Brasswork?

Brasswork?

Postby 1 tt guy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:14 pm

Do any of you build/modify your rolling stock with brass? If so, would you post some pictures? If not, what do you build/modify with?
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Re: Brasswork?

Postby CSD » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:08 pm

You bet! I've got a couple of kits that came with brass detail parts. I also use brass wire for scratch building as well as replacing molded plastic grab irons and piping. Other than that I mostly use styrene or casting resin to make parts. I'll get some pictures for you when I get home.
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Re: Brasswork?

Postby CSD » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:06 pm

Here are some of the details I have or will add to my CSD E499.0 project. I made a rubber mold of the original shell and created a copy from casting resin. Then added various details. The wheels and motor are from an old BTTB E42.
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Original
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Shell and Chassis
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Front Detail: Grab irons from brass wire
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Re: Brasswork?

Postby CSD » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:08 pm

Continued...
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Roof: Insulators from sommerfeldt
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Additional finish details
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Re: Brasswork?

Postby 1 tt guy » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:44 pm

Nice work! I see people adding brass etchings to various models. Are these readily available or do people make their own?
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Re: Brasswork?

Postby CSD » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:53 pm

For ready made, I'm not sure. For HO, N north american stuff, yes. For TT, nothing other than the czech stuff I found (which is readily available in the stores there). Take a look at these sites. Sorry all are in czech.
http://detail.vyrobce.cz/ (click on - Velikost TT)
http://www.lepty.cz/petr (click on - TT>etc)
http://www.dk-model.cz/ (click on - Katolog>TT>etc)
I suppose it depends on what you're looking for.

As for scratch building these parts, it can be done with the right tools like a hobby size CNC machine (I find the cost to be prohibitive though). Can't go wrong with plastic. Cheap and easy to work with. Take a look at the casting how to's on this site (http://www.alumilite.com/).
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Re: Brasswork?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:25 pm

Wow! That locomotive model is one to be truly proud of. My hat goes off to you, sir!
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Re: Brasswork?

Postby CSD » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:01 pm

Thanks! I'll post some more pictures as progress continues under Prototypes/Models so as not to hijack this topic further.
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Re: Brasswork?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:41 pm

Does anyone know of a good place to learn how to do brasswork?

I found a photo of an 0-8-0 camelback that someone made out of a BR81. It looked really interesting, especially with my fondness for odd locomotives. (Hence my love of the BL2, Ingalls 4-S, and so forth.)
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