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2May/04Off

Wheels all sorted

I just need to clean up some unwanted imperfections on the casts, then they are ready to be sprayed with a "gun metal" color. The small wheels will be used for the front bogie, the big ones will be used in all the other rear wheels. 67DSCF0001_3.jpg

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1May/04Off

Wheels all sorted

I just need to clean up some unwanted imperfections on the casts, then they are ready to be sprayed with a "gun metal" color. The small wheels will be used for the front bogie, the big ones will be used in all the other rear wheels. 67DSCF0001_3.jpg

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25Apr/04Off

Some individual bits

This is the sliding door detail, there will be a pipe running along the train in that area, I'll be doing that soon. 65DSCF0001_5.jpg

I went to another model shop in Stevenage (KS models) to look for more wheels, I wasn't too happy with the pair I bought initially, I think they were a bit small... I bought a slightly bigger pair, but I don't like the spokes on them, so I'm going to modify the wheels to make them look like the wheels used in the old big American locomotives, I think they're called coggs(?). I'll show it later how I'll do them, what they will look like and where I got the idea from 😉 65DSCF0001_6.jpg

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22Apr/04Off

Train – front

The top 6 sections are casted from a small silicone mold, because according to the drawings, the top six have the same dimensions. The six ones on the bottom half gradually become smaller, so they were all individually made on the lathe machine, before I hand carved them. The middle bits are just temporarily stuck with double sided tape to have an idea of what it may look like later... and to see if they fit well in their designated places.

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This one below is an attempt to show how I made the pieces on the lathe machine prior to hand shape them. 64DSCF0003_1.jpg

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21Apr/04Off

detail in the front of the train and finishing bits on the droid

Today I had a very close look at some drawings of the "spine" shaped front detail of the train. I have also figured out how will I make them, in the lathe machine. This is how they look so far...

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I also did a quick job on my droid, I've glued and put a long screw across both sides of the waist section seen on the pics below. 63DSCF0007.jpg

... Then I used car body filler to cover the gap, on both sides... 63DSCF0008.jpg

... Then I sanded it smooth, prior to covering it with a light coat of grey primer. 63DSCF0009_1.jpg

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