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Old 17th April 2009, 03:10   #1
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Default Building the NGG16 form Backwoods Miniatures

Hi all

The South African NGG16 has been a long living love of mine. I'm in the process of building the OO9 depiction of it from Backwoods Miniatures.
The pic shows the state of affair as of last week.



You're welcome to follow my (steady but slow) progress on my site (in english, don't worry ). And please do comment.
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Old 19th April 2009, 11:26   #2
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Very interesting. Nice format that you have for your web site
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Old 19th April 2009, 12:42   #3
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txs, doing my best
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Old 19th April 2009, 22:59   #4
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That's a nice start G.F,Garrat's are an interesting form of motive power.
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Old 16th May 2010, 14:29   #5
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Hello all,

I've away from this post quite a while, I see. Today's breaking news: I have completed the construction phase of my OO9 model of the NGG16 no 87 . My website has been updated accordingly, pages about detailing and a photo gallery of the unpainted loco. Rivet counters will no doubt argue some minor details, but I am happy with the end result. I need to do some small (re)work, invisible and unimportant for the end result, and some testing. Then on to the final stage: painting. YESSS!!
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Old 16th May 2010, 20:24   #6
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Txs Graffen, corrected the link
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Old 16th May 2010, 21:24   #7
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Looking good my man. I almost think it's a shame when building the loco to a finished state and she sits there in all her gleaming brass and copperwork looking beautiful and then we cover it all up with a coat of paint.

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Old 18th May 2010, 20:30   #8
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then we cover it all up with a coat of paint
Yep, but to have really neat I should be able to disguise the solder fillets. But painting a loco is a challenge in itself.

But txs for the compliment, I feel very much encouraged
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Wouldn't you have painted the parts seperatley.
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Old 19th May 2010, 18:16   #10
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Wouldn't you have painted the parts separately.
Hi JackBlack. Yep, don't worry. I have tried to put the hard learned lessons of my previous two builds to practise. The loco is "loosely" fitted for the photo. Shake it and you have a heap of random brass .

The loco falls apart in:
  • 2 drive units below the footplate (mainly black)
  • 2 drive units superstructure (mainly white, a few details to be brushed black)
  • the cradle (mainly black)
  • Boiler/cab assembly (mainly white, to be joined with the cradle by an especially for that purpose installed screw)
  • Almost all brass parts (left blank, to be added and glued after painting)
  • Some remaining parts (usually black, to be added after painting)

Most of it is on this photo (click to enlarge):



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