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post 22 May 2012, 14:08
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Would any of you be interested in doing a group build?

I keep having the idea and really want to get back to doing some modelling.

There seems to be more general chit-chat threads creeping up and i want to get some balance back.

We have some really good modellers on the forum and some that I am sure would like to learn the skills needed to put together a small kit.

What I had in mind was, myself (or one of you) would organise for a batch of kits to be aquired and posted to members (we might get a discount for buying a quanitity of the kits)

How many of you would be willing to pay £20 on a kit for a group build?
This is a not an official MRF project but I want to get some of you modelling again and spending less time talking about penguins and being grumpy!

Peter

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If anyone would like a link added then PM me the link and I will add it as soon as I can
This list will be expanded as we find more things that are required.

The kit
GWR Ballast Wagon. Diagram P4

The instructions can be downloaded here
Instructions

Solder
DCC concepts No-clean flux and saphire solder
Its available in the UK from Gaugemaster. The solder I recommend is the 145 degree detail solder. Its listed as "Easy flow Detail Solder"
Solder from Gaugemaster

Decals/transfers
Pressfix transfers are available from HMRS
HMRS sheet 11

Waterslide decals are available from FOX
GWR Wagon pack

Soldering iron - Antex XS25 with silicone cable
Antex iron on Amazon

Paint
Phoenix (I suggest you get satin finish)
P19 GWR Wagon Grey
I will be using PQ1 single pack etching primer on my model.
To spray the above paints I will be making full use fo their range of thinners particularly PQ2 and PQ9.
But to be honest, you could probably get a pretty good match from humbrol in your local model shop. but I dont have the numbers.

Railmatch acrylic paints. I have not used these yet but they are there if you prefer something water soluble.
railmatch paints available from Fox


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post 22 May 2012, 15:17
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I'd be willing to give it a go biggrin.gif although wouldn't be able to (legally*) do anything until the end of next week.....

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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 22 May 2012, 15:08) *
Would any of you be interested in doing a group build?

I keep having the idea and really want to get back to doing some modelling.

There seems to be more general chit-chat threads creeping up and i want to get some balance back.

We have some really good modellers on the forum and some that I am sure would like to learn the skills needed to put together a small kit.

What I had in mind was, myself (or one of you) would organise for a batch of kits to be aquired and posted to members (we might get a discount for buying a quanitity of the kits)

How many of you would be willing to pay £20 on a kit for a group build?
This is a not an official MRF project but I want to get some of you modelling again and spending less time talking about penguins and being grumpy!

Peter


I may be!

What sort of thing are you thinking (scale, era,etc)?

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post 22 May 2012, 16:12
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Honestly, I dont care.

What did you have in mind?

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post 22 May 2012, 16:25
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Not sure if they are suitable for OO, i would have to check, but what about these? instructions. It needs wheels as well, but that is still well under the £20 smile.gif

Depends on whether people want it to be soldered or plastic construction. The above is soldered, but i think that Cambrian do a plastic version.

Other than that i personally don't mind what era etc it is as if it isn't suitable for my layout once built i'd sell it on, display it etc wink.gif (if anything i prefer the building experience biggrin.gif )

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post 22 May 2012, 19:38
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QUOTE (kiwionrails)
Not sure if they are suitable for OO, i would have to check, but what about these? instructions. It needs wheels as well, but that is still well under the £20 smile.gif


Perfect!

I have just ordered one and Brian is also onboard!

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post 22 May 2012, 19:43
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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 22 May 2012, 20:38) *
Perfect!

I have just ordered one and Brian is also onboard!

Peter

That was quick! wacko.gif ohmy.gif

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post 22 May 2012, 19:52
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QUOTE (kiwionrails)
That was quick! wacko.gif ohmy.gif


We play with live ammo on this forum!
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post 22 May 2012, 19:59
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Well if you are set on it, why not update the 1st thread.

I'm game. Let me know what the possible outcome could look like.

Does the kit need anything else to complete?

If it was a wagon, we could organise for them to be collected together in one place (perhaps a show in the not too distant future) an pulled behind a suitable loco.


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post 22 May 2012, 20:03
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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 22 May 2012, 19:38) *
Perfect!

I have just ordered one and Brian is also onboard!

Peter


I certainly am - Dave (7113) is in too.
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post 22 May 2012, 20:06
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The finished wagon would (or should) look something like this
http://www.nrm.org.uk/OurCollection/Locomo...2&pageNo=10

I am guessing it needs decals and Wheels and paint.

But I think that should be it.

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post 22 May 2012, 20:07
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QUOTE (Brian Considine)
Dave (7113) is in too.


Excellent!
Who else can we lynch - I mean "encourage to partake in this group activity"!

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post 22 May 2012, 20:10
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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 22 May 2012, 20:03) *
I certainly am - Dave (7113) is in too.

I'll give anything a go... rolleyes.gif
My soldering is, er, how shall I put this politely, hmm, b..........

However, there are ways and means

So, count me in.

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post 22 May 2012, 20:19
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QUOTE (Doug @ 22 May 2012, 20:59) *
...Does the kit need anything else to complete?...


AFAIK the only things it needs are:
  • Wheels
  • Pinpoint bearings(?)
  • Solder
  • Paint

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post 22 May 2012, 20:24
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Mine is now on order too.................. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
(although cant start until after next Wednesday sad.gif )

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