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Ian T

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About Ian T

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    Inside there’s a failed musician still trying to get out!!
  • Birthday 07/11/1955

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    Brisbane Australia
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    Wooden ships, motorbikes and music

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  1. That is terrific work Rune, the paintwork is amongst the best that I’ve seen. The build is exceptionally clean, very well done indeed, I’m very impressed. What did you use for the silver/chrome for the frame? Regards Ian
  2. Hi Cooper645, thanks for this, the photo is great and I’d like to see some more at some time if you can arrange it. But it’s all good if you don’t manage to get any. I’m OK with building the kit with the photos available on the internet, but I just love mechanical engineering, so any detail photos would be good. Regards Ian
  3. Hi Cherry268, thanks for your kind comments, there is another of these traction engines available on the forum, just click the link above. I’ve been using Kallisti’s excellent build as a reference, so you can have two references!! Let me know if you have any questions when you start your build. Regards Ian
  4. Thanks Jeroen, I’m very pleased with the results so far. It’s not “museum” quality but I’m happy and in the end that’s what matters.
  5. I tried dry fitting the crank assembly and it went into place first time, so I’ve left it where it is!! The retaining brackets still have to be fitted to hold the drive shafts (is that a suitable name?) in place. But other than that I’m going to leave well alone, it does rotate reasonably freely, so I’m more than happy with that.
  6. I’m not sure that I’ve got all of the sink marks now, but the assembly isn’t very visible on the completed model. I doubt that I would bother to try and repair anything once the model is complete, I think it’s only for my personal satisfaction that I want to see it work. I’ve been using a very small amount of silicone lubricant for the moving parts, at the moment everything is really free, I expect that there will be some alignment issues when I start to put it together, and that will probably tighten things up a bit!!
  7. It’s been a couple of weeks since I last updated this thread, but it’s been busy. I’ve been working on the crank assemblies that are supposed to slide, rotate and generally move. So far everything that should move, does move, but whether they still will when it’s all assembled and positioned in the cylinders etc. who knows, but I’m very hopeful. A couple of bits did get glued but it was quite easily rectified with a bit more glue to melt the joint, clean it up and try again, so all in all very satisfying progress. Here is a picture of the bits that go to make up the crank assembly and a couple of the latest pictures of the main model assembly.
  8. Wonderful modelling and photography, I love the way the light is reflected in the bodywork on the outdoor shots.
  9. Lovely work and photography.
  10. That really is a triumph, a triumph of modelling, painting and photography skills, I’m very impressed indeed. Regards Ian
  11. A great attempt at the weathering Jereon, I’ve not yet tried weathering of any description. I keep telling myself that I’m building vehicles straight out of the showroom to satisfy my lack of weathering knowledge!! After seeing this I’ll have to give it a go, maybe hot exhaust pipes on the next bike build at least ..... Keep up the good work, I’ll be looking for this in RFI shortly. Regards Ian
  12. And you should be happy with that!! Great work on a lovely build.
  13. Superb, love the paint finish, the engine looks terrific, great photos, 10/10 for that one sir, we’ll done.
  14. Thanks for the tip Alan, I’m in the UK in June/July so I’ll see if I can get to Filton. I’ve got quite a bit to do helping my elderly Mother-in-law in Plymouth, but I’ll see if my brother fancies a day out at Filton. We have to wait some time for the tramp steamer to reach the penal colony down under, so I won’t hold my breath for the Antiques Roadshow episode, but I do enjoy watching it, so I’ll keep an eye out for that episode.
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