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Post  Steve H on Sat 7 Feb - 22:06

Thought I would start a thread of my build, now that I have a few bits that look like they might end up looking like a 2" Burrell Agricultural.
The name that I have chosen "Hephaestus" is the name of the Greek god of fire and metalworking.
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Post  lynnr on Sat 7 Feb - 22:19

Welcome welcome,

Glad you have signed in. Looking forward to regular updates and lots of pictures.
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Post  Steve H on Sat 7 Feb - 22:23

Cheers Lynn, will try to find something worth adding.
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Post  lynnr on Sat 7 Feb - 22:40

Your building a steam engine!! Everything about it will be interesting. Even watching the paint dry in YouTube. Well almost but you get what I mean.
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Post  Steve H on Sun 8 Feb - 12:11

Just a few images to show how far I have got.







Gone for Craftmaster LNER Doncaster Green as main body colour





The wheels are Craftmaster Mid Brown (sorry the flash has made them look a bit lighter than they really are)











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Post  lynnr on Sun 8 Feb - 12:36

Excellent!

Only one problem. I do not think the lamps are going to fit between the wheels and smokebox. There might be a bit of an interference problem.
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Post  Steve H on Sun 8 Feb - 12:53

lynnr wrote:Excellent!

Only one problem. I do not think the lamps are going to fit between the wheels and smokebox. There might be a bit of an interference problem.

And the one in the middle is probably as heavy as most of the engine, think I may have to settle for the mini ones from MJ Engineering lol
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Post  phil gomez on Sun 8 Feb - 15:07

Hi Steve.
Brillaint pictures Steve, looks like you have put a lot of hard work into the parts so far.
Please keep the pictures coming, always nice to see.
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Post  Steve H on Sun 8 Feb - 18:02

Thanks Phil, will try to keep updates coming
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Post  Steve H on Mon 9 Feb - 19:50

A few more





A better picture of the colour of my wheels





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Post  Tom2015 on Mon 9 Feb - 20:03

Hi Steve where did you get your brass plates made and for how much? Regards tom

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Post  Steve H on Mon 9 Feb - 20:16

The name plate was made by Northburrell on here and the washout plate I bought at the Model Eng exhibition at Ally Pally.
The wash out plate was 7.50 in a bargain box.
The name plate can't rember the price, but had to wait an eternity to get it.
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Post  Rickster on Tue 10 Feb - 19:36

Steamplates everytime - helpful, quick (2 weeks from artwork approval) quality - good price - brilliant.

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Post  Steve H on Tue 10 Feb - 19:47

I intend to get my nameplate from Steamplates, as I am not happy with the one pictured.But may wait till I get a bit more to fit it to. Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  IanL on Tue 10 Feb - 23:14

Steamplates every time. Five days from confirmation of design to delivery. Looks far too good to put on the engine and get dirty!

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Post  Tom2015 on Wed 11 Feb - 18:59

Hi Steve
Could you or soneone pm the sizes of the name plates and wash out plates please I need letter size overall plate size and hight regards tom

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Post  Steve H on Wed 11 Feb - 19:34

I am away with work tonight, but will post the measurements when I get home tomorrow.
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Post  Tom2015 on Wed 11 Feb - 19:53

That would be ideal cheers Steve

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Post  Steve H on Thu 19 Feb - 22:37

Started a bit of lining on the Rear wheels tonight.
I am going with Cream,which I think looks good against the Brown.




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Post  lynnr on Thu 19 Feb - 23:34

Yes very nice!
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Post  Steve H on Fri 20 Feb - 9:59

lynnr wrote:Yes very nice!

Thanks for your kind words,am hoping to do a bit more this weekend,and will try to keep the pictures rolling in Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  Steve H on Thu 26 Feb - 0:32

Little bit more lining done. Very Happy Just need to tidy a couple of the lines,and then start on the fronts





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Post  Steve H on Fri 6 Mar - 12:53

Fronts lined,just need lines cleaning up,and then ready for varnishing.







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Post  Tom2015 on Sun 3 May - 22:33

Any progress in the build Steve?

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Post  Steve H on Sun 3 May - 23:10

Sorry nothing much at the moment, hopefully will get to do a bit this week,so watch this space!!
Pictures will follow
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