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Old 7th March 2010, 06:46   #1
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Default NGG16 in progress, sourcing parts

Hello again

I am in the process of building Backwoods' NGG16 in OO9. I am trying to source the appropriate lost wax brass castings for building no 87 (Welsh Highland Railway). So far I've been unsuccessful in finding the right suppliers and/or parts. Could anyone of you advise me on what to buy and where.
I'm looking for these:

Right hand side on the boiler


and a little further towards the cab, connected to the previous


Then, below the footplate


On the left hand side the same but mirrored


and this, errrm what is it?


On the driving units there grease pumps, of which the white metal casting of the Backwoods kit has only scant resemblance, I'm looking for replacements
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Old 7th March 2010, 09:59   #2
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Well in 009 those pieces are so small that will be quite difficult (and quite expensive) to find higly detailed casts, when I was on 009 I was happy with something that "evocate" it (but it's a matter of personal taste of course) Can't you improve the look of kit's pieces?
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Old 7th March 2010, 14:57   #3
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You can try Miniatures by Eric in Alberta. He uses the lost wax casting method to make brass deatailed parts, mostly for Canadian diesels, but some steam. You may be able to adapt something for your purposes. He has pictures of his parts on the site. Here's the link:

http://www.miniaturesbyeric.com/index.htm

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Old 7th March 2010, 17:08   #4
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Hi Roy

Txs, I'll check it out

René
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Old 7th March 2010, 17:11   #5
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Hi Franco

Quite right. If I cannot find the correct parts my first alternative is to find something as close as possible, second to make something evocative, and third to make parts myself from pieces of brass.
With my question I hope to strike gold

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Old 16th May 2010, 14:27   #6
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Hello all,

Your help has been great, via this post or otherwise. 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 17th May 2010, 05:52   #7
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the link doesn't work for me
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Old 17th May 2010, 13:27   #8
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Quote:
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the link doesn't work for me
There was an extra slash at the end of the URL.

http://www.modelrailroading.nl/Proje...ted/index.html

That is some seriously impressive work.
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Old 17th May 2010, 15:29   #9
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Oh my... very impressive indeed!
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Old 17th May 2010, 23:16   #10
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What is the name of the clamp that you are using? It's seen in this picture.

That really is amazing work.
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