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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) xken is offline
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      Started: 02-12-13 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Here is a link to the Model Expo announcement. I will now start to post build pictures now that the announcement has gone public.

      http://trailsandfields.blogspot.com/...ways-fire.html



      Here is a picture of the real 1869 Allerton

      Article: 1/12 Scale 1869 Allerton Steam Pumper-allerton-front-jpg


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      Article: 1/12 Scale 1869 Allerton Steam Pumper
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  1. Script's Avatar Member
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    Ken or Kurt,

    I am just in the process of finishing the Allerton Steam Pumper and I was told by Model-Expo to contact you, Ken, about a couple issues. They gave me your phone number but I elected not to call and interrupt your holidays...not to mention it seems kind of wrong since i bought the kit from them. I wont bore you with my issues except to inquire as to where or what you used for the hoses. The shoelace that came in my kit was just a simple woven lace, no tubular area to open up. I never shop shoelaces anymore so i wonder if you used something else....it looks kind of like a woven cable shield or something?
    The instructions I received did not match some of the parts or castings. That is no great issue but it did result in my having to do some major drilling that tested my equipment.i
    There were no bolts included in the parts list that were long enough for the brake u-joint connection. When I inquired, they said that since it wasn't on the parts list and no on else brought it up, I should call you........I bought the right bolts at the local hobby store....

    Anyway, a great kit representing a unique period....and my wife loves it! More than I can say about my 'sticks and string' wood ship models!

    And I guess I did bore you with some of my other issues....sorry...

    Merry Christmas!

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    Jim, Sorry to hear about the issues you had. I as the kit designer can only recommend certain sourced material like the laces and what is supplied with the kit is beyond my control. What I used for the "proof of build" was a tubular athletic shoe lace. The bolt issue was identified and addressed and they should have been 3/8" long not the 1/4" supplied. I do not get to see the final package that Model Expo sells to the public only cast and laser cut parts supplied for the "proof of build" so I do not know of the differences between the parts and instructions. I was able to build with no issues on the parts I received; however the one major change before production was to change the stainless steel boiler sheets from .010" to .005" for easier forming. Even they admit that this is the most complicated kit they have ever done. The follow on kit is the ladder wagon that they have everything to take to production when they decide to do it.

    I am glad to hear that your wife enjoys it.


    Article: 1/12 Scale 1869 Allerton Steam Pumper
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    Quote Originally Posted by xken View Post
    Jim, Sorry to hear about the issues you had. I as the kit designer can only recommend certain sourced material like the laces and what is supplied with the kit is beyond my control. What I used for the "proof of build" was a tubular athletic shoe lace. The bolt issue was identified and addressed and they should have been 3/8" long not the 1/4" supplied. I do not get to see the final package that Model Expo sells to the public only cast and laser cut parts supplied for the "proof of build" so I do not know of the differences between the parts and instructions. I was able to build with no issues on the parts I received; however the one major change before production was to change the stainless steel boiler sheets from .010" to .005" for easier forming. Even they admit that this is the most complicated kit they have ever done. The follow on kit is the ladder wagon that they have everything to take to production when they decide to do it.

    I am glad to hear that your wife enjoys it.
    Thanks for following up! To further update......Model-expo did contact me and we discussed my issues with the kit. They were willing to send me replacement parts based on what I had communicated but by then I had already finished the kit with my own adaptations. I did have a very early release kit so some things had already been changed and they are going to change a few other things like the too small chain provided and the hose material, I guess. Model-expo is a good outfit and I am glad they responded as they always have. It may be that with their move and the Holidays things were a bit hectic.
    On anther note, one of my MSW friends was very complimentary of your willingness to help via phone call or whatever....perhaps on my next build of one of your designs!

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    I use Krylon metal paint in spray for brass and copper , but for the very little part can i use spray paint on a small brush ? for obtain the same color or i really did to paint very all parts with spray?
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