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Bertie's progress part 2

Post  wingman on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 1:39 pm

Success Smile Thankyou Lynn you got me ther in the end buddy.

I have now paited the hornplates and tender on Bertie and even managed to get some lines on I am really pleased .....hope you like .











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Post  lynnr on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 5:27 am

Looking very nice indeed. Glad to be of help.

Now we expect lots of updates and pictures of progress.

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Post  wingman on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 7:19 am

Thanks for those kind words Lynn,I am very pleased with the results of the painting and after all the trouble I had with the lining but as they say patience is a virtue.

I can't understand why the photo's are cropped off, any suggestions.

Just finishing off the hornplates at the moment will post an update then.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 7:42 am

Apple devices and other mobile and tablets. Crop pictures when displaying due to resolution and real estates.
I normally crop to 800 wide so always display correctly. On Pc and larger browsers they do show full.

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Post  wingman on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 1:51 pm

Thanks Lynn,if I can work out how to do it I will try that next time.

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Post  wingman on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 12:21 pm

Hi every body hope you have all had a great weekend,

I have been busy working on the hornplates etc got them lined now but still have the black to do in the rivet area.

I have to say this Craftmaster paint is first class the depth of finish is second to none in my opinion.

Just a very quick update and a couple of photo's,as you can see the hornplates are not bolted to the tender as I still have more work to complete.

John.








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Post  wingman on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 12:25 pm

Tried again with the latest pics but still cropping off the photo's sorry possibly not the best result but I am sure I will resolve it with a little help. Technologey eh.

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Post  lynnr on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 1:46 pm

Hi

Pictures showing fine on PC screen. Its just tablets and phones that suffer.

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Post  LiveSteam on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 2:42 pm

All looks mighty fine on my latop, engines coming on nicely and great paint job Cool

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Post  wingman on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 11:35 pm

Thanks for those kind words,very nearly gave up on the lining as I had trouble getting the clear film off the finnesse tape that I used,really glad that I percivered as I'm very pleased with the results.

If the photo's are ok then I will leave well alone I think as it must just be the viewing on my tablet.

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Post  wingman on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 10:24 am

Hi every one,just a very quick update on Berties progress.
Have been busy building uuuuup the fittings on the tender which is now finished and everything went together beautifully.

The work continues with building up the Hornplatesand painting the fittings, everything continues to be a real credit to Steam Traction World.

Recieved Kits 11a and 11b a couple of days ago and I must say for me the best of the kits so far both the Cylinder and the fittings awsome engineering I am having trouble keeping my hands off them and making a start but again what engineering from STW wow.........

As much as I am dying to start these kits I am determined to finish the hornplates first.

I will post some pics as soon as I get a chance.

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Post  lynnr on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 1:58 am

"when I get a chance" is no excuse for not putting pictures up ;-)

Even pictures of the new parts just out the box also brings interest.

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Post  LiveSteam on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 11:15 am

Just an unopened box is interesting, just to show how it all arrives Smile

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Post  wingman on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 3:26 pm

I do take your point guys, I think I have read and viewed just about everything on here myself but was just beginning to question whether anyone was really interested as no one ever seems to want to chat about what your up to and for me that was the main reason of wanting to share my build with everyone,(such as it is).

I'll try and post some more pics tommorrow just diddn't have the camera with me in the workshop tonight.

Have fun with your engines and your builds John.

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Post  ejparrott on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 12:59 pm

I'm always interested in seeing other peoples projects progressing!

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Post  wingman on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 2:56 pm

As Ive already said I think,I have been busy over the last few days working on the Tender and Hornplates here's a couple of shots of the Tender with those lovely brass fittings added,
The water valve elbow and filter are just fitted temporarily as they need to have a bead of sealant added for water tightness but this has to wait until the water valve itself is fitted this comes in a later kit with the injector I believe.
Love the brass water filler, the wter lifter is now fitted perminantly as are the winch rollers and the tender steps.




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Post  wingman on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 3:19 pm

Kits 11A and 11b arived and for me these are the best kits to date,all mechanical,but I must add I am enjoying every part of this build to date.
Kit 11A the Cylinder wow what engineering I am totally in awe ,brilliant.
I have taken some photo's of the kit contents including the cylinder and '' The Box'' here they are.


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and here's the Cylinder itself.







Here I have placed a steel ruler against th e Cylinder to give a perspective of size,although some might say that it is small compared to a 4inch I think that it shows the quality in the engineering and believe me it is quite heavy.





I will try to post some photo's tommorrow of Kit 11B ,the fittings for the cylinder.I am really looking forward to buillding it.
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Post  wingman on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 4:23 pm

ejparratt,thanks your interest I see from the long list of locomotives that you have ther that you are a seasoned builder I also note that you have a 2inch Showmans,'thetford town' is that built too (when you say on the shelf) it would certainly be nice to see some pics.

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Post  LiveSteam on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 12:41 pm

Lovely pics, even just the box, I know it sounds weird but I'm never likely to build one but its interesting to see how it all arrives.

As you say the cylinder is lovely, one thing to check for is any swarf or casting sand left in it, well worth blowing all the ports and threads out with compressed air etc (wear eye protection) just to make sure its all nice and clean. I've heard a few have had minor probs with swarf/sand blocking some of the ways etc.

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Post  wingman on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 2:59 pm

Great advise,I will make sure that I give everywhere a good clean out will keep you posted.

Thanks, John.

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Post  wingman on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 1:09 pm

Here are a few pics of the contents of kit 11B,  the cylinder fittings It all looks to be very interesting and quite a large kit in relation to the number of its contents,once again quality engineering from STW.
For me kits 11A & 11b  feel like a milestone as I have been waiting to get see  and get my hands on them.
I will keep you posted re assembly once the Hornplates are completed.









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Post  ejparrott on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 1:16 pm

wingman wrote:ejparratt,thanks your interest I see from the long list of locomotives that you have ther that you are a seasoned builder I also note that you have a 2inch Showmans,'thetford town' is that built too (when you say on the shelf)  it would certainly be nice to see some pics.

John.

No, it's on the shelf....literally...!! I was given a pile of castings a good many years ago, made some progress with it and started getting it together....then it started to show it's true size, and I could see it was going to be difficult to operate with the full length canopy, so I sort of lost interest in it a bit. Maybe later on in life I may pick it up again, but for now I've enough work putting a new boiler on the Lion and attending to a few issues with the Hunslet, as well as trying to crack o with my Manning Wardle

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Post  wingman on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 9:39 am

Hi everyone, I thought that it was time that I posted an update on Bertie's progress, I have been busy working on the hornplates over the last week, here are a few photographs ,hope you like.



As you can see the hornplates are now temporarily atttched to the tender,this took a bit of fettling to get them to slot together properly as the paint prevented them from sliding together ,got there in the end though.
I have fitted up all fittings that came in kit 10 a great kit that I feel adds so much and gives a really good feeling of achievement I feeel,any way, more pics.






Axle shaft and second shaft fitted,I found the busshes were a really tight fit and wouldn't allow either shaft to turn without binding up but this was soon sorted with use of the good old Dremel and a flap wheel attatchement.A great tool I find when used with a flexi shaft and gently does it aproach.




Just got to touch in the paint on the heads of the fastenings and job done ,really pleased and looking forward to getting on with kits 11A and 11B the cylinder and fittings,
I'll keep you posted.
Have fun,    John.

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Post  wingman on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 9:41 am

The photo's apear to be cropped off again ,let me know and I will try again ! John.

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Post  LiveSteam on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 12:56 pm

All looks fine and dandy here, I'm seeing all the pictures loud and clear.
Must be something to do with you viewing it on a fruit based product Wink

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