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Post  Heavyhaul on Mon 18 Nov 2013, 12:01 am

Hi Lynn,

What an excellent job you've done of the canopy, what are you going to do with yourself now that the engine is complete along with the wagons.

Steve.

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Post  lynnr on Mon 18 Nov 2013, 2:06 pm

Not sure Steve. No one has been considerate enough to buy an engine close enough and want help. Crying or Very sad 

But I may have a 7 1/4 diesel/hydro to assist converting to electric and a new livery for the Ness Island Railway. The furthest north pubic miniature railway.

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Post  lynnr on Tue 19 Nov 2013, 6:52 am

Well folks. That's the Burrell Green finished on the canopy. Just a bit of red touch up, season battle scars. Then it's final varnishing time.


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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 2:27 am

Gone backwards.

That's the exciter platform side stripped ready to repainting.



Now to repainting. Primer on.



I thought using the workmate to hold the piece would reduce the masking required. It works quite well. Very Happy

Oh forgot. The final coat of varnish is on the roof.

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Post  lynnr on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 7:20 am

Again waiting for paint to dry.




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Post  lynnr on Sat 23 Nov 2013, 2:42 am

Hi All

The roof is back on. Bit of a struggle putting the bolts back in. Suggestion for everyone. Tapper the shanks of the bolts somewhat. This will make putting the bolts in easier in the very tight confines when all the light fitting are installed.

When it is a bit sunny outside I will get better pictures. Somewhat restricted in Crystal's bedroom.










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Post  lynnr on Sun 24 Nov 2013, 1:17 pm

Oh! Must remember to fabricate the cut out section of the roof and fit before next season. For when she is sitting.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 3:02 am

Looking really good Lynn. The roof has finished it off really nicely.

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Post  Robfishman on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 2:07 pm

I agree, how's the exciter platform getting on....and did you do any trials of lines for the fascia / barge boards?

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 2:26 pm

Hi Rob

The exciter platform is hardening. Won't do anything to it until the weekend. May have to strip the other side as it may not be up to the new standard of paintwork.  I will look at cutting the stencils Wednesday or Thursday evening in preparation.

Lining on the boards looked crowded. So not doing anything more. Possibly with a slightly smaller font size it may have worked.

How's your building and painting going?

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Post  tractor mike on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 2:45 pm

Well done Lynn that roof has finished it off nicely. Looking good Very Happy Very Happy 

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Post  Robfishman on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 2:55 pm

I think the fonts are the right size, much smaller and they would have looked lost so it's better to leave as you say.  

I'm back on lining the final side of the second front wheel again to try and get them finished off this week. The final rear wheel needs top coat (Wednesday if weather is ok)  and I have the heat shield and exciter platform to paint and the sceptical plate to top coat this week if I get the chance.  I'm hoping to get it as a rolling chassis by Christmas.  

I'm also trying to get the upstairs of the house redecorated before Christmas (two rooms to go). The kitchen needs the floor laid.  I don't think the lounge will get done in time so will have to wait, but the rest of the house should be done with a fair wind.

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Post  Robfishman on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 3:05 pm

[quote="bjwlancashire"]
lynnr wrote:

I just noticed something while watching this video - you do not seem to use the locking pin when you select your drive gear before pulling away. This is something you must never leave out even on a miniature, if the engine slips out of gear it can be very dangerous. A couple of years ago an acquaintance of ours had a pin bounce out on the road while driving his 4" Garrett, it was not a screw in but just a drop in pin. The engine was going downhill at the time with his son driving and his sons girlfriend on the trailer with him behind. Owner jumped off and tried to stop it but could not, son had to steer into the grass bank/hedge at the side of the road and engine owner damaged his back for 12 months trying to stop it. Luckily no real damage done apart from the owner himself. This was written about in the Steam Apprentice club's magazine as the son was an apprentice at the time.

If the video is edited and so does not show the locking pin going in then please accept my apologies for pointing out a key safety element of engineman ship.

Cheers

Brian
A not so happy story in the Dorset Echo Heritage section today.

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10834811.Looking_back__Portland_runaway_traction_engine_tragedy/


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Post  mikero on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 2:05 am

Hi Lynn

Tim and I are thinking about buying one of the stencil machines to do our engines and need to know if there is a font called "Caslon" on the disc that comes with it.

Thanks

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Post  lynnr on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 2:07 am

Will check tonight after my lgv test

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Post  lynnr on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 9:14 am

Hi

The software does not have the font as standard but there is plenty of Caslon on font websites. You just install as anyother font and use it in the program.

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Post  He Who Must Not Be Blamed on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:29 am

Never mind the font, how was your test?

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:43 am

Well. All was going excellent until the last 5 minutes.


Entering a roundabout and a car races in front of a large van out of Tesco entrance exit road. Causes van to brake hard and I had to stop sharp as well. Unfortunately it was deemed that I should have anticipated the incident and waited. SO by being slightly out into the roundabout I delayed other vehicles and since I was the one entering the roundabout it is my "bad" so failed on that one incident. Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad 

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Post  lynnr on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:47 am

Ok  back to where I was 2 months ago. Exciter platform side. Striped and repainted. Now setting out the lining and the stencil is cut ready for application. Not enough time tonight to allow drying and tape removal so will wait until tomorrow. I will stick the stencil on. Paint it and while it is drying the first coat do the edge lining. Then the second coat on the stencil. Then leave to dry for a few hours and start removing the masks.


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Post  mikero on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 3:29 pm

Thanks Lynn

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Post  lynnr on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 2:04 am

Exciter platform times again.

Repainting the side that was ruined a couple months ago. Now got the tapes and stencil on ready for painting



First coat of paint on the Exciter platform.



Now to let that dry off a while and do a second coat on the stencil. Need to watch the timing to remove the stencil before the edges get too hard. Otherwise you run the risk of taring the edges away from the base.


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Post  Tony King on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 3:12 am

Looking good Lynn!! Glad to see someone's keeping the forum topped up with lots of photos!!
I haven't had a chance to even look at my engine for ages, I'm itching to come see you for some stencil printing work!!!
Regards,
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Post  lynnr on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 3:25 am

Hi Tony

Yes no problem. Visit anytime well almost. Week evenings or weekends are fine. We have spare bedroom so you can stop over as well if needed.

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Re: Lynn Robinson. Showman Scenic Part 2

Post  lynnr on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 3:34 am

Well. That worked a treat!!






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Post  Heavyhaul on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 10:27 am

Looking good Lynn

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