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oldsid
#1 Posted : 12 July 2016 01:06:22

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Seven boxes arrived today, haven’t opened them yet. But I’m sure it is my D51 kit that I ordered a couple weeks ago. Will open them up tomorrow and this time I am going to do an inventory and make sure every stage is there. Bad experience with my Hummer build, two stages missing when it became time to install them.


Seven Boxes Arrived today
oldsid
#2 Posted : 12 July 2016 01:26:15

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I have been reading all of the Members D51 diaries and am most impressed with ARPurchases Build, especially focusing in on the painting. I have been torn between building the D51 shiny or painting it like he did. So I dived in and ordered some Railmatch #2412 Paint from Gaugemaster in England. Don't know how long it will take to get here but I will have it when the time comes I'm sure. I also ordered some Vallejo Grey Primer and some Simple Green from Amazon. And I also ordered a supply of Alclad ALC-115 Stainless Steel Lacquer from Horizon Hobby. Hate to be a copy cat but if I can make mine turn out anything like ARPurchases buildI will be extremely happy.
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#3 Posted : 12 July 2016 03:01:10

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Copying people is the best form of flattery. I think its cool how we get the same kits and how different the builds can turn out. I am sure you will put your own personal touches on it as the build progresses. Good luck with your build. I wanted this train myself but... working on the Falcon, Toyota 2000 and I just ordered the Mustang plus my side builds so I have filled my alloted free time for the summer.

Ron
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#4 Posted : 12 July 2016 12:22:33

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Going enjoy watching you build this when you get started
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#5 Posted : 12 July 2016 17:29:47

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Now that is a lot of boxes!
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#6 Posted : 12 July 2016 18:15:35

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I'm sure you will enjoy building the D51 I know I did.

If you decide to paint, consider painting as you go and not waiting until the end, it worked well for me but be careful of scratching as you assemble.

Good luck! and enjoy.

Alec
Built: Bluenose, Arab Dhow, HMS Bounty, Hummer H1, D51, Spitfire,E type Jaguar.
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#7 Posted : 12 July 2016 18:58:15

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Hi Sid

You will just love this kit and thanks for saying my build was an inspiration for you. Im sure you will a far better job than I did and look forward to your diary.

One tip for the railmatch paint is to make sure its mixed well and thin to around 40 % thinner to 60 % paint for your airbrush.

Have fun with your build.

Andy
Current builds:-C57,Zero, Lamborghini Countach, Caldercraft HMS Agamemnon,Robi,R2-D2, MFH Cobra .

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#8 Posted : 12 July 2016 20:41:09

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Thanks Andy. I built Stage 1 today and it went well. Thanks for your airbrush tip. I have never used an airbrush so will have to practice a bit before I dig in and actually do it for keeps.
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#9 Posted : 12 July 2016 20:42:24

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Started D51 Build today. Wish me luck. Number Plate and wires stored away for future use. Glued the Boiler Ring and Smokebox Front Plate together with 15 min epoxy. Mixed way too much epoxy, little goes a long way. Glued the hinges to the Front Plate and Smoke Box door.


Boiler Ring and Smokebox Front Plate


Smoke Box Door w/Hinges installed
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#10 Posted : 12 July 2016 20:49:31

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Nice start Sid, am sure you'll love this one.... Will be following...

Regards

Alan
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#11 Posted : 12 July 2016 21:44:06

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This is a great kit to build.Lots of stuff to do each month and a very impressive display piece once finished.

Carl

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#12 Posted : 12 July 2016 23:23:12

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Great start on your build. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed my own builds from Deagostini. Good quality stuff from this company. Look forward to watching your progress.

Ron
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Spal
#13 Posted : 13 July 2016 00:08:16

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Good luck with the build Sid i'm sure you will enjoy it.

Al
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#14 Posted : 16 July 2016 23:14:51

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July 16 Update. Installed the Smoke House Door. Chimney and Feedwater system installed. Deburred the coupling rods for the first set of Driving Wheels. Waiting on paint (Alsteel ALC 115 and Base)from Horizon Hobby. Spark Arrestor and Blast pipe installed in Smokehouse. Not exactly straight but Chimney was already glued so have to live with that. Unless someone is nosy and opens the door, no one will ever know it except me. Prepared the front deck with Maintenance Hatch and Lamp hooks. Installed the Release lever, front end beam and guard irons. Installed Inspection lids and steps to front deck and air hose to front end beam Attached front under frame to the main under frame. Installed smokebox support stand and lower support stand and front and rear cylinder plates to under frame. Lastly after dropping a tiny 3/16 bushing and spending all of three hours looking for it, a major change to my workspace. I now have a white padded blanket under my chair and workbench so hopefully if I drop another small part it will at least stay in the vicinity. (That last was the suggestion of my lovely wife who helped me find the tiny bushing.


Parts Stages 2 through 9


Painted Parts


Under Frame w/Front and Rear Cylinder Plates
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#15 Posted : 16 July 2016 23:23:27

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Great start Sid, nice paintwork.

Al
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#16 Posted : 17 July 2016 09:44:21

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Looking very good Sid, good idea from your wife, have fun when you get to the rivets!

Alec
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#17 Posted : 17 July 2016 10:22:41

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Very nice progress Sid, keep those pics coming...

Regards

Alan
oldsid
#18 Posted : 17 July 2016 21:24:35

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Completed Stages 14 thru 16, which involved Steam Chest Covers, Safety valves and Valve Tail Guides. Installed both Cylinder Side Plates with 28 tiny tiny screws. Hard to believe but none dropped, guess the white blanket was good insurance.








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#19 Posted : 17 July 2016 21:49:52

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Looking very tidy.

Well done so far and waiting next update.

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#20 Posted : 18 July 2016 21:35:17

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Installed 38 tiny tiny rivets to Rear Underframe and attached Rear Underframe to UnderCarriage. Only lost one rivet, even with the white blanket on the floor. Lucky for Me DeAgostini always include one or two spares. Attached Expansion support, rear support and rear plates to rear under frame.



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