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Title: A Rusty Ruston
Post by: Les Tindall on December 09, 2018, 02:42:21 PM
16mm scale scratch built 2ft gauge Ruston loco, based on a photo of one I saw on Flikr. Mostly styrene construction, lots of rust (salt technique plus Bragdon powders). The couplers and control levers were 3D printed - lots of sanding and filling required on the gearbox cover.

Les


Title: Re: A Rusty Ruston
Post by: Les Tindall on December 09, 2018, 03:14:01 PM
A photo during construction plus one completed (which gives the impression the loco is on a lean!)
Les


Title: Re: A Rusty Ruston
Post by: Ray Dunakin on December 09, 2018, 07:15:21 PM
Nice. I take it this is supposed to be an out-of-service loco?


Title: Re: A Rusty Ruston
Post by: Les Tindall on December 10, 2018, 02:37:06 AM
VERY out of service
Les


Title: Re: A Rusty Ruston
Post by: finescalerr on December 10, 2018, 01:10:24 PM
Adequate. -- Russ


Title: Re: A Rusty Ruston
Post by: Bill Gill on December 10, 2018, 03:16:29 PM
Looks good. Do you have a place for it to retire ?


Title: Re: A Rusty Ruston
Post by: Barney on December 10, 2018, 03:29:50 PM
Very Nice an excellent bit of Grot !! - Let it retire amongst the weeds Thats were I want to go when time is up !!
Barney


Title: Re: A Rusty Ruston
Post by: Les Tindall on December 10, 2018, 04:29:24 PM
It will "rest in peace" among other (still to be built) locos. I have a half built Kerr Stuart "Wren" chassis to rust up, a lathe (which is what I am working on now) and drill press kits, the odd old wagon, perhaps a stationary steam engine. In other words whatever I fancy making. Then it will all be placed in front of a Marcel Ackle type building.

Les