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Title: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 15, 2013, 10:01:56 PM
hi all
i dont know if this kit has been covered in the past but anyway this is a new kit for me and promises to be a highly detailed slow running loco in 1-32 scale-but.i like the warning on the side of the box-not sutible for young children it should read not sutible for the sane.it is mainly brass etched sheets with cast parts for the details.the  motor is a faulhaber corless lovely.they say most of it should be soldered but i have gone for a mixture of solder and epoxy.

(http://images60.fotki.com/v778/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1636-vi.jpg)




you have to be super careful to get everything lined up of the gear box will not work but they dont give you much help for example the cogs on the axles dead centers but no marks.i made a gig to out for styrene to help.


(http://images51.fotki.com/v731/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1625-vi.jpg) .


to make the body there a three different etches to play with but they have designed it so most of it can be taken apart just dont get solder in the bolts a real pain i have already broken half of the bolts.


(http://images15.fotki.com/v1626/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1629-vi.jpg).

(http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1635-vi.jpg)

i usually hate this type of kit i cam\n fiddle for ever and still have problems i hope this is different
kind regards kim




Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 15, 2013, 10:09:32 PM
Very interesting to see how something like this goes together, and what issues one might face.



Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: marc_reusser on May 16, 2013, 12:23:15 AM
Ah...I have seen one of these built up, and painted by Jerry Kitts....a masterful modeler and machinist,... and it did apparently take a bit of work, but made for a lovely little loco.



Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 16, 2013, 01:31:23 AM
hey ray and marc
i felt i had seen it before a few years ago,yes jerry did a great job.this kit is quality and really shows off what 1-32 scale is all about-detail.the seat and gear box cover is worth the price alone.as i get further into it the though that have gone into the etches are coming out and the fine adjustments that can be made with emery paper.as the instructions says once you are out of the chassie and wheels the rest is pure fun.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: danpickard on May 16, 2013, 07:41:58 PM
Interesting looking little loco kit Kim.  I look forward to seeing where you go with it.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 16, 2013, 08:42:20 PM
I just got one in the mail and the first thing I said was: I wonder if Jerry Kitts will build mine for me ??? ??? ???
 ::) ::) ::)
MPH


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 16, 2013, 09:15:01 PM
hi dan and mph
stay with the kit i am finding that there are bits that can be left out of the chassie.the main problem that i am finding is that the chassie is made up with 3 etch sheets.it is hard to get free running with so much thickness i am hoping that the shaft bearings will be enough to keep the wheels and motor in line.in many ways the system of so many etches is a bit old fashion they should have bit the bullet and milled the whole thing out of one piece of metal  also the brass 10ba cheese head bolts are just two soft some nice s/s hex head bolts would be way better.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 18, 2013, 06:15:48 AM
keep going I am watching  :o
thanks
MPH


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 19, 2013, 01:46:43 AM
hi all
 try using this approach on plastic gears.mirjana has lovely hands

(http://images15.fotki.com/v1624/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1658-vi.jpg).

a battery drill is great it has a clutch and variable speeds the end results is that it loosens everything up on a otherwise very stiff mechanisms.what i have done so far and seems to work[fingers crossed] is
1-solder the outer chassie to the inner chassie at the ends only
2-file functional axle boxes to fit
3-the screws that hold wheels to the axles are 2 long file back
5-i have left off the keeper plate [too busy].i am hoping that the 2 shaft bearings will be enough to keep the drive shaft in line.these 2axle bearings are dogs and need a lot of work to keep the meck free.they will also need packers as when you tighten up the drive shaft there is 2 much tension without the packers.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Franck Tavernier on May 19, 2013, 05:16:54 AM
This is no longer the same mechanism as the previous series produced by Bridge Model!

On the first series, the secondary transmission was carried out by belt and pulleys. The first stage of the transmission was directly transmitted by the Faulhaber motorgearhead placed vertically through a couple of helical gears ... ;)

It's a good news that these kits are available again!

Franck


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 19, 2013, 02:22:06 PM
hi frank
you are right i think this is a new issue from slaters,it can be gauged for both 16.5 or 20 mm gauge track.the body and castings are the same as the original.it is great to see a few more 1-35,1-32 new releases all i want now is a lister in1-32 scale.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: narrowgauger on May 19, 2013, 07:55:36 PM
Hi Kim

several new kits now on the market, including Mark Hesketh's O&K.   Ransome & Rapier kit is due out in a few weeks time to be closely followed by a Ns2f.   all these kits feature a solid brass chassis with cross helical / gearhead motors final drive for great slow speed operation.

the O&K is available in open & closed cab version.

all kits also available with the new TrainworxOz super radio control / battery operation, which would be really super for your modular layouts.

have attached some photos of the O&K for interest.

have fun
Bernard


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: narrowgauger on May 19, 2013, 07:57:38 PM
Hi Kim

some more shots of the O&K's and the forthcoming Ns2f

enjoy
Bernard


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 19, 2013, 09:35:25 PM
hi bernard always a pleasure to see your work.
great detail-t handles on the engine covers and those journals -very nice.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: marc_reusser on May 20, 2013, 03:43:01 AM
Oooooooh. Those are some beutiful locos. I truly covet the Ns2f. Have waanted one for so long. Have been collecting mfr catalog pages for years. So wish the mfr sold a static kit of that...would probably buy it in a heart-beat....though I do so dislike soldering and metal work.


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: shropshire lad on May 20, 2013, 10:40:17 AM
Oooooooh. Those are some beutiful locos. I truly covet the Ns2f. Have waanted one for so long. Have been collecting mfr catalog pages for years. So wish the mfr sold a static kit of that...would probably buy it in a heart-beat....though I do so dislike soldering and metal work.

  I'm sure Bernard will make one for you without a motor . Though not before he has built mine , and my Decauville . You Jonny Come Latelies will have to wait .

   Nick


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: artizen on May 20, 2013, 04:19:01 PM
I must be second in the queue then? I am waiting for my rolling chassis with RC as well.

I must not be tempted into a fifth different modelling scale either! I'm already working in 1:12, 1:24, 1:43 and 1:76 so 1:35 takes the back seat!


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 21, 2013, 12:17:22 AM
All these lovely little critters being displayed here lately are really inspiring! Makes me want to build one.


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 21, 2013, 01:23:38 AM
hey ray
there is a kit from scale link of a simplex,pewter brass it uses a black beetle like mechanism great fun 1-35-1-32 no soldering just glue
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on May 23, 2013, 10:11:20 PM
hi all
it works just fine in fact i crawls all day really ,no jumps or any other other system troubles.

(http://images16.fotki.com/v369/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1659-vi.jpg)
(http://images61.fotki.com/v53/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1665-vi.jpg).

i am really happy another 1-32 scale diesel.here are a few other photoes of the progress on the rest of the loco.soldered brass etch working gear shift just right for super detail.

(http://images15.fotki.com/v792/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1672-vi.jpg)
(http://images60.fotki.com/v370/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1675-vi.jpg).

and finally my soldering tool of choice a small butane flame touch,a lot of heat fast.

(http://images60.fotki.com/v778/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1677-vi.jpg)

kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: finescalerr on May 24, 2013, 12:58:49 AM
Neat work on the brass. -- Russ


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 05, 2013, 03:12:10 AM
hi all what a mess this model is but it is necessary,better to get it over now than later.
are you taking notice PH,i will be over to test you later.

(http://images55.fotki.com/v508/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1693-vi.jpg).

when i was fitting the motor to the body i noticed that it was contacting the fire wall [the brass frame]and was causing a short.the solution cut out the brass and replace with stryrene.
next job -rivets[i like the t shirt]on the brass etches there are small dimples that show the location of these items.drill out with .5 mm drill bit them glue  .7mm rivets.in 1-32 scale are about 30mm scaled out-nice.
till next time all the best kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: marc_reusser on June 05, 2013, 04:12:25 PM
Oy Veh!...better you than me!  ;D

Was there no possibolity of just adding/laminating some insulating tape, or thin styrene on the brass firewall/bulkhead, to keep the contact/short from occuring?



Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 06, 2013, 01:29:33 AM
hey marc i had some time today so i got stuck in.a bit of a change from yesterday-3 happy snaps of the little loco.

[imghttp://images54.fotki.com/v461/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1697-vi.jpg]http://[/img].
(http://images56.fotki.com/v773/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1700-vi.jpg).
(http://images54.fotki.com/v461/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1697-vi.jpg)

the fire wall is a big problem,if you adjust the cabin the end won,t line up with the chassie.styrene is a good solution.you can pre- finish the walls and floor complete with gear box on the bench then slot them in ,like a overlay.[love the rivits]
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: marc_reusser on June 06, 2013, 01:58:55 AM
She looks sweet in her new coat.


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: danpickard on June 06, 2013, 05:15:47 PM
The original designers of this loco have absolutely no clue about graceful lines and good looks...it's one ugly little mongrel  ;D , but your build is looking real nice Kim. It's a good thing we can appreciate this one for having "a really great personality", because I think this one had its looks handed out with a blindfold and a sledgehammer!  A nice clean primer coat can feel very rewarding.  Enjoying the build on this one, so thanks for the updates.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 06, 2013, 06:03:11 PM
hi dan
i agree ,it is ugly.imagine working in it all day you cant stand in the cab you have to sit with your legs toward the door and your neck twisted to look out the frount window.i have seen pictures of drivers standing outside the cab or even walking along side it as long as they have acess  the gear leaver.
these ruston hornsby have had a very long working life of about 50 years and have been altered in just about any way possible so the same stands for the model ,at least the meck allows smooth running.
there are very few kits on the market in 1=32 scale and i always look forward to the next [if there is going to be a next?].i had bought a on30 gas mechanical but have re sold it i am going to stick to 1-32 scale .the loco i really want is a lister.in 1-32 scale there have been 12 locoes produced 2 kits the rest limited runs of 3 they have been produced by master model builders bernard of australia and paul berstine of new zeland[is there anymore?]
in the collection of the late mike south of canada there was a 1-32 lister plus examples of the other 11 ,his widow offered part or the whole  for sale but then the whole lot was gone[who bought it? ]
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 06, 2013, 10:53:06 PM
Looking good!

As for the design of the beast, it may not be purty but it sure has character!


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 07, 2013, 09:34:22 PM
hey ray the exhaust always adds more personality.
just thought of another kit in 1-32 scale.malcome moore diesel kit from new zeland.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Younger on June 08, 2013, 09:49:14 AM
I believe the Malcomb Moore was powered with a 21 stud Ford V-8 running on gasoline.
-Younger


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: finescalerr on June 08, 2013, 12:41:54 PM
If you want to add character, you could knock out a cab wall for the engineer's legs, install chrome exhaust headers, and paint flames wherever there is room. Don't forget antlers. Chains optional. Weathering? Bright orange paint works well.

Why is it I am the only one on this forum with such good taste?

ssuR


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: jacq01 on June 08, 2013, 12:48:56 PM

   Your taste reflects the mainstream NNGC.  ;)
   Why not join them end of August, you will love it.

   Jacq


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 09, 2013, 02:16:45 AM
hi younger,russ and jacq
you are right a v8 petrol .it must  get my vote for the worst looking narrow gauge loco ever produced-see photo
kind regards kim.
(http://images56.fotki.com/v371/photos/3/1816483/10582164/DSCF0983-vi.jpg)



Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: shropshire lad on June 09, 2013, 10:44:51 AM
Oh no , Kim , there are far uglier looking locos than the Malcolm Moore . What about the UNIO typ LDI 45 ? That gets my vote .

  ( what do you think , Gordon ? Sorry , private joke ) ,

   Nick


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on June 09, 2013, 11:03:41 AM
Nick, I don't have the authority to send you to the corner but as I said before beauty is in the eye of the beholder ..... Or at least that what's my wife tells me  ;D

Edit

I do like the bogie wagon made out of two skip frames


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: shropshire lad on June 09, 2013, 11:21:57 AM
Nick, I don't have the authority to send you to the corner but as I said before beauty is in the eye of the beholder ..... Or at least that what's my wife tells me  ;D

Edit

I do like the bogie wagon made out of two skip frames

  Don't worry , no doubt if you ask Russ he'll be only to glad to send me to the corner . After all , that is just about the only pleasure he gets out of life anymore !

  I think those bogie wagons were quite common . Have a look at KB Scale's website and you'll see they sell the Hudson ones in 7mm scale .

   Nick


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 11, 2013, 01:14:48 AM
hey nick
a modern  industral loco was it designed for tunneling?it looks silly next to those ww1 wagons.
i still think that the malcome moore takes the cake it is that big heavy frame.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: lab-dad on June 11, 2013, 06:03:02 AM
That UNIO looks like a phone booth behind a coffin!
-Mj


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on June 11, 2013, 09:42:28 AM
Marty,

Please do not give that sort of encouragement to Nick  ;D


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: jacq01 on June 11, 2013, 11:17:56 AM
Quote
Please do not give that sort of encouragement to Nick

Otherwise we have the Addams family on 600mm gauge here very soon.

jacq


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: mad gerald on June 12, 2013, 12:12:19 PM
Quote
Please do not give that sort of encouragement to Nick

Otherwise we have the Addams family on 600mm gauge here very soon.

... like this one (http://addamsfamily.com/addams/addamstrain1.jpg) ... ?!?!?! 8)


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Mr Potato Head on June 12, 2013, 12:56:27 PM
Kim
Do you think that you could get one of these new RC units and a battery into your new Ruston? I see how small it is, my mentor and 1/32 master Jerry Kitts says Iím  crazy, that's not exactly how he said it, but you know what I mean, anyways I want mine to be RC powered what do you think?
Gil


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: narrowgauger on June 12, 2013, 07:10:39 PM
Hi Guys,

no problem getting RC into the loco, but ........................................ not if you are using a Black Beetle or SPUD to power it.  Too much battery drain and very poor operation at 3.7v.   Fitting the receiver chip & 280mah battery not a problem at all.  if you want to retain the "V8 Engine" the battery fits easily under the roof.

Best solution is to build a new brass chassis and fit a 3v gearhead micro motor with a 100rpm gearhead (motor costs around $A10) and fit cross helical gears on the primary drive.  Power to second axle either via a spur gear train or neoprene belt.  Belt is very simple to install and can easily be replaced at some time in the future if required, provided axles are removable.

Custom build chassis from TMWA costs around $85 plus cost of motor as selected by customer.  So a complete fully operational chassis that will run at prototype speed (not like a slot car) plus the RC gear complete would be around $A250.

the benefits ?

- super slow speed operation;
- NO track wiring
- no track insulation
- NO power pick-up complications or operation problems
- prototype dirty irregular track; yet perfect operation
- 5 hours constant running time with 30minute battery re-charge
- a Malcolm Moore that behaves like a industrial locomotive ....... not a slot car.


Way to go;  RC is a bit like sex, hesitation before your try it, but once tasted you will never go back.

have fun
BernardS


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: shropshire lad on June 13, 2013, 02:19:08 AM
There was no hesitation from me !


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 13, 2013, 02:22:23 AM
hi gil and bernard
i am with jerry -no way but i have had idear.what about a tag along wagon with the battery and r/c unit inside .it could be connected to the loco by thin wires.when you want to run another unit just plug it in.there are real world  example-
1/remote controlled shunters in yards.
2/mid train remote controlled power units
3/service wagons behind power units.
anyway i will leave all that to others and continue to have fun painting my ruston hornby,please see next step after undercoat.
(http://images20.fotki.com/v503/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1709-vi.jpg)

kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Mr Potato Head on June 13, 2013, 10:09:39 PM
No I am a purest! My mentor would cut me off too ::)
Back to the drawing board
thanks
Gil


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 20, 2013, 03:37:31 AM
hi all
my poor ruston hornby what a hard life it has had.
it is getting to that finished stage and  as the mood takes me i will add more detail[over time].here are some pictures of a near finished paint job.
kind regards kim

(http://images49.fotki.com/v1555/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1777-vi.jpg).
(http://images15.fotki.com/v1624/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1779-vi.jpg).
[imghttp://images58.fotki.com/v510/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1783-vi.jpg]http://[/img].
(http://images46.fotki.com/v521/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1786-vi.jpg[img].[img]http://images46.fotki.com/v521/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1786-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: finescalerr on June 20, 2013, 12:48:00 PM
It's getting there and looks good so far. Although I couldn't do as well and have no specific suggestions, the finish seems to need a little something else. Not much ... but something. With this model you've really shown a wide range of skill. -- Russ


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Hydrostat on June 20, 2013, 01:25:19 PM
Thanks, Russ, for your introduction. This is what I feel, too.

Kim, I've got two suggestions: Reduce the metallic shiny edges at the buffer. Instead, add rust stains and a blackish and very small metallic shiny area where the buffers of the wagons actually meet the loco's buffer. I really miss the rust tone of the pin and chain at the buffer surface. The same with the wheelsets, which should be rusty or dirtened with oil and dust on their sides.

Volker


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 20, 2013, 05:33:13 PM
hey russ and volker.
good call after seeing the pictures i also felt that it needed something but could not put my finger on it-being too close to a item sometimes glazes your insight.
the process that i have been using is new to me and are still feeling my way.what we are talking about is the personality of a item the final touches,hard, too much and it ruins it, too little and it looks like a wimp.i will see where all this  leads the little ruston hornby in 1-32 scale
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: michael mott on June 20, 2013, 07:10:18 PM
Quote
the finish seems to need a little something else.

Put it on some track.

Any track rather than the Slaters box!

I think the model really need some context that would help to anchor you skill with the finishes.

Michael


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: Malachi Constant on June 21, 2013, 01:26:17 AM
Well, it may need "something" ... though probably not much ... the lighting in the photo seems a bit flat and that might be the real culprit there.  The loco is looking quite good!  -- Dallas


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 21, 2013, 03:32:13 PM
good morning michel and dallas
thanks for the input.i appreciate constructive thoughts.like most of the members of this forum we have been getting positive comments for years-great i love them.but on the other hand if members see things in a different light i also love them.michel i never thought of the box prop next photo i will try a bit of track.dallas the lighting i use is  my workbench light which is a daylight fluro it gives a general spread no shadows.items that are inhanced by lighting tend to pick up shadows
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 22, 2013, 08:47:21 PM
hi all
wet cold winters day here in sydney just right for a bit of modelling.
have been fiddling around with the colours of my ruston to give it a bit more 3 d qualities.

(http://images51.fotki.com/v1561/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1866-vi.jpg).
(http://images14.fotki.com/v218/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1845-vi.jpg).
(http://images50.fotki.com/v1512/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1855-vi.jpg).

i might give it a rest for now i am dying to start a new idear,what do i feel about the kit?
great body pity about the running gear,lovely slow motion but a very old fashion build method.it will always require attention.maybe if they simplified it they would attract more people to the kit.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: danpickard on June 23, 2013, 05:11:55 AM
Hi Kim,
Good improvement to the colour depth with the latest round of pics.  Still seems to be missing a few last layers of age, mainly a bit of dust and dirt I think.  Needs some collection along the joins or something.  The silver radiator top (?) catches my attention a bit as well, and might need some washing over the top to pull it back in connection to the rest of the locos wear.  Thinking some of the scrapes along the side frames need to rust streaking as well.  Certainly been enjoying the build up thus far.

What's the next mission?

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: finescalerr on June 23, 2013, 12:21:33 PM
The two photos of your model on the box near the top of the page have disappeared. That usually happens when the image is a link rather than an upload. What happened? -- Russ


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 23, 2013, 01:49:36 PM
hi russ and dan
the photoes um.all i can think is that i have deleted those photoes from my flicker account how they got deleted too from the forum russ i do not know?
dan i totally agree with your comments but looking at the photoes now i think it is getting to fussy and needs to be put away for a while.there is a area in frount of the radiator if i knew what it is it would be a bit easier to paint.as is it is just a extension of the frame.
i am going to re build the blue top salvage just the right hand side.i have been collecting idears and look forward to a project that will take many rain in sundays.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: narrowgauger on June 23, 2013, 06:20:31 PM
Hi Kim

looking good, but still "missing something" as you say.

May I suggest that part of the problem is in the radiator area.  At this stage the entire radiator assembly is shown as a metal object, contrary to the prototype where the radiator assembly was painted the same way as the locomotive, with the cores left unpainted.  Therefore the "paintwork" would also be subject to all the chipping & deterioration as the rest of the loco, whilst the "radiator" portions would show ingress of dirt, leaks & staining.  Similarly the area around the radiator filler head would show staining from overflow etc.

in the meantime keep up the good work and let us have an update on the modules.

have fun & stay cool
BernardS


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on June 23, 2013, 10:44:38 PM
hey bernard
it is a case of good referance.i am glad that you agree that the slater mechanism is crap
kind regards kim


Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: 1-32 on July 20, 2013, 03:48:59 AM
hi all
the last couple of weeks i have begin to build the new world that the ruston hornby will be part of.here a couple of update shots
kind regards kim.
(http://images50.fotki.com/v1526/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1905-vi.jpg).
(http://images55.fotki.com/v608/photos/3/1816483/12025695/DSCF1899-vi.jpg).



Title: Re: ruston&hornsby 1-32 n 20
Post by: finescalerr on July 20, 2013, 12:07:10 PM
Nice start, Kim. -- Russ