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by Bilco
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #4
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #4

And the next step - fitting the wheels ... https://i.imgur.com/p0KRB3U.jpg ... and the gear wheel https://i.imgur.com/6PxuKga.jpg The Romford wheels and Roxey axles make fixing the wheels securely easy - and quartering isn't a problem at this stage. The gear wheel has to slide onto the axle, althoug...
by Bilco
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #4
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #4

Funny you should mention bearings, Steve ... The first stage of construction after the scenes of destruction - I've fitted Romford 1/8" bearings to the frames ... https://i.imgur.com/nF25TIB.jpg ... and the gear wheel ... https://i.imgur.com/NQQhn3c.jpg I'm working on a plan for the outside fra...
by Bilco
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #4
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #4

WARNING! Contains pictures of extreme violence! Further to my comments on the pickups - this is how they contact the wheels ... https://i.imgur.com/HphHJll.jpg ... I suppose that, in their current form, if they were in the hole central between the wheels they would wouldn't contact wheels too well, ...
by Bilco
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #4
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Bilco's Bodgements #4

Back at the beginning of the year I saw a little blue 00 gauge 0-4-0 loco on eBay, for a BIN of only £10, I felt rather sorry for it, and thought I might be able to make something from it, so I splurged out some hard-earned pension ... This is what came ... https://i.imgur.com/VRe76A9.jpg https://i....
by Bilco
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

Chris, Peter - many thanks for your encouraging comments. I have left it (almost) alone - it's had a couple of coats of Dull-Cote, and some Citadel Leadbelcher dry-brushed on strategic points for wear. I'm now declaring this Bodgement finished ... https://i.imgur.com/ErXhBCp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/...
by Bilco
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

Many thanks for the suggestions, chaps - I used to be able to do weathering, before I got into the Heywood thing and kept the models pristine ... Anyway, Mrs Bilco is a calligrapher, and has a nifty little pencil-shaped rubber for correcting mistakes. It also removes excess black slosh, so I worked ...
by Bilco
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

I've been involved in major constructions in the garden, as well as having people in to re-roof the conservatory - aka my workspace - so there's been plenty of time to consider the (lack of) success for the first attempt at toning down the virulent yellow. Having failed with the white mist, I opted ...
by Bilco
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

Well, after risking serious retinal damage every time I looked at the beast I decided that Something Must Be Done ... After a few trials I went for a misting spray of white paint, trying to get the effect of sun faded yellow, with fading more apparent on the upper surfaces ... https://i.imgur.com/42...
by Bilco
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

Well, the paint arrived early last week - as there are lots of little corners and awkward areas on the body I ordered a rattle can and a bottle of the same colour - BR Warning Panel Yellow. The first job was to brush-paint all over to cover every crevice, and two coats in the cab, as I could see tha...
by Bilco
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

Hi Adam - the seller doesn't appear to have any items on eBay at the moment.
by Bilco
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

As I feared, I've run out of the yellow paint I want to use on this bodgement. I use Railmatch paints, from Howes of Oxford. Their shop is a 10 minute drive from my house - but the shop isn't open to shoppers, so I've had to order it online, and wait for the postman to deliver it ... Meanwhile, I've...
by Bilco
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

I really look forward to that, Chris - and not too far in the future, I hope ... Much of the recent bodgement has involved those annoying little bits of styrene, and the odd little bit of brass rod, too ... https://i.imgur.com/n8oA7vF.jpg All the major bits just propped together at the moment, with ...
by Bilco
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

After the last session I stuck a layer of 0.5mm styrene over the footplate, leaving a small overhang. Then I started on the motor casisng, making a grill on the front with bits of L section styrene, and some more 0.5mm around it ... https://i.imgur.com/dKZwmwB.jpg Then I made up a little casing to f...
by Bilco
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

Nothing so straightforward as that, Steve. I expect that, like me. you pick up plastic things 'that might come in useful one day' for modelling and squirrel them away. Recently, I found this ... https://i.imgur.com/gIRFUuI.jpg After emptying out the cocktail sticks the two pieces were put to one sid...
by Bilco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

Finally, fitting the motor and pickups ... https://i.imgur.com/tfLOxgp.jpg The centre section of the chassis is built up with pieces of styrene so that the motor is at a height where the worms and pinions mesh properly ... https://i.imgur.com/TxqoAvK.jpg Then the motor is fixed in position with cyan...
by Bilco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

On with the chassis ... The axles are 2mm or thereabouts, but the pre-drilled holes in the plastic chassis seem to be 2.5mm, so the axles were a very sloppy fit. In a bid to fix this I glued rectangles of 1mm styrene inside the chassis and drilled them 2.3mm - 2mm was too small, and that was the nex...
by Bilco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Bilco's Bodgements #3

A few months ago, when we thought COVID was a mis-spelled word for crows, I bought on t'Bay a little kit for what was termed a tram bogie ... https://i.imgur.com/haB4cHs.jpg It is rather basic, but then so am I. So, my third Bodgement will start with the assembly of said kit. The basis of the chassi...
by Bilco
Mon May 04, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

ian holmes wrote:I have to agree with MickT though. You can’t come all this way and not produce a model of Muriel

Ian



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by Bilco
Sat May 02, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

Right, one final little fiddly bit ... https://i.imgur.com/LjgP6qz.jpg ... fitted into place ... https://i.imgur.com/ECpyK8O.jpg ... (damned auto-focus focussing on the wrong thing) ... and the job's done ... https://i.imgur.com/RiRVnE5.jpg ... in fetching shades of primer ... https://i.imgur.com/Js...
by Bilco
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

Another week, a few more little fiddly bits to show ... https://i.imgur.com/xajmorm.jpg ... and some of the earlier ones have been stuck together in a vaguely Heywood-Ursula-ish way ... https://i.imgur.com/R76nZEj.jpg ... and a bottom view ... https://i.imgur.com/ITh2vT1.jpg I told you that lots of ...
by Bilco
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

Progress continues, albeit slowly. There are lots of little 'bits' to fettle and fabricate ... https://i.imgur.com/x5UaRvw.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gyoa4rM.jpg Still, at some stage comparatively soon all this might get assembled into something vaguely resembling a Heywood Ursula ... Hours of fun ...
by Bilco
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

Onwards and upwards - I filled in the wheels. The main filling was Milliput, with Liquid Green Stuff to level the surface, hence the rather piebald effect ... Then I put the footplate on to the chassis and checked it against Lady Frideswide. That showed that the front of the footplate was 1mm low, s...
by Bilco
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

Right, here you go Les ... I make the beading from 0.8mm x 1.5mm styrene strip - the upstands are 1mm, so there is a little overhang on the outside ... https://i.imgur.com/VqcdtYX.jpg ... ready for action. The little bottle contains Plastic Weld. First up, I round one edge, which will go on the outs...
by Bilco
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

With the 1mm styrene sheet in hand I quickly cut out the sheeting for the sides of the body (not forgetting to include the cab sides) and glued them onto the body ... https://i.imgur.com/aDdrqIP.jpg Not quite so quickly, I cut two little bits to make the upstands on the front of the tanks, and when ...
by Bilco
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

While I was waiting for the delivery of 1mm styrene sheet I turned my attention to the Hornby 08 diesel loco that was included in that mystery package. After a bit of fiddling I discovered how to get the body off, then undid a few screws and voila ... https://i.imgur.com/NpMLM9Z.jpg What I thought w...

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