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Getting Itchy fingers

Post  lynnr on Wed 6 Dec - 1:58

Hi All

I do not know about all you lot but for some reason around this time of year I get itchy finger and feel I need to get building something. It might be the "Christmas" vibe or anti-vibe. Not sure which.

All the end of season jobs on Crystal are finished and she is tucked up in bed to keep warm and dry. Of course 2 year ago I had a road loco to finish.

What are you up to over the winter season? I definitely need to sort something out.
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Post  MrStationHouse on Wed 6 Dec - 6:23

Now then Lynn - you need more toys!

I have awaiting me the following projects

- a Norton Dominator - am replacing the old voltage regulator with a new solid state one
- Series one land rover - new rings and valve seals
-16mm Mamod engine to complete the cladding on
- Some improvements to be made to my big trailer
-Sort out the blower valve on my 3.5" black five
- Several 16mm rolling stock kits to make

oh and 324 tax returns to get out :-)

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Post  MrStationHouse on Wed 6 Dec - 6:24

Now then Lynn - you need more toys!

I have awaiting me the following projects

- a Norton Dominator - am replacing the old voltage regulator with a new solid state one
- Series one land rover - new rings and valve seals
-16mm Mamod engine to complete the cladding on
- Some improvements to be made to my big trailer
-Sort out the blower valve on my 3.5" black five
- Several 16mm rolling stock kits to make

oh and 324 tax returns to get out :-)

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GETTING ITCHY FINGERS

Post  Simon C on Wed 6 Dec - 10:12

Hi Lynn
Nothing much happening here still need the last 2 kits for my showman's John Dennis. have been trying to get a boiler test sorted but boy is it ever a fight.
You would believe that in the present climate company's would be falling all over them selves to do work but not in this case it seems.

As for Huffy the roller, I am determined not to start that until J.D. is finished but I may crack in January once Xmas is back in the loft.
didn't make Portsmouth last weekend unfortunately due to other commitments would have liked to attend that one as an exhibitor oh well perhaps next year.
Simon C (A fellow full roofer)
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Post  LiveSteam on Sun 10 Dec - 6:39

All being well I should be saving Lynn's fingers from itching quite so much with a bit of a cladding refurb jobby coming her way Cool  I'm rubbish when it comes to painting Embarassed

It looks far worse in real life  Embarassed



All boxed up ready for a little trip ooop north



It was good to speak with you today Cool

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Post  sonick45 on Sun 10 Dec - 7:22

Lynn wont disappoint.  

My engine brush painted with a healthy few coats of clear to finish. Cool





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Post  LiveSteam on Sun 10 Dec - 7:57

Blooming heck Shocked Mind you my cladding isnt the best being that its 12yrs old and has a fair amount of age related bits to it Very Happy Very Happy

It will put the rest of the engine to shame Embarassed

Lets say my agri has a certain patina to it Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

As long as it comes back looking better than it went (not that hard Very Happy ) and better than what I could ever do it Embarassed I'll be happy Cool

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Post  lynnr on Wed 13 Dec - 8:13

Now do you want the lines to be at least consistent widths? Or do you want the wiggles and gaps the same along with the squint placements. Wink
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Post  LiveSteam on Wed 13 Dec - 8:53

Laughing Laughing

I'm sure as you are doing them they will be consistent Wink fairly sure they were done by eye last time Laughing

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Post  lynnr on Thu 14 Dec - 7:30


Cleaning and test priming. To see if there is any "reactive" residue.








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Post  LiveSteam on Thu 14 Dec - 8:16

Well they look 100% better just in the primer, did they ever make a burrell in light brown Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  lynnr on Fri 15 Dec - 0:37

Hi Chris

Good news. Nothing that might be left on the cleading can cause a problem for the etch primer so onward!

That's all the tin work in etch primer. Got a significant dent in the block trim plate to fettle later but that is easy.





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Post  lynnr Yesterday at 0:03

Hi

Outside is going white again. So I thought I will make things black inside. Well as much inside as Crystals bedroom.

First coat of black on the inside of the tins. Drying time! Yes I did the outside of the mudhole cleading as the surface under for some reason appeared rougher in the primer. So adding a extra coat on the outside allows for more rubbing down. Also it sits on the edge points so no sticking to the drying board.



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Post  lynnr Yesterday at 3:09

I think I have enough lining out tape now.

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Post  lynnr Yesterday at 7:58

Think this will do for the underside.






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