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A potpourri of articles from a sporadic modeller.

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November 2015

4MT – fitting the boiler and firebox

The detailing on the boiler required some some 1/16th copper wire, I added the regulator valve, clack valves and pipework, washout plugs etc. The supplied castings are superb and very clean with very little if any fettling required before fitting. This… Continue Reading →

Paint Colour Codes

On the Western Thunder forum one member, Warren Haywood,  has been a strong advocate of using cellulose paints and though various postings has given several recommendations of colour codes to use for railway subjects. This has prompted other postings on… Continue Reading →

4MT – Coupling rods and fitting.

The next task in the instructions moved onto the coupling rods. Take care here as this is another situation where you need to have a good photograph of the loco that you want to model. The early build locos had fluted… Continue Reading →

4MT – Detailing the firebox

Another component to require a bit of detailing before all the bodywork is all assembled is the firebox. The instructions recommend drilling all the holes for the washout plugs, mud hole cover clamps, safety valves and top steam manifold. All lots… Continue Reading →

4MT – Finishing the tanks and bunker

Skinning the tanks The side skins for the tanks are half etched for the majority of the side so that the beading around the windows and along the top of the tanks is prominent. However this does mean that they… Continue Reading →

LMS/BR 12 Ton Glass Truck

Starting the chassis As a small break from loco building I decided to switch to building a MMP LMS/BR 12 Ton Glass Truck. For the simple reason it was advertised as a ScaleSeven kit so I was curious to see… Continue Reading →

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