, Micheal Edge informed me that the watercart chassis did in fact have bogies and not a straight one that l was trying to build, he also supplied me with the brass parts l needed, but they were put in the box with the loco, so as l was looking for something different to build here she is, not 100% accurate but near enough.... DSC07149.JPG DSC07150.JPG DSC07151.JPG DSC07152.JPG DSC07153.JPG DSC07154.JPG DSC07155.JPG
  6. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Making progress on the tender of the T9 decided it would be easier to build the tender sides in two pieces with a discrete join in the middle of the rear end, l will make some sort of lift out section on the tender top to fit all the DCC gear ?.. DSC07160.JPG DSC07161.JPG DSC07163.JPG DSC07164.JPG DSC07165.JPG DSC07166.JPG
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  7. Ian@StEnochs

    Ian@StEnochs Western Thunderer

    I did the same as you on my Drummond tenders George. It is relatively easy to get two vertical bends on the sides correctly spaced. To do both sides AND make the rear panel the exact width on a long and floppy piece of metal is just a bit too challenging. The joint on the rear panel is easily adjusted and invisible on the finished model.

    Filling in the corners on the flairs can be a a wee bit tricky. I did mine by forming a conical filler piece over a turned former. I used 15 thou brass which when soldered to the 10 thou sides leaves a tiny bit of overlap both sides to blend in. I didn’t need to anneal the brass which came from scrap etch and formed just with hand pressure.


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  8. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Very helpful lan thank you...
  9. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Early visit to the paintshop this morning to give my scratch built Southern style wagon a nice coat of (Railmatch 314 Southern stock green) looks much better need to find some transfers now.. DSC07187.JPG DSC07188.JPG DSC07189.JPG
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  10. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Scratchbuilt? It is a credit to you.
    Last edited: 22 December 2020
  11. Andy P

    Andy P Western Thunderer

    Any new up dates George?
  12. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Been very busy of late with one thing and another as we all have l guess, but pleased to say l have sold the 2251 Collet 0-6-0 tender engine l had built, as l really didn't like the 3,500 tender that came with the kit, also the southern bogie baggage van l was working on (from an old lan Kirk kit) has also been sold, been doing very little on the T9 project, but l have started the (MOK) N15 King Arthur, l love the Urie style of roof so l need to do some research to find a loco l want, plus it will have picked up a S15 tender on her travels with the three tanks on the rear of the tender, l have seen a few pictures of Arthurs with the bigger bogie tenders on, just have to find one.... DSC07215.JPG DSC07216.JPG DSC07217.JPG DSC07218.JPG DSC07219.JPG
  13. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    A little bit more work on 'Excalibur' today starting to look the part... DSC07220.JPG DSC07221.JPG
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  14. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

  15. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Adding masking tape to the body makes marking out a lot easier, starting to look like a King Arthur.. DSC07235.JPG DSC07236.JPG
  16. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    30736 'Excalibur' being fitted with her cab, still plenty of work to do yet ... DSC07237.JPG DSC07238.JPG
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  17. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    'Excalibur' body and tender almost ready for the paint shop for some primer... DSC07240.JPG DSC07241.JPG DSC07242.JPG DSC07243.JPG
  18. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    A trip to the paint shop, now l have an N15 in red primer. which is new for me as l usually use Helfords grey primer, so l want see if it gives the BR green a deeper colour ? DSC07246.JPG DSC07249.JPG DSC07250.JPG DSC07251.JPG