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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 11 months 3 weeks ago #61

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Yeah back home with wife for Christmas. Progress staged on section of layout to illustrate size of the beast.





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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 11 months 2 weeks ago #62

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Love your scratch work

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 10 months 2 weeks ago #63

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Well seems to be a cross between modelling and miniature engineering at the moment. This is the process to modify the cylinder ends from the BR 52 kitset to the size suitable for Garratt. Originals on the right, reduced to new diameter at the bottom, new cylinder flanges turned down and drilled with twenty 0.8 mm holes each. At the top are all the rejects due to incorrectly spaced holes or wrong diameter.
I'm really questioning if this thing will ever get finished:P

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 10 months 1 week ago #64

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 10 months 1 week ago #65

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Great scratch work going on with this train!!!

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 10 months 1 week ago #66

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You can do it, just have a look at what Bishop has done, he would be the man for encouragement and motivation on scratch building.
Keep at it, it's looking great.

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 9 months 2 weeks ago #67

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Oh instant motivation. I have been asked to exhibit the layout at Hobby Expo in Upper Hutt in April. As the layout has been in storage for two years and not assembled since there is lots of checking to do and sorting out minor damage not to mention moving on a population of Daddy Long Legs spiders.

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Well done mate, nice one.
How did they hear about your work then?

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 9 months 2 weeks ago #69

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Gary wrote: Well done mate, nice one.
How did they hear about your work then?

I used to be a member of IMPS Wellington before overseas posting and exhibited the layout in its original form of just two baseboards. The layout is very much a large scale model diorama, the railway is only a means to showing how the railway was also effected by the war.

The layout has grown somewhat. I'm currently building legs for the layout as it is now too difficult to assemble sitting on tables as originally planned.



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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 8 months 4 weeks ago #70

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Most of the layout is now self supporting with the first baseboard to be erected having four braced legs while successive baseboards only have a single set on outer end.



Concurrently more details added to Garratt.





Each of the bolts on the cylinder end have been glued in place:woohoo:

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 8 months 4 weeks ago #71

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looking good,

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 8 months 1 week ago #72

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I'm getting ready to display layout at Hutt Valley show so doing a few repairs and adding details to layout. Added Miniart seats for the yet to arrive locals to wait for the train.



And finish off a donkey cart I started over two years ago using bits from a Russian artillery limber and a couple of Tamiya donkeys

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Looking good Paul, the figures and animals add a great deal.

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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 7 months 3 weeks ago #74

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Layout on display at Upper Hutt Scale Expo last weekend



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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 7 months 2 weeks ago #75

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Looks great. The engine has painted up so well.

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This looks great in the flesh, and my four year old was fascinated by all the animals!

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Animals - grrrr. Did you see what they got up to late on Sunday afternoon. Young vandals :P :P



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The Little War in Rhodesia - the 1970s 7 months 1 week ago #78

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Now that's not very nice :lol: :lol:

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Wowza this is looking good.

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Islander progress. I've removed the passenger seats mounting points but otherwise OOTB. One usual thing, there are no aliment points on any matching part so wing, engine cowlings, wheels etc are all lined up by eye which means every part needs filing smooth on the backside to ensure good alignment. I've decided to assemble for display in flight to match my other 1/48 RhAF aircraft because this one would require a lot of added weight in the nose to sit correctly on the tricycle undercarriage (which does not loo overly strong).

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Lined up by eye works just fine. Often use it. Trouble is my glasses bend things either upwards or downwards depending on the angle I look through them, which is why all my models resemble bananas. :whistle: This plane doesn't so all is well.

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