What happened at your workbench today?

dunnyrail

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Made a start on a Steam Tram, Y6 to be specific. It will run on Gauge 3 track as I have been lusting after this size for a while though the scale is pretty much G Scale IE you can use the figures and buildings.
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Made a start on a Steam Tram, Y6 to be specific. It will run on Gauge 3 track as I have been lusting after this size for a while though the scale is pretty much G Scale IE you can use the figures and buildings.
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Y6 you say...

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dunnyrail

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3 minutes of fame

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Yup a Y6 unlike your superb J70. However the differences are small but noticeable, sadly I did not look too closely at yours earlier before I made my boob comment. Vive la différence.
To be fair mine is a quick lash up of a 3D design off Thingiverse with some additional detailing and a wooden roof. It's sitting on a little pug 4 wheel chassis, so technically it's closer to a Y6!! I've basically built it as a more robust vehicle than my trams so that I can send it around and clear the clutter off the track prior to running the more expensive to fix stuff...

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Northsider

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A bit of time since I have updated, not least because the camera lead went missing so I could n't upload photos of progress. A new one arrived today, which prompted Mrs Northsider to say "There's one of those in with my laptop" :mad: . Anyhoo, pull up a chair...this could go on a while...

First up, the Christmas build of a pair of IOM 'L' wagons -a bit niche, these: but beautifully cast details, and they come with a full set of Accucraft wheels, W-irons and brake detail, as well as decals.

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I built them exactly to the instructions apart from fitting Accucraft couplers on the outer ends.
 

Northsider

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The second instalment is making a small snowplough for my Accucraft Peveril. The IOM locos carried these in the winter months, so they didn't get seen by tourists much, and photos are scarce. First up was a card pattern:

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Then the brass sheet was cut on my newly-revived scroll saw:

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Filed, folded and soft soldered:

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Bracket made and bolted on:
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Then sprayed and fitted: the mounting fits behind the chopper coupling and uses the same bolts:

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penylanpip

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"a pair of IOM 'L' wagons..."

My apologies if you have previously mentioned the pedigree of these kits, but whose kits are they, please?
 

David1226

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Christmas 2020, Father Christmas was kind enough to deliver a number of cast resin buildings for the Claptowte Railway, including a Kippo Models Station Building and Toilet Block. I had not previously had any experience of putting together resin building kits, so it was logical that I start with the smallest and simplest, this being the Toilet Block. As this was the first resin cast building that I had assembled, it was to be my test piece. Having gained some knowledge and experience from that kit, I decided to tackle the much larger and more complex station building.

As with the Toilet Block, the first task was to clean up the various component parts to remove any flash from the resin casting process, I set about them with files and abrasive paper then everything was given a good wash in soapy water to clean off any mould release agent. I had to give some thought to how much assembly could be undertaken without the need to paint various parts first. I decided that I would start by assembling the bare shell of the building first, comprising the front, rear, two end and two partition walls. Copying the instructions and advice from the Toilet block construction, the parts were glued together using Gorilla Superglue. I then worked some Unibond repair metal into the brickwork interlocking corner joints which were scribed and filed to match. I also ran some Unibond down the inside corners, including the partition walls, in order to reinforce the bonds.

Even at this early stage, I worked in a couple of alterations to suit my needs. The three doors at the front and the two doors in the partition walls of the building were without doorknobs. I made some up out of some 2.5mm mains cable and insulation and added them at this stage. My other modification was to file two slots in the top of each of the top edges of the partition walls in anticipation of adding internal lighting at some stage and therefore the need to facilitate the wiring.

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The next process will be to give the structure a spray of grey plastic primer but, at the moment I am undecided as to how to proceed further. I cannot decide if I should paint the brickwork first, or add the roof. I am erring towards the roof, as that could also be primed before any painting takes place.

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justme igor

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e next process will be to give the structure a spray of grey plastic primer but, at the moment I am undecided as to how to proceed further. I cannot decide if I should paint the brickwork first, or add the roof. I am erring towards the roof, as that could also be primed before any painting takes place.
paint brick first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!than paint roof...............than add roof.....you dont want to f**** up this master piece, if you dont do it my way, we will have a couple of beers and a talk and i walk him home and you can rebuild....
Oh yes uhm....glass? as last????