What happened at your workbench today?

Fezwig

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At this time of day, these should really posted as what happened yesterday!
anyhow, a few pics of progress,

first chassis extended and back together,
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then a finding coat of paint on the top half
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and then assembly of the bodysides and trial fit on the chassis
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and roof to see how to extend that
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dunnyrail

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Nothing today as yet, but yesterday I made up some more Servo Holders for my 00 Coal Mine Railway and drilled them all out to take 10ba screws to hold them in place and for the screw holes to secure to baseboards. Much use of the reliable trusty vertical drill being made for this. Also looked at the possibility of (sadly) replacing my Cobolt Levers (which look and feet great but are carp) with Micro on/off switches which work perfectly. Via the MegaPoints servo board that I have.
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Fezwig

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Now the task I find most stressful for some reason, Painting! :( can make or break a model, any how, brush painted the cream upper on Monday and today sprayed the red, I think it's turned out ok, :whew:
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dunnyrail

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Now the task I find most stressful for some reason, Painting! :( can make or break a model, any how, brush painted the cream upper on Monday and today sprayed the red, I think it's turned out ok, :whew:
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Looks a good job but struggling to understand why you hand splashed the creme? My last 2 tone project was a Railcar, sprayed first all over creme. Then masked for the red, another spray on the bottom of creme, allow to dry then do the red. What the second creme does is properly seal the masking tape from bleed through. A tip from someone on this site that I struggled to get my head round but now I have it works perfect every time.
 

Fezwig

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Looks a good job but struggling to understand why you hand splashed the creme? My last 2 tone project was a Railcar, sprayed first all over creme. Then masked for the red, another spray on the bottom of creme, allow to dry then do the red. What the second creme does is properly seal the masking tape from bleed through. A tip from someone on this site that I struggled to get my head round but now I have it works perfect every time.
Hi Jon,
Well I bought some cream spray but it was more "off white" so I used it as under coat and as I had tin of the right shade of cream, I used that. I like the spray method you use, will give it a go on the next one, with the right shade of cream!
 

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Its been a good week: I introduced my lovely Year 10 class to cutting dovetail joints, so what could be better than a Friday evening cutting mitred tenons? The finished frame will support the sander/linisher.

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I'll glue it up in the morning and fit the worktop; then the sander.
 
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Fezwig

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more work over the weekend on the 8 window coach, cut the roof in half and glued a piece of plasticard under to strengthen the join.

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then using an off cut from previous shortening, filled in the gap.
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casey jones snr

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Another ModelTown building starts to take shape:-
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A rather nice warehouse which when finished will be placed to the rear of St Bernards Station.
 
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Paul2727

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Lock-down 2 is obviously starting to affect my judgement..!
LGB porter / Lego / Mechano log hauler project.
The first assessment dry run.
IT BEGINS..!
Paul.
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PhilP

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Somebody has not been taking his medication.... - Again! ;):devil::devil::devil:

Log hauler? Forget the razor-saw... You're gonna need a

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Portsladepete

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Just fitted my little rail car/ tram with £5 radio control. My battery operated tram has the switch inside, so it’s very awkward to stop, especially if it’s misbehaved.
Saw a thread about using led dimmer control, mine cost £4.97 from flea bay. It’s supposed to have 12-24 volt supply, I’m only using 9 volts as the motor is rated at 3-4.8 volts, so the control is hit and miss, but it does work!
Probably old news to the experts, but if there’s any cheapskate beginners like me ,could be useful.
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Rhinochugger

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Paul2727

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Somebody has not been taking his medication.... - Again! ;):devil::devil::devil:

Log hauler? Forget the razor-saw... You're gonna need a

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Be advised: I never take my medication and only use the chainsaw for the really fine work... ;)
On a more serious note, this does look like it should be do-able. Needs about 50 mm boiler and saddle extension, rear bunker and side doors fabricating. Reduce cat tracks to 2 cog length. Oh and a proper chassis. Not sure it I'll go for iron wheels or skis on the front yet. Hopefully I can get a reasonable approximation of a Lombard Steam Log Hauler: Circa; 1907. (Minus the chicken shed and bus stop.) Won't be counting the rivets, as long as it look right, will do me. Definitely a post move project. Just wanted to get some idea of what could be achieved with the remaining contents of my spares / toy box. Found a nice Playmobil front axle and steering wheel, left over from my rail-truck conversion that may be just the ticket for a wheeled front end.
paul.
 
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