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Offline Andym

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,(which Engine?,and what on earth else?)
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2015, 09:03:16 AM »
You never disappoint! 8)

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,(which Engine?,and what on earth else?)
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2015, 02:00:40 PM »
This looks great so far.
Cant wait to it complete and painted  :D
.: Logan's band of survivors of the battle of Ursun's teeth :.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,(which Engine?,and what on earth else?)
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2015, 05:38:03 PM »
That might take a little longer as I've had to do some running repairs as I put my hand through the the side of the cab,and knock off one of the ski's(not quite sure how I managed it but I did).
The cab was designed to fit two 25mm bases and leave room to add some interior detail.Once I'd put the side through it was obvious that I needed to make some changes otherwise it won't last long on a table..
So I'll glue the roof on and simply reduce the base sizes to 20mm,and put a driver in through the rear of the cab(25mm bases will fit but it wouldn't be easy )
The detailing is plodding along ,with just the chunks of engineering to add on either side.These need to be added to increase the stability of the model as is only balanced when the crew are in the cab,and not stood on the coal bunker.The track units are a little over sized again for stability .
That was the original plan.Having killed the ski's once already I'm definitely leaning towards putting it on a base,which makes all the clever stability tricks pretty pointless ,live and learn ;D

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,(which Engine?,and what on earth else?)
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2015, 06:11:39 PM »
Man the things you can do with card!!......it still amazes me!! :o

Even with your probs, that's still a stormer!!

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine WIP added
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2015, 10:52:18 PM »
I wondered how the original machine ever stayed level, especially over uneven terrain...

Seems like there is a new entry in this year's carnival ;) (see below)

https://youtu.be/p0CpG5daI5Y

I really like the kebab stick handrails.

Cheers
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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine WIP added
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2015, 07:08:27 PM »
A quick update.
The engine is finished(just needs a little light sanding and painting of course)
The carriage is a complete fiction (as far as I know) as I've taken detailing from multiple carriage designs the rear is from a Swiss mountain train (the box will have ski's in it at some point),the roof is from a early Russian train( no idea what because I did no more research than 'that looks interesting ')The front flat bed area is there simply to allow for different cargos to fit with the game plot at the time.
The reason for the Heath Robinson feel to the thing is because I intend it be for Pulp and VSF games,so There's no need for historical accuracy .Just a quirky homemade feel.
The second photograph is simply to show why I don't normally use a spray undercoat on card models.As it tends to give an uneven finish. As it lifts up any loose fibres on the card as it dries leaving you with raised areas of fluf,which require removing before painting.
This is greatly reduced when you hand paint the undercoat.

Andym,
Your no stranger to the dark arts yourself ,so thank you.

Matt,
I did a bit of reading up on it before answering ,It seems they were in danger of being knocked over when going down hill ,as the loads were on ski's and would tend to move faster than the tracks on the engine,so there was a real risk of jack knifing .
But the engine was used right up till 1929 in the US and I suspect even longer in the case of the ones in use in Russia.
I'm tempted to make a single 'log sledge ' to go between the engine and the carriage (time permitting ) just to give it that extra something. I've no intention of going mad with it as the gaming length remains a concern.(the longest recorded land train was 1/2 km!) but I do think a nod to its timber hauling roots is likely.
Mark.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine WIP added
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2015, 10:00:40 PM »
The shay is coming along nicely. The joy of pulp is that anything a bit weird is completely ok, if not normal. So for me, that carriage is spot on, and useful gamewise. :)

A log sled may help, or leave it off and enter it in the steam gymkana ;)

What a strange design flaw that it struggled going over declines/inclines. :?

Cheers
Matt

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine WIP added
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2015, 07:02:25 AM »
Genius! Great work!

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine WIP added
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2015, 01:19:48 AM »
A quick picture of the inside of the cab before I add the roof,and carry on painting (it seem's to have gone up a scale or to as I didnt count on it taking this long to paint)

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine WIP added
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2015, 07:31:14 AM »
 8) Darn mark, very cool

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine WIP added
« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2015, 06:24:03 PM »
 lol I just make this up as I go (just don't tell anyone) .
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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine WIP added
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2015, 02:04:06 AM »
  ;D it's just dawned on me,now that this engine is done I'm actually no further on than when I started this thread.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2015, 05:28:04 AM »
Nonsense. You're +1 one land train.

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,(which Engine?,and what on earth else?)
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2015, 07:07:28 AM »
You never disappoint! 8)

I can only say it again! Love it! :-*

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Re: Stalled Tale from the Tin Shed,1st Engine Finished
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2015, 08:17:46 AM »
Awesome! It looks so good and is yet unseen elsewhere - unbelievable! That´s a piece of art.

 

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