Britannia Steam Locomotive Progress Pics

Discussion in 'Railroading' started by prm57, May 29, 2013.

  1. prm57

    prm57 New Member

    hi i became a member yesterday and thought i would upload some progress pics of my britannia class locomotive (UK). it is made from card (allot of it cereal packets) and is about 4 foot long. i have 17 models in all each one took about a year. they are made to a scale of 20 to 1. some of them are matchsticks to the same scale and the largest has 35,000 matches in it. i will upload pics of some of the other models another day.

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  2. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing, I love the detail work. While I have yet to delve into the rails section. I am a fanatic when it comes to detail workmanship. Yours are fantastic. By the way, I use any kind of card stock that will make my project work. Keep it up.
  3. Chris74

    Chris74 Member

    That's a fantastic work, it deserves nothing less than lots of applause. What about the tender, does it have some real coal or not?
    And once again: absolutely excellent work!:goldcup:
  4. prm57

    prm57 New Member

    Hi thanks for that. Yes the tender does have real coal from a real preserved steam loco scaled to size with a hammer.
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    jawdrop BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!!
  6. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    The more that I scrutinize the photos, the more I see, for instance, the riveting, how did you make them. That is one technique many around here would love to know how you did them. That part of your detailing would be very important to those of us who do Warhammer40 models.
  7. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    I may stand to be corrected, but also after close scrutiny of the photos, I think those those rivet heads look like heads of pins ........
    I think at this scale, heads of pins would be a perfect size ......
  8. prm57

    prm57 New Member

    DBK is partly right as the rivets round the smokebox and some other parts are pins pushed through. this is not possible in allot of places so i use dobs of pva glue applied with a toothpick then left to dry. usually have to do this 3 or 4 times to build them up. looks quite realistic when painted.
  9. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    This is really some of the most grass roots, making something from nothing I have ever seen. I know of only one other person who does this to that extreme, that's Silveroxidee, and he is already posting in this thread! :)
  10. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    I'm no train fan, but your work has got my attention. :thumb: :thumb: :cool: :cool: Did you say you recently subscribed to ZEALOT? Well, then, what a fine addition to our ranks you are, Sir! I bow to your fantastic, amazing models. :inw:
    One thing makes me sad, though: since you're building those beauties from scratch, it means you won't have templates to share... :cry:
    Keep up the fantastic work!
  11. mdsohio

    mdsohio New Member

    Absolutely stunning work!

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