The Jupiter Locomotive Build

Bortig the Viking

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Hi all, just started the build, forgot to do this before I started so this is one stage in,
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Now these are the kit contents,
The metal bits, some are 3 mm thick,
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The wood bits,
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The plastic bits,
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The brass and brass rod bits,
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The diecast bits, lots, 4 boxes,
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The instructions, 17 pages of it, plus 6 color sheets,
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The item locator sheet,
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The engineers papers,
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Plenty to keep me busy, don't expect a fast build, a toon takes me a week. I hope it will come out as I hope, encouragement greatly appreciated.
 
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Got it, it's a train... I thought who wants to build a planet.....
Will get my coat and make my way to the old folks home for wayward old folks...
But will watch through the key hole...
Mike
 

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Got it, it's a train... I thought who wants to build a planet.....
Will get my coat and make my way to the old folks home for wayward old folks...
But will watch through the key hole...
Mike
HONESTLY Mike you make me laugh wish I had your sence of humor brilliant lol
chris
 

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HI Mark love the loco its a casy jones job then as I love them from the ole American west what scale is it an will it run when built or just static ?
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This is the dimensions, it will be a static model but will be part of a diorama or on a plinth, not sure yet. The speed I make models it'll probably be the end of the year. LOL
  • Length: 488 mm
  • Height: 145 mm
  • Width: 85 mm
  • Scale: 1:32
  • Gauge: G45 / 45mm
 

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Looks a great kit Mark.
Just been watching Trains that changed the world featuring the 4 4 0's.
 

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Hi Mark
Great looking engine. As has been said real old Wild West stuff. Something out of the ordinary and a real mix of materials.
Jim
 

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Was looking forward to doing this always liked wild west locos, the plastic used is more like perspex, very brittle, already had one hiccup with it, one of the boiler supports, but now repaired, one consellation is the plastic is thick plus the chassis will be black with other components in front of it.
But then if you didnt get problems it wouldn't be fun, right !, or is it just me, anyhow at least I'm making progress. :thumb2: :smiling3:
 

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Hi all, part two, not alot done but the black dog paid a visit, the bits at the front are pistons in case you wondered, all brass, metal and diecast so plenty of cleaning up to be done.
At this rate should be finished by Christmas.
Comments welcome ......

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The fun with this is going to be painting it, the only versions are replicas but the only original pictures are black and white, the original plans are sketchy but no colors. When the replicas were built they could only guess the paint colors and type from what would have been available when it was built.

 

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Very interesting Mark. think I'll sit down and watch, I've just made a cup of tea.
 
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