MOC: 2-6-0 Standard Class 4MT
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:13 PM
This ones not for the faint hearted!
I decided to go with sticker lining on the boiler rather than keep it a "legal build" for 2 reasons.
1. The stickers dont move, whereas the red rubber bands can do at the slightest touch when picked up.
2. The stickers "wrapped" around the boiler pieces help keep it all in shape if an accident occurs at a show, greatly improving rebuild time and less stress for me also
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:18 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:02 AM
When you do get to take her to PW's can you take a camera as I would like to see a picture of his jaw dropping when you show him .
Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:18 AM
I second this comment... Your locomotives are amazing!
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"Wot's faster than a warbuggy, more killy than a warbike, and flies through da air like a bird? I got no bleedin' idea, but I'm gonna find out." - Kog da Flymek, pioneer of the Deffkopta
Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:54 AM
Edited by harnbak, 24 February 2012 - 09:56 AM.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:31 PM
It's a beautiful engine, but seriously... valve gear? *jaw drop* And I really like your solution regarding the whole stickers vs. purist build issue. Considering how much the stickers have contributed not simply design-wise, I'd say it's a perfect decision. Besides, it is awesome to hear that pro builders are not sticklers for purism but would instead actually opt for the better solution, even if it's not the more complex one.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:54 PM
I'm honoured that so many take inspiration from my models, as I'm aware that I can push some boundaries over some comfort zones, but thats what is so great about this hobby, you dont have to, or if you want to, you dont have to take it as far.
Inspiration to me is what this hobby is all about, no matter how big or small. I took much inspiration from other builders when I got back into this, not just from the masters in this niche but also from new starters with more basic builds that may have had just one "golden nugget" of an idea hidden within their model that was an excellent "building block" to start from.
The "raising bar" or "taking things to the next level" that so many talk about is a never ending circle, in a few months it becomes the standard, then it gets raised again....but in no way should a high level ever put anyone off having a go for themselves (see above quote for what YOU "may" bring to the table)
That says to me that builders are looking at ways of improving their game....This in itself fills me with excitement for the future of this niche and TLG's parts, as I'm in awe of whats going to be "the norm" in a few years time. i.e. just how much higher will that bar have gone....Jupiter?!!.....and where will the "norm" then lay?
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