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    As the pannier tank was developed by the GWR, it would be a tribute to finish it in GWR colours.

    When it comes time, the final decision will be yours. If lockdown continues (I hope not) it might depend on what you have available.

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    I vote for the dark green,
    I was just using the first picture I found that showed the back.
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    Thanks Guys

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    Hi All,

    I have been working on the bunker end of the locomotive.

    I turned up the buffers on my wood lathe out of pine. The hand rails are made from 4mm mild steel rod and the ferrules turned out of aluminium. They are secured in position using 4mm MS split pins.

    The steps are made out of aluminium angle.

    The top back section of the cabin is 6mm MDF and the protection bars on the windows are made of 2mm MS wire.

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    Keep Safe

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    Looking good Keith. Just needs some steam and water issuing, a rosy fire and heat haze and the crew will be around to take it out of the shed. All most time for a test run in workshop primer.

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    Hi All,

    Even though Regional Vic is out of lockdown we have been staying at home and given me the opportunity of staring some paintwork on my locomotive.

    I have used "Brunswick Green" as my main livery colour. The black is called "Midnight Sky".

    It is slow work. I will need to dismantle the chasis to get to the wheels, springs etc.

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    Nice work, looking good!!!
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    Hi All,

    Had to pull all the locomotive apart for the painting.

    Painted in Great Western Railway green and black livery. The last thing I did was to fit the roof of the cabin. It is 1mm aluminium sheeting.
    The cabin windows are made from clear PVC sheeting.

    Next step is to make up the "G W R" on the sides of the locomotive and also numbers. These will be out of MDF that will finally be sanded down to under 1mm thick and the secured to the loco.

    Crowie - Thanks for the Instagram photos of the Panniers you keep sending - really appreciated mate

    Keep safe

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    That's looking real good Keith

    The time, effort and patient precision you put into these train is awesome sir!
    Cheers, Peter

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    Looking great Keith.

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    Hi All,

    Thought I would share how I do numbering and lettering for my locos.

    Cathie (my wife) uses letters and numbers from spotlight (made out of MDF) as stencils for her quilting. I borrowed letters G, W and R (for the Great Western Railway) and scanned them on my PC. I then reduced the size to replicate the size for the scale of my locomotive. I then printed them out and glued onto 3mm MDF

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    I then cut out each letter on my scroll saw. (Can get a bit fiddly when you get smaller font).
    I then file smooth using needle files.
    Next comes the tricky (and painful for the fingers) part. Using varying grit size sandpapers. I sand down each letter to around 0.5mm thick. Make sure you use a flat surface to sit the sandpaper on. I use the table of my band saw. Then I paint the letters in the standard colour of the particular railroad.
    I then glue the letters to the side of the loco. I use 5 minute Araldite and hold the letters in position with sticky tape until the Araldite cures.

    Below is a photo of the loco with the Railroad lettering. Lettering is on both sides.

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    That is looking so good Keith. Cheers Peter

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    Hi All,

    All the numbering and lettering done.

    Now for the tracks, sleepers etc. Finally able to get out and purchase some materials.

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    Keith, Itís looking really good.
    Need a sized photo please.
    Yes, One with the engineer and his train.
    Cheers Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by crowie View Post
    Keith, Itís looking really good.
    Need a sized photo please.
    Yes, One with the engineer and his train.
    Cheers Peter

    Here you are Peter,

    Thanks for your comments

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