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Post  IanL on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 1:02 am

I have just started my build of the road loco. I believe it was the last one from the current batch. So far just received kits 1 on 28 July and 4 end of August. I have now painted the front wheels but not got a gloss finish despite using the Craftsmaster paint. Probably need to give them a bit of a rub down before starting the pinstriping.

Front wheels

Into etch primer

Under coat

Top coat yes it is blue Oxford Blue

The finish looks mat at the moment after putting on 3 coats but I have noit flatted the final coat as I am waiting to do the pinstripping and not decided yet what to do. Probably golden yellow with a red centre stripe.

Have just completed the first rear wheel construction, spent this weekend dry building and bonding the wheel. Will have to leave it until next weekend as am going to St Andrews for the week with work. Not to play golf, never played golf in my life expect for crazy golf with the kids.


Dry build complete

Bonding and build complete

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Seems so long ago

Post  lynnr on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 1:24 am

Hi Ian

Welcome on board the STW train. Good luck on your build. Wheel building seems so long ago now but it is only 10 months for me.
Are you staying with 1 kit per month or are you going for the catch up?

Personally not dealt with Craftmaster paints so can not advise on the flatness.

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Post  IanL on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 1:30 am

Hi Lynn,

I am planning on staying with monthly kits but may be able occassionally to go for a bit of catch up if the sales bonus allows!

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 9:54 am

i take it your not spraying with that car in there Shocked

not trying to tell anyone how the suck eggs but spray paint gets everywhere. even if you can't see it on things you can feel a very fine splatter.

trust me. i've learnt the hard way Laughing Crying or Very sad

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Post  IanL on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 10:18 am

Craig,

As you guessed I am not spraying the paint as I cannot aways get the Cobra out of the garage. The weather equipment on it does not really work! So I am brush painting with lots of rubbing down on most coats.

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Post  Brian M on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 10:35 am

Welcome aboard Ian,

After completing my wheels they were moved to the outside garage. It have been several months since I last saw them (personally, I have forgotten what they look like Very Happy ). Seeing pictures of your wheels brought me out in a nervous rash, remembering all that gluing, fixing the reverts and using the car filer cyclops .

Seriously, enjoy!

All the best,

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Post  tef 20 on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 11:13 am

Looking very nice, I would be very interested in seeing some pictures of the Cobra Very Happy Cool I would love one of them



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Post  IanL on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 11:56 am

Hi Mark,

The Cobra was my last build project completed in April 2006,

this was taken at Stoneleigh Show in 2006, Engine is Chevy V8 5 litre produces about 300bhp, acceleration should give Deans yellow peril a work out.

The body shell and chassis were produced by Pilgrim based in Small Dole in Sussex, it took me 18 months to complete, the engine is a very tight fit in this chassis with just 2-3 mm clearance front and rear of the engine and fire wall and steering rack. Unlike STW you have to find or make every bracket, nut and bolt on the car. So not a kit in the STW way, which is amazing to me, having built a number of cars in the past this road loco kit means no more cold, wet, muddy trips to the scrap yards.

Best wishes

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Post  tef 20 on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 1:30 pm

LOL Deans yellow peril sounds like a good challenge to me haha just see his face when he loses and realise the difference in price as well haha.

Thanks for the pictures looks like a lovely machine I would love to build one maybe somtime in the near future.


Good luck with your build look forward to see your pictures as you go along


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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 4:32 pm

Well done Ian, a new photos thread to follow and you beat Brian and Dwane M to it too Razz Razz Razz

I am 12 months in to my build myself, I picked up my first kit at Old Warden rally last year and did get a head a little with some bonus so actually half way with 15 kits done.

Like the car too, i do like the American muscle cars much more than those sreaming Italian things - much overated What a Face

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Post  Steam Traction World on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 7:43 am

Thinking of trading the yellow peril in anyway so i'll race you in my new car. I've put a picture of it below outside the house after I popped home during the test drive!! lol Razz



Nice Bugatti Veyron...................We can all dream i suppose.........If only traction engines were more popular!!!

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Lots of engines need to be sold

Post  lynnr on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 8:52 am

Let alone buying one. At 1.3 gallon per minute it empties it's tank in 19 minutes.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 10:24 am

Steam Traction World wrote:Nice Bugatti Veyron...................We can all dream i suppose.........If only traction engines were more popular!!!

Dean

I should think STW have sold more Traction Engines than VW have Bugatti Veyrons - and you may actually make a small profit when you do. They cost more to make than VW sell them for Shocked

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 10:43 am

i thought Dean was after a motorbike next !!!??? (copying me Rolling Eyes )

trouble is, he can only fit on a mini-moto Laughing

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 10:45 am

PS: whats with the brown bonnet on the Veyron ???? how crap is that ????

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Post  tef 20 on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 11:07 am

craig@STW wrote:i thought Dean was after a motorbike next !!!??? (copying me Rolling Eyes )

trouble is, he can only fit on a mini-moto Laughing




lol! lol! lol! Laughing

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Veyron

Post  Steve Traill on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 1:30 pm

It'd be a nice car if someone else was picking up the tab or my lottery rollover came through. Even then the nappy brown bonnet would have to go! A nice bright yellow would look good, now I saw a nice yellow recently on a Ferrari................................

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Post  IanL on Fri 23 Sep 2011, 11:45 am

I am not sure about yellow on a car I used to have a golden yellow Lotus seven, having parked it outside a slaughter house on a hot sunny day I came back to a black car. It was completely covered on tiny black flies. They must have thought it was a flower of some sort.

Have been back a week from St Andrews and been painting the rear wheel so far got two coats of etch primer on and two coats of undercoat. Now need to do a good rub / flating down before starting the top coat enamel, hopefully get some time on Sunday to start the preparation for top coat, as am off ballooning tomorrow for the day.

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Rear Wheel

Post  IanL on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 12:53 am

Hi Just started to put the top coat on and the finish is really glossy, so much different from the front wheels which have turned out satin. Same paint out of the same pot so any suggestions why the rear wheel may have turned out glossy

This is after just one coat of enamel another one to go.

Looks like I will have to repaint the front wheels. The only difference I can think of is the front wheels were painted 24 hrs after putting on the last undercoat. Where as the rear wheel did not get painted for 4 days after the last undercoat.

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Glossy

Post  Steve Traill on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 4:17 am

Hi Ian

By painting the gloss onto the undercoat before it was fully cured some of the lacquer in the gloss has soaked into the undercoat. Even when it is fully cured some loss of gloss on the first couple of topcoats occurs over time. I've found the third gloss coat is the one that keeps its shine long term.

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Post  IanL on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 6:10 am

Steve,

Thanks for the info the front wheels did get three top coats at 24hr intervals. Maybe I need to give longer for the undercoats to dry out before top coating as happened with the rear wheel. So it looks like the fronts will get 4 top coats before pinstriping. Hopefully that will get me a gloss finish on the fronts to match the rear.

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Post  IanL on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:54 am

Hi Steve, have now put another top coat on a front wheel and it now matches the rear wheel nice a shiny but will need another coat and then leave to harden before trying to rub down and get a smooth finish. Thanks for the suggestion.

Got home today to find my third kit, kit 5 right hand rear wheel I just hope there are only four wheels on this machine as I will be dreaming of wheel spokes before long.

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4 Wheels

Post  lynnr on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:57 am

There is more than 4 wheels Smile

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Post  IanL on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 12:14 pm

One of my neighbours helped the delivery man to unload the wheel. The delivery guy asked what I was building, my neighbour likes a joke so told him he did not want to know, after being pressed he said I was building a v2 rocket. So I wonder what they will be saying back at the depot?

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 29 Sep 2011, 3:08 pm

Also received one of my wheels today Very Happy ..and still have the two to do for the water bowser. Sad

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