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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:59 pm

I like the way it is progressing Trevor. 8) Looks like you've found a suitable chimney, is it a pen :?:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:35 pm

Must admit, I thought it looked really weird until you put the dome on, the boiler looked far too long for a Wren. The dome though brought it all together, shaping up nicely :) .
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Postby elcamo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:40 pm

looks nice!

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Postby michael » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:59 am

Hi Trevor Just catching up, what a great job you are doing! I really do enjoy the spirit of doing what we can with what is available.
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:50 pm

Thanks for your kind comments folks, yes the chimney WAS a pen, but I still am not sure, it is a bit on the large side, so I am realy looking for some tube of the right size so I can make a replacement "stove pipe" one.
Steve, yes boiler (undressed) does look long, but dont forget it includes the smoke box (aprox 18" / 440mm) and round top fire box (about the same size.)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:10 am

Though you can probably remember all the details from your Wren Trevor, these pics might be useful reminders of all those years ago :wink:

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Postby Pandy » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:22 am

Nice one Steve, thanks ! highly useful pics for detailing any kettle, not just a Wren, we have to say we're still dumbstruck by the quality of Trevors work considering the circumstances under which it is being built, how many of us model by candlelight ? now there's dedication for you !
Now is it just us or do kettles seem to be growing on Steve ? :) :) We've tried to think along the lines of "modelling in the field" and given ourselves a very large headache, again, bloody well done Trevor !
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Postby daniel » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:28 pm

Trevor:

Your work is just amazing. Apart of the fact that such type of locos are my absolute preference (specially the 18"gauge Woolwhich's) the kind of modelling you are doing is what touches me the most.
I will follow your thread with all interest.
A question: is it going to run on 16,5mm track or some other?
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:00 pm

Thanks for your comments chaps, Steve I wont be able to check those pics till I get back to UK (end of next week) But in the mean time a couple more pics, not over happy with the paint job. Yes it is for 16.5mm track, but getting it as a runner is going to be some time in the future.
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Postby henrix72se » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:08 pm

Hard to say from the photos, they are a bit dark, but it looks ok to me. You just need a couple of more layers. Maybe not all areas needs to be shiny, that's all. What type of colour did you use ?

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:53 pm

Well now stripped the loco down into it's component parts. 'cause the cab is a bit flimsical for air frieght (ie my laptop bag :lol: )

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Together with a "man-rider" built as well this trip.

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At least when I get home I might :shock: depending on what SWMBO has in store for me :roll: be able to get a coat of primer on it. I wont have time to build the "works" as only back in UK for a few weeks. Then when I get back it will be in crane building!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:03 pm

Hi Trevor might I suggest using an aerosol of suitable colour when you get back to the UK. You'll lose the brush marks thataway.
Superb piece of modelling Trevor particularly when taking into account the circumstances under which it was made.
Henrik here's what it looks like after a bit of editing. :wink:
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Postby henrix72se » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:41 pm

Hi Trevor,

I like this project a lot. I really wish you had time to finish it in a not to distant future. I do not just fancy the prototype, but also the way it is built in. These projects there guys like you build such a fantastic model with so limited resources, is an injection of inspiration in itself. I lift my hat of admiration.

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:34 am

Now I been back in the UK for a few days (and feeling the cold :shock: )
I have managed to get a decent coat of paint on it, and a few details, lots more to to come (including couplings :oops: ) I also need to do the back of the wheels, and the valve gear, but as I said in an earlier post motorization will have to wait until I am back here on a more permanent basis (and got a workshop)
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Postby rockershovel » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:09 pm

it's amazing what you can do with that blue alkathene pipe, isn't it?
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Postby michael » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:00 pm

I like the new colour scheme Trevor.
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Postby mud magnet » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:43 pm

Looks good Trevor.
The corrugated roof looks perfect - nicely damaged, but functional.
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Postby underworld » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:11 pm

Very cool 8) Trevor!!! Looks like a true workhorse!!!


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