Strange from a certain angle one of the pics in the distance the lining looks orange. You have made a good job of getting the boards together, what sound card did you use?I've been making steady progress - a few hours most evenings.
A couple of weeks ago it made a brief appearance in photographic grey.
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(ok, primer with a bit of black...!)
Then a week or so of painting with the usual (now rescued) varnish dramas along the way.
Electrics are now in too - I have a new found respect for anyone doing this kind of work in the smaller scales - there are a lot of wires!
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And most of the lining has been done. I still need to line the boiler, but that was the site of my varnish nightmare so it has got a bit behind - just five bands though, so that should happen in the next few days.
I'm pleased with the name and number plates which are made from plasticard cut on my vinyl cutter, as is the side window surround. The colours of the lining bands aren't reproduced well here - what looks light yellow in the pictures is actually orange.
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I just had it out on the track to confirm that it 'works'. It's running in the right direction and the sound works (crikey it's loud!). I've got quite a bit of CV programming to do - lights suitably dimmed and mapped, and figuring out the smoke generator which is all new to me. It has directional lights front and back (two colour LEDs), a cab light, firebox light, speaker and pickups in the tender, and a couple of stay alive caps - all of which is a lot of wiring - hidden under the boiler.
Once I've got the boiler lined and painted, I will still need to work on the cab, fix handrails, whistles, maybe some sort of cab floor which bridges the rather large gap between loco and tender (necessary because of my R2 curves) and I'm sure some other things that will come to me, but I'm pleased with the progress and that it will be running in time for the warmer weather!
Hopefully I'll get a chance to put it on the rails again in the daylight tomorrow - I'll post a picture if I do...
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