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Post  craig@STW on Thu 20 Oct 2011, 11:56 pm

Who's gonna be first to make some progress on the first kit then ??? Cool

Lynn would have it done by now Razz Razz

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Post  lynnr on Fri 21 Oct 2011, 12:06 am

craig@STW wrote:Who's gonna be first to make some progress on the first kit then ??? Cool

Lynn would have it done by now Razz Razz

Roll around floor laughing.

Yes come on girls and boys. Where are the progress reports and pictures.

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Post  Frostie on Fri 21 Oct 2011, 12:03 pm

Now can I go to sleep please !!!!!



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Post  craig@STW on Fri 21 Oct 2011, 1:12 pm

cheers

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Eerily quiet forum ????

Post  Frostie on Thu 27 Oct 2011, 5:37 am


Latest batch
I guess that there must be a lot of busy fettlers out there as the forum is VERY quiet ???
Hows progress guys ??

Frostie !!

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I'll have to wait...

Post  Dan on Thu 27 Oct 2011, 12:04 pm

Well done Frostie!

My wheels are going to have to wait. I'm standing outside, in the rain, in front of a wood stove trying to get a signal!

You gotta love the Norfolk Broads in October Wink

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beavering away.......

Post  Weston on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 1:47 pm

Just thought I would sign up and make myself known, So, hello every one Very Happy
I have steadily been building up my kit over the last couple of weeks. I have really enjoyed an easy and steady build (credit to every one at steam traction world!) I aways have a couple of projects on the go at once so it is nice to have something that just fits together

lol!

few pictures for you guys then:



Dry build of my first wheel:



Borrowed the oven when she wasn't looking.....





The rest on my time has been split with my restoration of my series II.... tongue




Thanks to every one at steam traction world, I'm looking forward to the rest of the build.

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Post  lynnr on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 1:58 pm

Welcome aboard the good ship STW!

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Post  Weston on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 2:08 pm

cheers,

I must admit that your current 4" showmans build has been some what inspiring. Just a waiting game now.... Very Happy

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Post  Graeme81 on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 2:25 pm

are u gonna paint the miniature engine the same colour as the series II ? Laughing

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Post  lynnr on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 3:44 pm

Thanks Ryan.

Can not quite make out if it is a 2a or b
In your first picture do I spy a 2" crane engine?

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Post  Robfishman on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 5:07 pm

Tash spotted the crane in the background as well. The landy looks good as well. Keep up the good work.

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Post  Graeme81 on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 5:16 pm

looks like a markie model to me

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Post  Frostie on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 2:01 am

Weston,

Just noticed that your picture shows that you have your front wheel hubs, have other people received the front wheel hubs with kit Number 1 ???
I didnt get any hubs with my first kit !! Hence my questions earlier about brass.steel hub caps ..

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Post  Weston on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 3:22 am

Wow, Lots of response this morning.

To answers a few questions, yes that is a Markie crane engine, he lives in the kitchen and that is where I am currently building my first few kits, the landy has stolen most of my workshop space atm tongue
As for my first kit, yes I did receive the hubs/hub caps, just how it came? although I was not sure if these caps where supposed to be brass or not??
As for my landy, she is an early series II 1959, not that original anymore tho, when I got her she was in a very sorry state so I've turned it into a v8 hybrid Very Happy

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Tyres.....hmm, messy

Post  Weston on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 4:33 am

Got round to putting the tyres on today, they didn't lie when they said it was a messy job. And oh and what lovely stuff isoflex is, wasn't too bad in the end. Only took around 10mins a tyre to fit once it was all "lubricated" up with the isoflex. Getting everything really clean and prepared was the longest part. I looked around on the forum for others that had already taken on this task in previous batch of the kits. a Big thank you to Julia who posted "dont give up on isoflex" worth a read if you haven't already.

On with the pics then....



A quick rub down by hand to remove any large rubber particles left over from using a large flap wheel. I then made sure that I cleaned and degreased the tyres and wheels well, my weapon of choice for this is Loctite 7061 super clean... and it does just that...



Now the hard bit, getting the tyre over that steel rim, I started at one end and then cable tied as I went, this seemed effective and kept the tyre in the correct place.



Finished tyres, all squared up and evenly on the rim. just 2 weeks of drying now...... Sad



Thanks all,

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Post  Frostie on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 4:47 am

Good job done, its so much easier with two people. I got my tyres quite hot , they really were very flexible and quite easy to get on.
No matter how careful you are though its still bloody messy !!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you going for the vulcanised mains ??

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 3:21 pm

I can recommend using cable ties as well. Did the same on the bowser wheels and made it so much easier than I expected. Only word of caution....they need to be heavy duty type it they break and you end up in a right mess.

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 12:26 am

@frostie... your hubcaps will be in your kit 2 Cool

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Post  Frostie on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 3:17 am

Craig,

No rush for them just was a bit confused cos others had them and i hadn't.

"Cheerz m'dear" as we say in sunny Cornwall !!

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Post  Frostie on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 3:56 am

My front wheels so far, paint and tyres hardening off for a month..







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Post  lynnr on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 4:14 am

looking good

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Post  Weston on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 4:21 am

Very nice.

Take it your spraying? Are you using Craftmaster paints, if so how have you found them? I looking around for paint atm. I have a local paint supplier that I have used for several projects, but i'm just wondering if the extra money is worth being spent with craftmaster?

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Post  Frostie on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:24 am

Yes all the primer, enamel, and thinners I have used has been supplied direct from Craftmaster.
Craftmaster paint is a bit dearer but in my opinion the finish warrants the extra few shillings spent
I am using a small spray gun on the large items and an airbrush for the tiny bits.
As always preparation preparation preparation, is the key to a decent finish.
I am looking forward to starting the lining when I get home, the paint will be well hard by then.

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Post  Weston on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:23 am

Thats good to know, I have been looking around but I was thinking that craftmaster was the way to go. How to you find spraying with it, any odd behaviours? Have fun with the lining, think i'm going to have to get my paint ordered now Razz

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