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Title: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on March 25, 2020, 06:13:18 AM
Hi all a new project
Lockdown challenge 2020
Put away your knitting and remotes we are all going into isolation,  let's do a bit of modeling and baking nice bread.
I and a good friend of this site have a mutual interest in river traders of the Congo River in Nigeria this is my version of one of those in 1/35 scale based on his excellent photo reference. It is not an exact copy of a steam-powered paddle steamer it is how it want to build it. My time frame is 3 months a very big job for 3 months material -anything paint finishes well let's see .
length 200 mm width120 mm height 118 mm.
cheers Kim
(https://images45.fotki.com/v1636/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_61002-vi.jpg).
(https://images54.fotki.com/v556/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6086-vi.jpg)
(https://images54.fotki.com/v1224/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6093-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: TRAINS1941 on March 25, 2020, 10:39:49 AM
Looks interesting the virus should be over by then.  Hopefully.

Be following along!

Jerry


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on March 25, 2020, 02:17:53 PM
You need to sculpt models of Humphery Bogart and Katherine Hepburn to man the boat. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Carlo on March 25, 2020, 02:43:00 PM
I wonder if there are plans out there for the original "African Queen" boat.
That would be fun to see... and build.
Carlo


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Barney on March 25, 2020, 04:36:00 PM
Thats Nice - Have you seen Murphy's War -Peter O'Toole  some lovely old Congo style stuff with dredger type boat with thatched roof workshop on board the deck  - loads of inspiration
Myself started a out of the box kit builds - but it did not last long - backwoods logging stuff a converted Liberty truck (war surplus ) in 1/35th
Barney 


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Barney on March 25, 2020, 04:36:38 PM
no 2


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on March 25, 2020, 06:27:36 PM
Funny I have just seen Bogart in a detective story in LA great scriptwriting tough lifestyle Camel plain cigarettes and a bottle of Gin.
My little boat would have been used on lakes or slow-running rivers and would have been built up using a collection of miss-matched items like the boiler wood-fired.Cargo would have been stored on the roof or a barge attached, sleeping accommodation -hammocks.
Because of its low water line, the hull is not a feature so I will start construction with the water wheel and engine room  . The engine room area will be made in one piece and placed in position when the hull is completed.
Please remember this is my design and there will be many flaws when viewed by a professional just live with it OK.
Thanks, everybody for your comments
cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Barney on March 26, 2020, 08:30:02 AM
This is one of the best bits of inspiration I have seen in some time - just love the drawings and the ideas - sod the perfectionist and the rivet counters
if it looks feasible do it (for all you rivet counters feasible means From the Oxford Dic' abel to be done)
 Or as I have always called it "Freelance Prototype modelling" The inspiration you have given me has come at a good time just getting over a long term of Burning out - so last night out came the Murphy's War Dvd and tonight its the African Queen
Thanks again for the inspiration
Barney
For all Computer whizz kids a DVD is disc type of thing that you can own - Downloading is a dirty word here !!!   


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on March 26, 2020, 08:57:06 AM
Cheers Barney what is the saying Everybody to there own -something like that.
The boiler?
A friend pointed out if I used a vertical boiler instead of the one in the drawing it would give me more space on the lower deck a good point. When I get to that stage I will consider that but to my eye, it is a balance of spaces or volumes that get preferences and this style of boiler works very well in that space.
Cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 26, 2020, 12:19:35 PM
A vertical boiler would give you some space to stack firewood on the deck as well as a bit of cargo.  Every boat like this also needs a dog.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bill Gill on March 26, 2020, 12:51:12 PM
to my eye, it is a balance of spaces or volumes... and this style of boiler works very well in that space
Works really well for me too.I like it!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bernhard on March 26, 2020, 03:54:56 PM
I just came back from my Coron shelter (my workshop) and saw your new thread. Even the sketch is a small work of art. I am curious to see how it goes on.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Les Tindall on March 27, 2020, 03:36:29 AM
Looks like a fun project, the drawings are just great and inspirational. Australia had (somewhat larger) home-built wooden paddlers using Marshall engines, there are quite a few preserved at Echuca on the Murray River. I remember having dinner on the outside rear deck of one after dark captivated by the sparks coming out of the stack.  A bottle of Shiraz goes very well with the smell of wood smoke.

 I'm have a somewhat "groundhog day" trying to get some bushes on the 1/19th scale model diorama look right.  I make them, go to bed, think about them - feel thy are not satisfactory , go back into the modelling room next morning and start all over again. I'm OK with rust and rivets but bushes just don't have those!!   Oh well - here we go again.

Les


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on March 27, 2020, 06:32:21 AM
well, good luck everybody.
Here is the first bit the paddles frames 46 mm wide and the complete unit 68 mm wide. At first, I thought that I would only need the 2 end ones but looking at it needs on in the middle also just to make it look structurally sound.
Cheers.
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1522/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6104-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Barney on March 27, 2020, 08:55:25 AM
Kim - I think your drawing should now be registered as a work of art !! every one  appears to love it - "BANKSY ART" is now second !! can you send us all  SIGNED copies

Les - Just keep shacking that bush boy - as in the film (Paul Newman ) - My version of wine on a summers evening goes like this
 A pint of Best Lager at the Wheel Tappers & Shunters Club with a aroma of Cheese & Onion Cobs coming from the kitchens

O such "INSPIRATIONS" 
Barney


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on March 27, 2020, 01:18:24 PM
This is going to be fun. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 27, 2020, 02:47:38 PM
There is a bit of an engineering mistake in the proposal drawing.  The cranks for the paddle wheel need to be outboard of the supports so that they can revolve.  Otherwise 1/2 turn and the whole thing will lock up with a terrible noise.  But then the laws of physics might work differently when standing on the ceiling. 


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on March 27, 2020, 09:17:04 PM
moving along
Here is a simple jig that I made out of card to assemble the wheel.
cheers.
(https://images43.fotki.com/v1384/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_61232-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on March 28, 2020, 07:42:50 PM
Moving along.
Lawton, you are quite right about the crank assembly here are is another drawing looking into that. From here I will do A more detailed drawing of the steam power unit. The steam chests need to be further away from the paddle.
Cheers.
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1402/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_61312-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 28, 2020, 10:00:05 PM
Kim, your drawings are always a pleasure to see -- as much fun as your models.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: SandiaPaul on March 29, 2020, 05:51:20 AM
I second that, the little sketches are great!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bill Gill on March 29, 2020, 07:02:06 AM
Kim's sketches are like da Vinci doodling a helicopter or crossbow, batwing :)


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 29, 2020, 07:58:46 AM
I was totally hoping that the laws of physics were different on the bottom-side of the world and I could learn from you.  Given that even the animals down-under are strange looking anything would be possible.
Keep interviewing for the canine first mate and let us know when hired.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on March 31, 2020, 05:40:22 PM
Hi all.
moving along.
I now have my boiler and with the addition of the paddlewheel all the major components of the engine room are finished, the layout of all the other bits can start.
cheers.
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1552/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6140-vi.jpg).
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1605/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6143-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 31, 2020, 11:56:24 PM
Nice work. Are the rivet heads embossed?



Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 01, 2020, 12:13:37 AM
Hi Ray yes.
Years ago I bought a styrene sheet of different size embossed rivets just cut up strips.
cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bernhard on April 01, 2020, 02:27:37 AM
Great project, Kim

Bernhard


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 03, 2020, 08:41:14 PM
hi, Ray and Bernard how are we?.
moving along the steam chests fiddly both in there construction and design, in the end, they are a freelance but they work in there looks. Now I can go ahead and start the linkages and layout the engine area.
cheers.
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6157-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on April 03, 2020, 09:30:20 PM
They look good. Stop goofing around and build more stuff. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 03, 2020, 10:02:51 PM
Looking good!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 08, 2020, 12:24:49 AM
Hi all moving along I hope everybody is staying safe crazy times.
My lockdown challenge is moving along the wooden deck is laid and the airbrush has been bought out to give the paddlewheel a nice shade of red, Next the engine room will be assembled and painted this will be a drop in unit cheers
(https://images49.fotki.com/v120/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6185-vi.jpg).
(https://images51.fotki.com/v1654/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6190-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 08, 2020, 05:04:58 PM
Nice work!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bill Gill on April 08, 2020, 05:56:32 PM
Looks good, Kim, nice hull, good red on the paddlewheel.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on April 08, 2020, 09:41:17 PM
What will you use to hide the bow joint? Many of us can learn a lot from you when it comes to boats. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 08, 2020, 11:30:54 PM
hi all.
How many of us use an airbrush most likely, Chuck and Volker I also really like it generally I find it painful but when it all lines up great my paddle wheel was airbrushed maybe the whole boat will be airbrushed we will see.?
Russ yes the bow joint I will cover it with a piece of styrene that will be fashioned to look like a metal reinforcing strip to protect the wooden hull. I use the same idea on all my overlapping joints usually with rivets. You can't really fill these sorts of joints as the filler always cracks.
cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Barney on April 10, 2020, 03:04:11 PM
Very nice - another inspiring model
Barney


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 12, 2020, 04:40:16 AM
Happy Easter everybody.
very quiet I suppose it is the same everywhere.
Here is another little piece of the assembled engine this will most likely change a little with the addition of hangers and other bits and pieces also the tops of the valves on the steam lines will disappear into the floor above.
The most recent example of really good machinery painting was Robert G and his sawmill but hey there are so many good painters my efforts are adequate and the weathering usually takes 1 hour. My process is undercoat top coat all water-based washers for the weathering and a bit of airbrushing.
cheers.
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6230-vi.jpg).
(https://images46.fotki.com/v521/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6237-vi.jpg),



Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bill Gill on April 12, 2020, 06:21:33 AM
Happy easter, Kim. Nice weathering.
I have a small model of a pulling boat, useable for HO scale, that I want to someday
add a tiny steam engine and boiler to commemorate the full size steam launch
my son once started to build. He got a used refrigeration compressor and plans for
converting it to a steam engine and experimented with various ways to build a boiler.
He had it running on compressed air before going on to do other things, I want to build
a model capturing the spirit of his efforts. Your project here dmontrates it can be omething
that looks good, but also is fun.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on April 12, 2020, 01:53:21 PM
Nice job. Hope you had a good birthday. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 12, 2020, 09:21:47 PM
Hi Bill how big is your son's boat sound like a great project?
Russ my birthday was crap this virus pandemic has put everybody into a spin nobody visits anymore no more cool presents and to make it worse I was not supposed to be here in Sydney. I really don't know how the world is going to recover economically. One argument is to sacrifice the baby boomers to take care of another younger generation the other is to preserve all and fight  I would prefer to fight.
cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 13, 2020, 11:28:14 PM
The boiler and engines look great. Very interesting and unique.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Rail and Tie on April 15, 2020, 04:44:07 PM
I am really digging your build Kim!  It inspired me to start a long planned project of an O scale version of the CR LAMB.  Thanks for getting me off my butt and get this going. I just want to turn some of those valves on your boiler and get the steam up!!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bill Gill on April 15, 2020, 06:39:41 PM
Hi Bill how big is your son's boat sound like a great project? Kim

Kim, It was going to be between 16-18 ft. Alas it has been shelved to make room for RR photography at night, a modular layout, fixing up acouple apartments and more.
The steam engine he was working on was estimated to be able to produce about 3 hp. My model will commemorate the effort that went into th project, starting with no background in
either steam power or boat building, but learning very quickly along the way.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 16, 2020, 03:18:20 AM
Hi, all welcome Mr. Tie.
Moving along my no 3 blade has been getting a bit of a workout of late. You can see the shape of the finished boat now for all the details maybe a detailed wheelhouse we will see.
cheers.
(https://images42.fotki.com/v903/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6260-vi.jpg).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v719/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6290-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6299-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Carlo on April 16, 2020, 07:56:32 AM
Kim -
I'm enjoying your photos and description of this build.
It's inspiring, and delightful.
Carlo


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Hydrostat on April 16, 2020, 08:34:00 AM
Kim,

this assembly looks very well. I like the appearance of the not so heavily worn boiler. And the red color of that stern wheel is really something  :). I don't really know anything about boats. Whenever I see a ship with a boiler over water line I can't imagine those things wouldn't tipple over due to the high barycenter.

I'm looking forward - thanks for posting.

Volker


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 16, 2020, 04:55:16 PM
Good point Volker the way I look at it that there should be only one paddle holey in the water at once too many would create too much drag. Once you set that up it will give you the centerline of the steam chest. The center of gravity should be near the bottom of the hull and in this case, it is flatboat and quite wide it should work. The area that is causing me concern is the wheelhouse area and fitting it all in without it looking clumsy.
Hoping that all is well in Germany.
cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Rail and Tie on April 16, 2020, 08:48:02 PM
Loving the detail as this goes along.  Maybe a set of "Duck Rudders" added aft of the Paddles would be in order for those tight maneuvers and steering in reverse. Would add some more detail in the back of the boat.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 16, 2020, 09:20:08 PM
yes, a couple of big rudders people ask what is the purpose of such a boat.? There is a small cargo area behind the wheelhouse but its main purpose is a tug imagine a couple of barges behind going up the Congo River.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on April 28, 2020, 12:55:32 AM
Afternoon all how are we going looks like we are heading for a very economically challenging time anyway.
My challenge is now becoming more pacific in its style and location. In the first picture, it shows a river paddlewheel tug operating on one of the large rivers in NSW Australia. This area is tropical and the prize is Australian cedar timber once common now very exotic perfect for my build. The next is the wheelhouse and last is the water supply tank which is located behind the wheelhouse construction styrene and wood weathering oil paints.
cheers.
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1315/photos/3/1816483/16246574/58052133_4053238925899071488_o-vi.jpg) .
(https://images46.fotki.com/v274/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_63612-vi.jpg).
(https://images43.fotki.com/v329/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_63852-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on April 28, 2020, 01:05:20 AM
It's really shaping up. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bill Gill on April 28, 2020, 05:38:29 AM
I like the proportions. Nice work.


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 29, 2020, 01:54:56 PM
Very nice!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bernhard on May 02, 2020, 02:20:39 AM
Really nice job, Kim.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Barney on May 08, 2020, 06:35:31 AM
Its Definitely got loads of character
Barney   


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 09, 2020, 07:55:43 PM
Morning all
Yes, Barney, it looks right.
Moving along definitely my biggest paint job in quite a while anyway.
Now I  will move onto the funnel , cabin fit-out, woodpile, flag pole, pipes , sign, and some details.
My Swan is moving along fun fun.
cheers,
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1623/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6432-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1315/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_64412-vi.jpg)



Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 09, 2020, 08:18:05 PM
I forgot this one.
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1075/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_64462-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 09, 2020, 10:43:56 PM
I love it! It has so much character!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on May 10, 2020, 01:02:18 AM
Not bad. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 10, 2020, 06:58:25 AM
That is so cool.  Great work.

Jerry


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Rail and Tie on May 15, 2020, 01:35:12 PM
Very nice work. I love the cord detail on the ships wheel!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Barney on May 15, 2020, 03:12:32 PM
Yes I noticed that the sterring wheel - little details like this just make a model
Barney


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 18, 2020, 11:03:20 PM
The progress I will slip into the forum for an update.
Topdeck- Funnel, Water tank, and the last photo are of the steering gear in the last post the water tank was round now square.Lets see now a bit over 2 months lots of fun in a crazy time.I have been thinking that this paddlewheel tender needs a barge of sorts yes , I definitely know the shape of that accessorize.
cheers.
(https://images44.fotki.com/v1644/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_64822-vi.jpg).
(https://images41.fotki.com/v1670/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_64972-vi.jpg).
(https://images42.fotki.com/v1216/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_64982-vi.jpg).
(https://images51.fotki.com/v731/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6518-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6514-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 18, 2020, 11:11:51 PM
Fantastic!


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 18, 2020, 11:30:47 PM
Thanks, Ray yes it a lot of fun now for some details.
cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on May 19, 2020, 01:17:19 AM
Charismatic. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Lawton Maner on May 19, 2020, 07:16:33 AM
Will it be crewed by Hepburn and Bogart?


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Hydrostat on May 19, 2020, 09:01:23 AM
Kim,

I wonder if a tug boat wouldn't have a strengthened bow for pushing batges or so?

What is going to be the ship's name? Corona? Okay, I go stand in the corner  ;D.

Cheers,
Volker


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Lawton Maner on May 20, 2020, 08:37:00 AM
Since it is a paddle wheeler, it should be a pusher boat rather then a tug.  one thing to consider is that the stern of the barge can be notched to receive the bow of the pusher. 


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 20, 2020, 10:35:08 AM
Morning.
Good point about the position of the barges the examples I have seen is that the barge is tied up next to the paddlewheel mother ship, personally, I think that this would be hard to control and progress would be very slow, Towing would also be hard as the ropes would get fouled in the paddlewheel so pushing is the best bet Volker you are right there needs to be something on the bow.
Lawton the crew members'
 names are Clyde, Clancy, and Mabel there is also a dog and maybe a cat now it is getting crowded .
Cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Bernhard on May 21, 2020, 03:22:43 AM
This is a really nice piece Kim.

Bernhard


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Barney on May 21, 2020, 03:35:34 PM
you continue to inspire - about how long is this little beast ?
Barney


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 21, 2020, 03:53:34 PM
Hi
It is tiny in 1/35 scale.
10 1/4 inches or 260 mm long. This does not include the rudders.
5 1/2 inches or 135 mm wide.
6 1/4 inches or 155 mm heigh.
I will call it" Madel" with my late mother in mind she was born in 1916
cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 21, 2020, 05:26:28 PM
Just another comment it comes apart at the moment it is 4 pieces. I will post a picture later.
 cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 26, 2020, 03:24:58 AM
Mabel my dear mum passed away last year she is the right eria to have my paddle-wheeler named after her.
cheers.
(https://images49.fotki.com/v292/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_65412-vi.jpg).
(https://images43.fotki.com/v329/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_65472-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: finescalerr on May 26, 2020, 02:36:55 PM
That is one of your most charismatic models and deserves to carry your mother's name. -- Russ


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: 1-32 on May 26, 2020, 05:28:46 PM
Hi Russ.
. My Mum was born in 1916 some common women's names were Olive, Pearl , Lilly, Ivory, and Mabel, owners of boats were only too happy to use family names to claim ownership. Looking at the full frontal view some of those streaks need to be toned down a very light black wash should do the trick.
cheers


Title: Re: Lockdown Challenge 2020
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 27, 2020, 08:53:38 PM
That's an excellent tribute to your mother.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 02, 2020, 04:07:10 PM
Morning all.
I have just changed my heading from Lockdown challenge to -
Recent modelling from Kim.
Here we are coming out of lockdown and forming a bubble with New Zeland and later with New Gunie, Fiji, Tonga, Somai all these countries have had low infections and it is a benefit to all. But the Australian government is not issuing permits to travel outside of this bubble it might be years before I  can travel to anywhere else. Thank goodness for the web.
The number of models that I produce it is much easier to have one heading with some subheadings thus the new heading.
Moving along here is a new one a 0-4-0 field barn style steam loco using a Bachmann  On30 Porter I miss Magic Trains mechanisms.
cheers.
(https://images43.fotki.com/v1326/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_65692-vi.jpg).
(https://images20.fotki.com/v207/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_65762-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 02, 2020, 04:09:15 PM
yes I  forgot the scale is 1/35


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on June 02, 2020, 10:15:30 PM
Bachmann Porter mechanisms are sort of disappointing, aren't they? Do you have a trick to improve them?

I like how the model is shaping up.

Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Carlo on June 03, 2020, 09:41:59 AM
Great little loco, Kim.
You have a gift for creating small models full of character.
I will be watching as you progress. Glad to hear that the
Covid Crisis is abating down under.
Carlo


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 03, 2020, 03:33:26 PM
Morning Russ and Carlo.
So many have lost their jobs I think all debt all should be canceled and we all can start again after all money is such an abstract idea. yes, I can see the banks rushing to send you an Email with the good news.
anyway.
There is not much choice when you want to retrofit 0-4-0 mechanisms so a porter is an easily accessible product. The biggest problem I see is the visible set screws on the connecting rods why why did Bachmann do this? When I get there a cover plate of some sort will have to be fabricated to cover them.
cheers.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on June 03, 2020, 04:38:23 PM
I have no idea what your Mother's name is, but I vote for Mabel as the name for the ship's dog. 

Forgiving debts would be a good idea for those who have lost jobs during the pandemic.  With the millions the banks give themselves each year not doing it would free up the funds to help out others.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 09, 2020, 10:03:18 PM
(https://images46.fotki.com/v1660/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_65992-vi.jpg).

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Hi, all moving along with my Bachmann 0-4-0 1/35 conversion. After pulling the mechanism apart I am impressed and are looking forward to finishing it , Styrene and paint .
cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 10, 2020, 12:19:47 AM
Very nice. Someday I want to get a Bachmann On30 Porter and turn it into a 1/24th scale compressed air mine loco.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 10, 2020, 01:56:00 AM
Hi Ray.
Compressed air mine loco very nice.
Cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 13, 2020, 02:05:52 AM
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1522/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_66502-vi.jpg).

(https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_66402-vi.jpg).

(https://images12.fotki.com/v1667/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_6645-vi.jpg).

My field loco now has a friend hurrying along to get its next load of tobacco-cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on June 13, 2020, 12:55:38 PM
Unless I'm mistaken you've been rebuilding locos into 1:32 or 1:35 industrial engines for decades. I doubt I've ever seen a commercial loco on your layouts. Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 13, 2020, 03:36:12 PM
Hi Russ.
that is about right.
To my knowledge, there have been four commercial bodies produced that use drop-in common power units the rest have been built by model builders, Bernard from Australia[narrowgauger on this forum]has built some lovely examples . Myself because I have a style there is a clash and modifying a beautiful model is not an option all I want is a mechanism that is not too fine that I can use as a base.
Cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 16, 2020, 09:55:13 PM
Looks great! I love it!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 20, 2020, 06:56:37 PM
Thanks, Ray.
Moving along to a field railway style couplers looking around there is not much choice in 1/35 scale so I will make my own.All brass construction strong when soldered and takes curves well cost 1 Australian dollar each time about 15 minutes .jigs help.
The first photo is the reject yes narrow gauge but not field railways the last 2 are the accepted versions.
Rember Mabel, she is back at the builders for a refit now looking a whole lot better.
cheers.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Carlo on June 21, 2020, 08:01:45 AM
Kim- Nice couplers.
What is the finish on Mable's couplers?
Is it scratch-resistant?
Carlo


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 21, 2020, 02:27:51 PM
Morning Carlo.
Spray cans the primer is a etch grey primer that I got from an auto supply shop the topcoat is a hobby spray can in dark brown-cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on June 27, 2020, 09:08:07 PM
(https://images46.fotki.com/v274/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_67953-vi.jpg).
(https://images12.fotki.com/v1226/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_68092-vi.jpg).
(https://images14.fotki.com/v1665/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_68152-vi.jpg).

Great work Volker.
So a narrow gauge 2 foot or 600 mm gauge turnout. It started out as a common cheap Peco electric fog code 100 turnout sharp radius. What I did was to cut out most of the plastic except for the fog and the spring-loaded point blades . The new bits are the wooden ties ground throw and of course the weeds. Two wires operate the whole thing the route is set by the point blades, size 300 mm long by 150 mm wide.
All the best and have a great weekend Kim.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on June 28, 2020, 01:49:41 PM
Charm and character. -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on June 28, 2020, 01:56:36 PM
very nice sleepers look great
Barney


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 30, 2020, 11:07:33 PM
That looks great!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bernhard on July 03, 2020, 02:07:22 AM
Kim, this is an easy way to convert turnouts, with really convincing results. I have built my turnouts completely by myself with a lot of effort.
Bernhard


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on July 04, 2020, 01:18:44 PM
morning ALL
Bernard, I  just cobble together stuff really I cant do highly detailed track work or mechanisms but I really like them. I was taught by model engineers but did not follow that direction all smoke and mirrors but hey it is really good fun even if the Bachmann mechanism is noisy, jumpy and the trackwork is held together with blobs of glue and solder.
cheers, Kim.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bernhard on July 05, 2020, 02:03:54 AM
Kim, you're doing absolutely right. It's the result that counts in the end. And I really like your projects because they have a lot of character.

Bernhard


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on July 17, 2020, 09:59:10 PM
Good afternoon all.
Skipping along and back to my paddle boat plus a visiting skiff, really I just keep fiddling with it most likely it will never be finished but that is ok. Eventually, it will be a part of a shelf field railway in 1/35 scale. Every change I really like I suppose it is all about having an idea and letting it mature.
cheers.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 17, 2020, 11:14:13 PM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on July 17, 2020, 11:36:23 PM
Thanks Ray


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on July 17, 2020, 11:40:19 PM
Yes, most likely the next change will be the chimney the top is too heavy.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: shropshire lad on July 17, 2020, 11:53:57 PM
Looking good , Kim . Is that Roger the cabinboy sitting on the chair ? (British joke , possibly not understood by others!).


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on July 18, 2020, 12:10:24 AM
Who is Roger, please tell?


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Les Tindall on July 18, 2020, 02:50:34 AM
Great stuff Kim, you can almost feel the heat of the day as the crew relax on the boat.  I like the hose, where is that from?
Les  (I'm British as want to know who Roger is aswell)


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 18, 2020, 07:00:30 AM
Roger is Bogie and Hepburn's son.  (Hint for those who aren't film buffs: African Queen).


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: shropshire lad on July 18, 2020, 01:15:15 PM
Great stuff Kim, you can almost feel the heat of the day as the crew relax on the boat.  I like the hose, where is that from?
Les  (I'm British as want to know who Roger is aswell)


Read the bit about the libel case ...https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Pugwash. !!!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on July 18, 2020, 03:01:13 PM
Morning.
Captin Pugwash thank goodness they had a few intelligent characters otherwise they would have ended up on the rocks in the first episode .
Lawton is that really true that it was that Roger was Bogies and Hepburns son ?
Les the hoses easy.They start life as rolls of solder,cut to length then wrap them  in wire fabricate some ends,I really like them as you can form them into intersting shapes .
cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Les Tindall on July 19, 2020, 02:49:17 AM
Thanks Kim for the info on the hose.
Nick - I remember Capt Pugwash, saw your link re Roger, I'll leave it at that.   
Les 


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 19, 2020, 07:53:48 AM
Kim:
Did it feel bad when you swallowed the bait?


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on July 19, 2020, 12:38:26 PM
Lawton.
I like you but did you feel bad-no no.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on July 31, 2020, 02:33:46 AM
Evening all.
Moving along now it is my turn to be a the top of the list for a while so let's get into it.
The first picture is the paddle wheeler with the new funnel a new slimline design much better.
The last 2 pictures are of the load on the barge that goes with the tender brass such a superior material it is a bucket off a dragline. its barge will be its frame.
cheers and all the very best.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on July 31, 2020, 01:12:06 PM
Excellent. -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bill Gill on August 01, 2020, 06:37:21 AM
Like the new skinnier funnel. Excellent bucket! You are really good with a lot of different materials.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 01, 2020, 07:49:20 AM
Health and Safety is sending a pair of agents to inspect the boat and issue fines for not having railings on the upper deck.  To avoid this issue, simply mail the boat to me and I'll hide it for a decade or so until they forget about you.  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on August 01, 2020, 08:14:07 AM
Nice bit of work on the bucket  and the Old boat is looking good to
Barney


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Hydrostat on August 02, 2020, 02:20:07 AM
The bucket looks very well and so the boat does!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bernhard on August 02, 2020, 03:09:36 AM
I like your boat, and the bucket is very well made. Slightly larger than those of my bucket chain excavator. Are you gonna build the whole dragline?

Bernhard


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on August 02, 2020, 07:13:07 PM
Morning Bill, Lawton , Russ, Volker , Bernard and Ray
How are we this morning Lawton it is in the mail I sent it COD, ok I know you will understand?
Bernard, I guessed the size of the bucket I just wanted something that would make an interesting load on the barge. I will most likely make another out of styrene this one will be more beat up I have an effect that I want to try we will see.No at the moment this is as far as the buckets go.
cheers(https://images20.fotki.com/v207/photos/3/1816483/16246574/DSC_7062-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 02, 2020, 07:21:47 PM
Great job on the bucket!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on August 03, 2020, 01:11:38 AM
yes, the bucket with a primer sort of evens it all out -but I don't think it goes the tug sort of the wrong style, let's make another.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 03, 2020, 09:29:10 AM
I won't hold my breath waiting for your package. 


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on August 07, 2020, 10:25:43 PM
I changed my mind the brag line bucket painted it will work.
cheers.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 08, 2020, 12:59:18 AM
That looks amazing!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Hydrostat on August 08, 2020, 04:11:40 AM
The bucket looks great!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on August 08, 2020, 12:51:25 PM
I've seen worse. -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on August 08, 2020, 03:01:56 PM
Can not beat a bit of inspiring Grot !
Barney


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on August 08, 2020, 03:10:29 PM
Morning all.Thanks for the observations
Nothing like messing up a bit of metal.
Ray, there was this guy on U Tube that reminded me for when you went exploring old mine workings in the near-desert to you. Can't remember his name but he went down into the mines either brave or stupid but it was interesting to see what was left on the surface.
cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bill Gill on August 08, 2020, 04:32:30 PM
Nice bucket, just don't kick it.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 08, 2020, 05:02:43 PM
What the H*** is a "brag line bucket"?  Is that something you make to show off on this forum?


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on August 08, 2020, 05:07:52 PM
Lawton, I thought we are friends.
Any way show off something I can't remember seeing any of your creations
.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Design-HSB on August 09, 2020, 04:02:47 AM
Kim, the coloring of the scoop bucket is very successful.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 11, 2020, 10:45:24 PM
Ray, there was this guy on U Tube that reminded me for when you went exploring old mine workings in the near-desert to you. Can't remember his name but he went down into the mines either brave or stupid but it was interesting to see what was left on the surface.
cheers

Yeah, there are several YouTubers who do videos like that. Most of them worry me -- they might know what they're doing but they seem to take a lot of risks, and possibly encourage less knowledgeable people to enter old mines. Plus the government is always looking for an excuse to close off old mines, and I suspect those videos may be attracting government attention. Then there are the kooks who play up the "haunted mine" BS to get clicks.



Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on August 12, 2020, 03:12:55 PM
Thanks, Helmut. One thing that I want to change is the top pulley I have found one that is a lot more chunkey we will see.
Ray, I can't watch one of those old mines videos all the way through some of these guys just take too many risks. I am surprised that so many are still open most likely broken into to find all the old stuff left behind.
cheers, Kim.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 17, 2020, 07:05:37 AM
I have had to put my computer into quarantine for a week because it caught a virus. I was picking on your misspelling of DRAG line.  Most of my work isn't worthy of being on this forum.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bernhard on August 17, 2020, 07:53:28 AM
The bucket on the barge looks very realistic.

Bernhard


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on August 21, 2020, 04:57:09 PM
good morning.
How is it going in California with those massive fires and the heat wishing you all the best?
Sunday and another barge in 1/35 scale are nearing completion love them straight forward with a lot of painting potential. Materials card wood and air-cured modeling clay which is a new material for me.
cheers.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on August 22, 2020, 01:32:54 AM
Ain't nothin' at all wrong with that. -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 22, 2020, 02:25:37 PM
Excellent! I love the rotting wood deck. I assume the clay was used to make that canvas-wrapped cargo?


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on August 22, 2020, 08:50:15 PM
Hi all.
Moving along.
The first picture is the barge with a bit more of the creeper this is the effect that I want -exposed warped wood that nature is slowly taking over.
The last picture is the other bales that I have done, build a form out of cheap cardboard first then drape in the air-cured modeling clay. I roll it out much as you would do with pastry with a rolling pin you can get it really thin then emboss with anything you want like fine gauze put the finished article in the sun for a short while then it is ready for priming. This is an excellent product for creating shapes that are more organic than a hard edge
Anyway yes, I do a lot of modelling I really hope that I don't get on your nerves I really am trying to be selective.
cheers.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on August 23, 2020, 01:30:04 AM
Yeah, Kim, it really gets on our nerves. Now quit worrying about nothing and keep posting. The modeling clay idea is very good and the results look excellent. -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on August 23, 2020, 07:53:49 AM
Just keep it coming - its all good stuff - and it keeps the forum alive
Barney


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on August 24, 2020, 06:05:25 PM
Looks like bags of drugs you fished out of the ocean.  The wet and water damage are realistic.  Was that the effect you were looking for?


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on September 20, 2020, 01:39:20 AM
Afternoon all good here, what is needed is a platform to display my recent, track work, boats, and my interest in working mechanical signaling so. A shelf working display model size 1200 mm by 480 mm half land half water features. Simple layout on the right a yard mouth to the next module, traveling to the left a footbridge then a  turnout to a turntable then the whalf  line 1/35 scale on 16.5 mm track about 80 percent hand made no time limit working mechanical signaling  1 house 1 turntable etc
cheers.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bill Gill on September 20, 2020, 06:48:06 AM
Simple layout on the right a yard mouth to the next module, traveling to the left a footbridge then a  turnout to a turntable then the whalf  line 1/35 scale on 16.5 mm track Kim
Wow, if that's "simple" then what do you consider complex? :)   Sounds like a neat diorama.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on September 20, 2020, 08:02:25 AM
Complex would have, in addition to what is already there, a traveling carnival with working rides and a tent show.

As ever it is a pleasure to watch your work progress.  The signal in your last photo is quite good.  I guess the white sheet behind the blade is because at one part of a day, the sun is behind the signal?  Some years ago I remember a visit to the Kent and East Sussex railway where there was a hawk sitting on one of the signals who seemed to be quite surprised when it moved under his feet.

 ;D


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on September 20, 2020, 01:21:57 PM
It's been a while and I've been wondering what you've been doing. I'll be curious how everything fits together. -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on September 20, 2020, 02:12:55 PM
Morning.
Basically just one track with one turnout I could have squeezed more in but really what is the point this shelf will have lots of good model time. Lawton I really like signals the white section behind helps with sighting say the signal is placed against a complicated background. I won't be using this one I want a wooden post that is attached to the face of the bridge controlling the entrance to the yard behind the signal will be a supporting structure of some sort. The footbridge is just a footbridge say 5 feet or 1500 mm wide for foot traffic only.
cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Dennis McCarthy on September 20, 2020, 03:19:19 PM
Love your dioramas, Kim. Looks like another gem in the making.

Dennis


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on September 20, 2020, 08:52:18 PM
Hi Dennis.
Thank you for commenting on my post
cheers,


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 20, 2020, 09:23:16 PM
That signal looks great!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on September 21, 2020, 12:24:15 AM
Good afternoon Ray.
Here is one of my favourites it works mechanically.
cheers.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: TRAINS1941 on September 21, 2020, 07:02:36 AM
Is that the real thing or what????

Beautiful work.

Jerry


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on September 21, 2020, 07:24:19 AM
Truly complicated is all of the monkey work which is needed to get British signals to work properly.  I'll stick with the tri-color signals in the US which resemble stop lights.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on September 21, 2020, 11:47:18 AM
Looking good and the detail is great stuff - I like small working dioramas with detail like this
Barney


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 21, 2020, 12:46:32 PM
Wow, that's amazing! So complex!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on September 21, 2020, 01:41:21 PM
Morning.
The lower. quadrant signals this one is based on a specific location the arms from the top-top arm good to go, S arm go to the next signal only, and the small banner on the right good to cross over to the other line running in the opposite direction.
 In all, their forms lovely pieces of art , cast metal, blacksmiths and woodworkers situated across the country illuminated at night with slow-burning oil lamps. The USA, Germany had some fine examples especially with the Boston and Main but the most excentric were the British complex and the beauty of them was if the cable was cut with the weight in the arm they would automatically return to stop.
With all this in the day, I made signal cabins to control all my signals mechanically crazy looking back on it all . Leavers to the lead out then cranks for the turnouts and flat wheels for the cables and chains leading to the signals. All over the world, this basic principle was used but with differently designed leavers.
And finally , Classico Italiano signals great talk about complex definitely showing the Italians flair for design.
cheers.
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Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on September 21, 2020, 04:00:01 PM
You sent me an article in the 1990s about a diorama you built and it included some wonderful signals. Do the control cabins or signals in these photos date back that far or are they newer? -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on September 21, 2020, 04:25:34 PM
Hi Russ .
Yes, the signal cabin is from that era if I remember there was a drawing to go with it all.
Sort of got away from all that really the amount of fine-scale work all hand done is a killer but with the new diorama, I will revisit it all from a narrow-gauge perspective. When I did all that signalling stuff I was lucky to be taught workshop techniques from a talented model engineer pre-computer age but the relationship finished when I got tired of dealing with point mm accuracy.
I had stars in my eyes thought I could make a few bucks from producing parts so you could make your own signal in 1/32 scale. Mistake this was the time when injected plastic of high-quality was coming onto the market my hand made parts were just not making the grade so I ended up selling all the castings at a loss but I have kept the brass patterns.
Since then I have enjoyed modelling a lot more no more stars  no more computer just mucking around.
cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on September 22, 2020, 01:25:01 AM
You have a good memory, Kim. You did include drawings with that article and I think a digital version of that magazine is available. I was very impressed with your signals and the cabin back then (along with the rest of the layout) and still am.

I tried professional model building for a little while, too, until I realized it was a huge amount of fussy work for almost no money. Models are something many of us may enjoy as a hobby but probably would start to hate as a business.

Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 22, 2020, 02:59:05 AM
Very cool, Kim!

Surest way to ruin a hobby is to turn it into a business.



Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bernhard on September 23, 2020, 06:39:46 AM
This is really nice modeling, Kim. I love your freestyle approach.

Bernhard


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Franck Tavernier on September 23, 2020, 11:40:54 PM
Nice Job Kim!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on September 30, 2020, 10:07:13 PM
Frank and everybody else good afternoon hoping all is well.
Moving along I showed a cardboard cutout before of a house that I wanted to build well it has progressed this style I am very familiar with, when you drive around you find all sorts of stuff tucked away like this some still lived in but most deserted full of snakes I don't go inside.
The second picture shows the back the door leads down from the kitchen the rustic bathroom will be on the right the toilet out in the landscape a pan no sewer. The windows are glass louvers typical pain to make but in the end, they work.
cheers.
(https://images43.fotki.com/v329/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8164-vi.jpg).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8168-vi.jpg).
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8163-vi.jpg).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v1668/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_81302-vi.jpg)



Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Design-HSB on October 01, 2020, 12:59:39 AM
Kim, once again one of your extraordinary works.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on October 01, 2020, 01:27:52 AM
It has a very credible and artistic appearance.

I guess purple is a big designer color in Australia.

Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on October 01, 2020, 02:55:42 AM
Hi Helmut and Russ.
Yes, the purple is pushing the fashion boundary here about.
Locally everybody goes to a chain of stores for all there building , gardening and home decorating it is called Bunnings a bit of a legend really. When you are going down to buy some paint most check out the mis- tinted can of paint usually they are a bargain but you have to put with some wild colours like Purple, goes well with the Dump down the road or the worst house in the best street the key to making money with real estate.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bill Gill on October 01, 2020, 05:56:08 AM
That looks good, Kim. Will it be occupied by people, or will there be snakes slithering about the interior?


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on October 01, 2020, 01:51:51 PM
Hi Bill.
this is a happy place a family lives there they have a good dog and a couple of cats to keep the unwelcomed neighbours away.
cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 01, 2020, 06:24:30 PM
Looks great, Kim. I can easily picture it sitting in the Aussie bush somewhere.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bill Gill on October 01, 2020, 06:47:20 PM
Kim, Nice to hear there will be a family there. It looks like it will be a happy place :)


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on October 02, 2020, 03:10:31 PM
Very nice with your normal inspiring touches
Barney


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on October 13, 2020, 06:58:44 PM
Morning all trusting that you are in good health.
Moving on and building a few bits and pieces in 1/35 scale this time a motor mower. This one is a Victor 1959 Australian made and was marketed with the slogan-Turning grass into lawn. Bit on the small side to be made by hand but in the end workes -styrene and wire.
cheers.
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8203-vi.jpg).
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1211/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8208-vi.jpg).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v381/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8187-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 13, 2020, 11:27:50 PM
That's cool! I don't think I've ever seen anyone model a lawnmower before.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Bernhard on October 14, 2020, 12:06:42 AM
Nice idea, Kim. Such small details make a scene realistic.

Bernhard


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on October 14, 2020, 12:30:57 AM
Hy Ray and Bernard.
it was a struggle especially the wheels if they could have been machined or printed would have made the task a lot easier. As it turned out it is OK and  the overall finish is what I was looking, for now, I feel that I am lawnmower king.
thanks


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on October 14, 2020, 01:13:11 AM
You definitely are this forum's unchallenged lawnmower king. Now where is your leaf blower? -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: TRAINS1941 on October 14, 2020, 06:20:08 AM
Great job!!

Jerry


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on October 14, 2020, 07:51:56 AM
Another little gem of inspiring modelling and unusual - but Burt Monroe did not bother with a lawn mower ! and you  really do need a lemon tree outside in the garden
to every one out there if you have not seen the film you will have no idea what Im on about (Surely its a sin if you have not seen the film its one of the best of our times )
Barney


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on October 14, 2020, 07:52:36 AM
the film


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on October 14, 2020, 07:58:58 AM
While you are discussing details, there needs to be a washtub and the laundry hanging on the line.  And, as Jeff Fox Foxworthy would point out you can't be a redneck without hounds on the porch.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Barney on October 14, 2020, 08:10:19 AM
and a collection of pistons on a shelve ready for the melting pot -labeled "food for the god of speed"
Barney


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Hydrostat on October 14, 2020, 08:51:06 AM
Morning all trusting that you are in good health.
Moving on and building a few bits and pieces in 1/35 scale this time a motor mower. This one is a Victor 1959 Australian made and was marketed with the slogan-Turning grass into lawn. Bit on the small side to be made by hand but in the end workes -styrene and wire.
cheers.
(https://images15.fotki.com/v1669/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8203-vi.jpg).
(https://images52.fotki.com/v1211/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8208-vi.jpg).
(https://images40.fotki.com/v381/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_8187-vi.jpg).

I love it!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 14, 2020, 11:12:24 AM
Another little gem of inspiring modelling and unusual - but Burt Monroe did not bother with a lawn mower ! and you  really do need a lemon tree outside in the garden
to every one out there if you have not seen the film you will have no idea what Im on about (Surely its a sin if you have not seen the film its one of the best of our times )
Barney

Great movie!


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on October 14, 2020, 02:25:50 PM
Morning all.
Yes, the lemon tree common around the world always one around for a healthy shot first thing in the morning. I have never made one so it will be a great challenge and will require a few field trips to get photo reference.I have just built an outside toilet basically a shed but maybe I won't use it, the time era is 1960 so an inside septic system would be possible , washing hanging under the back roof concrete washing tubs and a ringer washing machine all possible.
Mr Burt Monroe will be on my to-watch list talking about my watch list I have been sucked into Live rail cams
The one that I watch on U tube is at La Plata Missouri USA. the mainline between Kansas and Chicago a 24/7 camera a rail viewing platform and a set of boom gates nothing else. Lovely little town and when I tune in because of the time difference it is in the early hours of the morning so the scene is set for pure theatre. About  2 minutes out you can hear the horn then the boom gates spring into action lit up like a big Christmas tree then out of the darkness the train hits. Four to five huge Burlington Santa Fey diesel horns blaring headlights on full travelling full throttle with a parcel express much noise lights everywhere the camera shaking. After the huge train has passed usually in about 90 seconds the boom gates rise lights go out and the little town goes back to sleep darkness is the king again.
cheers


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 14, 2020, 09:33:06 PM
The one that I watch on U tube is at La Plata Missouri USA. the mainline between Kansas and Chicago a 24/7 camera a rail viewing platform and a set of boom gates nothing else. Lovely little town and when I tune in because of the time difference it is in the early hours of the morning so the scene is set for pure theatre. About  2 minutes out you can hear the horn then the boom gates spring into action lit up like a big Christmas tree then out of the darkness the train hits. Four to five huge Burlington Santa Fey diesel horns blaring headlights on full travelling full throttle with a parcel express much noise lights everywhere the camera shaking. After the huge train has passed usually in about 90 seconds the boom gates rise lights go out and the little town goes back to sleep darkness is the king again.

There's an old Mission-style depot at a place called Kelso in the middle of the Mojave desert. I go through there almost every year, usually while returning from my Nevada trips. There are four tracks at the grade crossing. During the '80s and '90s it was a busy place -- trains coming and going every 10-20 minutes, and often there would be a train stopped on the siding waiting for clearance to proceed. I used to enjoy stopping there to make a sandwich, then sit back and watch the trains go by. Then for something changed, and the past 20 years or so very few trains go through there.

Watching a fast moving freight train go by at night in the middle of the desert is always exciting. I remember one time in particular, I was at a grade crossing in a very isolated area. No lights or anything. It was a pitch black, moonless night, and I stood about ten feet from the tracks as this freight train roared by in the dark. It was almost invisible, just a huge black shadow, as the ground shook and the wind of its passing was like a gale. Very, very impressive experience.



Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Lawton Maner on October 15, 2020, 11:09:13 AM
A well manicured lawn is a sign of a sick mind.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: Design-HSB on October 15, 2020, 11:53:25 AM
Hello Kim, an absolutely successful gem and proof that you can build great models even without a high-tech workshop.


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: fspg2 on October 17, 2020, 07:29:03 AM
Kim,

always nice to see how you enchant us with simple means!

Frithjof


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: finescalerr on October 17, 2020, 01:00:57 PM
That's one reason why I've always considered Kim's modeling to be an art form. -- Russ


Title: Re: recent modelling from KIM
Post by: 1-32 on October 17, 2020, 05:19:22 PM
Morning all.
Thanks, Jerry, Volker,Helmut and Ray.
Yes Russ I do like art but have trouble with it most of that I see is rubbish and completely lacking in skills digital applications have helped I suppose?
Hi, Barney Mr. Munro was a native of New Zealand in this part of the world they have a reputation for being clever, there is a saying that all they need is a bit of wire and a nail I forget the rest.
Lawton guesses what I agree with you.
Frithjof great to hear from you I see it as a fusion with technology and art just my personal preference.
And finally a shot of one of my recent sheds actually an outside toilet I have been playing around with peeling laminates. There is a bit of social comment about long grass and lawnmowers here about. It goes along the line that you have to keep the grass short to keep the family safe. Nasty surprises don't like to travel across open areas.
cheers.
(https://images34.fotki.com/v1522/photos/3/1816483/16292897/DSC_82302-vi.jpg).