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Roderic's Works

Post  RIGFindlay on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 11:06 am


I am attempting to build a steam locomotive, following the tutorial on the Steam4me website. The above masterpiece is supposed to be an LSWR B4 0-4-0T. All I can say is that it goes, without boiler or cylinders, and couples and uncouples beautifully, without any couplings. I am stuck on the buffers at present. This is as character building as having toothache.

Here is is a Billinton D3 0-4-4T being built at the same time.

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Post  rufuskins on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 3:45 pm

Go for it, Roderic!


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Post  RIGFindlay on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 12:08 pm



I made the buffers and learnt a lot of new things. I am following instructions, but I think I would prefer to make separate parts, texture them, and then fit them together, saving each part for future use.

The loco couples well and buffers up well at the front, but there is a very slight overlap at the rear end, which needs to be adjusted. I learnt a lot about this too and made notes. Quite a performance it was, going backwards and forwards in Norwood yard coupling up to Darwin Smith's reliable coaches.

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Post  rufuskins on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 3:14 pm

That's the way I approach my wagon and carriage building. It saves a lot of time when you can use standard parts in more than one model! Keep up the good work. OK


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Post  RIGFindlay on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 6:21 pm

Thanks, Alec. I thought that was probably the way to go. R

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Post  ianmacmillan on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 9:46 pm

Easy to save parts.
Just click Parts and choose Create Part File Merge List.

This not only creates a list but copies each part into your chosen folder.
Always best to texture as you go. That way you can identify parts more easily and discover part textures you misses out of the ace file.

You do not need to make everything - most of us are willing to share parts and textures.



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Post  rufuskins on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 10:02 pm

I wasn't aware of that and need to see exactly how it works.

For myself I currently create the basic parts for a particular set of carriages; e.g. wheels, axles, hook, buffers, roof, etc. I then put them together as a starter for each individual carriage. The basic element can then be copied into all relevant carriages. I then work up the items that are specific to a carriage; e.g. ends, partitions, seats, sides, vents, etc.

As is usual we all develop a routine that we are comfortable with and in my case it has worked pretty well.


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Post  RIGFindlay on Mon 09 Oct 2017, 12:25 pm

Thank you very much indeed for kind words and encouragement. Thank you, Ian, for the idea of sharing parts. I should like to try to make everything myself, but I might trouble you for the odd rivet or screw-link coupling. Textures could be difficult. I am going to Sussex to spend a weekend on the Bluebell, which should help, but how to acquire a picture of a boiler backhead I do not know. There are images on the web, but I should have track down the owners and ask permission to use them.   I shall use Darwin Smith's cab views.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 7:47 pm

Steady progress at the works on new locomotives.

My other job this week is as a juice bloke on the London Bridge to Crystal Palace run.

I have got these units fitted with a four-notch controller and the non-self-lapping Westinghouse Automatic Brake, giving, I hope, realistic acceleration and braking. The sound has also been modified. It makes a change from thundering down the line to Tonbridge with a King Arthur or steaming around Sussex with an I3 or a Wainwright D.
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Roderic's Works

Post  RIGFindlay on Thu 12 Oct 2017, 1:20 pm


Here is my attempt to texture as you go: not quite right yet, but at least I have managed to shape the ends of the valence.

Steady progress with this creation, but we have got to persuade the coupling rods to work.
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