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hendie

Scratch Build of 1951 Pullman Carriage

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I always keep an eye on your proceedings, Hendie. While it may not be my "mug-of-tea", I appreciate flippin' good modelling. 

You, Sir, are doin' a grand job.:clap2:

 

Cheers, H

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5 hours ago, harveyb258 said:

While it may not be my "mug-of-tea",

 

Harvey - likewise, I have been lurking over on your nearby scratch build, following from a dark corner. 

The Fiat is not my cup of tea either, - but I am a sucker for some good scratch building... and am absolutely in awe of the ingenuity and skills you have been putting on display there.  Your metalwork (and other) skills are of the highest order  !

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So they'll be serving the full English breakfast fairly soon then?

Looking rather splendid, Hendie.

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I’m up to page 20.  Mind suitably boggled.  Awesome inventiveness, imagination and craftsmanship........

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this must be the only build on BM that makes your Hawk thread look like a Ced speed build!  :lol:

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Resin starched tablecloths.  I thought I’d seen everything on here, but no...

 

Brilliant.

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I wonder what happens if you ask for a mug of "builders" tea with your full english? Served in fine bone china?

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yet another teeny tiny update. This does not mean that nothing has been getting done - more that the work going on in the background is pretty boring and not particularly photogenic.

 

I continued to get more comfy chairs from the comfy chair mold, though I think the mold has now passed it's sell by date.  Take a look at the flutes inside the mold - you can see they are really beginning to tear up quite badly.  However, I needed 16 chairs and I managed to get 20 chairs by this point, though the last couple of chairs do need some clean up.

 

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What time there was available today was spent sanding,

and sanding

 

and more sanding

 

followed by more sanding

 

until I got to this point

 

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Quite happy with that lot though it is pretty nigh on impossible to see how good or bad they are in that whitest of white whites.  I'll need to hit them with some primer to see how many little air holes got captured, and just how much more cleanup they will require.

I did face one problem though - if you remember back to the mold.  I used modeling clay in there to help build up the body and give these parts some strength.  The down side to that is now i do not have a reference point on the underside - it's all lumpy. How do I know how long to cut each table leg ?

 

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In order to be able to set the height of these tables I need a reference point/surface.  The top of the table is now nice and flat but I need to be able to fix a table leg and two brackets to the underside in order to fit them to the wall panels.  I needed a consistent surface on the undersides.

Some time back (years?) I purchased an end mill - for what I have no idea, but it did come in handy.

The end mill was mounted in my bench press and the stop set a few mm higher than the wooden block shown here.

 

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That meant I could then plunge the end mill into the resin knowing that I wouldn't push right through it - and the depth would be consistent from (and parallel to) the top surface.  This gives me a uniform level to fit the mounting brackets and the table leg to (whenever I get around to them)

 

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Proof of concept worked, so now back to the boring stuff.

 

until next time...

 

 

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13 hours ago, hendie said:

I needed 16 chairs and I managed to get 20

Good job you stopped be four you got two many :whistle:

 

Nice work with the end mill, a proper engineering solution. I would have just cut the legs to different lengths, but then I'm lazy…

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I would have drilled right through, mounted the legs, then cleaned up the table top.

Your way is definitely better!

 

Ian 

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1 hour ago, limeypilot said:

I would have drilled right through, mounted the legs, then cleaned up the table top.

 

that was a very real option... until the grey matter kicked in and I remembered I had bought and end mill at some point in the distant past.  I'm just surprised I actually managed to find it amid the clutter that doubles for my work area

 

 

 

6 hours ago, CedB said:

Good job you stopped be four you got two many :whistle:

 

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Momentous moments No 1

 

look what just arrived !!!

My trial sheet of transfers. Hooray!  Although this trial sheet is mainly to test dimensions and colors, there's a few transfers that I can use - namely all the stuff that goes on the end vestibule - and that will let me get started on some actual long awaited construction.

 

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WOW !   What can I say ?

These transfers look fantastic - way better than I imagined.  Just look at that detail  (trusty blade included for scale factor)

 

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Even more scale factor - that's the tip of my index finger wavering there in the foreground.

 

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Yes, I did have a little 'artistic' moment there and included my name as part of the transfers - am I allowed to do that ?

 

Blown away I am.  Blown away.

It's really tempting to jump right in and try these but I want to wait until I've calmed down and have plenty of time in front of me so there's no rush. 

 

Hend the impressed signing off...

 

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You've no idea how tempted I am to get some printed up for another Bucket List build. They look fantastic on the screen even. They'll go well with the rest of this stunning build.

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Nice! I love the "personal touch" of adding your name too, especially since you were involved in the real thing.

I just tried going back to see who did those, with no luck. Please save me the effort and remind me who did those decals! 

 

Ian 

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37 minutes ago, limeypilot said:

Please save me the effort and remind me who did those decals! 

 

Ian, it was Railtec who did this job for me.  It's taken a while but Steve (Railtec) had to work through some issues with the file formats I had available.  He was very easy to work with though he seems to have a lot of work going on - but he delivered when no-one else did!

I'm not sure if he does anything other than trains but it's worth asking.

 

If I can  get some time this evening I may try a couple of samples on a test piece - can't wait to find out how they work - and if my planned top clear coat is going to work with them.

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as promised, I managed to spend some time down at the workbench.

This time I dived right into the transfers - it was a learning experience - I've never worked with spot printed transfers before. (you can probably tell after looking at the pic below)

The 4 samples are for choosing the colors.  Based on these I think I am going with Sample A (yes, the one I damaged).  I also managed to add a small twist to Sample C.

I initially tried using MicroS1 and MicroS2 but they didn't seem to make any difference whatsoever, and I messed up a couple of the transfers  - so then I followed the instructions (getting old you see).  Basically, wet the transfer, slide off into place, then press down to remove all h2o stuck underneath.  It's slightly more difficult than the type I'm used to but I'll get there.  I have to!

 

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I'll give those a coat of clear next time I'm in the basement - just to check that my chosen clear coat won't mess them up.

 

It's just as well these are samples, but I can see I am going to have to make sure I order enough spares to get me through - they can be quite fragile when subjected to Hend treatment.

I also had a go at what promises to be one of the more difficult applications - those double lines will run the length of the car - about 600 mm or so.

I also learned that I'll have to let each individual transfer dry thoroughly before trying to add another transfer adjacent to one already in place.

 

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Altogether a very valuable learning experience but I'm sure I have a long way to go yet before I'm proficient at this malarkey.  It was worth the investment in getting this trial sheet before committing to the full shebang.

 

I did get these two transfers in place before I packed in for the evening.  Progress.

 

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I thought these were the first 'official' transfers on the build but apparently I added one to the undersides two or three years ago (yes, it's been that long!)

 

Hend the still impressed signing off

 

 

 

 

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Nice transfers.  I've used Railtec on some commission builds I did a few years ago. They are some of the best available in the model railway market.

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