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Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:39 pm

I didn't do a photo build of this as it's just a simple distraction (and there are quite a few builds of these already documented) and will be going up for sale once I have it complete. It's one of Jim's starter locos and it will be finished as Nellie in blue with red lining.

The intention is to paint her blue with red lining.

At the moment the inner side tanks and the boiler/smoke box are loose fit.

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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Neil » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:32 am

Very nice but surely the lining should be white, with the red confined to the buffer beams and the nameplate background, as here.
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Cock Sparra » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:07 am

She runs sweet as a nut. Good to see the A3 has progressed to being an 0-6-2.
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Clive » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:56 pm

Very nice but surely the lining should be white, with the red confined to the buffer beams and the nameplate background, as here.


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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:17 pm

Neil wrote:Very nice but surely the lining should be white, with the red confined to the buffer beams and the nameplate background, as here.


Hi Neil,

Perhaps it should, but I will still do it red - I have some red that is the perfect consistency for lining with a bow pen :D
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Neil » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:02 pm

Clive wrote:
Very nice but surely the lining should be white, with the red confined to the buffer beams and the nameplate background, as here.


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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:34 pm

After lots of Umming and Ahhing I have decided that I will keep Nellie. Once I had made up my mind I thought in for a penny in for a pound if it's to be a fictitious loco then it might as well be a detailed fictitious loco.

So here are a few shots of the front end details. The plan now is to finish her in LNER black with the number 9827 which is the next number out of range for the Y7 (I think )

I haven't don't much towards the rear yet apart from add a cab/bunker back more of that when I get the cab detailed.

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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:40 pm

Another minor update - we now have steps and coal rails, albeit that the coal rails still need to be soldered on

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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:15 pm

A bit more progress was made on Nellie over the weekend.

Roof curved and strengthened by another piece of plate underneath and a whistle made from some rod/tube and washers. The coal rail is now soldered on and despite liking the idea of some of the Laurie Griffin cast tapered hand rails I elected to solder some of the rod that came with the kit in place.

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Following comments elsewhere about it looking Drummondish with the valves in the dome, I was thinking about filing them off and adding some safety valves from the scrap box but a quick look through the RCTS green bible showed that some J83 and J88's had similar dome with "lock valves" so I decided that was good LNER enough for me

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On Saturday I had a trip to the local model shop and picked up a set of Slaters pre grouping buffers. I drilled out 4 holes and added some brass pins with the heads filed square - my stock of scale hardware didn't yield anything suitable.

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Still to do is the cab detail, the brakes and to look at Y7's etc. to see what they had in the way of balance weights
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Neil » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:04 pm

Super workmanship and what a characterful result. Could I be cheeky and suggest that the smokebox handwheel/dart lets the model down a touch; it appears to protrude a little bit too far from the smokebox face.
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:15 pm

Neil wrote:Super workmanship and what a characterful result. Could I be cheeky and suggest that the smokebox handwheel/dart lets the model down a touch; it appears to protrude a little bit too far from the smokebox face.


Thanks Neil, I have let it in a bit but I will see if I can take it back a bit more.
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:55 pm

Upon reading an article of making lubractors in the latest Gauge O Guild Gazette I decide to add some to Nellie. The ones described in the article were for Silvertown lubricators as opposed to the ones that I have made but the principle is the same.

Strting with a length of brass bar I measured 10mm along and marked it (for two lubricators 5mm in length each). I then filed a slope on the top, drilled 4 holes for the pipes on the bottom and got a piece of scrap fret and marked it to length and then filed either end back to leave a handle. I then placed this on a partially opened mini vice and creased it slightly using a small flat screwdriver blade. I soldered the top on with 298 degree solder and my micro flame to prevent it coming lose while attaching the pipes and then subsequently soldering it to the tank fronts.

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I also started on the cab interior adding the back head to the false floor and making use of the lever reverser that came with te J63 kit.

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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Richard Oldfield » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:49 am

Hi Rob,

Very nice work on the lubricators ! :D

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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:40 pm

Thanks Richard,

As I have said elsewhere. One of the nice things about it not being a particular prototype, is that I can add whatever details I like and they are correct :lol:
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:11 pm

Nellie is as complete as I want her to be.
The last details added are Laurie Griffin LNER lamp irons and some nice cast brass vacuum pipes (not sure whose but they are nice).

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I have added the rest of the detail to the back head and I also knocked up a brake standard from tube, washers, brass rod and a handrail knob. This is now drying, having been primed along with the crew. The chassis is also drying having been primed too.

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I just need to see if my Maskol is still usable for the brass pipework on the back head and that will be primed too. The holes in the floor plate are for the crew and the brake standard once I have put down the wooden floor they will sit on top.
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby iak » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:57 am

Another tasty beastie there Rob. 8-)
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:24 pm

Thanks Iain,

I have added a little more detail to the back head in the form of some gauge glasses made from strips of 1mm perspex and a couple of dials that I will attach to the cab front once stick it in to the cab. Plus a planked cab floor from coffee stirrers

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My compressor made a bid for freedom and smashed itself to bits on the floor so the painting of Nellie has stopped while the replacement arrives.
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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:23 pm

I had a mass painting seesion over the long weekend with quite few of my Slaters/parkside wagons now ready for transfers. I also did a bit more with the cab detail of Nellie and thought I would take a couple of photos as once it gos inside it won't be possible to get the same angle shot again.

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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:19 pm

Some time ago when I made the oil can from a few scraps of brass someone asked about a tea billy - well I didn't make one but I discovered by chance a set of castings http://www.peteroles.co.uk/newsite_065.htm that included one - a bit fiddly to paint and the photo is a very cruel close up.

The castings from Peter Roles are only a fiver and when I sent a cheque off for some they were sent by return of post without waiting for the cheque to clear.

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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:21 pm

Since making the decision to keep Nellie and paint her in LNER lined Green I have kept the paint job under wraps in case it all went horribly worng and I ended up doing her in plain black....

My first finished attempt (the A3 is still work in progress) at lined green LNER livery. Done using the combination of Transfers, Bow Pen, Bow Compass, and Peter Spoorer lining pen (Like a Bob Moore but cheaper). Lot's of experimentation with paint thickness's and a fantastic learning curve. Who would have thought that you could get away with leaving the lid of a can of paint for 2 days let alone that it would make it better to use.....

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Re: Connoisseur Models Nellie

Postby Rob Pulham » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:19 pm

At the risk of getting boring by posting so many of my weathering efforts, and in anticipation of weathering the A3 I had a trial run on Nellie.

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Because Nellie is a fictitious loco I cannot find any prototype photos to use so I looked at various generic examples in Martyn Welch's The Art Of Weathering book and tried replicate some of the effects - foot prints in the dust on the footplate being one such example.

I have also attempted to give the impression of where the tank sides might have been rubbed over with an oily rag. In the flesh this has come out quite well, but it's very difficult to capture on a photograph (or it is for me at any rate.....)
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