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    No report this week

    Posted on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 with No Comments
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    Hi folks,

    due to workload, I don’t have a new report this week.

    But I like to solve last weeks question. 331 rivets are added to the cab. Since the where only few attende, I shared the actual photos with all of them :)

    Next week, I’ll show the final work on the interior and we’ll start disassembling for painting.

    Regards, Gerd

     

    [CFF] Detailwork at the cab

    Posted on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 with 3 Comments
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    It’s time for another update. I glued the parts of the cab together after adding the rain gutter to the sides. The side walls were cut with extra width and I used spacers then gluing the front and back. Once the glue was dry, I filed the sides flush with the ends. Nevertheless, I need […]

    [CFF] Starting the cab construction

    Posted on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 with 1 Comment
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    I postponed this final step for a long while, but now it’s time to tackle the cab. As on my Krauss loco, I made all walls from 1,5mm ABS plastics. To bend the backside wall, I heated the plastic and used a jig. The windows were cut out with a scroll saw and filed to […]

    [CFF] More details…

    Posted on Tuesday, 21 September 2021 with 3 Comments
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    Hi folks, I was able to postpone the cab construction by adding more details to the water tanks. So I added water hatches for the tanks from PVC and ABS plastics. Another typical detail on such Budapest locos is the location of the water-sucker inside or in front of the smoke boy support. The model […]

    [CFF] Water tanks done

    Posted on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 with No Comments
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    Let’s continue with the water tanks of the loco. The basic construction is made from 2 and 3mm styrene. I glued a 0.5mm sheet to the underside, which represents the walkway along the loco tanks. BTW, I decided to model a welded replacement tanks, as many prototype engines got new tanks before the era I […]

    [CFF] Backhead detail

    Posted on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 with 2 Comments
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    Welcome back to this weeks blog, as announced last week, I’ll focus on the boiler back-head. Since this is a large scale model, the cab interior will be well visible and needs some decoration as well. The parts are scratch-built from styrene, brass and wires. For hand wheels, I use brass-castings. The parts for the […]

    [CFF] Smokestack and more

    Posted on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 with 3 Comments
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    Let’s finish the boiler. I was looking for cast brass parts to add the water feed valves, but I couldn’t get some. So I finally decided to make them scratch-built from brass. The parts are made on the lathe and I added some cast hand wheels. Looks better than the cast brass parts . On […]

    [CFF] Pipework and electrics

    Posted on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 (Comments Closed)
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    Let’s continue with the pipework on the new loco. Below the future cab floor, I mounted two injectors and extended them with the water pipes. While body of the loco has to be removable, I made separate attachments for the water tank outlet valves. For the cylinders, I made gland pieces to take the in […]

    [CFF] Adding more details to the boiler

    Posted on Tuesday, 17 August 2021 (Comments Closed)
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    Let’s continue the boiler. I added safety valves to the steam dome, made from brass, screws and nuts. The steam outlet at the front of the dome is cast brass and bought from Bertram Heyn. I removed the lever and mounted it to the side of the dome as on the prototype I like to […]

    [CFF] Steam and sand dome

    Posted on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 with 1 Comment
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    Hi folks, after the short break, I’m back on the Budapest project. I made the domes for the boiler from steel. This may sound wired first, but since I need the space inside for the battery, I’ve to add weight on other places. At least, I had pieces of steel in my scrap box. The […]