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Amazing popeye

 

It's really coming together, I love the workshop jacks for the photos, inspired....

 

Eoin

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Thanks lads, glad you like it.

Working on the yellow just now.

Still a lot to add but i can see light at the end of the tunnel. :banana:

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Plasser Tamper No 5 complete.

Some pic's of the tamper machine finished at last.

 

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Now that really is in a class of its own,.  Absolutely brilliant,.   what I wouldn't give for one like that. Very well done.

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Absolutely lovely and perfect in every way.  Industrial Light & Magic pre-CGI would hire you on the spot.

 

Love the weathering and precision of all the little details.

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Leonardo da Popeye, that is modelling from another dimension.  Words are not adequate.  The work of one of the great masters

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Whatever is in your spinach it is working.  Utterly sublime scratch building beyond professional results.

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Brilliant modelling and stunning workmanship.Well done.:-bd

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Absolutely stunning piece of work.A master class in scratch building from start to finish, love the weathering especially around the exhaust's it just takes the model to another level.You should be very proud of producing something to such a high standard.

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Superb, love the deftest of touches on the weathering. Is it a Brittania Pacific kit or scratchbuilt?

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Many thanks for all your comments.

This was all scratchbuilt apart from some small bits motor, wheels, buffers etc.

It runs ok but a little loud but might improve if it ever gets run in.

 

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Can't help starring again and again at the photos of this stunning model.  The quality of finish and immense minute detailing, never mind the superb paint job and weathering is totally amazerballs.

Particularly impressed with the hydraulic lines, cab details, mechanical PW gear and finish rivalling injection moulded plastic.  The exhaust in itself is an item of beauty.  What material did you use for the hydraulic lines?

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Thanks very much, glad you like it.

The hydraulic lines were done with plastic bristles from a brush.

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wow, just wow, its been an ambition of mine to scratch build one of these 07 series. this is a supurb model. personally Im finding it difficult to get a drawing to establish the basic dimensions, I was going to go to DCDR to try and photograph theirs 

 

 

 

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Thanks, there is a lot of work involved on small details glazing was tricky. It was a slow job.

Here is a small drawing, it's the only one i have but it might help.

 

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thanks everything helps 

I notice the cab is a frame of plastic beams , was that to emulate the real thing or was there a specific reason ?

 

and can I ask how you did the louvers on the engine doors, its lovely work 

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First things first to have even begun to even contemplate scratch building a motorised piece of rolling stock is a huge task to take on. To choose a piece of Per Way equipment is really testing yourself and your ability ( and possibly your sanity ) to produce a model that is of this models quality. 

It really is a superb model and deserves all the plaudits it is getting.

Rich,

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Thanks. This was a big job and i would not do one again.

The cab frame is 2mm plastic rod but i think 1.5mm would have been better.

It made glazing more difficult. 

The louvres were made with a laser cutter, which turned out ok.

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In all the years I've been around the forum here, it's one of the foremost and standout pieces of work. I missed the lead up to the finish, apologies popeye, and was full shure it was a Britannia Pacific Kit, rather than a scratchbuild. 

Having gone back, I just had to laugh in awe. That framework/scaffolding is a work of art, engineering, and perseverance, the attention to detail on the weathering alone is so delicate, and right, words fail me. As for the attention to general detail in terms of pipes and wires, I'm a so boggled by what I've seen, I'm all akimbo with suitable phrasing. 

IRM Model of the Year 2017 contender, easily..

Rich

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8 hours ago, Glenderg said:

 I missed the lead up to the finish, apologies popeye.

Having gone back, I just had to laugh in awe. That framework/scaffolding is a work of art, engineering, and perseverance, the attention to detail on the weathering alone is so delicate, and right, words fail me. As for the attention to general detail in terms of pipes and wires, I'm a so boggled by what I've seen, I'm all akimbo with suitable phrasing.

I assumed that your silence was due to you being busy fitting out the dungeon where he is to be kept after you kidnap him and force him to build these for you (and us) under the IRM banner. If not, then can I suggest that you start immediately?

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On 4/6/2014 at 10:34 PM, popeye said:

Here are some wagons that i have been weathering.

 

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This wagon was made with a TTA oil wagon chassis made a bit shorter & bits cut off & MIR beer keg containers.

The kegs were made by me from plastic tube cut and all stuck together.

 

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Speechless here(which is a rare thing!) - well done Sir!=D

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She's just beautiful! Great work there - well done!Wow emoticon

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