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Steam Locomotive

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Category:Trains - Locomotives (Steam)
Trains - Locomotives (Steam)
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Used from:1804–Now
Used by:CivilMilitary

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Stéphane Jayet added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Big Boy Locomotive
Scratchbuilt
5 | 20. April, 23:11
Stéphane Jayet added a new project.
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2 | 20. April, 23:04
René "Lord Bilbo" Bartholemy added a new photoalbum.
5 | 20. March, 14:05
René "Lord Bilbo" Bartholemy
I really was jonesing for some work on a kit...
So I build this one: educational (it actually simulates how this early locomotive worked), no glue, no paint.
Got my fix...
I only hope to get my workbench back soon! 🙁
20. March, 21:20
James Barrett added a new photoalbum.
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7 | 26. February, 17:27
28. February, 03:04
Zach Wilson
what an interesting subject - how is the quality of the kit?
28. February, 06:01
Ben M
Very cool
28. February, 06:12
James Barrett
How is the quality? Well... I think the casting isn't too bad. The wood grain on the cart looks alright, and some of the finer details on the boiler look pretty good. The gears seem to line up just fine so far. But, I think there was a bit of a QC problem with the kit that I have. It was pretty obvious that there were temperature problems when making it. Loads of discoloration, dips in the sprue are frequent, and the plastic (especially the black plastic) was so soft that my Mr. Thin cement brush came back with a black tip from the slightest touch. Also, when I unboxed it the kit was heavily scratched up, again on the black plastic, and part #11 was actually incomplete. I had to make part of the push rod connection with some sheet styrene. Some of the metal rod connection points are also a poor fit and had to be drilled out. Of course there was also a fairly significant amount of flash on the kit as well. Its a pretty old kit, so not too surprised. Still having fun building it though.
28. February, 13:56
gorbygould
Nice to see something different here.
If you want the coal to look more realistic - if you tear small pieces out of a cork it looks quite good. Glue and seal it with PVA and paint it a semi gloss black. If you have some real coal - tiny bits are even better.
28. February, 14:47
Neuling
Very nice little freight train ..... 👍
1. March, 09:11
James Barrett added a new photoalbum.
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26. February, 17:30
James Barrett added a new project.
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1:38 1804 Trevithick (Minicraft Model Kits 11102)
 
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AndyL added a new photoalbum.
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1:80 Prime Steam Express (Rokr MC501)
 
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