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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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BR 52 Kriegsdampflokomotive 1/35 Scratched
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:43 PM UTC

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Wow, great work Stef!


Thx for the kind words Colin. I am waiting for the nuts and bolts now. as I already got 580 holes predrilled, so it will take some time... Still some missing, but I might just nor predrill them as they are hidden inside the frame.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 07:07 PM UTC

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Thx for the kind words Colin. I am waiting for the nuts and bolts now. as I already got 580 holes predrilled, so it will take some time... Still some missing, but I might just nor predrill them as they are hidden inside the frame.



580 holes pre-drilled!? Holy crap! You have the patience of a saint. I tip my hat to you sir.
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 01:55 PM UTC

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Thx for the kind words Colin. I am waiting for the nuts and bolts now. as I already got 580 holes predrilled, so it will take some time... Still some missing, but I might just nor predrill them as they are hidden inside the frame.



580 holes pre-drilled!? Holy crap! You have the patience of a saint. I tip my hat to you sir.



I am actually not, which is why a flying baseball had smashed the tender previously and in the aftermath had to be repaired. This "kit" is a good practice for patience however😂.
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 10:17 PM UTC
Stef - First time thru the pgs of this impressive build, and can only admire your dedication and determination. Not a loco guy, (well maybe back in the day ) but your detailed descriptions, info, and progress are much appreciated!
Makes one want to read up a bit on the "Age of Steam".

Beautiful use of mixed media, and the "if it ain't right, redo it!" approach is admired as well. Not your everyday subject matter either.
Looking frwd to how you advance the painting stage and the start of the diorama!

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 08:51 AM UTC
Hi Stefan!
It's great to see this coming along. I'm sorry I couldn't comment any more on Brit Modeller but I got booted due to a dispute with an over zealous administrator.
Any who, such is life.
Your work continues to inspire and personally, I'd consider this build to be a good source of reference material
Must go, but will be stopping in here to see how things are going
Bye for now
Si
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:05 AM UTC
Was ist staerker als ein lokomotiv? Ein lokomohoch!!
Awesome job so far. Beautiful workmanship and attention to detail.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:52 AM UTC
Thanks guys.
I got some parts done but ordered way too few bolts and screws, so need to wait for new shipments and my little nephew takes a lot of my spare time into his possession ^^.
Trying to get the reviews finished, then back to the train.
Madhatter, sucks, I was wondering what had happened since you suddenly disappeared. Glad to know that you are here, will pm you.
/Stefan
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC
While the train is waiting, the G10 is falling together. The IRONSIDE kit is quite bad, despite apparently being a new remake of the old one... after some layers of paint it looks ok, however I guess. It will be good for the background and just as some stuff for the rear of the dio and it is also good to try my 2 new airbrushes and colours.
Panzergrey primer and some lighter grey. Later I sprayed white on the larger surfaces, but I had not taken a picture, however. Not sure if it passes the the critical viewers' standards.

The first 2 layers of Rotbraun:

I will mask the red parts once painting the final layer onto the frame and roof.
And finally the messy workbench
Hope you like it,
Prost, beer time now,
/Stefan
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 07:12 PM UTC
Great work – I’ve never seen a built-up Ironside (resin?) kit before, all I remember is they were very expensive kits (in Oz anyway) years ago. Lots of dirt & grime to come? Nice workbench, now I see that essential modeller’s tool – the Mauser rifle. So that’s how you made those holes in the BR52 chassis
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:26 AM UTC
Haha,
No, as gun laws are super strict here and I do not own a license to be allowed to own a gun, the barrel is filled with stuff, so it is demilitarized 😭😭😭. Would be fun though punching holes with the Mauser. I shot a friend's Mauser in Canada, while we were hunting beavers and deer, quite a 💥 bang.

The G10 is no resin btw. It was fairly priced I thought, but considering its abysmal quality, it is massively overpriced. I am eagerly waiting for the Thunder Models G10! (Sadly LZ Models only got it in resin... and I am no resin fan) but luckily Libor supplied all his info to TM! I hope he gets a cut of TM's earnings!
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 05:06 AM UTC
Sir
I noticed in your build photos you are representing the braking system on your BR-52. I am currently working on building one and do not have access to any BR's here in america. If you still have any photos detailing the braking or any underside details and are willing to share, I would be extremely greatful for the assistance.

Robert
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC
Steam was often pumped through pipes in the tender. Yes it kept water from freezing but on oil fired locomotives it made the fuel oil flow much better.
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 06:38 AM UTC
Re your comment about Quartering:

The driver main crank on one side of the locomotive has to be 90 degrees out of sync (one quarter turn) relative to the drivers on the other side, hense the name "quartering".
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC
Nuts, bolts and rivets have arrived Should be around 26 packages of them and more than 2.5k of them^^.
Time to get them sorted and added to the various frame parts.


My board game is receiving its finishing touches along the way...


Cheers,
/Stefan

@Robert, see pm and email. cheers


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Re your comment about Quartering:

The driver main crank on one side of the locomotive has to be 90 degrees out of sync (one quarter turn) relative to the drivers on the other side, hense the name "quartering".


Ahm, there had never been a question about quartering, Robin and I are well aware of its premises, he was simply wondering about it due to the wheels' arrangement 19 months ago or so...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 04:52 AM UTC
Only intended as a remark on where the name "quartering" stems from.

Following this build with interest.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 05:27 AM UTC

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Only intended as a remark on where the name "quartering" stems from.

Following this build with interest.



A ok, I thought I missed sth. or turned insane. Are you into trains (as it seems)...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 12:42 PM UTC
That would be a yes.

I would also refer you to a page in the Commander Models online catalog where they have now completed all the patterns and molds for the WWII US built USATC S-160 locomotive that they will be offering. (Not my work) The model only awaits the completion of the instruction booklet to be ready for sale.

The link to the page:
http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/s160.html




One is currently on display at the US Army Transportation Museum at Ft. Eustis.
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC

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That would be a yes.

I would also refer you to a page in the Commander Models online catalog where they have now completed all the patterns and molds for the WWII US built USATC S-160 locomotive that they will be offering. (Not my work) The model only awaits the completion of the instruction booklet to be ready for sale.

The link to the page:
http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/s160.html



Sweet, thanks Michael.
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 10:41 PM UTC
Hi Stef I was beginning to think this had got derailed, good to see you’re back…but it looks like you’ll have to go dark for another 6 months if you’ve got all those nuts & bolts to put on??
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 04:48 AM UTC
Have always stayed away from this kit because I knew there would just be too many extra details I would want/need to add but you Sir have taken the "Bull by the Horns" and jumped right in!

Great work - keep it up!

Mike
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p.s. Very nice having that loft all to yourself for your model work!
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:34 AM UTC
Of possible interest to some - located elsewhere on this Armorama blog site:

Waiting for a new steam locomotive in 1/35th

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=208814&ord=0&page=1
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 02:23 PM UTC
Stefan,

I wish to thank you here for the help you gave me, and I'm sure others, on another website. I'm not sure of the rules here, but you may be able to give a link to that site, and let others here in on it. Also, I have photos saved here of the Tank Workshop kit if you can access them.

Carl
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:56 PM UTC
Hi Tim,
Hopefully not... there are yet many parts to cut...

Mike, thanks for sharing that. I know why you have not purchased the kit -> smart move 😂. The BR 80 will be awesome and the G10 n stuff from Thunder!

Carl, thank you for your kind words. Not sure if people are interested in the maths and mechanics of spring equalization systems and journal box arrangement discussions😂. I don't link other forum stuff, as I have seperate stuff on both, as I don't copy/paste but rather write kind of different stuff on both, depending on the paths of the discussion.
I do not like it when people copy paste in 10 forums....
/Stefan
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 05:06 AM UTC
It never hurts to post links to other informational sites.

Posting a public link avoids any risk of violating anyone's copyright. You are simply connecting the viewer to another public website that shows someone else's original work - you are not copying it for your own use or monetary gain.

We assume the author that created the linked site wants as many people as possible to view the work posted therein.
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 08:51 PM UTC
An evoluion of the cabin floor panels... the Kit ones via MK1 (a mix of plate and bar frame stuff) version to the final correct one... and the wooden floor planks.


The same with the lateral frame support... Can't show the kit ones, as they are in the trash can in bits and pieces... The Mk1 version as fixed into the frame were bar frame parts added to a plate frame... The new ones are the original plate frame designs for any locomotive produced after the first 300 or so as the first BR52's had a different setup due to a different mounting of the Knorr Compressor (fixed to lateral frame supports (as with the BR50) and not to the boiler)

PS:
Michael, I don't link to my other blog (as to what Carl referred where I helped him out) on other sites, that is what I meant with it. I am fine with linking, but not my own stuff ;-).

Cheers