7mm Ressaldar's kit building swansong - Class 22

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Ressaldar, 9 August 2021.

  1. Vulcan47

    Vulcan47 Member

    Hi Mike,

    Your MM1 Class 22 kit’s coming along very nicely; I’m enjoying following the build.

    I agree regarding the side windows, which appear wider on the prototype. Still it’s a model and there’s always compromise regarding accuracy compared with the prototype.

    A Dapol Class 22 in 7mm is a nice thought, but I don’t think it will happen anytime soon. Hope I’m wrong as their OO gauge version’s very good, so a O gauge version would probably be even better.

    However, the MM1 kit looks good and hopefully your endeavours will encourage others to purchase one and have a go themselves.

    Best regards,

    Matt.
     
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  2. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Today I have installed the windows in the cabs, I was a bit apprehensive about this as I was convinced that despite them being laser cut, there would still be a lot of filing to be done. To say that they fell in would almost be an understatement as all that was needed file wise was on the miniscule pips which were left after removing them from the sheet. Glue and Glaze canopy glue was used around the edges . Any blobs that may have strayed onto the windows will be removed once it has hardened.

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    and I also recruited a driver from Modelu - no names but he is on here and no doubt blushes every time he logs on!

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    so it is definitely the lights next and then the cabs can be fitted and any joint remedials carried out prior to the painting.

    Still forgot the photo of the weights, next time for sure.

    regards

    Mike
     
  3. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    Hi Mike,
    It’s looking really good, its tempting me to consider a class 24, or do I wait for Heljan to announce one?
    Mark
     
  4. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Thanks Mike , i scrolled down that list and there is RAL5001 rail blue so i will get that mixed .
    Cheers Paul
     
  5. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Paul,

    I think that RAL5020 is the preferred one.
    regards

    Mike
     
  6. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Mark,

    the Class 24 is one of the few that they have not produced yet, who knows what their next 'Announcement' will be, a Class 28 perhaps ?

    regards

    Mike
     
  7. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Build a kit first. An R-T-R version will surely follow.... :rolleyes: :D (he says, fingers crossed for a Dapol O cl22 :oops: )
     
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  8. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    I would have thought that Heljan must already have some suitable tooling for a class 24, perhaps the class 25 under- frame, bogies etc.
    Mark
     
  9. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    As promised, a couple of photos showing the weights in place

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    there may be a need for more but the only place is between the fixing lugs and that would then put the weight mid point between the bogies and that might result in the long run of sagging, it shouldn't but may.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  10. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Unfortunately, there will now be a short intermission due to me blowing one of the red SMDs while testing out a bank of resistors mounted on a Vero board. This board is to cut down numbers of wires going to the decoder. I have ordered a replacement SMD (and spares) but I do not expect to receive them until Saturday at the earliest which means that I cannot make any progress until then due to the sequencing that is involved at this stage.

    A running session at the Club this afternoon so I will be testing the haulage capacity of the 22 starting off with a couple of Dapol Mk 1s and going on from there. I will report back later.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Hopefully the running and reliability of your loco will be better than the real thing.
     
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  12. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Well a successful afternoon at the Club with the haulage trials for the 22 hauling four Dapol Mk1s. It passed with flying colours at all speeds (did not exceed speed step 60) standing start on the straight and the curve was no problem, so all in all well satisfied.

    a very short video shot on the phone:



    will do a longer one on completion of the model.

    regards

    Mike
     
  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    You must be very pleased Mike.
     
  14. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Chris,

    Yes is the answer thanks. I'm still a bit nervous over the last few bits, particularly the mating of the cabs to the body and watching for any gaps whilst the glue goes off. I shall be using the thicker glue as that will give me a few more seconds to play with.

    I shall have a go at the route indicator blinds tomorrow when we return from shopping, then I might start looking at the main door handrails, they are 3D prints in the kit but I think that I might go for some 0.9 nickel silver wire, we'll see.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  15. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    Mike

    I have build a dozen of the JLTRT diesel kits and I find that to get a really good fit first time between the cabs and the body you need to spend a lot of time identifying where they don't fit on the inside and carefully removing the offending bits of resin so that you get a perfect dry fit, this often takes me several hours to achieve. If you have a perfect dry fit you will get a really good glued up fit with no gaps and a quick rub down with very fine wet and dry will be all it needs. Looking at the photo in post 82 you do look to have a pretty good dry fit already.

    For cab handrails I use 0.7mm nickel silver, I drill the holes before painting and then fit the handrails once painted.

    Richard
     
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  16. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    If you've recently updated your iPad, iPhone or MacBook to Safari 15, You will probably only see a blank where Mike's video link should be. If you copy this:
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    and enter it into the Youtube Search box it will take you to the video.
    It's an Apple/Safari problem (not Mike's, WT or Youtube!)
    Dave
     
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  17. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Richard,

    many thanks for the tips on the fitting, I am approaching the task with baited breath. Also the heads up on the wire diameter, I am hoping that I have some small enough washers to fit the handrails as terminals where they fit the openings.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  18. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Dave,

    thanks for the heads up on this.

    regards

    Mike
     
  19. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    So long they don't use their 25/1 tooling for the cab fronts. Waaaay too flat. Their 25/3 is a much better shape. They won't listen though because they are Heljan and they know best!

    Ross.
     
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  20. rosspeacock

    rosspeacock Modelling on a £1200 table.

    Always nice to see your creation run for the first time. Bet you are really pleased Mike. Its looking fab.

    Ross