Backer & Rueb RTM Steamtram loco

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You can get plastic model rivet heads which are a pain to apply but very realistic. I forget the supplier name, maybe someone else will remember while I have a search.

EDIT found it,Cambrian Models (UK), £2 for 230
16mm Loco, Coach & Wagon Fittings

Or blobs of glue work well, see this.
 
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Cambrian models here in the UK - cheap as chips and easily solvent weld applied to plastikard / styrene sheet :nod::nod::nod::nod:
 
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Our postings crossed in the ether Rhinochugger Rhinochugger
 
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Cambrian models here in the UK - cheap as chips and easily solvent weld applied to plastikard / styrene sheet :nod::nod::nod::nod:
Here in the US there is Tichy and Grandt Line making plastic rivets. Alan at G.A.L. uses them. He laser cuts the parts including the holes for the rivets.

 
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Here in the US there is Tichy and Grandt Line making plastic rivets. Alan at G.A.L. uses them. He laser cuts the parts including the holes for the rivets.

Yes, I have also been frequently tempted by the 1:20.3 box car - I haven't yet succumbed :think::think::think::think:
 
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You can get plastic model rivet heads which are a pain to apply but very realistic. I forget the supplier name, maybe someone else will remember while I have a search.

EDIT found it,Cambrian Models (UK), £2 for 230
16mm Loco, Coach & Wagon Fittings

Or blobs of glue work well, see this.
That Glue method will really work in our scale. Would not want to do it for a Tender say, but fine for a modest area. Well worth a look at the vid if you have not yet.
 
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Regarding the glue method: what is ‘white glue’? One would need glue that doesn’t run out. Any suggestions here?

Appreciate all information given so far!
 
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'White glue' tends to refer to PVA glue.. You would need a waterproof-type, and would only be able to do one face of the loco at a time. - It would need to be horizontal, so the glue does not run.

Others have used 'super glue' to similar effect.

The nails are a bit big.. You can get short pins, used in 'craft kits' to hold sequins on foam shapes:

craft pins for sequins | eBay
 
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The nails are a bit big..
Peco track pins are pretty good and cheap, but if you use a lot of them you end up with a very heavy model :nod::nod::nod::nod:
 
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Great work Henry! Looks like a very sharp and clean build. I love the detail you put in it. Looking forward to see the end result.

RTM Ouddorp is building a 1:1 scale replica of the exact same engine: loc 37 - Website RTM
 
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Thanks! Yes, I know the '37'...

And here we have a tiny error... The TramFabriek (famous for their HO scale trams) made a few signs for my Backer & Rueb and I did order nr. 37. Not knowing then the 37 was NOT a Backer & Rueb, but a Werkspoor! With completely different shields! So now I ordered number 16, the first 'square' Backer & Rueb built for the RTM.

Oh and it looked SO GOOD already... No one would ever notice the error, but hey, I do know...
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Thanks! Yes, I know the '37'...

And here we have a tiny error... The TramFabriek (famous for their HO scale trams) made a few signs for my Backer & Rueb and I did order nr. 37. Not knowing then the 37 was NOT a Backer & Rueb, but a Werkspoor! With completely different shields! So now I ordered number 16, the first 'square' Backer & Rueb built for the RTM.

Oh and it looked SO GOOD already... No one would ever notice the error, but hey, I do know...
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Very nice detail etchings even with the minor error. Well worthwhile for the effort you are putting into the Stoomtram.
 
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So sometimes one little pesky detail can ruin the fun of a project. In this case it was the first roof I made. I used too thin plasticard so all kinds of wobbles appeared. Bummer!!!
Well after a very inspiring visit to the RTM museum with my dad last weekend, I decided to get the roof redone. I peeled off the old sheet and glued a thicker one. It is now waiting for the glue to dry.

Furthermore I got a bag full of g scale parts from a friend, that included many valves. I couldnt help to add a few and two meters. As there is almost no documentation, I just went ahead and made something that looks realistic.

Another problem was solved by making SuC individual windows out of plexiglass. One is finished.

Oh the work. And countless hours! But it is so rewarding!!

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