Scale7 JB Workbench.

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Scale7JB, 15 April 2010.

  1. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    Wonderful work JB. That really is a vast improvement to the original kit. :thumbs:

  2. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Lovely work JB, I love the cylinder taps and all the detail around the block. It would be a real shame to wave it goodbye.

    I look forward to seeing a Love Lane video of her in action, when Lockdown is relaxed,

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  3. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks everyone for all the comments. Always appreciated.

    Well in a fit of madness and mis-information, I bought a kit off of eBay that just isn't suitable for what i'm doing? So I can either move it on unbuilt, or I can build it to FS or S7 for anyone that is interested?


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  4. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I saw the J15 in the flesh today. It’s superb. Thanks JB for bringing over.
  5. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Thanks Phil. Glad you liked it!

  6. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Whilst waiting for some further details to come in before my first commission build I knocked this up the other day.


    I'll be moving this on to a new home when finished as its too early for Love Lane, if anyone is interested.

  7. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Coming along. Castings are only plonked on for pictures.

    Not sure whether to do this in FS or S7 in order to sell.

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  8. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

  9. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Lovely surprise in the post this morning from @eastsidepilot

    Wheels for the J15 now on the home straight before heading off to its new owner.


  10. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Been a bit quiet on the workbench whilst I've been lucky enough to have some work.

    More to come soon thankfully, but whilst I have some downtime, I've been getting the skills back before I crack on with the commission.

    The LNER F7 - Crystal Palace tank which is still looking for a new home when it's complete.

    Trying something new with this one. Split-axle pickup radial trucks.

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  11. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Hi all, not been around here much lately as (and very grateful in this respect) I've been flat out with work. It's been a fun couple of months surprisingly, with a front cover coming up on a steam mag and what looks to be a 3 month run in 'Motorsport' magazine.

    I think things will start quietening down during December though so getting my eye back in to it.

    First off I think I'll open a new pot of flux. The old one has had a good innings!


    Hoping to get paint on to the J15 so it can go off to the new owner for playing with at Christmas time. Rapidly finish the F7 and finally finally make a solid start on the commission. My apologies for the delay.

  12. Easterner

    Easterner Western Thunderer

    Here's one I lightly weathered for a friend earlier
  13. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Thought that was your dinner !:D

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  14. David Morphew

    David Morphew New Member

    Way back in this post you were a little dismissive of an Alan Gibson kit, what are the issues with his kits, please? I am thinking of buying one of his 7mm G6s.
  15. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    I'll be interested too - I have an LMS 2P to build.

  16. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Very nice mate..!

  17. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer


    Wasn't the LMS 0-6-0 you built a Gibson kit?

  18. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Oh there are a few problems with the Connoisseur version too if you want to build a good one!

    I believe the main issue with the Gibson kit is the size of the boiler barrel. We believe he took the O/D of the boiler barrel itself rather than the boiler barrel + cladding so it's quite noticeably undersized.

  19. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    No, that was a JM Kit. It was a delight to build, particularly as I bought it as a basket case for next to nothing. At the much missed Langley Show.

  20. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Aah, right you are, I couldn't remember.