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Post  Robfishman on Wed 18 Jul 2012, 2:03 pm

Have been really busy recently so the build has been at a standstill, however have had two days off this week and so decided it was time to get back to it. One job that's been hanging out is the shaping of the tender beading, and what a slow, but rewarding process that was.

Here a few image s of the process.

The original piece.........

Untitled by Robert R&N, on Flickr

Here it's been shaped.........

Untitled by Robert R&N, on Flickr

...and fitted.........

Untitled by Robert R&N, on Flickr

......finally painted in base coat........Caution wet paint

Untitled by Robert R&N, on Flickr

And the tender extension now also finished and in base coat........

Untitled by Robert R&N, on Flickr

We now have the tender, belly tank and bowser in base coat ready to start top coat and finishing. Hope it's nice weather at the weekend. Very Happy

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Post  Robfishman on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 11:40 am

It's been a busy week on the build, and more has been done in the last few days than in the previous few months. This morning with the promise of a nice hot day I got set up for painting the Tender, Belly Tank and Bowser Tank.

The here the belly tank, tender, and tender extension drying in the sun together with the lid for the toolbox . In a week or so I'll get it ready for final finishing and lining out.


IMG_4443 by Robert R&N, on Flickr


IMG_4446 by Robert R&N, on Flickr


IMG_4447 by Robert R&N, on Flickr

In a week or so I'll get it ready for final finishing and lining out.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 11:54 am

Looking really good..

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Post  Robfishman on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 2:33 pm

Thanks Lynn, got the hang of spraying now and have got the gun set up right so now getting a decent finish with it at last.

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Post  lynnr on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 1:29 am

Robfishman wrote:Thanks Lynn, got the hang of spraying now and have got the gun set up right so now getting a decent finish with it at last.

Great news on nailing the spray gun

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 7:44 am

Hey Rob, looking good now. Just need something to hang it all on Very Happy

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Post  Robfishman on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 12:00 pm

Thanks Brian, hope to get the final rear wheel first or it will be sitting at a strange angle. Very Happy Very Happy May be next year we can get it out and about to some of the local rally's as a rolling chassis.

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Post  Robfishman on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 2:02 pm

Took a bit of a risk tonight and because I had put the belly tank access covers in the oven I fitted the brass star to one of the plates and dropped it on the tank. Now I must leave the tank for a week to properly harden or I'll end up regretting it. Oh and yes I think this one should be on the other end, and the small star this side. Very Happy


Bellytank access cover finished. by Robert R&N, on Flickr

I think the star looks great and a credit to STW, very well engineered it fitted together perfectly.

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Post  lynnr on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 2:08 pm

The stars do fit well but a complet royal pain to polish up. I am thinking of rounding the tips slightly to stop ripping the polishing clout.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 3:04 pm

lynnr wrote:The stars do fit well but a complet royal pain to polish up. I am thinking of rounding the tips slightly to stop ripping the polishing clout.

Now its fitted it should just be done with a rag and some polish and mind you dont polih through the paintwork Sad

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 2:22 pm

A couple of shots of the Lining progress.

First the black is laid down.....


Tender lining by Robert R&N, on Flickr

the red line is next.....


Tender tank lining by Robert R&N, on Flickr


Tender Tank Lining by Robert R&N, on Flickr

Still plenty to do.


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Post  lynnr on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 2:24 pm

Lost more to do.. Keep going looking good.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 8:23 am

Looking good Rob, makes a change from all the red ones too. Nice to see all that training paying dividends, I look forward to seeing you sign writing the canopy!! Cool

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Post  Robfishman on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 8:19 am

I have to take my hat off to all of you with your lining, it's so hard to get everything in line and all the curves right. Here is my "attempt" and I have to say I am not overly happy with the result, but it could be worse and for now it's acceptable.


Tender lining by Robert R&N, on Flickr

Back.......with the finger prints removed.....lol

Tender lining by Robert R&N, on Flickr

Other side still to finish....

IMG_4455 by Robert R&N, on Flickr


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Post  Tim Watson on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 10:19 am

She's looking very elegant.

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Post  Tony King on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 10:46 am

The lines set it off to perfection, keep up the good work & keep the pictures comming................ Bloody marvelous!!
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Post  Robfishman on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 1:17 am

Thanks Tim & Tony I'm sure once all the tender fittings are fitted it look ok.


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Post  lynnr on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 2:16 pm

There you go 10000 views.

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 2:54 pm

lynnr wrote:There you go 10000 views.

Wow 10,000 views of our progress and rambling on. cheers

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Post  Robfishman on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 11:51 am

Spent the morning at the Siemens Rail depot in Southampton seeing what goes on behind the scenes to keep the trains moving.....interesting that a train will cover 8,000 miles a week, that's over 1,000,000 miles in 4 months. There was also a Roller and General purpose engine there which was nice to see, but no steam loco's Sad

Anyway got back this afternoon and decided to take a few photos for the upcoming presentation.


Burrell Showmans by Robert R&N, on Flickr

I'm not at all happy with the yellow line on the toolbox and this will have to be redone.


Burrell Showmans by Robert R&N, on Flickr 10074

Thank goodness the lining on the belly tank is almost complete, boy there are a lot of lines to paint. However I think I have now proben the back of the lining out and there is not much left to be done. 10074

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Post  Graeme81 on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 2:14 pm

looks great, coming along nicely

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Post  Tim Watson on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 1:28 am

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Thank goodness the lining on the belly tank is almost complete, boy there are a lot of lines to paint. However I think I have now proben the back of the lining out and there is not much left to be done. 10074[/quote]

Only the hornplates, cleading, gear guards, back wheels, motion covers.....

Looking really elegant Rob.

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 2:04 am

Tim Watson wrote:[quote= Only the hornplates, cleading, gear guards, back wheels, motion covers.....

Looking really elegant Rob.

Tim

Ah yes, may be there is quite a bit more to do yet, also the front wheels to be done.

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 29 Nov 2012, 1:04 pm

There has not been very much happening on the build for a while, but while the house and workshop were fitted with a security system today following the events of a week or so back I got to work finishing the preparation of the last of the spokes and building the rear wheel. Ready now to take it apart again for final fabrication in the usual way.



Rear Wheel. by Robert R&N, on Flickr

Glad i didn't have to finish (or make come to that) all 224 of these.....by my working out thats enough for 56 wheels!!


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Post  Robfishman on Sat 01 Dec 2012, 2:27 am

Had a call last night from the courier to say my next package had arrived, tried to convince them to leave it out of sight on the drive as I was only 15 minutes from home, but rightly they could not do so. We lifted it in the car with a forklift in their yard and as my engine hoist is not due to be delivered for another few weeks and I dont have a forklift this is going to be interesting. scratch scratch


IMG_1584 by Robert R&N, on Flickr

Time for plan A.......


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"I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER" Not sure quite how heavy this is but as you all know its not exactly light weight.

Can I ask what's the general view on painting the boiler, is it better to use Zinc primer to protect or VHT Barrel Paint, or both?

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