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SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:37 am

Today I am starting building a Smallbrook Harlequin
So far I have cut of the Cylinders from the chassis & smoothed off the foot plate & ground the inside of the boiler so it fits

I have also started on the saddle tank as it has ballast in it this shows though the paint if notting is done to it so I have given it a coat of Halfords filler primer which will once dry have a light sand followed by a 2nd coat

here's whats in the box
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby docnjoj » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:02 pm

That is a fine looking kit! I look forward to the completion.
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Simon » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:17 pm

I've a half done one sat on the shelf...will be watching with interest in the hope of getting inspired to finish it.

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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:18 pm

I got on well but the saddle tank needs more work but that will be done tomorrow
All I have to do now is finish off the saddle tank & fit the handrails to it
I will post photos once I have had a Bath
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:40 pm

here are the photos
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:41 pm

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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:42 pm

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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:42 pm

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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:27 am

Hi Mozzer,

I've built one of these before and you are right about the saddle tank ballast showing through if you don't primer/filler it first. Mike Rayner (Smallbrook Studios) has just released a 1/35th scale version called "Gold Crest". I think he's designed an enclosed cab for the 1/35 scale version. Here's the link:
http://www.smallbrookstudio.co.uk/produ ... it/9308312

I've got one and will start it once I've finished "Cock Robin", my first 1/35th scale. I'll post some photos in the "Size doesn't matter section" soon. I like this scale as the 1/35th cab on "Cock Robin" bears a strong resemblance to a Hunslet "Alice" port class.

It's great to see your building process and finishing - thanks for sharing them.
Warm regards
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Pierre Chatelet » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:09 pm

Nice work ! :D
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:09 am

primmer filler & sand
primmer filler & sand
primmer filler & sand

& on & on & on
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:20 pm

Mozzer wrote:primmer filler & sand
primmer filler & sand
primmer filler & sand

& on & on & on



:lol:


PS It's a neat little loco. It'll be great when all that hard work is done.

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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:13 pm


PS It's a neat little loco. It'll be great when all that hard work is done.


the saddle tank is done & is glued in place just have to fit the handrails
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:36 pm

Here's an update: the loco has now had its coat of primer & is drying out; here is a photo of it before it got painted.
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:41 pm

Here are photos of the loco in primer

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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Mozzer » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:53 am

been sent a photo by the customer now he has painted the loco
ImageSmallBrook Harlequin Gn15 by brian mosby, on Flickr
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby docnjoj » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:23 pm

That is one pretty loco!
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Re: SmallBrook Harlequin

Postby Simon » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:01 pm

Is the lever the wrong way around? I only ask because I did mine exactly the same and then thought "hang on, shouldn't the trigger be in the finger side?" :lol:

Very nice built though - much neater than mine!


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